It is with great sadness, I must tell you of the passing of Kirk Bjornsgaard, editor at the University of Oklahoma Press and much more. We both served on the Friends of the Oklahoma Center for the Book Board and worked on the Oklahoma Author Database together. He gently edited my entries, adding and removing commas and correcting typos. He was the very human face at the University of Oklahoma Press, a real advocate of reading and Oklahoma literature and a nice person. All of which will make him very missed by colleagues, friends and acquaintances.
I leave you with their comments on his passing. From the University of Oklahoma Press. http://www.oupress.com/kirk.asp