Book Signing at Best of Books

Book Signing at Best of Books

Join local Oklahoma authors on Saturday, May 11, 2024, from 12 pm-2 pm CST at Best of Books in Edmond, Oklahoma for a fun author engagement event! Discover new books, have them signed by the authors, and find the perfect gift for Mother's Day!

Maurice Johnson

Milwaukee-born, Maurice Johnson spent his prominent childhood years growing up in El Reno, Oklahoma. A Jazz guitarist, author, entrepreneur, publishing consultant, and motivator, Maurice Johnson is a man of many talents and accomplishments. He enjoys exploring his ancestry and encouraging others to tell their life story.

Dragonfly Summers, A Dream Before Tomorrow is a historical narrative of childhood summers that spans from Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s West Vliet Street, to the red clay dirt roads of El Reno, Oklahoma. Maurice Johnson chronicles stories of ancestry, kinship, and coming of age, documenting the transformative years and unanswered questions of youth, growing up as young Timmy Johnson, throughout the 1960s and 70s. Both dramatic and heartwarming, the summer of 1964 was a pivotal point that changed life forever.

Susan Kite

Susan Kite is an Army brat, which means she grew up everywhere. She dabbled in writing when she was younger but didn't get serious until her children were grown. Now it is a contagious disease, and she doesn't want to be cured! She began writing fan fiction but now writes young adult novels. The author lives with her husband in Yukon, Oklahoma.

Voyage of the Sea Dragon: Into the Dream World is pulse-pounding speculative fiction of scientific exploration, environmental conservation, and the strength of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable odds. Get ready to dive into a world where the mysteries of the deep sea collide with the mysteries of the cosmos. Join Lee Zuved and his team as they tackle environmental challenges and unlock the mysteries of the world's oceans, thwart poachers, and unravel secrets hidden deep within the continental shelves. Their ordinary missions take a drastic turn when they stumble on an extraterrestrial threat lurking on the Antarctic continent. As the crew of the Sea Dragon faces an unprecedented challenge, their skills, teamwork, and resilience will be put to the ultimate test.

Preston J. Walls

Preston J. Walls is a 9th grader who is debuting his first book, Bus Stop Buddies, a middle-grade children's book co-authored with his mom who wrote under the pen name Adam Angel. Preston holds a yellow belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, is a former Muay Thai exhibition champion, and plays football as a slot wide receiver and corner. He holds almost all straight As in academia and is a foodie.
Bus Stop Buddies is a middle-grade children's book that brings awareness to the issues of bullying and celebrates the power of acceptance and friendship. Julius Greenfield had the perfect life until his family moves from Washington to Oklahoma. Starting fifth grade in a new school is bad enough but being bullied every day makes him want to stay in bed forever. When Julius and his tormentor are teamed up for the school talent show, their chance of winning the competition is doomed. Can the two of them set aside their differences to win the competition, or will their distrust and anger destroy the show for all of their bus stop buddies?
Amy M. Le is the award-winning author of Snow in Vietnam, a women's fiction novel about one mother's fight to save her daughter's life after the fall of Saigon. She is a Vietnam War survivor, CHD warrior, and cofounder of The Heart Community Collection, a resource for the congenital heart defect community. Amy sits on the board of the Vietnamese Boat People nonprofit and the AAPI Artists for Mental Illness organization. As the CEO of Quill Hawk Publishing, an Asian American, woman-owned hybrid publishing company in Edmond, Oklahoma, Amy is dedicated to amplifying diverse voices one story at a time.
The Copper Phoenix is an auto fiction about one woman's fight to rise above the abuse and find healing through the pain. A young woman is born into a world of deception. Her rage pulls her down a path of destruction with one goal in mind—
tear down all the men who did her wrong. One man wants to save her from a life of dysfunction and vengeance, but can she trust him? The story is based on true events lived by the late co-author, Lynn Thomas, and ghostwritten by Amy M. Le.
"The Copper Phoenix is an extremely powerful story of one woman’s journey through abuse. I can’t imagine the challenge of writing a story with such detail and depth as Claire’s story, yet Le captures the heart-wrenching details beautifully; moving the reader to tears. While this book does explore some very deep themes, The Copper Phoenix is a must-read."
—Jesica Fuller Owens, Beta Reader & Book Enthusiast
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