The Edmond Sun

Arts & Entertainment

March 8, 2013

Bouziden releases newest book

EDMOND — Deborah Bouziden was born and raised in Oklahoma, so when her publishing company approached her about writing a book titled “Remarkable Oklahoma Women” she was excited to begin her research.

“I traveled all over Oklahoma and would get immersed in the research and the amazing things these women were able to accomplish,” Bouziden said. “I had to keep reminding myself to stay on track because I was only able to choose 12 women. I was only able to give you an overview of these women, so my hope was that it interested you enough to go out and learn more about these ladies.”

Bouziden spent two years on “Remarkable Oklahoma Women.” One year was used to gather research and the next year she wrote, tying all of these women’s stories together. Bouziden originally wanted to include 25 Oklahoma women in her book but was asked by her publishing company to narrow it down to 12. The requirements for these women to be considered for the book was that they had to be born before the 1900s and make an impact in Oklahoma.

“The women in this book were so strong and inspirational, it was hard to include their life in 3,000 words,” Bouziden said.

Bouziden was first published in 1985 with the first story she ever wrote. It was a 900-word, non-fiction piece titled “Go For It.” Bouziden has been signed with Globe Pequot Press in Guilford, Conn., since 2002. Globe rejected Bouziden when she sent in a proposal story she wanted to base in the south but they came back with an offer for her to write about the women from her home state.

“Rejection makes me dig my heels in and show them,” Bouziden said.

Bouziden has been a resident in Edmond since 1983 but spends her summers at her home in Estes Park, Colo.    

She recently wrapped up her book tour in Edmond but has left signed copies at Best of Books at 1313 E. Danforth Road in Edmond and at Full Circle Bookstore at 1900 N.W. Expressway in Oklahoma City. Paperback copies are $14.95.

Bouziden is referenced as the “How To Queen” by her editor. Her other books include “Insiders’ Guide to Oklahoma City,” “How to Start a Home-based House Painting Business” and “Oklahoma Off the Beaten Path.”

TO LEARN MORE about Bouziden, visit or

Text Only
Arts & Entertainment
  • Oliver 7-29 Good Reads

    NOTE: Email to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “Oliver and the Seawigs” and/or “The Strange Maid.” Deadline is 10 a.m. Aug. 28. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • jc_Earp Marlin 2 - photo credit Noel Winters.jpg Shootout of a sale

    An original article of the Wild West will be made available at auction Thursday. The rifle of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp will be part of the J. Levine Auction & Appraisal’s Summer Quarterly Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.
    Earp was an Arizona deputy sheriff and deputy town marshal in Tombstone, Ariz. He is legendary for playing a key role in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. He died in 1929 at age 60.
    Wyatt Earp collector Barry Tapp of Edmond will be selling his 1895 Wyatt Earp Marlin rifle at the auction. The rifle has an estimated value between $50,000 and $75,000. It includes authentication documentation from Tombstone Heritage Museum, according to the auction house

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • Carpenter Square Carpenter Square Theatre Presents ‘Fibs’

    For two nights only, Carpenter Square Theatre presents Albert Bostick’s one-man show “Fabulous Fibs, Fables, and Folklore.”  Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 2 and 9 at the theater at 800 W. Main in downtown Oklahoma City.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Science Museum Oklahoma to exhibit Power Play

    Designed to test strength, speed, stamina, flexibility and balance, Science Museum Oklahoma’s new exhibit — Power Play — explores human physiology and the power of the human body. Power Play is now open to the public.

    July 25, 2014

  • Discard the boredom of family game night

    We’re all about families having fun together, and game night is one of the best ways to do that. But playing the same games over and over can get a little stale. So in the interests of injecting a little more fun into your family’s game night, here are some great choices that will keep you and yours engaged and laughing.

    July 25, 2014

  • OBU dance team celebrates National Dance Day

    In 2010, “So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president Nigel Lythgoe created National Dance Day in an effort to help people embrace dance and combat obesity on the last Saturday in July.
    This year, on July 26, Oklahoma Baptist University’s dance team will host a fundraiser that allows participants to dance all day for $30. The fundraiser will be in the Noble Complex on OBU’s campus.
    Cami Gower, an OBU junior and co-captain/co-founder of the dance team, said the team’s officers have been planning for their upcoming season since April. Gower is a graduate of Deer Creek High School.
    “Since then we have been coming up with better ways to reach the community with dance,” she said. “This day of dance was a great way to do it and help the team raise funds.”

    July 24, 2014

  • Never Girls Good Reads

    NOTE: Email to have your name entered into a drawing for the following titles: “The Never Girls: A Pinch of Magic” and/or “The Secrets of Tree Taylor.” Deadline is 10 a.m. July 28. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win.

    July 22, 2014 3 Photos

  • garner4.jpg Family, friends remember Garner’s Norman roots

    Flowers started arriving at the James Garner statue at Main Street and Jones Avenue Sunday morning after residents learned of the famed actor and Norman native’s death Saturday night in California.

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Banjo 1 American Banjo Museum offers look at past

    What do you call perfect pitch?  If you can throw a banjo through the window and onto the garbage truck!  My brother-in-law, a musician, told me this joke.  Boy, the banjo is the Rodney Dangerfield of instruments — it gets no respect.  Well, get ready to appreciate the banjo for its history and heritage — at the American Banjo Museum in OKC’s Bricktown. This cool museum takes you through 370 years of banjo history in eight minutes, then settles down to give you details which will keep you interested for many more.

    July 19, 2014 6 Photos

  • Enjoy affordable romance in Dahlonega, Ga.

    Nestled in the mountains of northern Georgia against the Chattahoochee National Forest lies a tiny town that offers an authentic peek at a time long past. The charm of yesteryear combined with the calm of nature, friendly locals and the fun of back country roads dotted with vineyards and tasting rooms results in the perfect getaway for couples in search of a romantic escape or honeymoon destination. Those headed to Dahlonega for an intimate weekend will want to consider the following itinerary items.

    July 19, 2014