Stan Paregien, Sr

Biography

Stan Paregien Sr was born in Oklahoma to Harold and Evelyn (Cauthen) Paregien. The family moved west the year after his birth and he grew up on ranches and farms where his father worked in southern California.

One of those places where Harold Paregien worked was the Newhall Ranch, a corporate ranching and farming operation that stretched for miles either side of the highway from the towns of Newhall to Piru.

Stan was already in love with anything cowboy, mostly by watching those great B-Westerns at the local movie theaters. And then on the Newhall Ranch (officially known as the Newhall Land & Farming Company) he and his sister Roberta acquired horses and rode happy trails all over the ranch.

Paregien graduated from high school at Fillmore, Calif. He married Peggy Ruth Allen from nearby Ventura, Calif., in May of 1962. And they immediately moved to Nashville, Tennessee where in 1965 he graduated from Lipscomb University. He received his master’s degree from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. And he completed all 60-hours of the classwork toward a Ph.D. in Speech Communication at the University of Oklahoma but not complete his other requirements.

He is a former full-time minister, a newspaper reporter and editor, a radio talk show host, a director of mental health facilities in both Texas and Oklahoma, and a salesman of various products. Through it all, he has been a freelance writer and author.

Stan and Peggy have two adult children, Stan Paregien Jr who lives with his family in the St. Louis area; and Stacy Magness who lives with her family south central Texas. They also have four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The Paregiens lived in Edmond, Oklahoma for some 20 years before moving to Bradenton, Florida in June of 2013.

Be sure to take a look at his other e-books which are also available online, including:

The Cajun Cowdog: 15 Cowboy Stories for Adults*
*Just that people under age 13 probably can't appreciate it.

A Rainy Day Reader: 100 Poems for Your Enjoyment

Woody Guthrie: His Life, Music & Myth

Oklahoma Almanac of Facts & Humor, (Parts 1& 2)

The Austin Chronicles, Book 1: Boggy Depot Shootout (a Western novel with adult themes)

The Austin Chronicles, Book 2: The Abilene Trail (a Western novel with adult themes)

The Day Jesus Died

Rootin’ Tootin’ Cowboy Poetry

Guy Logsdon: Award-winning Folklorist

Jim Shoulders: King of the Rodeo Cowboys

Quotations for Writers & Speakers

Clara Luper: Civil Rights Pioneer

Thoughts on Unity

Where to find Stan Paregien, Sr online


Where to buy in print


Books

Cowboy Earmuffs: 15 Cowboy Stories for Adults
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,330. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
COWBOY EARMUFFS: 15 COWBOY STORIES FOR ADULTS is a collection of 15 of Stan Paregien's best cowboy stories. Best for ages 13 and up. They are just a few of the stories he has written, starting in 1991. This eBook contains such storytelling jewels as "The Cajun Submarine," "My Cowdog Named 'Sex'," "The Grey Ghost," "The Christmas Spirit" and Stan's signature storie, "Cowboy Earmuffs."
The Cajun Cowdog: 15 Cowboy Stories for Adults
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,080. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
THE CAJUN COWDOG is a collection of 15 of Stan Paregien's best cowboy stories. They are just a few of the stories which he has written and performed, starting in 1991. This eBook contains such storytelling jewels as "What Dead Cowboys Do," "My Most Unforgettable Christmas," "The Story of Juan Cordova," "The Angel & the Bad Man," and the laugh generating story about "The Cajun Cowdog."
A Rainy Day Reader: 100 Poems for Your Enjoyment
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,920. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » African Poetry
(5.00 from 1 review)
A RAINY DAY READER contains 100 poems by Stan Paregien. The poems range from the serious to the hillariously funny, from those with an academic bent to those with little redeeming social value (except for a smile or two). Great for that rainy day read. Poems include "N. Scott Momaday: A Literary Legend," "Had Any Lately?," "My Banker Ain't No Friend of Mine," "Cat Heaven," & "Smart Pills."
The Austin Chronicles, Book 2: The Abilene Trail
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,880. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
The Austin Chronicles, Book 2: The Abilene Trail (185 pages and 73,880 words) is the second in a series of novels about the Austin family and how they coped with the unique challenges of living in the West. Here in Book 2, Daniel Austin, his younger brother David and their uncle Frank Austin start an adventure traveling from Arkansas northwest to wild and beautiful Oregon. Challenges abound.
The Austin Chronicles, Book 1: Boggy Depot Shootout
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,280. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Austin Chronicles, Book 1: Boggy Depot Shootout (187 pages and 71,340 words) is the first in a series of novels about the Austin family and how they coped with the unique challenges of living in the West just after the end of America's Civil War in 1865. The main character in this book is young Daniel Austin, a Confederate veteran. Their trials climax with a shootout at Boggy Depot, I.T.
Oklahoma Almanac of Facts & Humor: Part 2 - Okarche to Zafra
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,700. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This EBook is Part 2 containing facts about the state of Oklahoma. Part 2 covers Okarche to Zafra. It is not your grandpa's boring history book. Part 2 continues telling the unique stories of 148 towns, including those which are a county seat in one of Oklahoma's 77 counties. He includes photos, prominent people and humorous stories. Be sure to download both Part 1 & Part 2.
Oklahoma Almanac of Facts & Humor: Part 1 - Achille to Nowata
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,460. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This EBook is Part 1 of 2 containing facts about the state of Oklahoma. Part 1 covers Achille to Nowata. It is not your grandpa's boring history book. The author starts by telling the unique stories of 148 towns, including those which are a county seat in one of Oklahoma's 77 counties. He includes photos,prominent people and humorous stories. Be sure to download both Part 1 & Part 2.
Guy Logsdon: Award-winning Folklorist
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,390. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Editors, journalists, & publishers
Guy Logsdon graduated from Ada (Okla.) High School, rom East Central State Univ., and worked in two of the family businesses in Ada before becoming the owner of the former Stall Photography Studio. He went on to earn a doctorate, to become a folklore professor at the University of Tulsa, and to become a leading authority on Woody Guthrie's life and music, Western Swing and cowboy music.
Clara Luper: Civil Rights Pioneer
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Though a school teacher by profession and proud of it, Clara Luper courageously began early in her career a life-long battle against racism. She made local and national news in 1958 when she organized a small group of teenagers (including her own children) and led them in a sit-in a drugstore diner which did not serve Black people. They persisted, day after day, and were successful.
Jim Shoulders: King of the Rodeo Cowboys
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,920. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
This Ebook tells about the life and rodeo career of the legendary Oklahoma cowboy Jim Shoulders. He was born in Tulsa but lived most of his adult life in tiny Henryetta, Oklahoma. Shouders was tough as a boot, mentally and physically, until the day he died. That is how he won an astounding 16 world championships in rodeo competition. And he still continues to inspire youngsters today.
The Day Jesus Died
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,350. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
This Ebook is Version 2.0 of a book of Stan Paregien's which was originally published in hardback in 1970. It grew out of his research, writing, sermons and life's experiences during his years as the preaching minister of the University Church of Christ in Las Cruces, NM. It deals with such still-current topics as the importance of truth, atheism, racism and the meaning of the gospel.
Rootin' Tootin' Cowboy Poetry
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,350. Language: American English. Published: October 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Stan Paregien Sr has been writing and performing his original cowboy poetry all over the West for some twenty years. This Ebook has 100 of his best poems, plus 30 photos of friends he's met along the trail.
Woody Guthrie: His Life, Music & Life
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110,670. Language: American English. Published: September 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
This ebook is a carefully researched study of the life, music and myth of famed singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie.

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