Monday, May 7, 2012

OWFI 2012

This weekend was my big birthday party. Other people know it as the annual conference for Oklahoma Writers' Federation, Inc.  

Potato.
Potawto.

Writers are such a friendly bunch most conferences are enjoyable. However, this year was special. Most of the speakers were (sing this next word) outstanding. Not only did I pitch stellar agents I've been cyber stalking for well over a year (Louise Fury and Jessica Sinsheimer), but also the sessions were great.  My friend Lela Davidson infotained us about social media. She's kind of a guru. I'll post some of what I learned over the next few weeks.

For now, please check out my friend Lisa's blog for an excellent summation of the weekend.
Who is that, you ask? That's me with my checks and certificates--and wearing the Inklings celebratory tiara.  I was especially thrilled with my first place win of my young adult short story. It's my next book idea!

Our entire table did well. You may remember me writing about Dee Dee Chumley's Beyond the Farthest Star. Don't take my word for it being a great book...it won Best Juvenile Book of 2011.  The fact that I missed her win and Lela win Best Nonfiction Book of 2011 for Blacklisted by the PTA because I took a badly timed bathroom break need not be mentioned again.

If you've not attended OWFI, mark it on your calendar. It's always the first weekend of May. See you there!

12 comments:

  1. "Blacklisted by the PTA" is an awesome title. I have a feeling it may ring true for me one of these days . . .

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    1. Nicci, you'd enjoy it. She's funny. Plus, it's a series of short essays, so you can actually find time between dealing with babies and everything else to read it!

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  2. Congratulations once again, Brandi. It was indeed a wonderful birthday party.

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    1. Thank you! I wish we'd been able to visit, but at least we waved and smiled!

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  3. Brandi, you throw the best birthday parties EVER! I love the word "infotained." Did you coin that yourself?

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    1. Ha! Probably not.

      But I do like a good party.:)

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  4. I was so busy shaking the basket I didn't notice what everyone was winning exactly! Hooray Brandi, I love Lucky Charm and I expect the agents will also!

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    1. You always know how to celebrate!

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