12/07/2011

Reviews of Darlene's books

I'm delighted to post reviews for books by one of our own members, Darlene Franklin. Here are my thoughts on two of her books:


Plainsong

By Darlene Franklin



Review by Lacy Williams



Joe Knight meets Michelle Morris outside a major league baseball game and impulsively asks her out. Michelle is attracted to the intriguing man, but impulsive seems to be his middle name, and she needs a little more security in her life. Can Joe convince her to give their relationship a chance?



Darlene Franklin draws you into the characters’ lives and immediately begins unfolding a sweet romance with real, relatable characters. The “castle” theme throughout is charming. The characters face real conflict that is handled well.



A fun read and one I recommend!





Knight Music

By Darlene Franklin



Review by Lacy Williams



Sonia Oliveira arrives in Ulysses, Colorado, knowing she needs to find her the inspiration she’s lost so she can continue in her art career. When she meets Ty Knight, instant attraction sparks. But Ty’s got a secret and it could destroy not only him, but Sonia as well.

Franklin’s characters are well-rounded and deep, giving them both backgrounds that really flesh them out and provide valid reasons for their storylines. The continuation of the “castle” theme from the previous Plainsong is again charming and well-done. Another charming read and recommended!

9/15/2011

September meeting cancelled

OCFW's September meeting has been cancelled due to speaker conflicts and a conflict with ACFW's national conference. If you have questions, please email Lacy at ljyw (at) cox (dot) net .

8/26/2011

Book review: Anne Mateer's WINGS OF A DREAM

WINGS OF A DREAM
by Anne Mateer

Reviewed by Regina Jennings

When Rebekah Hendricks' suitor leaves Oklahoma for aviator training in Dallas, the months ahead of her look bleak. Struggling against the uncertainties of World War I, Rebekah dreams of the day when Arthur will return and she can start her real life with him. In the meantime, she goes to help her widowed aunt in Texas with the hope that her sweetheart will visit from his training base nearby.


Rebekah arrives at her aunt's to find the town devastated by the Spanish flu epidemic. Not only is Aunt Adabelle deathly ill, but Rebekah discovers that Aunt Adabelle is the sole caregiver of four motherless children and until their father returns from the war Rebekah is the only one able to care for them.


Frustrated at times by her inability to escape, Rebekah shoulders the burden and waits for Arthur to make good on his promises to whisk her away, but the longer he delays the more she feels bound to remain with the children until their father comes home.


This story has a gentle pace that contrasts with the hardship and desperation that Rebekah faces. Mateer's description of a town under the ravages of the Flu Epidemic of 1918 is chilling, but tempered by warm neighbors and the bonds that grow between Rebekah and the children. Isolated by fear and a scarcity of healthy adults, readers will sympathize with Rebekah's difficulties and cheer her determination. And even after the passing of the epidemic and the end of the war, Mateer doesn't let the story sag, but introduces the best complication in the form of a war-weary father who isn't sure what to do with the young woman who has earned his children's love.


Excellent read. I highly recommend it.

8/18/2011

Mini-conference registration open

OCFW is excited to announce registration is open for our first mini-conference on October 22, 2011.

For details, check out the MINI-CONFERENCE page on this site.

August meeting

OCFW is excited to host a Q&A/Conference Preparation workshop on August 27, 2011 at the Mardel Christian Store in Edmond OK from 1-3 pm.

We will be doing questions with multi-pubbed author Janet Lee Barton, as well as our members who have attended conferences before, as well as sharing information about the upcoming ACFW National conference in St. Louis, MO.

We hope you can join us for this informative and fun workshop and for a time of fellowship.

7/06/2011

Book Review: Marrying Miss Marshal

Marrying Miss Marshal

By Lacy Williams

Reviewed by Regina Jennings

Danna Carpenter doesn’t understand why the town council of Calvin, Wyoming, elected her Marshal after her lawman husband died. They show her no respect and don’t support her efforts to catch a gang of rustlers. To make matters worse, city-boy Chas O’Grady arrives in Calvin and Danna has her hands full keeping him from getting hurt in his attempt to hunt down a murderer. Just when she’s getting used to O’Grady being her deputy, their relationship becomes more complicated and much more personal.

Marrying Miss Marshal is chockfull of excitement. From the opening scene of a life-threatening stampede to the last outlaw apprehended Lacy brings the action. And just when you think it’s safe to relax, she introduces complications between the Marshal and her Deputy like a forced marriage of convenience and a mysterious journal from someone in Miss Marshal’s past.

Lacy has gifted us with two intriguing protagonists and a lively town full of interesting characters. I hope to spend more time in Calvin, Wyoming, soon.

7/01/2011

Rene Gutteridge to speak July 23

This month we are excited to host multi-published author RENE GUTTERIDGE!

No Topic off Limits: Award-Winning author Rene Gutteridge will be visiting the OKC Christian Fiction Writers on Saturday, July 23, 2011 from 1 to 3. Ms. Gutteridge will host an “Ask Me Anything,” session where she will answer questions on every topic from the nitty gritty of the writing business to the writing craft itself.

Rene Gutteridge is the award-winning author of eighteen novels, including her upcoming novelization with director John Ward, Heart of the Country, to be released by Tyndale House Publishers.  She’s been published by Bethany House, Tyndale House, WaterBrook Press and Thomas Nelson.  Her upcoming projects include three romantic comedies with screenwriter Cheryl McKay and a suspense title, Misery Loves Company.

Visit Ms. Gutteridge on the web at renegutteridge.com.

OCFW meets at Mardel Christian Education and Books, located on the corner of 33rd St. & Boulevard in Edmond, OK, every fourth Saturday of the month from 1:00-3:00pm.

6/07/2011

Conference memories - 2010

Lacy here, with a post for the ACFW National Conference Blog Tour. I want to share some of my experiences from the 2010 conference in Indianapolis:

1) Tag-alongs. This was the first year I'd brought my husband (and daughter, 9-months-old at the time) to conference with me. Although they didn't attend any of the sessions or meals, it was really cool for me to see them having some special daddy-daughter bonding time. Most of our conference took place on the second and third levels of the hotel and one of the hallways leading to the bathrooms had a window looking down to the pool area... once I was taking a bathroom break and saw hubby and baby playing the pool, both of them LAUGHING... I personally love those moments seeing them interact and just love each other so this was really cool for me.

2) Getting to meet my editor face-to-face. I'd just signed my very first contract with Love Inspired Historical in August, and turns out my editor, Emily Rodmell was one of two LI editors attending conference in 2010. So we got to meet face-to-face, sit down and talk about what she was looking for in the future from me, I asked some marketing questions, etc. It was really cool, because she's from New York and I'm from Oklahoma, so it could've been years before we met in person.

3) Sitting down with my agent, talking shop, and praying together. I'd met my agent, Sandra Bishop, several times in person at previous conferences. However, this was my first time to meet her as a signed client of MacGregor Literary. :) We had a great meeting, she gave me some career advice, and what really touched me was her heartfelt prayer about our writer/agent relationship and my career. I was NOT surprised when she won Agent of the Year at the awards banquet.

4) Getting to meet ACFWers I had never met before. This was my third ACFW conference and with those past experiences "under my belt", I felt more comfortable about reaching out to others. Sometimes just to say "hi", some of you that I met was outside the editor/agent appointment rooms when I helped direct traffic. Getting to know other people is a great benefit of going to conference.

Sadly, I'm not going to make it to St. Louis this year. Hubby and I are expecting a little boy in early September and I doubt I'll be doing much other than getting to know this new little person who will be in our lives. I will REALLY miss you guys (I'm not kidding--I've had two dreams about conference in the last couple of weeks), but I'm already planning for next  year...


REGISTER FOR THE ACFW CONFERENCE:
www.acfw.com

Several of our chapter members posted last year about their experiences with the ACFW conference. If you missed any of these posts, you can find them here:

ACFW experiences day 1
ACFW experiences day 2
ACFW experiences day 3
ACFW experiences day 4
ACFW experiences day 5

6/01/2011

I'm excited to announce that we will host multi-published author Kathleen Y’Barbo on Saturday, June 25, from 1:00-3:00pm. Ms. Y’Barbo will be sharing her workshop, TEN WRONGS DON'T MAKE A WRITER:

Can’t figure out why your novel keeps getting rejected? Perhaps you've got an editor or agent interested but want to be sure you've done all you can to polish that book before you send it off. There are many reasons why a book becomes published, but there are ten main reasons why it does not. Kathleen Y’Barbo offers insight into those ten reasons while giving a clear answer to what can be done to cure the fatal flaws in your novel.

Kathleen Y'Barbo is a best-selling author of more than forty books. In all, over ONE MILLION copies of her books are currently in print in the US and abroad. 

She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Words for the Journey Christian Writers, and is also a paralegal specializing in criminal and family law. A native Texan with a BA from Texas A&M's Mays Business School, Kathleen and her hero husband have a blended family that stretches across two states and two foreign countries. Read more about Kathleen at www.kathleenybarbo.com.
We will meet June 25 at Mardel Christian Store at 3300 South Broadway in Edmond, OK. For more information email Lacy Williams.

5/16/2011

Review of CANYON WALLS

Julie Jarnagin
Canyon Walls

Review by Lacy Williams

Independent camp director Cassie Langley doesn’t need help from one of the hunky counselors at her camp—either in small things like handing her a toolbox or with the one big problem in her life: her camp is threatened with closure.

Will Overman didn’t arrive at the camp with an agenda (even if his father wished he would’ve), but when the pretty director catches his eye, his plans quickly change to wooing the prickly woman he can’t seem to ignore.

But when Cassie finds out that Will’s motives might not be 100% pure, her emotional walls go up. Can Will convince her that he’s out to win her heart?

This debut novel by Julie Jarnagin is a charming, delightful read. Julie’s characters are true-to-life, people with real struggles and heartaches, but who will capture your heart from the first page. The setting, a small Oklahoma town, was just right for the story. A unique cast of supporting characters added extra dimensions. I can’t wait to see what this new author has in store for us next!

Highly recommended.

As a reminder, CANYON WALLS is currently available through the Heartsong website and will be available on Amazon in the future.

Another review of LOVE'S RAID

Love's Raid
By Darlene Franklin

Reviewed by Regina Jennings

Clara Farley dreams of opening a school for girls in Maple Notch, Vermont, but her nest egg is threatened by a series of bank robberies. Constable Daniel Tuttle is anxious to prove himself after losing his arm during the war. He has plans to capture the band of thieves, but the net might ensnare Clara's troubled brother. To complicate matters, Clara's plans for her school involve buying Daniel's home place and doing an extensive remodel.

This story is set around a rarely discussed raid in Vermont by the Confederate army. Darlene has done her research and highlights this little known event. In Daniel she gives us a strong hero who is willing to give his lady the space to pursue her own ambitions. Clara is conscientious and faces an unspeakable dilemma with courage and conviction. It's no wonder Darlene remains a reader's favorite year after year.

Thanks, Regina, for that review! As a reminder to our blog readers, LOVE'S RAID is currently available through the Heartsong website, and will be available on Amazon.com in the future.

5/06/2011

May online class: Internet Research Basics

Join us for an upcoming online class “Internet Research Basics” with contracted author (and OCFW President) Lacy Williams on May 16-31, 2011.

Ever gotten stuck trying to find the right information for your novel? Whether you write contemporary, historical, fantasy or real-life stories, researching things for your novel doesn’t have to be scary if you know how to do it.
In this two-week email-based class, Lacy will teach:

*Why research is important for every novel, not just historicals
*How to use search engines like Google to find the information YOU NEED
*Why keywords are important and how to use them
*Tips on finding other online resources
*Finding print resources (books, magazines, newspapers) online
*Tips on maintaining your research (including a short intro to the Evernote software)
Whether you’ve never been to Google before, or are buried in resources and don’t know how to properly file them, you’ll get something out of this course. Cost is $20.00 for local chapter (OCFW) members, $25.00 for all others.

ABOUT LACY WILLIAMS:

An ACFW member since 2006, Lacy has been to three conferences and has served as chapter secretary for the WIN chapter and is current serving as chapter President for the OCFW chapter. Her love of historicals has also spawned a love of research and finding that one perfect gem of information that really MAKES the story.
Lacy’s debut novel, MARRYING MISS MARSHAL (August 2011 from Love Inspired Historical), won the 2009 Genesis award for Historical Romance before being contracted.


NOTES ABOUT OCFW’S ONLINE CLASSES:

Unless otherwise noted, online classes are conducted via email. We use Yahoo’s GROUPS function so there is one email address that the instructor sends lessons to and that you send your homework to. Once you have paid for the class, you will be added to the special Yahoo GROUP (this happens about one week before the date the class starts).
PRICE: Our classes are $20 for local chapter (OKC Christian Fiction Writers) members; $25 for all others. Sign up online at: http://okcchristianfictionwriters.blogspot.com/p/online-classes.html

If you have questions about this class, please email Lacy Williams at lacy@novelinspirations.com .

4/30/2011

Julie Jarnagin's CANYON WALLS releases

Just wanted to post a note to let everyone know that OCFW member Julie Jarnagin's debut book CANYON WALLS released this month by Heartsong Presents.

Yay, Julie! We are dancing with you!

For right now, you have to get the book through Heartsong's website, although it will be available on Amazon and at your local Christian retailer in the future. Or come to one of our meetings and meet Julie and have her sign a copy for you. :)

We hope to have a review for this book posted soon, too.

Congrats, Julie! We are so happy for you!

Review of LOVE'S RAID by Darlene Franklin

A huge thank you to OCFW member Terri Weldon for submitting this review.

Love’s Raid

By Darlene Franklin

Reviewed by Terri Weldon

Spinster Clara Farley is focusing her energy and her inheritance on creating an academy for girls. She dreams of the day women will be allowed to vote, not the day she’ll marry. All that changes when she begins negotiating with the town constable Daniel Tuttle on the purchase of his family home. Daniel is attracted to Clara, but fears he has nothing to offer her. Why? He lost his arm in the War Between the States. He can’t dream of any woman being interested in less than a whole man. When the local bank is robbed Clara offers an interesting theory about the robbers. She is pleasantly surprised when Daniel takes ideas seriously, after all few men in 1864 would. Together they work to discover the identity of the robbers even though the discovery may break Clara’s heart.

Darlene has created characters you’ll fall in love with. The setting is beautifully woven into the story the reader will feel as if they are visiting Vermont in the fall of 1864. I hope Darlene provides her readers the opportunity to visit Maple Notch again.

Love’s Raid is a delightful read and I strongly recommend it.


This book will be available through Amazon or your favorite Christian retailer in the future, but for now you have to order directly from Heartsong Presents. Click here to see the book page and for ordering details.

4/26/2011

SPECIAL EVENT – Multi-pubbed author Janice Thompson to visit May 5

Join OCFW on Thursday, May 5 for a special evening event. PLEASE NOTE WE WON'T HAVE A REGULAR MEETING DURING MAY DUE TO MEMORIAL DAY!


Agenda:

5:30-6:30 arrive (when you can), eat, fellowship
6:30-7:30 Janice speaks on “U.N.I.Q.U.E. - Finding Your Unique Place in the Writing Industry”
7:30 booksigning, fellowship

LOCATION:

Hideaway Pizza
116 E 5th St, Edmond OK 73034
We’ve reserved the private dining room for our event.

ABOUT JANICE:

Award-winning author Janice Thompson also writes under the pseudonym Janice Hanna. She got her start in the industry writing screenplays and musical comedies for the stage. Janice has published over fifty books for the Christian market, crossing genre lines to write cozy mysteries, historicals, romances, nonfiction books, devotionals, children’s books and more. In addition, she enjoys editing, ghost-writing, public speaking, and mentoring young writers. Janice formerly served as Vice-President of CAN (Christian Authors Network) and was named the 2008 Mentor of the year for ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers). She was thrilled to be named the 2010 Barbour/Heartsong Author of the Year, with three books on the top ten list for that house. Janice is active in her local writing group, where she regularly teaches on the craft of writing. Her online course, “Becoming a Successful Freelance Writer” (www.freelancewritingcourses.com) has been helpful to many who want to earn a living with their writing. Janice is passionate about her faith and does all she can to share the joy of the Lord with others, which is why she particularly enjoys writing. She lives in Spring, Texas, where she leads a rich life with her family, a host of writing friends, and two mischievous dachshunds. She does her best to keep the Lord at the center of it all. You can find out more about Janice at http://www.janiceathompson.com/ or http://www.freelancewritingcourses.com/.

3/31/2011

Reviewing books--a helpful guide

HOW TO WRITE A REVIEW

Title

When I am posting a book review on a blog or website, I always use a title similar to this:

A Place to Belong
By Linda Goodnight

Reviewed by Lacy Williams

This lets readers know you aren’t taking credit for the book, just posting a review. If you are on a website like Amazon.com or Goodreads, where you will already be on the “product” or “book” page to leave a review, don’t put a title on the review.

The Blurb

The blurb portion of the review should be similar to back-cover copy. Not too long, maybe around 100-300 words. You want to let the reader know what happens in the beginning of the book and get them interested in the characters (especially anything unique about the characters), but DON’T give away the ending. Try to make it a question so that the reader really wants to know the answer.

Widow Kitty Wainwright is happy being single. She’s not interested in dating, only preserving her late husband’s memory and running her motel in the small town of Redemption, Oklahoma. Jace Carter has been in love with Kitty for awhile now, but he’ll never tell her. Why? Because of his dark past. He knows that even though he and Kitty have a shared faith now, what he’s done and who he’s been would ruin any chance of them being together. So why is he so drawn to the lovely widow? When someone from Jace’s past shows up in Redemption, Jace faces the choice of revealing his past or keeping quiet. Can God help Kitty get over her past love? And if He does, will He clear a way for Jace and Kitty to be together?

The same way you do in any of your writing, try to pick strong nouns and verbs and go easy on the adjectives and adverbs—pick and choose the very best of those when you need them. Also a little note: writing the blurb is great practice for preparing onesheets and verbal pitches like you would use at conference.

The Content

This is where you get to be subjective. What did you or didn’t you like about this book? What did the author do really well? What would have made the book better?

Personally, I want to support Christian fiction as a genre. Because of that, the unwritten rule that I follow is that if I liked the book and it was pretty good, good, awesome or fantastic I will write a review honest to what the book deserves. If I didn’t like the book, if it wasn’t well-written, if there were major problems with it, I will choose not to review the book. I don’t give it a bad review, I just don’t review it at all. A lot of reviewers feel that they should write a review even if the book is bad, but this is the choice I have made.

Linda has a way of creating strong emotions in her characters that really make the reader feel connected to them. It’s no wonder she is a past RITA winner and the first two books in this series have been nominated for the 2011 RITAs.


Linda also has a gentle hand with setting. She creates a beautiful town filled with quirky characters in Redemption, Oklahoma, and uses such deft touches to bring the setting to life that the reader feels they are there without long, clunky paragraphs of description.

The Conclusion

Finally, I always tell the reader whether I recommend the book or not. Keep it short and sweet.

This is an excellent read and I highly recommend it.

That’s it. Writing a review is just that easy.

To see how my review of A PLACE TO BELONG looks all put together, click here. To see examples of other reviews, visit my Amazon reviews page.


WHERE SHOULD I POST MY REVIEW?

It’s okay to put the same review out there on the web in several places. Here’s some choices:

Your personal blog
Your Facebook page
Amazon.com
Goodreads.com
Barnesandnoble.com
Christianbook.com

Also, don’t forget to email Lacy a copy of your review so it will get posted to the OCFW blog. We also feature reviews of our members’ books in the OCFW quarterly newsletter, and often use those highlighted on our blog, so this is like double exposure.

You can also do a short review on:

Your Twitter page
Fictionfinder.com

What else can I do?

Ask your local library to carry the book
Recommend the book to a friend who you know likes to read
Recommend the book to your church’s library


Thanks for helping us spread the word about our awesome authors and their books. Every little bit helps.

Review of Linda Goodnight's A Place to Belong

A Place to Belong
By Linda Goodnight

Reviewed by Lacy Williams

Widow Kitty Wainwright is happy being single. She’s not interested in dating, only preserving her late husband’s memory and running her motel in the small town of Redemption, Oklahoma. Jace Carter has been in love with Kitty for awhile now, but he’ll never tell her. Why? Because of his dark past. He knows that even though he and Kitty have a shared faith now, what he’s done and who he’s been would ruin any chance of them being together. So why is he so drawn to the lovely widow? When someone from Jace’s past shows up in Redemption, Jace faces the choice of revealing his past or keeping quiet. Can God help Kitty get over her past love? And if He does, will He clear a way for Jace and Kitty to be together?

Linda has a way of creating strong emotions in her characters that really make the reader feel connected to them. It’s no wonder she is a past RITA winner and the first two books in this series have been nominated for the 2011 RITAs.

Linda also has a gentle hand with setting. She creates a beautiful town filled with quirky characters in Redemption, Oklahoma, and uses such deft touches to bring the setting to life that the reader feels they are there without long, clunky paragraphs of description.

This is an excellent read and I highly recommend it.

3/27/2011

Breakout Novel Workshop: April 30

On April 30, we'll be offering a hands-on workshop based on Donald Maass’ book Writing the Breakout Novel. The class will be moderated by OCFW president Lacy Williams.

In this class, participants will be given tools to write a novel that appeals to a broad audience. Bring your manuscript or computer for hands-on exercises.

PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL DATE: because of Easter weekend, we've delayed our workshop by one week. We will meet on Saturday, April 30 from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Mardel Christian Bookstore in Edmond. Come early for fellowship, and bring a friend!
If you have any questions, email Lacy Williams. Hope to see you there!

3/18/2011

Janet Lee Barton on Storyboarding: March 26

Join us this month as we host multi-published author Janet Lee Barton on the topic of STORYBOARDING. We will meet at Mardel on Saturday, March 26 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Come early for fellowship!


Janet Lee Barton is the author of fifteen novels and five novellas. She writes both historical & contemporary Christian Romance and is currently writing her sixteenth novel for Heartsong Presents.

Janet has been voted as one of Heartsong Presents top ten authors of both historical and contemporary novels, and she has also been a top ten Heartsong Favorite Author.

She's been a finalist in ACFW’s short historical romance Book of the Year contest (now the Carol Award) for her novel A Place Called Home and for her novella, The Cookie Jar.

Ms Barton has also written thirty devotionals for young girls that were included in a Barbour collection called Whispers of Wisdom for Girls.

If you have questions about our meeting, email Lacy. Hope to see you there!

3/16/2011

Sign up now for our April online class

Join OKC Christian Fiction Writers (an ACFW chapter) for upcoming online class “What to Expect After Publishing” with award-winning author Maureen Lang on April 11-22, 2011.


Signed that contract or getting close to being published but aren’t sure what’s coming next?

In this two-week class, multi-published author Maureen Lang will share insights and helpful tips on topics like edits, marketing, what you can expect from your publisher, and more. We’ll start by exploring a general overview of the published author’s life, explode some myths regarding expectations vs. reality, share some statistics, and take a peek at how a writer juggles a professional and private life while maintaining the identity God meant us to have.

Whether you are newly published, contracted, agented or close to being published, you won’t want to miss this class! Cost is $20.00 for local chapter (OCFW) members, $25.00 for all others.

ABOUT MAUREEN LANG: 

Maureen Lang has always had a passion for writing. She hand wrote her first novel around the age of ten, put the pages into a notebook she covered with soft deerskin for a “hardback” cover (nothing but the best!) then passed it around the neighborhood for rave reviews. It was so much fun she’s been writing ever since. Eventually Maureen became the recipient of a Golden Heart Award from RWA, followed by the publication of three secular romances. Life took some turns after that and she gave up writing for fifteen years, until her faith sent her in a new artistic direction. Soon she won a Noble Theme Award from American Christian Fiction Writers (now the Genesis), and a contract followed a year or so later for her Inspirational historical fiction Pieces of Silver, (nominated for a Christy in 2007). The sequel, Remember Me, released in February of ‘07. She also has three women’s fiction novels from Tyndale House Publishers, The Oak Leaves released in May of ’07, On Sparrow Hill and My Sister Dilly released in ’08. Her Great War Series followed, Whisper on the Wind, Springtime of the Spirit, and Look to the East, all three set in Europe during the First World War. Maureen lives in the Midwest with her husband, two sons and their dog, Susie.

Visit Maureen’s website at http://www.maureenlang.com/ .

NOTES ABOUT OCFW’S ONLINE CLASSES:

Unless otherwise noted, online classes are conducted via email. We use Yahoo’s GROUPS function so there is one email address that the instructor sends lessons to and that you send your homework to. Once you have paid for the class, you will be added to the special Yahoo GROUP (this happens about one week before the date the class starts).

PRICE: Our classes are $20 for local chapter (OKC Christian Fiction Writers) members; $25 for all others. Sign up online by visiting the ONLINE CLASSES page (link above).

If you have questions about this class, please email Lacy Williams at lacy@novelinspirations.com .

2/15/2011

February meeting--multi-published author Robert Wise

We will host multi-published author Dr. Robert Wise on Saturday, February 26, from 1:00-3:00pm. Dr. Wise will speak about collaborations.


Dr. Robert L. Wise is the author of thirty-one published books and numerous articles including The Death of Innocence, the story of the murder of JonBenet Ramsey. During his long career, he has collaborated with a number of significant national leaders.

His most recent work, Shrouded In Silence, will be released by Abingdon Press in 2011.

Dr. Wise's books have been translated into Spanish, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese and German. He has made numerous television appearances, discussing his books and world travels. His writings have been published in Guidepost books as well as Christianity Today. In 1989 he was included in Who’s Who In American Christian Leadership. Dr. Wise is also a member of the Writer’s Guild of New York City and was Senior Vice-president of Feed the Children.

PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL LOCATION THIS MONTH ONLY!
OCFW will meet at Memorial Road Church of Christ, 2221 East Memorial Road in Edmond. If you need directions, please contact Lacy (email on "board" page).

Hope to see you there!

1/20/2011

JANUARY MEETING CHANGE

If you are planning on attending our January meeting, please note the following change:

Due to extenuating circumstances, we are changing the meeting date to January 29 (fifth Saturday). The meeting will be held at the Edmond public library (not at Mardel's like we usually are).

If you need more information or have questions please email Lacy.