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ISBN: 978-0-9851274-7-3


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Owl Dreams

by John T. Biggs


      Sarah Bible is working on a college term paper when her mother, Marie, is kidnapped by a crazed Indian shaman. The only way Sarah can get her back is with the help of a cemetery grounds keeper with no legs called Big Shorty, who some believe is Baron Saturday — the voodoo spirit of the dead — and Marie's boyfriend, Archie Chatto, a renegade Apache warrior who's in El Reno Federal Penitentiary. Sarah, being a sensible girl, knows she must recruit Big Shorty and break Archie out of prison in order to save her mother.

      Then comes the hard part.





If you enjoy a terrific story well told, this is the book for you. In his first novel, John Biggs already displays the sure hand and literary style of a seasoned writer. Fascinating eccentric characters, a generous dose of fantasy and magic, and genuine humor make this book an unforgettable read. Highly recommended.
     ~William Bernhardt, New York Times Best Selling Author


Owl Dreams is my kind of story. John T. Biggs is my new favorite author. With his razor-sharp wit, laugh-out-loud humor, well-rounded yet wack-o characters, and skillful writing, Biggs weaves a story dripping with action, mysticism and magic. If you like Indian witches, voodoo death gods, shape-shifters, and spirit hummingbirds, Owl Dreams is a must read. John Biggs is a master story teller. I suspect, much like his character, Robert Collins, Biggs listens to the messages carried on the wind.
      ~ R.H Burkett, author of OWFI's 2014 Best Book of the Year Daughter of the Howling Moon, Soldiers From the Mist, and The Rook and the Raven


In Owl Dreams, John Biggs paints colorful, quirky characters amid the Oklahoma landscape, weaving Native American lore around them as the band of comrades move from one crises to another. Biggs maintains humor and intensity, filling each page until the last. I recommend Owl Dreams for a fun read.
      ~ J. Lanthripe


When I say that John Biggs is one of my favorite local authors, I mean that in the way that NJ claims Bruce Springsteen and central California claims Steinbeck. Biggs knows Oklahoma and the man can write. Boy, oh, boy, can he write. If you're from the Oklahoma area, you'll smile at his insights, laugh out loud at others and groan more than once at his dead-on depiction of the state. If you've given this fly-over state little thought, well it's time you got an education. I recommend Owl Dreams highly. Can't wait for Biggs's next book.
      ~ Jackie B. Jones


Well versed in Native American culture and lore, John Biggs leads the reader through this suspenseful drama with accents of humor. Owl Dreams is a well-told story set in Eastern Oklahoma, the heart of Native America. I found myself charmed and enchanted with the characters and their realistic but unique approaches to solving their problems. There is something in this book for every reader—not just those interested in Native American cultures and customs. Owl Dreams is a book that's difficult to put down.
      ~ Jimmie Martin


I loved the rapid humor, the interactions of men and women, plus diversity of cultures, and only-in-Oklahoma settings. The pacing was perfect, the action exciting, the insights delicious. Biggs is a clever writer, feeding intellectually-strong comparisons and providing insider information about institutions. It was fiction, but I learned things, and the book stimulated me with great, understandable language. I'm a big fan now, and hoping for more books from Biggs.
      ~ Karen Cooper


Whoever commented that women are the weaker sex never met women like Sarah and Marie, the guiding forces behind Owl Dreams. They take you on an adventure full of twists and turns one would never dream up. Unless, of course, you have the imagination of this author. Full of Oklahoma lore, this book piques every sense with its vivid descriptions and rabbit holes. This is a fun, fast read that will keep you grinning—if you can keep up with its many quirky ironies. Recommended!
      ~ Joan Miranda


Owl Dreams was an enjoyable read. The author kept me intrigued and entertained from beginning to end. I would definitely read another book by him.
      ~ Kathleen Burris


It has been a long time since I stayed up all to finish a book. Owl Dreams is a great story, mysterious and suspenseful. Threads of Oklahoma and Native American history but not overbearing. A great read!
      ~ Lisa A. LeRay


Overall, Owl Dreams is a rich, engaging yarn with interesting, over the top characters. The pace of the story was good, a real page turner. I like the humor throughout. The escape from the mental hospital and the prison were thrilling and believable.
      My criticisms are meant to be just small quibbles. In the first chapter or two the language and descriptions are so clever that it distracted me from following the plot. I had to reread them to understand what was happening. The literary references to other writers' style was distracting to someone unfamiliar with the other authors. Stringtown's prison is acutally a medium to maximum security prison(I used to work for the OK DOC). Also, as a mental health professional, the description of therapy wasn't very accurate nor was the description of bipolar disorder. Also now the new term in vogue is 'consumer' not 'client' (though most of us in the field don't like it). Hashilli's description of female reproductive biology I found disgusting and then to go from that to being enthralled with Marie seemed like quite a leap. Some small quibbles with the motivations of some of the action and the ending seemed a little too pat by tieing up ALL the loose ends, i.e. Big Shorty and Sissy. I really liked the Robert Collins and Big Shorty characters and the shapeshifter mythology. I would like to read more by this very talented author. A very satisfying read. Thanks!
      ~ Gerald Wayne Carter


I have a whole stack of books next to the bed and a virtual stack on my iPad that are started and abandoned. Owl Dreams is not one of them. It feels a little like an episode of Carlos Casteneda visits the Myriad Gardens. John Biggs has certainly captured the feel of Oklahoma City, added a helping of magical and mysterious Native American lore, and rolled it all into a very enjoyable and interesting read.
      ~ Jack T. "Doc J" Morrison


John Biggs introduces you to some uniquely interesting characters who take you along on a journey through Oklahoma and Indian folklore, including witches and shape shifters. The book becomes increasingly hard to put down and has twists that will undoubtedly make you smile. Good Reading, highly recommend.
      ~ Ed Martin


Owl Dreams is like no other novel. The fast-paced contemporary story moves the reader through Indian lore, witches, Shape Shifters, and uniquely mentally unbalanced characters. As the story unfolds, Biggs treats the reader to unending insight into the thoughts and dreams of Robert, Sarah, and Marie. The humor and vaguely hidden sexual innuendoes keep a smile on the reader's face as they route for a successful quest.
      Biggs story-spinning style provides a flood of backstory while marching the reader forward toward the quest. He never misses a chance to bring a smile to the reader as they gain understanding of the magic world you have entered into.
      Biggs offers a uniquely satisfying adventure and leaves you desiring more. Look for Biggs to be on the New York Times Best Sellers list as his readership grows. Do not miss this wonderful novel. I highly recommend you buy it today.
      ~ Pam Wetterman


John Biggs's tale of macabre/intrigue/lust/adventure/folklore is woven by a tale-teller who is unique in his style. Rarely if ever have I read a novel that not only records the characters' actions, thoughts and words, but he virtually and singularly adds an "alongside the story" never ending series of comments and reflections that surely enhance the plot and hold the reader's attention. The descriptions are priceless, and like octane booster added to an already well performing engine, only serve to add far more to what most other authors achieve by typically giving voice to their characters and scene descriptions. There is more going on here, much more! Read this novel and delve into parts of Oklahoma folklore and events that you won't find anywhere else. John has a way with words that few others do: I know—I worked with him for more than two decades!
      ~ Fred Benenati


Hidden in plain site, this writer is certain to be "discovered". A wonderful example of a work product by a writer who is technically skilled and engaging.
      ~ G. Michael Gougler


There is nothing on the market like Owl Dreams . Some characters are as evil as Satan. Some as witty as Tim Conway. All fully developed and interesting. John Biggs captures the mystical culture of the Oklahoma Indian. He takes you to places even people living in Oklahoma haven't ventured to go. Once you read this book, you've been there. Trickery, romance, shall I say lust, and a good deal of humor will keep you turning pages.
      ~ Writer01


Owl Dreams was an intriguing read from beginning to end! The author layered the story in a way that built more interest the further you were into the book! This was a fun read as well with the Oklahoma and American Indian connections, you will certainly enjoy this story with such novel approach and interesting ideas!
      ~ Shelly M. Soliz

John Biggs is an award-winning author and it's plain to see why. Larger than life characters draw the reader in just as his prose brings the story to life. John's unique take on everyday events will stay in the reader's mind for a very long time.
     ~ Regina Williams, Editor/Publisher The Storyteller and Mockingbird Lane Press

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      John Biggs has two dilemmas: he's seen the magic that surrounds everyone and he can't stop writing about it. We don't know if it has anything to do with the Native American culture that surrounds him, but we wonder. There was that business with the paint. He swears it was just a smudge on his cheek he got when doing a little touch-up around the house, but we're not so sure.

      His knowledge of the criminal underworld benefitted from a part time job as a night security guard in Chicago and his later work as a prison dentist in Lexington, Oklahoma. His familiarity with the mystical realm is a mystery to most who know him as a pretty regular guy.

      John moved to Chicago in 1968, in time for the Democratic National Convention riots, which he didn't attend but remembers in great detail. He's written many research articles — a very bad way to learn the craft, he says — and started writing fiction in 2001. Since then he's published dozens of short stories and won numerous awards, including the grand prize of the 80th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition for "Boy Witch."

      John and his wife travel at every opportunity. He loves reading and writing to the point of fanaticism, and spends altogether too much time in cemeteries. He won't tell us who he talks to there, but it's clear he's got a direct line to someone — or something — that's giving him inspiration.

      Owl Dreams has elements of non-erotic romance, magical realism, humor, and one Native American cooking recipe for good measure.

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