Monday Morning Mashup: 07/09/12

A creative combination
or mixing of content
from different sources.

For this morning’s mashup, I thought I’d do something a little different and post the newsletter for the upcoming August 18 meeting for Ozarks Writers League. We have two great speakers–Linda Apple and Kristen Lamb. If you’re an OWL member, I hope to see you there. If you’re not yet a member and would like to attend, please visit the OWL website for more information or contact me at and I’ll be happy to answer any questions. We’d love to have you attend our August meeting!


Hello, OWL members!

What’s the good news about these hot, dry summer days? It means our August meeting is fast approaching! We have two exciting and informative speakers in August, so I hope you’ll make plans to attend on Satuday, August 18. I’ve listed some information below:


Hope you’ll join us for the fun Friday night get together at Boxcar Willie’s on August 17. Dinner starts at 5:30, with open mic right after.  Contact me to make your dinner reservation at Meals are $9.00 payable at the door, but you must make your reservation by Tuesday, August 14, so the caterer will know how many to prepare for. Tickets will not be available for dinner for anyone who does not make a reservation by that date.

Also, be sure to let me know if you want to participate in Open Mic.  As with our last open mic, we are limiting the readings to the first twelve requests to read and readings will be strictly limited to 5 minutes. If you wish to read, please email a 50-word bio to

Also taking place the same weekend will be the Ozarks Heritage Writer’s Conference in Hollister, MO.  Many attendees of that conference will be visiting our OWL meeting on Saturday, August 18, so let’s watch for new faces and welcome them to our great community of writers!

Here’s the link if you’d like more information on the Ozarks Heritage Writer’s Conference:

Don’t forget to make your hotel reservations at Boxcar Willie Inn, 417-337-7070.


8:30         Registration

9:00        Announcements/Door prizes

9:15         Kristen Lamb

10:15        Break

10:30       Kristen Lamb continues.

11:30       Lunch on your own

1:00       Announcements/Door prizes

1:15        Linda Apple

2:30       Meeting ends

3:00       Board meeting



Linda Apple is the author of Connect! A Simple Guide to Public Speaking for Writers and  Inspire! Writing from the Soul . She serves as the Arkansas Regional Speaker Trainer for Stonecroft Ministries, a worldwide organization.

Linda is a teacher and motivational speaker for writer groups and conferences. She also speaks to women’s groups and conferences on just about anything that encourages her audience to laugh, to have hope, be inspired, and discover the treasure within themselves.

She lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas with her husband Neal and just completed her first novel.  Please visit her

Linda will be speaking in the afternoon on why it is important for a writer to be able to speak publicly, especially in today’s market.


Kristen Lamb is the author of the best-selling books We Are Not Alone—The Writer’s Guide to Social Media andAre You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer and is represented by Russel Galen of Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary, Inc. in NYC.

Kristen worked in international sales before transitioning into a career as an author, freelance editor and speaker. She takes her years of experience in sales & promotion and merges it with almost a decade as a writer to create a program designed to help authors construct a platform in the new paradigm of publishing. Kristen has guided writers of all levels, from unpublished green peas to NY Times best-selling big fish, how to use social media to create a solid platform and brand. Most importantly, Kristen helps authors of all levels connect to their READERS and then maintain a relationship that grows into a long-term fan base.

“The best way to
make your dreams come true
 is to wake up.”
                                    ― Paul Valery

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