Poetry Events

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!

Fort Worth Writers Publishing News

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.

Mid-Oklahoma Writers News

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.

January Brags

ROBERT FERRIER: Acceptances and Sales: ARTICLE/ART FEATURE: “OKC Reflections” Abstract Magazine (December 31, 2017).

LISBETH McCARTY: Novels and New Books: NONFICTION: Mental States of Murderesses, Amazon CreateSpace (12/17).

SUSAN BRASSFIELD COGAN: Acceptances: “In Praise of Men” in The Ascent; “Writing Your Heart Out” in The Writing Cooperative.

Latest News From the Mid-Oklahoma Writers

Barbara Shepherd had a picture book published by Doodle and Peck: The Potbelly Pig Promise. A mainstream historical novel by Wild Rose Press, River Bend, is scheduled for publication in December 2017. David Roper had three issues of Truth for Today on 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus in the spring and his commentary on the same three books was published in the fall. He had an indie children’s book published earlier in the year: Super Kids, and a traditionally-published children’s book, My Friend, Frank, in the fall.

Writers of the Purple Sage News

Mary Ellen Main writes many articles, all published in The Herald Democrat newspaper in Beaver, Oklahoma. Mary's recent articles are from her "Homegrown" series.

  • 7/6/17– "Young Man's Postcards From Abroad, Part I"
  • 7/13/17 – "Young Man's Postcards From Abroad, Part II"
  • 7/27/17 – "Sink or Swim"
  • 8/03/17 – "Summer Splash"

You can read all of her articles by clicking here!

Police Academy for Writers

Writing a cop character? Need to know the difference between a beat cop and a detective? Have questions about standard law enforcement procedures? Join ex-cop Ed Woolly as he answers and other "cop" related questions.