One more year of Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. (OWFI) conference and I am exhausted! I didn’t work nearly as hard as our executive board, but member delegates from outlying clubs and members at large all worked together bringing this event to fruition.
The Keynote speaker this year was Les Edgerton, mystery writer who conducts writing classes on the side. I met him in the book store and he suggested his latest book to me. I’m in the process of reading it so we’ll discuss it later. (spoiler alert!)
Mel Odem and Jerry Simmons spoke on several occasions and always made you feel you could do anything! Lee Loflan, retired cop turned writer, entertained us with stories that were both sad and funny but he was a joy to listen to.
My friend Martha Draper was the shepherd for Andrew Kaufman, thriller writer, and we picked him and Lee Loflan up at the airport and shuttled them to the hotel. It was great spending time one-on-one with them.