Faith Phillips is a best-selling author, publisher, and television producer. Her work includes fiction and non-fiction books, rock & roll reviews, and a variety of print and online essays. Raised by feral hillbillies in the foothills of the Ozark mountains, she created the sub-genre “Okie Noir”. This form of storytelling expresses the grief, survival, transformation, and rebirth of people living in the Cherokee Nation. We descend from migrants, troubadors, outlaws, and survivors of attempted genocide. We remain to tell our own stories, often with a dose of humor to soften the blows.