Monthly Meeting–Saturday, April 4, 2015 Christopher Johnson will share “What Movies Teach Writers”

Monthly Meeting–Saturday, April 4, 2015 Christopher Johnson will share “What Movies Teach Writers”

Everyone loves to see movies, but are there lessons to be learned for an author in them? Christopher will cover screenplay structure, dialog, and scene structure. Christopher is a Writer-Director for a National Insurance company, handling all of their video corporation, as well as an independent screenwriter. He has thirteen years of experience in this field and ran his own company for independent film for five years.
ORA meets in the Frisco Room at The Library Station on N. Kansas Expressway in Springfield, MO at 1 p.m.

 

Join our critique group from 10 a.m. to Noon. Want your work reviewed by talented writers and published authors? Bring twenty copies of up to five pages of your work to share for critique or just listen and offer advice.

Monthly Meeting–Saturday, March 7, 2015 Wayne Groner will share “Great Beginnings: Start your book with a bang”

Monthly Meeting–Saturday, March 7, 2015 Wayne Groner will share “Great Beginnings: Start your book with a bang”

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Wayne will be speaking on Great Beginnings: Start your book with a bang. His webpage is waynegroner.com. Stay tuned for more info!
ORA meets in the Frisco Room at The Library Station on N. Kansas Expressway in Springfield, MO at 1 p.m.

Join our critique group from 10 a.m. to Noon. Want your work reviewed by talented writers and published authors? Bring twenty copies of up to five pages of your work to share for critique or just listen and offer advice.

Authors at Art Walk during Springfield’s First Friday Art Walk – March 6, 2015

Authors at Art Walk during Springfield’s First Friday Art Walk – March 6, 2015

ORA is participating in yet another First Friday Art Walk with our signature event, Authors At Art Walk! It’s Friday, March 6, 2015, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., at BookMarx (325 E. Walnut St., Ste 101, Springfield, MO 65806, 417-501-1062). www.Facebook.com/BookMarxbooks

Please show up, support our members, and make sure it’s a fun night.

Participating authors:

* CARA BRISTOL — http://carabristol.com/

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* LISA MEDLEY — http://lisa-medley.com/

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* LYNDA KAYE FRAZIER — http://www.lyndakayefrazier.com/

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There is no charge to attend First Friday Art Walk. You will have the chance to meet these authors, purchase their books, and have them signed. We look forward to seeing you!

Monthly Meeting–Saturday, February 7, 2015 Ben Reeder will share “Navigating the Amazon: Finding Success on the Digital River”

Monthly Meeting–Saturday, February 7, 2015 Ben Reeder will share “Navigating the Amazon: Finding Success on the Digital River”

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The world of publishing has changed radically in the past few years. What was once the realm of the Big Six has now become a wide open frontier. Authors have become the new pioneers in the world of self-publishing, making themselves a power to be reckoned with. But like any newly discovered part of the world, there are pitfalls and dangers along with the potential rewards. Self-published author Ben Reeder will be sharing his experiences in this new frontier, talking about what worked for him, what didn’t and what to avoid in publishing. Topics covered include gaining visibility for your work, the role of author as publisher and protecting yourself from scams.
Bio:
Ben Reeder has self-published four novels in the zombie and paranormal genres, two of which have made the top 100 in three genres. A naturalized Missourian, he has called Springfield home for 25 years. Any resemblance to Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise is entirely unintended, and he vehemently denies being a superhero.
ORA meets in the Frisco Room at The Library Station on N. Kansas Expressway in Springfield, MO at 1 p.m.

Join our critique group from 10 a.m. to Noon. Want your work reviewed by talented writers and published authors? Bring twenty copies of up to five pages of your work to share for critique or just listen and offer advice.

Mega Critique and Write-In–Saturday, January 3, 2015

Mega Critique and Write-In–Saturday, January 3, 2015

Instead of our monthly meeting, ORA and Sleuths’ Ink will be co-hosting our 4th annual Mega Critique and Write-In! You DO NOT need to be a member of either writers’ group to attend. Writers of all genres are welcome.

Check out the 2015 Write-in Flyer then click here for more information and to register.

Monthly Meeting – Saturday, December 6, 2014 – ORA’s annual Christmas party and Dirty Santa Gift Exchange

Monthly Meeting – Saturday, December 6, 2014 – ORA’s annual Christmas party and Dirty Santa Gift Exchange

 

*** We’re Starting At NOON Today, Not Our Usual 1:00 p.m. ***

Ozarks Romance Authors’ Christmas party is a BLAST each year! Mark your calendar now so you don’t forget.

Rather than having a guest speaker at our 1:00 meeting, we will start the fun at noon with a potluck lunch.

A Dirty Santa Gift Exchange will follow, and it’s always full of laughs and good-natured gift stealing.

Bring your favorite dish or dessert and a wrapped (or gift-bagged) gift in the $10 range for the game. The gift can be nice, silly, writing-related or not. Regifting is welcome. All we ask is that the gift be in good taste.

Authors at Art Walk during Springfield’s First Friday Art Walk – December 5, 2014

ORA is participating in yet another First Friday Art Walk with our signature event, Authors At Art Walk! It’s Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m., at BookMarx (325 E. Walnut St., Ste 101, Springfield, MO 65806, 417-501-1062). www.Facebook.com/BookMarxbooks

Please show up, support our members, and make sure it’s a fun night.

Dec 5 AAWParticipating authors:

* BARBARA BETTIS, author of “Silverhawk” and “The Heart of the Phoenix” — http://barbarabettis.com/

* TERRI LEE, author of “The Bootlegger’s Wife” and “Back to Austen” — http://www.terrileeauthor.com/

* S.J. MCMILLAN, author of The City of the Gods series, “City of the Gods: The Descendant” and “City of the Gods: The Betrayal”, “Dark Light 3 Anthology”, “Lillian’s Christmas Surprise” and “An Author’s Assistant” — http://www.mcmillansj.com/

* BRANDY NACOLE, author of “Uniquely Unwelcome”, “Broken Faith”, “Blood Burdens” and “Sacrifice: A New Dawn” — http://www.brandynacole.com/

There is no charge to attend First Friday Art Walk. You will have the chance to meet these authors, purchase their books, and have them signed. We look forward to seeing you!

Authors at Art Walk during Springfield’s First Friday Art Walk – November 7, 2014

ORA is participating in yet another First Friday Art Walk with our signature event, Authors At Art Walk! It’s this Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., at the Park Central Branch Library (128 Park Central Square, Springfield, MO 65806, 417-831-1342).

Please show up, support our members, and make sure it’s a fun night.

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Participating authors:

* LISA MEDLEY, author of The Reaper Series, “Reap & Repent” and “Reap & Redeem” — http://www.LisaMedley.com

* ELIZABETH OBREY, co-author of “Stars in Her Eyes”

* ROSALIE STANTON, author of “Lost Wages of Sin”, “Know Thine Enemy”, “Ripples Through Time”, and “Moving Target” — http://www.rosaliestanton.com

* T. SUE VERSTEEG, author of “My Ex-Boyfriend’s Wedding”, “Twisted Fate”, “Secrets of the Sapphires”, “Another Time, Another Place”, and co-author of “Luck Be A Lady” – http://tsueversteeg.com

There is no charge to attend First Friday Art Walk. You will have the chance to meet these authors, purchase their books, and have them signed. We look forward to seeing you!

Monthly Meeting–Saturday, November 1, 2014 Lori Copeland will share “I Meant To Tell You That”

Monthly Meeting–Saturday, November 1, 2014 Lori Copeland will share “I Meant To Tell You That”

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We are delighted to present novelist Lori Copeland!

Lori will share “I Meant To Tell You That” with Ozarks Romance Authors, a group that she helped launch in 1987. Her interactive presentation will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at The Library Station in Springfield, Missouri.
Lori is the author of more than 100 titles, both historical and contemporary fiction. With more than 3 million copies of her books in print, she has developed a loyal following among her rapidly growing fans in the inspirational market. She has been honored with the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award, The Holt Medallion, and Walden Books’ Best Seller award. In 2000, Lori was inducted into the Missouri Writers Hall of Fame.

Lori began her writing career in 1982, writing for the secular book market. In 1995, after many years of writing, Lori sensed that God was calling her to use her gift of writing to honor Him. It was at that time that Lori began writing for the Christian book market.

We’ll be in the Frisco Room at The Library Station on N. Kansas Expressway in Springfield, MO at 1 p.m.

Join our critique group from 10 a.m. to Noon. Want your work reviewed by talented writers and published authors? Bring twenty copies of up to five pages of your work to share for critique or just listen and offer advice.

Authors at Art Walk during Springfield’s First Friday Art Walk – October 3, 2014

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ORA is participating in yet another First Friday Art Walk with our signature event, Authors At Art Walk! It’s this Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m., at BookMarx (325 E. Walnut St., Ste 101, Springfield, MO 65806, 417-501-1062). www.Facebook.com/BookMarxbooks

Please show up, support our members, and make sure it’s a fun night.

Participating authors:

* BETH CARTER, author of “Tuesdays at Coconuts” and the children’s books “What Do You Want to Be?” and “The Missing Key” — http://www.BethCarter.com

* VJ SCHULTZ, author of “Death of Bigfoot,” “Truth or Dare,” and “Undercover Love” — http://VerasVersion.blogspot.com

* ELLEN HARGER, author of “The Anonymous Blog of Mrs. Jones” and “Strong Enough” — http://www.EllenHarger.com

There is no charge to attend First Friday Art Walk. You will have the chance to meet these authors, purchase their books, and have them signed. We look forward to seeing you!