Connie Cronley

StudioTulsa & Points-Of-View Commentator

Connie Cronley, Tulsa writer, has worked in newspaper, television, advertising, and public relations. She writes books and magazine articles, taught writing at a university and managed a ballet company.

She is the author of two books of essays, “Light and Variable” (University of Oklahoma Press), “Sometimes a Wheel Falls Off” (Hawk) and the co-author with Edward Perkins of the “Mr. Ambassador: Warrior for Peace” (University of Oklahoma Press.) Her column “The Last Word” appears in “Tulsa People” magazine.

She has won numerous awards for print and television writing, but she says the highest honor was having an Oklahoma City restaurant name a hamburger in her honor when she was restaurant critic for The Tulsa Tribune. She wrote the weekly column "Eating Out."

For 15 years she was general manager of Tulsa Ballet Theatre. As a publicist, writer and public relations consultant, her clients have included the Kirov Ballet, Kirov Academy and the Kauffman Foundation. At the University of Tulsa, she headed continuing education for Arts and Sciences and taught writing in the School of Journalism. Most of her freelance magazine articles have been about history.

She was born in Nowata, Oklahoma, was graduated from Coffeyville Community College and holds a master's degree in communication from the University of Tulsa. She is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation.

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3:01 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend

Here is a tough, solitary, independent man who goes against the tide and settles wrongs often with gun justice.  

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8:54 am
Fri June 21, 2013

A Visit to a Hookah Lounge

Now, I've watched enough True Crime TV shows to have second thoughts, but only for a split second.

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3:38 pm
Tue June 18, 2013

Well, There's Your Problem Right There

The irony is that I'm in constant flight from future gadgets.  

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1:16 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Tea, Anyone?

By 1920, special tall glasses and long spoons were being manufactured.

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10:32 am
Sat February 9, 2013

Cherokee Words and Turquoise Stones

I am part magpie and attracted to shiny objects. Wa do!

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9:51 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Vampires in Our Culture

  All of us, she said, know real-life vampires.

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12:19 pm
Sun January 6, 2013

Sins Over Lightly

I am inclined toward some of them... the seven deadly ones.

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7:00 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Lost Boys

One assignment was to write their life story in six words. 

2:21 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Old Wedding Rings

Mr. Zing weds...

11:43 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Committee Nonsense

Why do we torture ourselves with committee work?