The Last Wednesday Writers featuring local authors Paul Buckner, Mark Cook, Aarika Copeland, Julie Jones, and John Ketcher are back for an encore signing this January for their second book of short stories titled “Fused”. Allow the collection of short stories from the Last Wednesday Writers remind you of the magic of storytelling.

The signing will be held on Saturday, January 19, at Boarding House Books in downtown Claremore, from 1p – 4p.

“Our lives twist together like threads in a tapestry, weaving the image of our years. These nine stories are sure to spark your imagination. Take a walk through Preyer Park. Fly a desperate wartime mission with ace fighter pilots as they battle for supremacy of the skies. Find out what pushes a veteran to the edge. Will a desperate woman finally be free of her grief? Will a nondescript accountant survive the disturbing secret he uncovers? Discover the killer next door and follow a detective as he races time to save the lives of Native American children. Each story intertwines and fused into a picture of how close we all really are to each other, and to the breaking point.”

About the authors:
* Paul Buckner is an award-winning author, a Cherokee Nation citizen, musician, and an avid outdoorsman. He attended Northeastern State University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Masters in Business Administration.
* Mark Cook, creator of Last Wednesday Writers, is a member of the Cherokee Nation and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northeastern State University. Mark has taught English for 15 years at an at-risk high school and has taught photography to adults for 10 years.
* Aarika Copeland is the author of several short stories published through various online media. She has 3 children who she affectionately refers to as ‘fire-breathing dragons’. She is married to her high school sweetheart and enjoys reading and writing when she’s not battling cute and ferocious dragons.
* Julie Jones is a contributor to many freelance blogs which she has enjoyed for the last few years. She lives in Claremore with her husband of sixteen years and their 2 children. Julie enjoys reading, writing, the outdoors, and painting.
* John Ketcher is a Cherokee Nation citizen, a retired U.S. Marine Gunnery Sergeant and a retired UMC minister having earned a Masters in Divinity at St. Paul’s School of Theology in Kansas City, MO. He enjoys reading and woodworking.