Book signing set for Saturday for novel set in Osage Hills

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Award-winning Tulsa writer and Enid native Mary Coley will be signing copies of her newest novel from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Hastings Books, Music and Video, 3005 E. Frank Phillips Blvd., Bartlesville.

Coley has released the third mystery in her Family Secret Series, “Beehives: A Suspense Novel.”

Coley incorporates historic events into her mysteries, which all focus on the secrets of family members. In this third book, set in Osage Hills State Park, Coley uses the Civilian Conservation Corps history of Osage Hills — one of the original seven Oklahoma state parks — and tales of the Depression-era gangsters to provide some of the twists and turns of the mystery.

Coley’s first two books, Cobwebs and Ant Dens, have both been listed as finalists in the 2015 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards. Additionally, Coley won a “Creative Woman of Oklahoma” award earlier this year from the Gamma State chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society of Key Educators for her first mystery, Cobwebs.

Although the books are a series, featuring the same main character, each book stands alone as a novel of suspense, Coley said.

Her books are available at Hastings, and at Windle’s Rock Shop, or through online booksellers in trade paperback and ebook formats. For more information about Coley, visit her website, www.marycoley.com.