The Day Old Faithful Stopped

National Park Mystery Series

Book 1

The RoadRunner Press

Hardcover, with dust jacket  | $18.95 U.S.

ISBN:  978-1-937054-80-9

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Yellowstone Turns 150 Years Old!

March 1, 2022, marked the 150 anniversary of the establishment of Yellowstone National Park by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872.

   To celebrate Yellowstone’s birthday, Roy has posted an excerpt of Chapter 1 from his first National Park Mystery:  The Day Old Faithful Stopped on his author website’s Books page.  Happy reading!

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Roy Announces the Next Park in his National Park Mystery Series?

The Grand Canyon will be the setting for Book 2 of Roy Deering’s National Park Mystery Series, the author announced.  Visit here regularly for more details!

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2019 Oklahoma Book Festival

The 2nd Annual Oklahoma Book Festival was held Saturday, September, 21, 2019, in the OKC Boathouse District in downtown Oklahoma City.

Roy was a panelist and spoke about his new book The Day Old Faithful Stopped, the first book in his new National Park Mystery Series.

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Oklahoma Firsts

attended the 1st Oklahoma Teen Book Con in 2017, and the 1st Oklahoma Book Festival in October 2018—as an author he believes in supporting such endeavors and looks forward to the opportunity to visit with his readers at the 2019 incarnations of both events.

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Roy Announces Setting for Next Book

Young readers will be happy to learn that Roy’s next book is a mystery set in Yellowstone National Park!  Visit here often for the latest news about its arrival!

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Riding the Double R Author Tour

Thanks to everyone who came out to see me on the 2016 Double R Author Tour! The tour was sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, and it saw me visit schools and public libraries in Antlers, Chandler, Perkins and Yukon.

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Book Award News

Finders Keepers won the 2015 Oklahoma Book Award for juvenile fiction.  The middle-grade novel also earned a bronze in ForeWord Reviews magazine’s Best Books of the Year.

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Deering Represents!

The Oklahoma Center for the Book also chose Finders Keepers as its featured book for the 2015 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Roy made the trip to do a signing of the book too in the Oklahoma Booth on the Pavilion of States for the 15th Annual National Book Festival.  The festival was founded by former First Lady Laura Bush.

“It was an honor to meet readers in the nation’s capital,” Deering said.


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 Roy relaxes along a vantage point of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Finders Keepers

The RoadRunner Press

Hardcover, with dust jacket  | $18.95 U.S.

ISBN:  978-1-937054-11-3

I’ve spent twenty years as a reporter and the next stage of my life in the classroom as an English teacher, and that led me to write my first book, Finders Keepers.

Now I’m happy to introduce my first series , which draws on my fondness and respect for our country’s national parks. My National Park Mystery Series begins with The Day Old Faithful Stopped.  A mystery set in Yellowstone National Park.

Finders Keepers had everything my middle-grade students always look for in a book:  a little trivia, a little treasure, and a lot of good overcoming evil.  And I like to think that The Day Old Faithful Stopped does too.

Look for it at your favorite bookstore or on the shelf of your school or public library.

Until then, I’ll look for you on my hikes in America’s national parks.