Meet Author Marilyn A. Hudson

Marilyn A. Hudson is the Director of Library Services at Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, Oklahoma. Prior, she served as public services librarian for the Metropolitan Library System, an Archives Fellow,  and as a library media specialist for Norman Public Schools. 

Listed in the 1997 Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, she was the 2002 recipient of the OLA Outstanding New Librarian Award, and member of the Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society, Golden Key, and Phi Kappa Phi. Her general research interests are in history, especially social, religious, and church history; women’s studies; mythology, folklore and storytelling. 

Hudson was lead writer and editor of the book, One Night Club and A Mule Barn: The First 60 Years of Southwestern Christian University and authored, Those Pesky Verses of Paul: Examining Women in the New Testament, Elephant Hips are Expensive, The Bones of Summer, In Her Own Words, Off the Page!: Basic Tips for Story Time, and others. She is currently finishing a novel with a co-author and finishing off two other large projects. 

She received a B.A. in History and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Oklahoma.

Marilyn A. Hudson was born and raised in Kansas but now lives in Norman, Oklahoma with her husband and two dogs.


Cullan Hudson Visits Enid Nov. 20th

SPIRITS OF OKLAHOMA is the name of the program at the Garfield County Public Libary, Enid, Oklahoma.  Oklahoma authors and ghost hunters will be the feature of this special event on Saturday, November 20th at 11:00 AM. All ages.

Author Cullan Hudson Featured on Local TV

Oklahoma author and graphic artist, Cullan Hudson was featured in a local television, "Is This A Great State or What?" on KFOR.   Hudson, who is the author of Strange State: Mysteries and Legends of Oklahoma, shared about several well-known legends in Oklahoma City.



A collection of chilling tales by Marilyn A. Hudson will soon be available on Amazon.  Hudson, author, historian, library professional, and storyteller, blends her background in history, libraries and storytelling, to craft tales that stir the imagination.  These short tales suitable for teens and adults include stories of ghosts, aliens, creatures of the night, dead bodies, killers, and other mysteries: "The Lights", "The Last of the Iron Fists", "Memory", "Metal", "Fungus", "Dancing in the Moonlight", "Our Last Dance", and others.

"Give me a dark evening, Marilyn's stories, and I am set." States reviewer Kathryn Thurman. "Marilyn's tales rule the night!"

Turn up the lights, toss another log on the fire  and then settle down with The Bones of Summer....enjoy the chill.

Here's what readers have to say about this author:

"Marilyn Hudson's tales are often lyrical, sometimes funny, and always imaginative." 

"Her stories made me snuggle a little deeper into the cushions..."

"Thoroughly enjoyable!"

"Promising new voice...."



Author Cullan Hudson, was one of many authors who were attending the Chisholm Trail Book Festival, Duncan, Oklahoma, Sept. 18, 2010.



Author Marilyn A. Hudson is busy working on an expanded version of her intriguing monograph, "Did Death Ride the Rails of Early Oklahoma?" Her work, which has excited interest among law enforcement and amateur sleuths alike, questions if a serial killer may have worked the rail systems of early day Oklahoma. Her ongoing research has uncovered some very interesting additional finds and some possible out of state links to similar deaths. The manuscript, tentatively titled WHEN DEATH RODE THE RAILS, explores early railroad history and chronicles intriguing deaths reported from 1900-1920 along Oklahoma rail roads.

Includes a special BONUS section of  "Tales of Hell's Acre".  Early Oklahoma City included a fascinating area known as "Hell's Half Ace."  Enjoy some unique true stories of those wild and woolly days just before and after statehood.

Marilyn A. Hudson is an author, librarian and historian. Catch her MYSTORICAL blog that looks at history and mystery.



Cullan Hudson, freelance graphic artist and author of Strange State: Mysteries and Legends of Oklahoma and the forthcoming Stranger State, will be a featured presenter at the BOGGY DEPOT BIGFOOT CONFERENCE, Oct. 22-23, Boggy Depot State Park, Atoka, Oklahoma.   "His popular book has been called "the book of all things strange in Oklahoma and his blog covers the strange and mysterious around the globe.

View a video of his presentation at the 2009 Honobia Bigfoot Festival.



In Her Own Words: The Life and Inspirational Poems of Velma Dora Terry (1915-1999). A child of the windy wheat plains of central Kansas, Velma Dora Terry, lived a simple life of no great renown, yet she possessed a poet's vision and a prophet's faith. Velma lived in simple homes in Kansas, rude houses in the Ozarks, and small homes on the frosty Nebraska hills. She gave birth to ten children over thirty years and lost three as infants. She fell, she stumbled, and in every time reached out to the God of her faith and tried to point others in that saving way. Velma's work originally appeared in several small collections, sold throughout southwestern Missouri and printed in newspapers in the region. Now, for the firstime, a majority of her work is being presented in its chronological order, along with a biographical and faith sketch of this woman who, in her poems, continues to speak In Her Own Words.

"What a grace gift from the Lord that He made us such creatures of innovative communication! He certainly bestowed this trait upon Velma Dora Cochren Terry. "In Her Own Words" is the treasured reflections and responses from this pioneer woman of 20th century Kansas. Through her poetic pen readers can resonate with her passion as she composed the nuances of this life, and contemplated the one to come. " Dr. Terry Tramel, Southwestern Christian University

See some of her work at "Velma's Verses"



Cullan Hudson, author of 'Strange State" Legends and Mysteries of Oklahoma", stopped by for an interview recently. He is at work now completing a companion volume, 'Stranger State' with even more fascinating tidbits about Oklahoma. The author and graphic artist writes a well read blog named for the book, http://www.strangestate.blogspot.com/. The book is scheduled for release summer of 2010 and will feature Hudson's signature writing style of keen logical consideration, broad research, imagination, and wit.


Whorl Books collaborated with a mysterious woman who wishes to remain anonymous. The result is to the soon to be available 'Thumbprint" edition of "Secrets of a Sometimes Psychic." In this fascinating little book are stories of the frustrations, fear, wonder, and pain of a person who has secretly felt they were - just maybe - a little psychic. Coming early Fall 2010.

Thumbprints are small, staple books making possible interesting reads for any wallet.

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