Sue Hoklotubbe is a Cherokee tribal citizen
and the author of the award-winning Sadie
Walela Mystery Series. She grew up on the
banks of Lake Eucha in northeastern Oklahoma
and uses that location as the setting for
her mystery novels to transport readers into
modern-day Cherokee life.
THE AMERICAN CAFÉ was awarded the 2012 WILLA
Literary Award for Original Softcover
Fiction by Women Writing the West, won the
2012 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Best
Mystery, and was named 2012 Mystery of the
Year by Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers
and Storytellers. The book was also named a
finalist for the 2012 Oklahoma Book Awards
and the 2011 ForeWord Book of the Year.
DECEPTION ON ALL ACCOUNTS won Sara the 2004
Writer of the Year Award from Wordcraft
Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers.
Sara is a member of Mystery Writers of
America, Sisters in Crime, Oklahoma Writers’
Federation, Inc., and Tulsa Night Writers.
She and her husband live in Colorado.