Sunday, March 01, 2015

March President's Message

Hello OCC!

The February meeting was on Valentine’s Day and the perfect setting for OCC to hear Debra Holland speak on “Writing with Heart’ and Kilt Kilpatrick speak on the “Adventures of an Accidental Erotica Writer” as well as to see our fellow members get roses for their accomplishments. Brenna Aubrey also made USA Today with a story she has in an anthology! What a perfect meeting.

This month we have an exciting lineup for the morning and afternoon speakers. We have KC Burns speaking on “Get Intimate with Your Characters” and Lori Perkins speaking on “Fifty Shades of Green: How to Write Smut for Fun & Profit.” Lori will also be taking pitches! It is also a chance for members to invite a guest and you both will be entered into our “March Madness” incentive program and could possible win a $25 Amazon gift card each! Therefore, if you bring five guests you get five chances to win! Just saying!

It is the goal of this year’s board to strengthen our group and to get more of us on the road to getting that book written and published. This has been a dream of mine to since I was the age of 12 and found out about RWA and to belong to such an awesome group is beyond thrilling.

I’d like to take this time to remind you all that the only way to have a well running OCC we need members to volunteer. Thank you to, Tari Jewett for taking over the Pro Liaison position and for Mary Jo Dutcher and Marilyn Bates for agreeing to take over the Used Books. There are plenty more positions that need to be filled and can be made into committees so that one person isn’t doing it alone.

Decorating Committee (Programs).

Ways and Means (Programs).

Welcoming Committee (Secretary and Membership).

Online class moderators contact Mary Kozlowski @

We’re also looking for fresh new articles on craft and the business of writing for the blog and the newsletter. You can contact Annette Macias ( for articles for the newsletter and Marianne Donley ( for articles that go on the blog. If interested please get ahold of anyone on the board and we will steer you in the right direction.

Your board for 2015 consists of:

Nichelle Scott-Williams @

Annette Macias @

Elizabeth Scott @

Kathy Rowland @

Lex Valentine @

Once again, my fellow authors thank you for all that you do and your commitment to OCC RWA where our motto is: “One hand reaching forward, one hand reaching back, in a continuing chain.”


Nichelle Scott-Williams

Aka Nikki Prince