4/06/2010

April Speaker, Martha Rogers

OKC Christian Fiction Writers will be hosting author Martha Rogers at a special time, 11:30am-1:00pm on Saturday, April 24. OCFW meets at Mardel Christian Education and Books, located on the corner of 33rd St. & Boulevard in Edmond, OK.

There will also be an author booksigning after the meeting from 1:00-3:00pm at the front of the bookstore.

For the meeting, Martha will be discussing Diving Into Deep Point Of View.

Are your characters shallow, with only their surface thoughts and feelings shown to the reader? Learn how to delve more deeply into what a character feels deep down and what his/her thoughts are as they react to various situations. Learn how to get your reader more involved with your characters and to really care about them. Get rid of much of that internal monologue using Italics and replace it with more indepth thought or reaction from your character.

Although Martha's primary writing experience is in non-fiction, she has been writing fiction for a number of years. She is a retired teacher who enjoys spending time with her husband and their family, especially her grandchildren in Houston. Martha is a member of ACFW and writes a weekly devotional column for the group.

Her book credits include the novella, Sugar and Grits; seven Bible studies; contributions to compilations by Wayne Holmes, Karen O'Conner, and Debbie White Smith. Martha has contributed devotionals to several anthologies including the soon to be released Whispers of Wisdom for Step-Moms from Barbour. She is also the director of the annual Texas Christian Writers Conference and treasurer of the Woodlands Chapter of ACFW, WOTS in Houston.

Becoming Lucy, book one of her new series Winds Across the Prairie, was released in January, 2010 and book two, Morning for Dove releases in May, 2010. Books 3 and 4 are scheduled for release later this year and in January, 2011. In addition Key to Her Heart, in the anthology River Walk Christmas, will be released in September, 2010.

For more information about the author, please visit www.marthawrogers.com.

OCFW meets the fourth Saturday of every month from 1:00-3:00pm in the back room of Mardel's.

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