Jeff Conine

Title: Associate Professor of English
Phone: (918) 781-7227 - (918) 360-1514
Email: [email protected]

Dr Conine was raised in South San Francisco, CA, when it still had steel mills, the SF Produce Market and slaughterhouses.  He attended the University of San Diego where he graduated with a B.A. in English, then led an aimless existence for a number of years garnering writing material in a variety of locales until he was accepted into the Writing Program at Eastern Washington University in 1983.  Received an M.F.A, in fiction writing, in 1985. 

He was the recipient of a full fellowship to Idaho State University in 1987, one of only two awarded that year.  After finishing his coursework, he taught Creative Writing.  Then, in 1995, after receiving his Doctor of Arts in English Language studies, he moved to the Oregon Coast where he was involved in publishing as a fiction editor, also teaching, and writing, until 2002, when he moved to Tahlequah, OK, to teach fiction and screenwriting at Northeastern State University.  In 2009 he went into semi-retirement to write.  Since then he completed one novel, currently accepted for publication in Los Angeles, and two screenplays, now in development, one in Atlanta (based on the life of Lewis Grizzard, authorized by his widow) one in the MS Delta.

Along the way he’s published three other novels, Frag’s Ass, Last Autumn, and Shadow Over Sumbawa, two published in Dublin, Ireland and one electronically in Tasmania, Australia.

He began teaching at Bacone college in 2010 where he handles the new English program, the newly formed Creative Writing Guild, and teaches Comp and Lit.  He lives south of Tahlequah near Woodall.


Frag’s Ass

Last Autumn

Shadow Over Sumbawa
Eepublished in Tasmania, Australia in 1998.

Ben and Sarah: A Murder in Mississippi
The latest, book and screenplay (in development in the MS Delta). See below for an excerpt:

I was interviewed about this case for an Oxygen Channel documentary of the first season of Snapped: Killer Couples, series 1, episode 3.


INTERVIEW: Author Jeff Conine discusses his black comedic novel, Frag’s Ass, Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:00 am ET, one of two radio interviews (streamed live via the Internet on and broadcast on WTAN-AM 1340 in Tampa FL & WLRG in Little Rock AR.

INTERVIEW: Interviewed for a radio broadcast by longtime Harper & Row publishing executive/editor Jack Drucker, retired, now host of the John Austin Book Club, broadcast out of Tampa/St Petersburg, FL and Little Rock, AR. Shared the hour, which will be live on Tuesday morning, the 23rd of April, with Jean Joachim, nationally bestselling romance novelist and winner of the 2012 NYC Golden Apple award. For anyone interested in books, literary fiction, and the serendipitous vagaries of publishing, listen. The live link URL below will take you to the podcast.