BSC Alumni Association brings local author to campus on July 19
Posted on 7/11/2012
BSC Alumni Association brings local author to campus on July 19 The BSC Alumni Association/BSC Alumni in the Community program is bringing Bismarck State College alumnus and author Tempe O'Kun to campus on Thursday, July 19.
O'Kun will be signing his books in the BSC library from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. During that time, O'Kun also will present an exclusive screening of a work-in-progress animation based upon his novel by professional animator Keiron White. O'Kun's books will be available for purchase at the signing.
O'Kun is a Bismarck native and the author of several published works including "Sixes Wild: Manifest Destiny", "Sixes Wild: The Bluff", and "Nordguard: The Card Game", as well as dozens of short stories published in various venues online and on paper.
After graduating from BSC in 2006, O'Kun earned a bachelor's degree in English-Creative Writing at the University of North Dakota. While attending UND, he was scouted by Sofawolf Press of Minneapolis - a fantasy, romance, and graphic novel publisher focusing on anthropomorphic animals.
O'Kun credits BSC for helping him to gain "a solid foundation for crafting works of fiction in the internet age."