Sara Sue Hoklotubbe on Native American Authors

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Sara Sue Hoklotubbe


Sara was born into the Youngblood family and raised in northeastern Oklahoma near the banks of Lake Eucha in Rattlesnake Hollow. She inherited her storytelling skills from her father, who could spin a tall tale at the drop of a hat, all while baiting the end of a hook or reeling in a fish. Her appreciation for her heritage came from her Cherokee grandmother, whose lessons of life and of love still warm her heart today.

After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, Sara spent more than two decades working in the financial institution business in Oklahoma City. The knowledge of banking that she developed over those years gives her the perfect background to create the heroine in her mystery, banker Sadie Walela.

In 1996, Sara decided to start writing. Since then, her articles have appeared in various periodicals across the nation and she has won awards for her writing including essays, short stories, and poetry. She is a member of The National League of American Pen Women, Mystery Writers of America, Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, and Oklahoma Writers’ Federation.


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