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July 18, 2012

Book signing scheduled for July 27

Woodward, Okla. — A Northwest Oklahoma native will be signing copies of her first published book later this month.

Betty Sue Eilers will sign copies of her inspirational anthology titled "Listen" on July 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cafe Eden, 1018 Main St.

Eilers said the book features a collection of her personal poetry that was compiled as a result of a dramatic increase in prayer time.  After a year of much praying, she said poetic words of encouragement started coming to her.  She said she believes them to be inspired by the Holy Spirit.

"I woke up one morning and these beautiful words just started streaming to my mind," she said. "I wrote them down and I realized, this was amazing."

Eilers has also written songs, and much like her book, she said, "the words would just stream across my mind."

She said she and her husband have spoken at churches sharing the words of encouragement in her poetry and original songs.  In response, several people encouraged her to put them into a book.  So, she did.

"A few people have said 'I'm so proud of you,' but all I did was write it down," Eilers said. "Be proud of the Lord."

And as long as He continues to inspire her, Eilers said she will continue to write.

"If I compile more, I probably will write another book," she said.

Originally from Laverne, Eilers and her husband settled down in Mooreland after college.  She said she and her husband met while in school at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, where she received her degree in elementary education.  She  then served as a public school teacher for 25 years, teaching one year in Woodward and the rest in Fort Supply.

For more information about Eilers or her book visit www.thelistenbook.com.

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