Welcome to the first episode of the Okie Bookcast! In this chapter, I sit down with Charles Martin, Steve Gooch, Chloe Harrison, and James McGough from Literati Press Comics and Novels. We talk about the history of the publishing house and bookstore, how they make decisions about publishing projects and the curation of their store, their commitment to Oklahoma storytelling and their role in the community, and some past, present, and future projects to check out. You can find out more about Literati Press at literatipressok.com and @literatipress on social media.
The crew from Literati Press: Chloe, Jonathan, Charles, James (standing), Jerry, Steve, Nick, and John Eric (holding Hiro the Corgi).
Our review of a favorite book for this chapter is from Hannah Joy Herron. You can find her novels Awake and Sleep Tight on Amazon and at bookstores in OKC. You can also find out more about Hannah and her work at hannahjoyherron.com.
Books and Authors mentioned in this chapter:
Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Heathen - Natasha Alterici
The Black-Jack Demon - Nick Hermes
We Promised Utopia - Charles J. Martin, Adrian Morales, and Robert Holman; Art by John Eric Osborn, Jonathan Koelsch, and Chloé Elimam
Open - E. Scott Jones
Rez Detective - Steven Paul Judd and Tvli Jacob; Art by M. K. Perker
Glamorella's Daughter - Jerry Bennett and Charles J. Martin
S. (Ship of Theseus) - Doug Dorst and J.J. Abrams
Pale Fire - Vladimir Nabokov
Lew Archer Series - Ross Macdonald
Easy Rawlins Series - Walter Mosley
Misery - Stephen King
Voice Talent (in order of appearance): Bennett Waggoner, Hannah Herron, Matthew Vaughan, Scott McMurry
Music by JuliusH