I fell in love with a pair of shoes.

A Must Read

Teagan Hunter | Author

And it’s not in the way you’re thinking.

See, I recently had the absolute pleasure of reading a gripping, emotional, beautiful, and thoroughly stunning novel called Hawthorne & Heathcliff by R.K. Ryals.

GUYS. Go. Buy. This. Seriously. I haven’t read something so moving and so captivating since…well, since I read It Ends With Us earlier this year. (Yes, it’s THAT good.)

It all starts with a pair of shoes. And they aren’t even a fabulous duo. They’re plain, normal, worn, and well-loved. But the person those shoes belong to? That person is the exact opposite. I don’t want to give away anything with this book, but just know I was highlighting like crazy, which is something I NEVER do, and I could not put it down. I mean, I did for a night (because sleep), but then it was all I could think about. How were the shoes doing? Where were they…

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Featured Author Ted Atoka

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My wife and I, along with a couple of dogs, two feral cats, and an ever changing number of deer, live on the side of a dirt road in Oklahoma.

We have a bit of land, and I love the feeling of being able to go outside and holler as loud as I want, and nobody hears me. Wonderful, that.

I won’t hold you up with balderdash. Go ahead and click on my web site tabs; and learn a lot more about me and Wifey.


Other Works From Ted

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Hi there, my name is Ted Atoka and this is my author’s page. I’m a multi genre writer, and my goal is to make reading fun again.

If you’d like to find out how four recent college graduates are recruited by two retired businesswomen to take care of the daily operations of a lifecare retirement facility, I’d recommend you read my Villa Paradiso series.

Book 1, Villa Paradiso, Book 2, Fiammetta’s Dream, Book 3 Fiammetta’s Triumph.

Wide open country aficionados may opt for my contemporary western called Come Sundown. Find out what happens when some city slickers decide to take over a well respected small town business.
If a murder, thriller, mystery is more to your liking; please ready Touch Me Tender, a fast paced story that takes place in Boston, MA and its environs. Tag along with two detectives, Frenchy Thibedeaux and Ray Mariono, and see if you can guess the identity of the killer that’s terrorizing Bean Town’s financial district.

I haven’t forgotten about my friends who prefer science fiction. I’m currently at work on a a science fiction book and hope to have it available soon.

However, please take a minute and peruse all of my titles available on Amazon. There’s some mighty fine reading there for everyone. And just a reminder, you can always visit me at my web site,

I look forward to your reading me, very soon. Thanks for the visit, Ted.


Teds Latest Releases. A bevy of short stories at a very good price. Check them out!



Word travels fast in big city neighborhoods. Some people spend their entire lives within a few city blocks of their birthplace. Although some may try, it’s hard to stay anonymous in an urban setting. News from the Hood is a story about a man who never realized so many of his neighbors liked him.







A retired businesswoman, a widow, decides to treat herself and spend a night in a city hotel. Learn about her stay, and what happens at checkout time.








We hardly ever give much attention to inanimate objects. Attending to life issues, the need just doesn’t seem important. That’s a shame, because some of these objects almost have a life of their own.







All may not be as it appears.This saying is not new. It’s been around for a while. Whoever wrote it was spot on. It’s the basic premise for he short story that follows called, The Radio Announcer.







For years and years man has befriended creatures of all shapes, types, and sizes. This is the story about a very special pet; a chicken…







This short story takes place outdoors, in a big city park. Two lovers are camouflaged behind a large bush when suddenly, something tragic happens…





What was, no longer is…..

Thank you for this. I enjoyed reading and hope my readers will like it as well.

CentraliaI finally got here. I’ve read about it (two outstanding books, one by David DeKok and the other by Joan Quigley, along with a stirring little documentary called The Town That Was, co directed by a past Dunmore, PA resident, no less), and it’s been the inspiration for a few songs over the years. A once vibrant mining town of 2000 residents, quite literally wiped off the face of the earth by a combination of epic bad luck, bureaucratic incompetence, and an unwillingness to face the unpleasantness rising from the ground outside the kitchen window. It’s a true American tragedy, and yesterday as we drove in the first thing we noticed was the couple who had set up a hot dog stand on the side of the road. Doing a nice little business, I might add. “2 for $4” is what their homemade sign said. I like that. Sounds a better deal than $2…

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