What is Okie Noir? It is the struggle and pain, survival and rebirth of people in this land, the place where we descend from outlaws and survivors of attempted genocide and the Dust Bowl. -Faith Phillips Author Faith Phillips returns to ImaginePublicity on Air to talk about new books, surprising opportunities and 2020 Visions, a memoir describing the time of COVID-19 by the Senior Class of Stilwell High School! Stilwell is situated in eastern Oklahoma between Muskogee and Fayetteville, Arkansas, just miles from the Cherokee Nation capitol of Tahlequah. Stilwell may be poor in economic opportunity, but it’s history is richly steeped in family, tribal community, survivorship and social responsibility. Riding high on the accolades of her last book, Now I Lay Me Down, Phillips was presented with an offer she was definitely not going to accept, teach English to the seniors of Stilwell High School. After consulting her trusted circle of family and friends, they unanimously convinced her to take the job. Arriving for duty she quickly realized her students didn’t have the learning tools …
Joni Ankerson survived years of unimaginable abuse from the man she loved and trusted to protect her, a police officer, until she realized his escalation of violence would ultimately take her life.
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