The Altus Public Library welcomes local author Sue Funkhouser


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The Southern Prairie Library System will host Sue Funkhouser, author of Secret Places, to the Altus Public Library on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 to 11 a.m. She will speak about her experience as an author and her inspiration for her book.

Sue is a native of Oklahoma, living on a farm near the granite Wichita Mountains of Southwest Oklahoma. She is a pastor’s wife as well. She and her husband Alvin have served the past fifty years in Baptist churches throughout southwest Oklahoma and in Buena Vista, Colo.

Her love of the farm and its history was the breeding place for Secret Places. Their current renovated home, which is over 100 years old, was Alvin’s home place growing up with his seven siblings. It has not been hard to let her imagination run wild in the development of this piece of fiction.

Sue is a retired public school music teacher, and she continues to enjoy teaching private piano lessons in her home. Sue and Alvin enjoy spending time with their four married children and their spouses and their eight grandchildren. She is an avid reader also loves to spend time in her flower gardens during the spring and summer months. Sue and Alvin are members of the First Baptist Church of Hobart, Oklahoma, where she enjoys occasionally playing piano for worship services. She often accompanies Alvin as he serves as a supply preacher or interim pastor in area churches.

Sue will have copies of her book available for purchase. For more information please call the library at 580-477-2890. Like us on Facebook: Southern Prairie Library System.

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