Fall 2010 newsletter

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Here's a sneak peek at the Fall issue that was just released today:

From "Neighbors", a short story written by OCFW member Julie Jarnagin:

Rachel pounded her fist against the red door. No answer. She pulled her bathrobe tightly around her and stabbed the doorbell.

The street was empty except for the lone jogger who had already passed the house. She leaned toward a narrow window and squinted to see through the darkness. On the other side of the glass, a face appeared inches from her own.

Rachel jumped, her heart beating in her throat.

She took a deep breath, trying to calm her fried nerves. If she had slept last night, she might have had the energy to be embarrassed about peering into this stranger’s home.

A door lock clicked from inside the door, then another click and another. Wasn’t three locks a little overboard for this quiet little slice of suburbia? Until now, the most trouble she had had on this street was the extra pounds she gained from the sweets the neighborhood kids sold for their fundraisers.

The door creaked as it opened halfway, and a man, probably nearing his thirties like Rachel, glared at her. ...
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Don't miss our next meeting!

OCFW will be meeting on Saturday, August 28 at 1:00pm.

We will be doing an informative and interactive workshop on preparing for writer's conferences. Your host will be Lacy Williams but everyone can participate.

What to bring: a one-page synopsis of your story. We'll transform this into an elevator pitch and editor pitch during the workshop. Don't know what an elevator pitch is? Then you definitely need to come to the meeting!

We meet at the Mardel Christian bookstore in Edmond, OK on the fourth Saturday of the month from 1-3:00pm.

Hope to see you there!


Darlene Franklin's Seaside Romance

Don't miss a new release from one of our authors this month! Darlene Franklin's book Seaside Romance will be available August 1.