Mid-Oklahoma Writers News

Acceptances and Sales

SHARON MONTGOMERY has a new book (the first of a trilogy): Escort of Kings. Her artwork is on the cover and fills the book. The sequel to BONNIE LANTHRIPE’s first book The Ringleader has arrived: Legend of Fury. BARBARA SHEPHERD has signed a contract with Doodle and Peck Publishing for a picture book to be published in 2018: The Potbelly Pig Promise. DAVID ROPER had three issues on 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus published by Truth for Today.

Contest Winnings

In the 2016 Oklahoma City Writers Inc. annual contest, BARBARA SHEPHERD won 2nd place in Flash Fiction for “Summer Bliss” and 1st place in Juvenile for “Web of Deceit.” In the 2016 Norman Galaxy of Writers annual contest, she won 3rd place in Unrhymed Poetry for “The Journey,” 1st place in Nonfiction Article for “How to Turn Ninety in Style,” 1st place in Children’s Fiction for “Granny’s Gift,” 1st place in Nostalgic Essay for “Fighting Wildfire,” 1st place in Short Story for “Daffodil Waltz,” and Bonnie Speer Crème de la Crème for “Daffodil Waltz.”

Professional Activities

CATHERINE JOHNSON was in charge of the entertainment at the “Books to the Rescue” sweetheart dinner (her alter ego Kari Grant was one of the comediennes). She was also the featured poet at the Benedict Street Market Place poetry reading March 16. DAVID ROPER, author of The Little Old Man, the Little Old Woman, and the Little Red Hen is making author’s visits at elementary schools in the Mid-Del and Choctaw region. BARBARA SHEPHERD wrote press releases for Oklahoma City Writers and Wordwrights—OKC Christian Writers, and wrote and published a newsletter for Wordwrights.