Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August Meeting News and Minutes

Tuesday, August 16th, WordWeavers held their monthly meeting. Tawnya York, Marilyn Boone, Ann Cleary, Diana Purser, Rita Durrett, Denise Jarmola, Jennifer McMurrain, Heather Davis, Roland Harrison, Shawn Hartok, June Pritchard and Sybil Copeland were all in attendance. A special welcome to Roland, Shawn, June and Sybil for stopping by, we do hope to see you at our next meeting. Having a full room warms our hearts.

During the first business hour we discussed more aspects of e-publishing. Rita has now added two more novels to her e-book resume, “Smugglers in Paradise” and “The Calypso Princess”. Both of which can be found on and Be sure to search for Rita Durrett, it’s the fastest way. Rita has also started her own webpage, go check out, where you can reach chapters of her books. She has definitely made the most of her summer vacation.

We also discussed a few possible publication sites. Jennifer and Denise are still waiting to hear back from Glimmer Train on a couple of their short stories. They were supposed to hear back by July 31st and both are still pending. We are keeping our fingers crossed that this means they’ve made the short list for publication. Rita heard about a contest through Better Homes and Gardens, I will posts more on that when I get the information. Please send your thoughts and prayers to Diana who will be having surgery on September 6th followed by chemo.

June shared with us that she has decided to self-publish her memior through Trafford Publishing. We wish her the best of luck and will let you know the minute it hits the shelves.

The rest of the meeting was spent getting to know our visitors and critiquing.

Our next meeting will be September 20th at 7pm at the Bartlesville Public Library. I will post which meeting room tomorrow. We will be critiquing work from Rita, Tawnya and Denise. Hope to see you there, until then - Happy Writing.

July Meeting Minutes and News

Tuesday, July 19, WordWeavers held their montly meeting. Rita Durrett, Denise Jarmola, Marilyn Boone, Veronica Toothman, Heather Davis and Jennifer McMurrain were all in attendance.

During the first business hour Rita discussed her recent journey into publishing her books as e-books and placing them on She has successfully uploaded “Keeping Secrets”. Please check it out today by going to and searching for Rita Durrett. Although it takes a lot of work, Rita proudly announced she had made enough money to buy a pizza. :o) Good for you Rita!

Denise Jarmola has volunteered to send our “Announcements and Acknowledgements” to the OWFI newsletter, so look for those in your upcoming edition. Most of our accomplishments for the year will be included since we haven’t submitted anything to them.

Jennifer McMurrain proudly showed off the newest member of WordWeavers. Annaley Michelle McMurrain was born July 8th and can’t wait to begin her new novel. ;o)

The rest of the meeting was spent critiquing and brainstorming.