Friday, April 01, 2016

President's Message

Hello Fabulous OCC Writers,
Can you believe it?  We’re already in April.  How quickly this year is going.  There are so many great things happening to our members and if you’re like me, you love to hear about everyone’s successes.   It was wonderful to see Dee Ann Palmer get up with her bouquet of roses to share with everyone what her success looks and feels like.  For me, that was a beautiful thing and very motivating.  I keep my roses in a large vase to motivate me in everything I do, not just the writing but all aspects of my life.  Congratulations to those of you who strive daily to make your dreams come true.

Last month we had Roxanne McHenry for the morning and the afternoon sessions.  She spoke on “E-Book Marketing: 10 Ways to Get on Reader’s Radar,” and “Optimizing Your E-Book Sales Page on Amazon.”  It was an informative meeting.  This month we have Kitty Bucholtz in the morning with “Going the Distance: Time & Project Management for Writers and the afternoon is “Insider Marketing Secrets for Authors” by Tara Lain.

I would love to encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities for taking classes with OCC and other venues.  OCC strives to have classes that are informative, educational and beneficial to our membership.  This month we have Mary O’Gara teaching “Inside the Psychic Character’s Mind.”  This class starts April 11th through May 8th and cost $20 for OCC members and $30 for non-members.  For more information, please go to http://occrwa.org/classes/april-online-class/.

As always fellow authors, thank you for all that you have done and continue to do.  Your commitment to excellence is what keeps OCCRWA one of the best chapters in the nation.  Our sincerest thanks for being a part of this great chapter where our motto is:  “One hand reaching forward, one hand reaching back, in a continuing chain.”

Best,

Nichelle Scott-Williams aka Nikki Prince