Happy Summer, OWFI!
Summer is in full swing! It’s the time of year for vacations and staycations, for beaches and mountains, for reuniting with family and gathering with friends.
Oh, hi, OWFI! The conference is over, and it's a brand new year. You've learned a lot of stuff at the conference, and you're gonna use it going forward. Maybe you're starting a new website. Maybe you're getting a new phone. Maybe you're moving somewhere that'll give you more of what you need.
To stay connected with OWFI, you've got to keep your account updated. We want to celebrate your successes with you! If you just got published for the first time let us put you on our Published Authors page! You get to decide how much or how little you share with your fellow writers, but keeping your information updated helps us keep you informed as well.
Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Staci Mauney, your new president. I met many of you in person at the last conference, and I’ve had a chance to get to know others through Facebook. I’m an indie author and freelance writer and editor. As an author, I’ve published three devotionals in the Echoes of Joy series. I write a weekly blog for my website, stacimauney.com, which often features my Yorkie, Lilly, and her zany antics. She’s the star of my social media pages. I’ve had short stories published in Chicken Soup for the Shopper’s Soul; Owl Hootings, Vol. II; Oklahoma: The Fountain of the Heartland; and The Report.
The centerpieces will be on the tables at the conference for the Friday night banquet. You don’t have to have a new book this year – or a book at all, we still welcome your centerpiece. What genre do you write? Aspire to write? Maybe you love them all! Show us how you feel about writing and think about your story and things that are important, then begin to decorate! You can use any container, just a platter, maybe a stick! There’s beauty in simplicity.