We are a chapter of Oklahoma Writers Federation Inc. (OWFI). It’s a wonderful organization of writers, both fiction and nonfiction, that has assisted hundreds of people in their quest for writing excellence and publication. It’s the oldest writers’ organization in the state and respected in the region. OWFI’s annual conference is one of the most affordable and comprehensive in the nation with workshops and lectures from published writers, editors, and literary agents. A writers’ contest is held on conjunction with the conference that includes 40 different unpublished categories and trophy awards presented to the “best” in published works. Keynote speakers have included Tabitha King, Lawrence Block, and Mary Higgins Clark.
Note: You must be a member of OWFI in good standing before you can join Web Writing Wonders.
|Michelle Pierce||About Michelle Pierce
Michelle is a recent OU graduate who’s been writing for the past 16 years. Her publications include The KLBC Buzz, the Sooner Information Network, and a regular movie column on Hollywood-Elsewhere.com. She currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma, works as a writer for an Internet marketing company, and wastes far too much time on video games. Oh, and she’s writing a novel.
|Tabitha Shay||About Tabitha Shay
I live in southeast, Oklahoma and I’ve been writing since I was 15. My four sisters were my main audience until one day my sister Sandy had enough and demanded I get serious and start subbing what I wrote. I’m married to a wonderful man who is patient enough to allow me to reply to his questions with a distracted answer of “Hmmm,” because I’m always off in another world plotting, even though I may be seated right beside him. Between us, we have seven wonderful children, his, mine and ours.
|Gloria Harchar||About Gloria Harchar
Gloria is the author of the Quelgheny Romances, which are historical fantasies from Dorchester Publishing. She also has an historical romance set in Regency times called Prim Courtesan. Currently she is working on other venues.
|Paula Gorgas|| About Paula Gorgas
I am a native Rhode Islander, living in the Green Country of eastern Oklahoma. I’ve published many short stories, both romance and fantasy. Several of them have recently been been collected in an anthology, Other Worlds. I’ve also published two YA novels, two picture books, and a paranormal romance novel.
|Jen Nipps||About Jen Nipps
Jen writes a little bit of everything. She is the past 1st and 2nd Vice-President for OWFI and past-President for the McAlester McSherry Writers.
|Terri Branson||About Terri Branson
Terri Branson is an author, an editor, a graphics artist, and the publisher for Dragonfly Publishing, Inc. After earning a degree in math and science, she turned to the study of creative writing. She has sold feature articles on the craft of writing and conducted workshops at local writers groups. She is a member of EPIC, Fiction Writers, Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc., Professional & Amateur Writers Society, and Web Writing Wonders. Her current list of published children’s picture books includes: A Very Dragon Christmas (NEW 12/2007), Brother Dragon (EPPIE 2005 Best Children’s Book), Mirror of the Carousel, Pete the Peacock, and Tyler on the Moon. Her current list of adult genre fiction books includes: Cosmic Sculpture (EPPIE 2004 Best Anthology), Dragon’s Den, Musk Rain, and Prairie Fire. Terri lives in Oklahoma with her husband, David.
|Joan Rhine||About Joan Rhine
Joan Rhine always thought she was a fiction writer, but has sold more than 1000 magazine articles, and 2008 marks her tenth year since her first byline. Her nonfiction has appeared in such publications as Time, Oklahoma Today, American Careers, Parents, Cityscapes, People, and New Hampshire Parenting, and her short fiction in TulsaWoman, Whispering Willows Mystery Magazine, and Country Echoes. She has also ghost written business books, writes for web design markets, and has edited a number of books and anthologies. Her regular Birth-to-Three column appears monthly in Tulsa Kids Magazine, and she works on fiction projects whenever time allows and her cat stays off her keyboard.