It's Shiny!

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Good morning, OWFI!

I'm Jack, and I'll be your webmaster for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Many of you may have met me during the Friday banquet when I went from table to table, shouting out affiliate club names and snapping pictures of all of you amazing people.

Our officers and volunteer staff (I'm in the latter group) are really proud of our new website, and we hope you find it as functional and as intuitive as I tried to make it.

I've reorganized a bunch of things, so let me give you a quick overview of what's new at

What's New is now where you'll find this blog and the most recent issue of The Report. Soon, we'll also have a President's Podium, where Christine Jarmola will tell us all the cool stuff that's happening at OWFI. Mari Farthing, our Newsletter Editor, will also be putting up prompts and other calls for content that will be published both here and in The Report. Finally, Plot Bunny wants to say hi. You'll hear more about him as he hangs out with John Fowler, his current caretaker.

#WeAreOWFI is our new tagline for this year. And that's where you'll find everything to do with members, officers, affiliate clubs, and more. In that menu, you'll find an Update Us on You link, which I hope many of you choose to use. You can use that form to update your affiliate club's information on this website, as well as post news about your club to our affiliate blog.

The rest of the site is still a work in progress as we transition over all the conference pages from the old site and put to rest some out-of-date pages.

Take a look around. Try out some stuff. If you find something that isn't working, shoot me an email at I'm excited to have the opportunity to help out this year, and I'm eager to hear any ideas on how we can make this site better. After all, #WeAreOWFI.

Jack Burgos

Jack is a 32-year-old writer and home-based counselor born in Miami, Florida, and living in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy from Tulane University in New Orleans in 2007 and his Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tulsa in 2013. Jack has been writing since the fourth grade. His friends and he began A Murder of Storytellers in 2012, which has done a great deal to encourage him to take his writing seriously enough to start a website, Facebook page, and Twitter account, and to begin publishing his fiction. His work has been published in Happy Days, Sweetheart and Beyond the Nightlight. He is also the chief editor of Broken Worlds. Jack’s fiction interests include science fiction, urban fantasy, and horror.