Local author festivals provide an opportunity for authors to showcase their work while developing connections in the area, and the public learns about authors publishing right here in their neighborhood. Attendees can meet some of the top writing talents in the region, sample their work, and even take home an autographed book.
Beginning in January, Nevermore Edits is starting a brand new workshop. According to Nevermore President-Elect Jack Burgos, "Nevermore Edits will now meet on Wednesdays as well as Fridays, weekly, at 7 p.m. We'll critique pieces, as always, bringing the same Murder Method that you've come to know and trust."
The members of Pen and Keyboard Writers have two major goals presently: prepare items for the OWFI writing competition and writ short stories for a group anthology.
Hardesty Library in Tulsa is hosting an event for NaNoWriMo to give writers in Tulsa a boost on their NaNoWriMo plans. Members of Tulsa's Nevermore Edits will discuss topics like Overcoming First Draft Nerves, Brainstorming, and more. The event takes place the afternoon of November 3rd.
Peggy Chambers served as one of the featured award-winning authors at SWOSU Sayer Literary Festival on October 5, 2018. She spoke about finding magic in the world around you and increasing your imagination. The festival was titled "I Spy - Finding Magic in the World Around You." The festival is an annual event held at the college.
Member-at-Large and OWFI Past President, Sabrina A. Fish, and her fantasy romance novel, Diomere's Exile won the 2017 National Readers' Choice Award in Paranormal Romance at an award ceremony in Denver, CO, this summer. If you're a fan of fantasy romance, definitely check out this award-winning novel.
Enid Writers Club presents "It's Your Story - Build It!" Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 1-4:30 pm at the Enid Public Library, 120 West Maine, Enid, OK 73701. Come join us for an afternoon of learning and fun.
Sharon Martin hosts a poetry reading every second Sunday at The Winery in Drumright. I will be the featured poet on July 8. Please visit this charming venue and bring a poem to share during open mic time. It can be one you enjoy or one you wrote. Wine tasting room will be open!
We’d like to congratulate Jerry Gladyz who has contracted with Fawkes Press to publish his military thriller Dying to Fly. The book chronicles the life of a new helicopter pilot in the Vietnam war. On the flight over he meets a national columnist, who will do anything for a story. She vows to stop the war. All he wants to do is fly. While awaiting orders in Saigon, he is assaulted by US soldiers and nearly dies in a terrorist bombing. Events spiral out of control when he starts flying in the First Cavalry Division. He is ambushed, hijacked, crashes and lives the nightmare of combat in the air and on the ground. The First Cavalry Airmobile Division wasn’t what it was cracked up to be.
MARIE WARNER has five books listed on Amazon: Love Comes Dearly, Chase the Wolf, Reason for Marriage: The Duke’s Gypsy Bride, Lady of the Doves (A Reason for Marriage novel), and Pin-Up Girl (A Reason for Marriage novel). Other titles are in the works. BARBARA SHEPHERD had an article published in the Stillwater News Press: “William Scott Receives Quilt of Valor.” She had several blogs featured on Prosateur Blog: “Vittles & Vignettes” (featured blog), “Patchwork Skin”, and “Writing Tips. Her Mainstream Historical novel River Bend was released December 6, 2017, by The Wild Rose Press, in both print and digital versions.