Category Archives: Authors

Ahh, What a Delightful Day

I had a nice dinner and delightful visit, as always, tonight with my cousins Lana and Tommy. They live out at Lake Oolagah and drove into Tulsa to share a meal with me. Then, when they brought me back to Kay and Stephen’s house, the neighbor, Jane, came running out and wanted me to sign her copy of my new book, ALMOST A MURDER, so I did. All of that evolved into a long conversation with Jane and her sidekick, Phyllis, in Jane’s kitchen about the writing of the book, the story behind it, the process of rolfing, my years in radio and TV and on and on.
I just now rolled in the door and am ready to hit the hay.

It was a beautiful day here in Tulsa so I was able to get my walk in without freezing my tail off. I always feel better when I walk and this was a good day to do it. I also got to visit with another rolfing client of mine, Shaunda, who brought a copy of my book by to get it signed for a friend. Shaunda is now engaged to be married to a wonderful guy in October, so I got to see pictures of her dress, her cake, and the snazzy outfit for Travis (her big dog who owns her but is willing to share her with Mike, the husband-to-be). It’s good to see her so excited and happy, even though the planning of a wedding is INTENSE. There seems to be more to do than you would ever imagine possible, but they will all be part of the wonderful memories of their special day. So happy for her. Good thing Mike knows what a terrific wife he’s about to snare.

So, that’s all the news that’s fit to print for right now. Sleep well, everyone. I hope you have only good dreams. JS

First Post:”Almost A Murder”

Going to the bookshelf in a store or a library, I reach out with a tentative hand towards a world – a whole new world. The books are waiting just beyond reach, ready to pull me into their orbit. My hand hovers, not yet touching any of them. I’m looking, wafting, not quite ready to commit. In that delicious anticipation I linger until a color or word catches my eye and my hand closes around the spine of my choice. I flip to the description and my journey begins.

From one heck of a great writer I’ve heard it is rewarding to put something down in ink that resonates another person and connects heart-to-heart.

“Words matter; we surely must know that by now. They inspire us, ignite us, open our hearts, and make us laugh ’til tears stream down our cheeks. We are connected by them, mind to mind, heart to heart. In the end, what we know is that words tell our stories, lighting our way on this bumpy, human path, reminding us, as our shoulders brush against each other’s in the darkness, that we are all in this together, making our way home.” – Jody Seay

And I’ve “made my way” with so many great authors. I love the feel of books, the smell of books, the weight of a book in my hand. I love to read. So it is with great honor we present to you our new book

… about a scared young mother and wife, who was lost in a new world, who did not have the support and protection from those that promised it. What she did was terrible. And it is about one man who was not prepared to take on her massive burden – but he did. And it is about his family who suffered because of his compassion and bulldogged refusal to let bullies win. His clan suffered, but they fought too, to keep the family intact and that is a stunningly beautiful part of this story. And, finally, this book looks at our American justice system…

… and at the end of it, I am more proud to live in this country than I ever have been. And that is because of this book.

So, we share our new book, ALMOST A MURDER, with you. We hope you enjoy it. We’re confident you will.

Please let us know you enjoyed this “new world” we offer – tell us. And spread the word, too! The book is out. It’s spinning in the universe and creating it’s own gravitational pull. Choose it. Hold it. Sniff it. Enter it. Love it! And tell others about it. Happy explorations…

  • The Publisher, 2018


Flying out today for Dallas and Ft. Worth where we will spend a couple of days with friends, visit with even more friends on Friday, then drive to Kilgore, Texas early on Saturday where I will be inducted into the TEXAS RADIO HALL OF FAME for work I did FORTY YEARS AGO @ KZEW – THE ZOO – in Dallas.

I will also be receiving the SAMMY AWARD for Outstanding Women in Texas Radio Broadcasting, which is a huge thrill for me. Mary “Sam” Stoddard was the first woman DJ in Texas and a broadcasting pioneer and legend. She is the woman after whom this award is named.

On Sunday, we are joining with family for a Seay clan gathering at my cousin’s house in Plano, where there will be lots of babies to squeeze. Then, visiting with some more friends in Dallas, and then flying back to Oregon on Monday.

This induction is one of the great honors of my life and I am so humbled and grateful that words fail me….nahhhh…words never fail me – YOU KNOW THAT. My eternal gratitude goes to Ira “Eye” Lipson (our ZOOKEEPER) and Bill Harrison for nominating and campaigning for me. These two fellas really know how to make blackmail work for them, I gotta say. In truth, my time in rock ‘n roll radio with those people at that moment in my young adulthood colored everything in my life. It was an extraordinary place full of outrageously fun and creative and brilliant people and I am so thankful for that experience. I left it, eventually, but it never left me, not really, and I have life-long friendships to prove it. Can’t wait to see everyone.

I will have a lot of necks to hug. I promised Josh Holstead, the TRHOF HONCHO (and one of our beloved Joe Holstead’s red-headed young’uns,) that I am honing my acceptance speech down to 2 minutes from 45 minutes, but that I would read the other 43 minutes of my speech to him over the phone. He gave me his number, but it doesn’t seem to work…

Anyway, as I do each time, I need to say, THANK YOU, TULSA, OKLAHOMA! Your support for the launch of my new book, ALMOST A MURDER, was outstanding and so very much appreciated. I will be back to rolf some more in Tulsa 12/7-12/11/18. To get on the schedule, call Stephen @ (918) 605-6508, Hope to see you. Have a glorious Thanksgiving. Be thankful for each other and hold hands. JS

Book Launch Event!

Good news… It’s finally happening! Our book launch / author’s signing is Sunday, October 28th from 2-4 pm at Barnes & Noble on 71st Street in Tulsa.

You are invited. Bring a friend or two and join us. We’ll read a few excepts. It will be fun.

My co-author, Jody Seay, will be there along with several people mentioned in the book. (Spoiler Alert: some will be related to me). Photo ops are encouraged.

Tulsa/Woodland Plaza Barnes & Noble

8620 E 71 Street
Tulsa, OK 74133

Author Jim and Author Jody

The new legal thriller, ALMOST A MURDER, was written by author Jim Lloyd and author Jody Seay.

Author Jim Lloyd

Jim is the lawyer who defended the case that is depicted in the novel, ALMOST A MURDER.

Not only an author, Jim is also a member of the Missouri and Oklahoma Bar Associations as well as the Oklahoma Association for Justice (a preeminent and influential force at the Oklahoma State Capitol for over fifty years). It is meaningful to Jim that the group has worked to pass some of the most progressive legislation to protect the jury trial system in the United States.

Early in his career, the OK Bar Association honored Jim as “the Outstanding Young Lawyer for the State of Oklahoma”. In part, he was recognized for his volunteer service to the community, which he has continued throughout his life.

Mr. Lloyd was invited by Melvin Belli to become a Lifetime Trustee of the prestigious Melvin Belli Society. This honor is only offered to a select group of lawyers .

Jim holds a black belt in karate and is a local bee sting guru, dispensing stings and advice to all comers about the benefits of bee venom therapy. Lloyd is also the legal adviser to the national American Apitherapy Society.

Author Jody Seay

Jody was born a Texan and is the granddaughter of a cattle rancher. She is also an award-winning author, television show host, speaker, and musical playwright.  ALMOST A MURDER is Jody’s third book.

Seay’s numerous essays and short stories have appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country; her Facebook page, website and blog are entertaining and heartwarming. The site can be found at

As co-producer and TV host of the 30 minute show, BACK PAGE, Jody interviewed Pacific Northwest writers about the ‘story behind the story’: what compels a writer, the nuts-and-bolts of getting published, and the intimate relationship between author and audience. Three hundred shows spanning 10 years demonstrate Jody’s contribution to authors and to the greater community. Jody has lived and honored her belief that everybody has a story to tell.

Ms. Seay is often on the road to read and speak at book clubs, libraries and bookstores. Public speaking has become a big part of her life in recent years. She can talk to anyone at anytime. She is from Texas after all! Jody has been the keynote speaker at writer’s conferences and political fundraisers and lectured at universities. She looks at the world from a unique boots-on-the-ground perspective.

Jody is also an Advanced Certified Rolfer.