Local Author Chronicles the Oklahoman Spirit in New Historical Fiction Novel Based on True Events


Oklahoma City, OK -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/30/2014 -- The unwavering spirit of Oklahoman Pioneers comes to life in a new historical novel by local Author, Shirley McLain. DOBYNS CHRONICLES brings to life the historical impact of the Yellow Fever outbreak that devastated the southern United States in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. This new novel is a treat for Historical Fiction fans as well as those who are fascinated by historical events in both Texas and OKLAHOMA.

Despite being categorized as a historical fiction novel, DOBYNS CHRONICLES is a based on true events in the life of Shirley's great grandfather, Charley Dobyns. Charley 's life embodied the brave and pioneering spirit of Oklahomans during the challenging times from the 1880's through the 1950's.

For Shirley, this project was a labor of love to preserve the memory of a brave Oklahoman Pioneer not just for herself and her family, but also for those who are captivated by Oklahoman history. This is a story of a changing way of life and adaptations necessary for survival. Charley 's strong passion for life and dignity equipped him for survival as he raised his siblings. It’s a story of loss, misfortune, hard times and heartbreak, but also love, determination, kindness, joy and spirituality.

About Shirley McLain
Shirley embraced her passion for writing after retiring from 32 years of nursing. Her debut novel, The Tower, is an exciting mystery with an Oklahoma backdrop. Shirley takes her readers on a journey involving kidnapping, smuggling, betrayal, environmental issues, illegal dumping, psychic connections, terrorism, and murder ….. around the world, from Tulsa Oklahoma to the Bhutan. Shirley is a wife, mother, and grandmother of six, living in Oklahoma where she is enjoying retirement and writing - especially about Oklahoma.

Contact: Shirley McLain at: 918-247-6503
Email: Shirley_McLain@Yahoo.com