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Constance Squires

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

My Books
Selected Works
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

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