Official Website of Award-Winning Author



Constance Squires lives on an acre at the northern edge of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, with her husband, daughter, two dogs, four cats,  a lizard, and too many books.  


Squires holds a Ph.D. in English from Oklahoma State University and teaches Creative Writing at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. In addition to Hit Your Brights, she is the author of the novels Along the Watchtower (Riverhead), which won the 2012 Oklahoma Book Award for Fiction, and Live from Medicine Park, a 2018 Oklahoma Book Award finalist. Her short stories have appeared in Guernica, The Atlantic Monthly, Shenandoah, Identity Theory, Bayou, the Dublin Quarterly, This Land, and a number of other magazines.  

Her nonfiction has appeared in Salon, the New York Times, the Village Voice, World Literature Today, the Philological Review, Largehearted Boy, and has been featured on the NPR program Snap Judgment.  She is a regular contributor to the RollingStone500: Telling Stories in Stereo ( and wrote the screenplay for Sundance fellow Jeffrey Palmer's 2015 short film, Grave Misgivings.


She is currently at work on a novel, Low April Sun.


Along the Watchtower

Live From Medicine Park

What they're saying

Live from Medicine Park is an emotionally compelling rock and roll novel, full of super-charged prose, like Dana Spiotta’s Stone Arabia. I was captivated by documentary filmmaker Ray Wheeler and rock musician Lena Wells from the start. Using powerful language, Constance Squires immerses the reader in waves of desire, love, and urgency. She is a brilliant and incredibly endearing writer."


Author of Where the Dead Sit Talking

Hit Your Brights Spring Schedule

All Events

  • AWP Offsite Reading for Opossum: A Literary Marsupial
    The Secret Society
    Mar 30, 2019, 7:00 PM
    The Secret Society, 116 NE Russell St, Portland, OR 97212, USA
  • The Depot in Norman
    The Depot
    Mar 10, 2019, 2:00 PM
    The Depot, 200 S Jones Ave, Norman, OK 73069, USA
  • Cameron University Reading and Lecture
    Cameron University
    Feb 15, 2019, 7:00 PM
    Cameron University, 2800 W Gore Blvd, Lawton, OK 73505, USA
  • Commonplace Books Oklahoma City Launch Party
    Commonplace Books & Kitchen
    Feb 11, 2019, 6:30 PM
    Commonplace Books & Kitchen, 1325 N Walker Ave #138, Oklahoma City, OK 73103, USA
  • Magic City Launch
    Magic City Books
    Feb 06, 2019, 7:00 PM
    Magic City Books, 221 E Archer St, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA
  • Best of Books Edmond Launch
    Best of Books
    Jan 31, 2019, 6:00 PM
    Best of Books, 1313 E Danforth Rd, Edmond, OK 73034, USA

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