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C.J Rock Writer-Public Speaker
C.J. Rock began writing at the age of 15, starting out with journaling and progressing to novellas and poetry. In more recent times, she has written (unsolicited) poetry to Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Kennedy family. Letters of appreciation arrived from Hillary Rodham Clinton and Ted Kennedy.
C.J. Rock wrote two articles for the “About Las Vegas Nevada” website which was hosted by Barb Donohue at Webseed Publishing in 2001.
In addition, C.J. Rock has written three books:
"A Promise Fulfilled," is a story about her adopted daughter from Korea who was born without a left ear, and her struggle for normalcy.
"Doctors Don’t Always Bury Their Mistakes," a story of the fight to resume a normal life against overwhelming odds.
"Shaken To The Core," her recently published book for the prevention of child abuse.
Currently she is working on "Animal Tails," an anthology of poetry about animals.
C.J Rock’s goal is to be a modern-day storyteller who relates non-fiction incidents that may help others overcome adversity and achieve their goals. She also loves weaving stories within poetry to entertain both children and adults.
She is a charter member of the Enid Professional Writers Organization and has graduated from the Scribe & Quill’s freelancing writing course.
Guest Lecturer- Northern Oklahoma University Enid, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, Kerr Drummond Hall Stillwater, Oklahoma Centennial Celebration Enid Public Library of Garfield County, Brace Books Ponca City, Davinci’s Coffeehouse, Enid Metro Association of Realtors Inc, Beta Phi Zeta Langston Alumni, Guthrie Oklahoma, Northwestern Oklahoma State University Enid, Oklahoma
Book Signings Hastings Books, Enid Public Library, Full Circle Bookstore, Oklahoma City, Steve’s Sundry Books and Magazines, Tulsa, Oklahoma Brace Books Ponca City, OSU, Stillwater, OSU Student Union Bookstore
Radio Interviews-Rob Houston at KNID Radio, Alan Clepper and J. Curtis Huckleberry, KOFM Radio, Randy Renner at KOKC Radio, & Bev Walton Porter.
Newspaper Interviews-Ruth Ann Replogle, Lifestyles Editor, Enid News & Eagle, Judy Randle World Book Editor, Tulsa World, Sally Hodges, Ponca City News, Eli Nichols The Daily O’ Collegian Assistant Managing Editor.
Honored For Women’s History- March 13, 2008- Northwestern Oklahoma State University Panel/Presentation, March 25, OSU Student Union (Her Story) Shaken to the Core displayed at Chapters Bookstore OSU Student Union
She has been happily married to her soul mate for 33 years. They have one daughter who is 25. CJ Rock is an Oklahoma Author. She grew up in Chicago, Illinois and has lived in different cities across the U.S. These experiences have expanded her knowledge of people and places.
on May 16, 2012 :
C.J Rock's book, "A Promise Fulfilled" is a story about how a couple adopted a Korean child and the trials and tribulations of the Couple and child. I was emotional wrapped up into this story that I missed going to the movies so I could finish this book. This is the second book that I have read by C.J Rock, and I can't wait to start on the next one.
(reviewed 55 days after purchase)
on April 16, 2012 :
C J Rock's book A Promise Fulfilled is very well written and captivating. It takes you through the trials and tribulations and shows what a couple is willing to go through to have a child of their own to raise, even if it has to be by adoption; also through the highs and lows of trying to make their daughter's life as normal as possible for her. I didn't want to put this book down until I finished it once I began reading it.
(reviewed 27 days after purchase)
on April 09, 2012 :
C.J. Rock's creative writing style totally captured a mom's feelings and innermost thoughts during her daughter's most difficult medical ordeal.
The reader feels every emotion the author expresses from the joy of her adopted daughter coming to America to the stress of life's most difficult moments.
In addition, C. J. Rock's book " A Promise Fulfilled" is a tribute to the Shriners Hospitals across America and shows what a difference the Shriner's make in the lives of the families they touch.
(reviewed 14 days after purchase)