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.


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



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


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


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/.