Writer and storyteller Glenda Carlile is known for her interest in Oklahoma women and their place in history. The Oklahoma City author has written 4 books about Oklahoma women; Buckskin, Calico, and Lace: Oklahoma's Territorial Women, Petticoats, Politics and Pirouettes: Oklahoma Women from 1900 to 1950, Astronauts, Athletes, and Ambassadors: Oklahoma Women from 1950 to 2007. She also co-authored with Bob Burke, Kate Bernard, Oklahoma's Good Angel. The Year of the Turnip. her children's book, was a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award.
A former newspaper columnist for The Daily Oklahoman and The Midwest City Sun, her articles have appeared in Oklahoma Today, The Journal of the Western Outlaw History Association, Women's Front Page News, and The Capitol Hill Beacon.
As a storyteller, in period costume, she brings to life the exciting stories of Oklahoma women. In 1996, she received an award for the promotion of Oklahoma history from the American Association for State and Local History.
In 2009, Glenda retired as the executive director for the Oklahoma Center tor the Book. She has received the Center's Distinguished Service Award as well as a 2007 Allumni Hall of Fame Award from Oklahoma City Community College.
About Daughter, Have I Ever Told You?
Glenn Horn grew up sitting at his grandmother’s table, hearing family secrets, not common in most households in that era. These secrets, and a lifetime of adventures, established him as family storyteller. Each time, he called Glenda and said, “Daughter, have I ever told you?” she never knew what to expect. It might be about Duke, the hunting dog, taking 100 Germans as prisoners in World War II, or about Aunt Marie the prostitute. Glenda looked forward to those calls, knowing the story would be entertaining. In this fast-paced, technology-stressed 21st century, one would do well to observe the world of Glenn Horn. Born in 1920, his life was anything but easy, yet his philosophy was simple. “For a happy life,” he’d often say, “every morning, look in the mirror and smile at yourself three times.”