Jesse Haynes


Jesse Haynes writes fiction and nonfiction, selectively, depending on how many bills he needs to pay. He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and his content marketing work has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Marketwatch, Inc., and more.




9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
State Library, Teen HQ
Bookish Besties Trivia

10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
State Library, Fifth Floor, Capitol View Room
Soldiers of Fortune: Young Adult Action-Adventure Series
with Jesse Haynes and Alex London

11:15 a.m. to Noon
Cavalier House Bookselling Tent
Book Signing

1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
State Capitol, John J. Hainkel Jr. Room
Book Talk
From American Ninja Warrior to The Warrior Within
with Jesse Haynes and Lance Pekus

2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Cavalier House Booksellers Tent
Book Signing

Delta Adrift

Shafer McCartney needs a break.

The media exposure for his heroics during Mission Omega has proved exhausting and intrusive. He longs to get away.

Thankfully, escape is on the horizon: a week-long cruise with his girlfriend, May, and her parents to a tropical paradise.

But something’s not right. At first, it seems like accidents are following Shafer everywhere he goes, but soon he begins to see that there’s more to it than just bad luck.

Slowly, Shafer begins to unravel a plot that might do more than ruin his vacation…

...It might be deadly.

The Ninja Games: The Warrior Within

Greyson McEntire thinks he is a nobody.

Despite being a decorated rock climber and scholar in the classroom, most of his high school peers don’t even know his name. Even his own mother can’t take a break from her work for long enough to care. If it wasn’t for his best friend Colter, Greyson would be all alone.

But that all changes when Greyson and Colter get a mysterious invite from the National Interdisciplinary Notable Juveniles Association to a summer camp that promises to change their life. Together, the friends dive into an adventure with the N.I.N.J.A.’s.

As they meet new friends, learn secret history, and practice obstacle course training, a greater truth becomes apparent.

The N.I.N.J.A. organization isn’t only trying to educate the leaders of tomorrow…

...It’s trying to save the world from a dark, sinister force.


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