July 2, 2011 - Louise A. Jackson - From an Idea in My Head to a Book in Your Hand

Louise A. Jackson will be showing us the traces of writing a novel from the first idea to publication. Louise A. Jackson, of Springfield, Missouri, is the national award-winning author of five children’s books:

    "H is for Hope" "Exiled! – From Tragedy to Triumph on the Missouri Frontier" "Gone To Texas: From Virginia to Adventure" "Grandpa Had a Windmill" "Grandma Had a Churn" "Over on the River"

She has written articles published in The Reading Teacher, Language Arts, and Journal of the West.

Much in demand as a speaker, Jackson is known for her spirited presentations to all ages and for her ability to inspire and encourage writers.

You can visit her website by clicking here: Louise A. Jackson

If you're unable to make it, be sure to "attend" via our live-tweets during the presentation. Just become one of our followers on Twitter by visiting our page HERE and then follow our Twitter feed on Saturday, July 2, 2011, beginning at approximately 1:05 p.m. Central Time (USA).

In the December 4, 2004, issue of Springfield Parent & Family Magazine (now published by the Springfield News-Leader and known as Ozarks Moms Like Me), Louise shared the story of how she got started as a writer.

Jackson discovered the writing bug at age 10 when her mother bought her a Kodak Brownie box camera, and told her to write a story about her favorite photo on the roll.

"I wrote a story about a toad in the dog's water bowl," Jackson said. "My mother and I then packaged a lunch, went up into the hills, talked about descriptive writing, and practiced over and over. I loved it! My mother gave me another roll of film every summer."

Ozarks Romance Authors, a non-profit group for Missouri writers of all genres, was founded in 1987. The regional writers’ group holds its meetings the first Saturday of each month at The Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway, in Springfield, Missouri.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, July 2, 2011, and you are welcome to come for our critique group at 10:00 a.m., lunch at noon, and our meeting with guest speaker Louise A. Jackson at 1:00 p.m.

Visitors are welcome. Your first three visits are free.

Our annual conference will be held July 23, 2011, at The Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. To learn more about the amazing lineup of speakers and workshops, click here to visit our conference page.

If you have questions about the group, please email us at OzarksRomanceAuthors@gmail.com or call (417) 597-4716.

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