The Jøssing Affair~ "Oakley does a first-rate job of setting the scene, describing the landscape, developing the characters, and conveying the tension and paranoia of the time." ~ Barbara McMichael. Kitsap Sun, WA.
Thanks for coming by. I've loved history since I was girl when my mom shared her love of swashbuckling novels and the stories her mother told of settling the West in the 1870s. Naturally, I love to write about it.
My most recent historical novel, The Jøssing Affair, just launched on April 9th and is an award winner. It has a 2013 Chaucer first place category winner. A historical novel set in Norway during WW II, it already is receiving high interest in the Norwegian-American community and abroad. Based on extensive research and interviews it tells the little known story of ordinary Norwegians during the 5 year occupation.
My other novels are also award winners.Timber Rose, is an IndieBRAG honoree, 2014 first place category winner Chaucer Award, a silver 2015 WILLA Literary Award, and now, the February 2016 book selection for the Pulpwood Queens Book Club. (So honored!)
Tree Soldier, set in 1930s Pacific NW, won the 2012 EPIC ebook Award and 2013 Chanticleer Grand Prize. An 2013 Everybody Reads chosen by Pacific NW librarians, Tree Soldier is popular with book clubs around the country.
When not writing, I love to garden, demonstrate 19th century folkways at parks, give talks, and present history workshops to school age students. I can churn some pretty mean butter.