November 5, 2012 Ben Reeder and Doug Roberts speaking.

Join us Saturday, September 1st at 1 pm in the Santa Fe Room at the Library Station for a presentation by Ben Reeder and D.A. Roberts. Ben and D.A will be speaking on writing for the YA market, Ragnarock, and zombies.

My parents claim they found me in a pineapple patch in Hawai'i and brought me home.  I grew up in South Texas reading Tolkien, Asimov, and Robert E. Howard .  I've always loved telling stories, and in high school, I wrote pulp style action adventures for my friends.  Since then, I've been filling notebooks and hard drives with stories and ideas.

After I graduated from Calallen High School, I joined the Air Force to see the world.  The Air Force had other ideas, and I ended up in Kansas, and fled at the first opportunity for greener anything.  My travels eventually brought me to Missouri, where I live today.Over the years, I've studied or learned about archery, swordfighting, Wicca, a host of other religions, massage therapy, reiki and a list of other skills that have no particular use outside of an historical recreation event.  Three of the best years of my life were spent working in a New Age/pagan bookstore.

Like a lot of writers, I have music that I listen to when I write.  I use and to keep me focused when there are distractions in the house around me or when I need to get into a particular frame of mind. I'm always looking for new music that creates a similar mood as the songs on this list.



DECEMBER 1, 2012 - Christmas Party!

JANUARY 5, 2013 - Second Annual Mega Critique Group & JANO Write-In Co-Sponsored by Ozarks Romance Authors and Sleuths' Ink Mystery Writers, to be held at Springfeld Regional Arts Council's facility, The Creamery


Ozarks Romance Authors was founded in 1987. The regional writers’ group holds its meetings the first Saturday of each month (usually at The Library Station, 2535 N. Kansas Expressway) in Springfield, Missouri.

Originally a group for writers of romance fiction, we are now considered a multi-genre group, with members writing all types of fiction and nonfiction.

Join us for critique group at 10:00 a.m., lunch at Panera at noon, and a speaker at 1:00 p.m. We are a registered nonprofit in the state of Missouri, and we are a member of the Springfield Regional Arts Council.

Visitors are welcome! Your first 3 visits are free. Annual dues are $25.

If you have questions about the group, please email us at, or call (417) 597-4716, become our fan on Facebook by clicking here, or follow us on Twitter by clicking here.