Diane Morrow-Kondos




The Long Road to Happy: A Sister’s Journey Through Her

Brother’s Disabilities

Diane to Speak at 2024 Oklahoma Library Association Conference Luncheon

Tulsa, OK — Tulsa author Diane Morrow-Kondos will be the featured nonfiction author at the Oklahoma Author Luncheon of the 117th Oklahoma Library Association Conference March 7, 2024, in Tulsa.  She will be speaking about her debut memoir The Long Road To Happy (The RoadRunner Press, 2023).

She will join debut fiction author Janie Jacks of Edmond and Pryor.  Jacks will speak about her novel, The Letter (The RoadRunner Press, 2023).

Both authors will also join four other authors — Jesse Byrd, Alan Graz, Wiley Barnes, and McCall Hoyle —  at the OLA Author Reception and Book Signing Wednesday, March 6, from 5 - 6:30 p.m. at the downtown Central Tulsa City-County Library.  Books will be available for purchase.  The reception is sponsored by TCCL.

Diane Joins Fellow Advocates for Oklahomans with Disabilities at State Capitol
Oklahoma City, OK — Diane will join more than 100 Oklahomans with intellectual disabilities, their families, and caretakers Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at the Oklahoma State Capitol to meet with lawmakers and advocate for more support to create loving and caring environments at Intermediate Care Facilities for Intellectuals with Disabilities.

The day starts at 9:30 a.m. with tabletop displays, 11:15 a.m. remarks by lawmakers in Room 100, and then runs til 2:30 p.m., with visits to lawmakers throughout the day.

The RoadRunner Press  |  March 2023

Hardcover  |  $26.00 U.S.

ISBN: 978-1-937054-56-4

Trade Paper  |  $20.00 U.S.

ISBN: 978-1-950871-18-6

Welcome to my author website! I hope you’ll become a regular visitor as we add new features—such as my blog and other resources for families with children with disabilities—in the coming months.

The Long Road to Happy:  A Sister’s Journey Through Her Brother’s Disabilities is my first book. It is a true and rarely told story.  We don’t talk much about the realities of disability in this country.  We talk even less about how it impacts families and siblings.

The Long Road to Happy is my story about what I learned from growing up with a little brother with disabilities and eventually, upon the passing of my mother, becoming both his guardian and champion.  I hope my story will add to the national conversation as we work to make this a more welcoming place for all.