Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame to honor P.C. Cast
TULSA (April 13, 2011) – Award-winning fantasy and paranormal romance author P.C. Cast will be inducted into the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame on April 26 at the Philbrook Museum of Art.
The event will begin with a wine reception at 6 p.m., followed by a dinner banquet at 7 p.m. The event is presented by the Oklahoma Center for Poets and Writers at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa.
American poet John Berryman will also be honored during a memorial tribute at the event. Past Hall of Fame inductees Billie Letts and Michael Wallis are expected to attend.
Cast is the best-selling author of the paranormal “House of Night” series, which she writes with her daughter Kristin Cast. She is also the author of the popular Goddess Summoning books and other epic fantasy novels set in the world of Partholon.
"P. C.’s success story is in and of itself the stuff that novels are made of,” said Teresa Miller, executive director of the Center. “She’s talent with its sleeves rolled up, as hardworking as she is fanciful."
After high school, Cast joined the U.S. Air Force and began public speaking and writing. She spent 15 years teaching high school before retiring to write full time. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphene du Maurnier, Booksellers’ Best and Laurel Wreath awards.
The Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame was established to honor Oklahoma writers who have made major contributions to American literature while living and writing in Oklahoma. Writers are nominated by the general public and selected by a jury of writers who have already been inducted.
Tickets for the banquet are $40 each and registration closes April 19. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Miller at 918-594-8215.