Home      Fundraising Conferences Newsletters Membership    Contact    

Photo Contest 2023
Writing Contest 2023
Join to get free conferences!
2022 Youth Writing Contest Winners
2022 Art & Photography Contest Winners
2022 Adult Writing Contest Winners

February Kudos. Congratulations!

Ronda Del Boccio sent a media release to her local media about her 2022 OWL Writing Contest wins, and a reporter did a HUGE feature on her. It made the front page of the Branson Tri-Lakes News, even starting above the fold. You can read it at Lampe author wins awards for her writing | News Free | bransontrilakesnews.com.

Michael Don Fess was a guest speaker at the February meeting of the Diamond Writers Association in Murfreesboro, Arkansas. He brought a guest, OWL member Harold Pelton. Harold and Michael will be participating in a book signing in Delight, Arkansas, at the library on March 11.

Rose Heaser has her first book, My Little RoseBud, in print. She is working on the outline of the next book for her family while waiting to take advantage of her research on the Sioux Indians.

Lindsey Hobson sold her debut middle grade horror novel, The Girl in the Window, to Monarch Educational Services, LLC for publication April 2nd, 2024.

The University of Arkansas Press has announced the upcoming publication of Susan Croce Kelly's book, Newspaperwoman of the Ozarks, the Story of Lucile Morris Upton. The book will be out in August.

Laura (Redford) Lewis has a story, The Killer Cow, published February 5 and still available online by The Milk House. This publication is a global effort to lift up rural literature and was founded by Ryan Dennis, a former upstate New Yorker and a child of dairy farmers who now lives in Ireland. The Killer Cow is one of many stories from a work-in-progress that tells the tale of a single-woman, Laura (Redford) Lewis, and her twenty-five years of farming alone in North Missouri.

Penny Richards has had a good month with an article about love/romance printed in the Winsboro and Mt. Vernon, TX, newspapers. Her fourth book in the Lilly Long Mystery series, Hasten to Their End, (Level Best Books) was spotlighted by Linda and Caleb Pirtle in their "Spotlight of the Moment" blog.

Billie Holladay Skelley has a story in the new Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Advice that Changed My Life, which will be on sale at retailers March 14, 2023. The book features 101 inspirational stories containing advice and words of wisdom that can make a difference in your life.

Bonnie Tesh won the Elevator Pitch Contest at the Sleuth's Ink JANO Party on February 11. The goal of JANO participants was to write 50,000 words on a novel during January.