Coffee and Critique in O’Fallon, Missouri (a chapter of the Missouri Writers Guild) sent in these member kudos: (November 2017)
Donna Volkenannt: Personal essay “Living the American Dream” in Oct issue of Sasee Magazine; “Miss Tobin’s Special Gifts” published in KC Voices; Short story “Time Will Tell” published in Mysteries of the Ozarks, Volume V”; Co-edited Mysteries of the Ozarks, Volume V; Judged Ozark Creative Writers “Search for Excellence” memoir and essay contest; Wrote script for “Bootlegger Granny” performed during cemetery walk at All Saints Parish in St. Peters. Participated in St. Charles City-County Library Local Author Open House at Spencer Road Branch Library.
Pat Wahler: Published in Chicken Soup for the Soul – Step Outside Your Comfort Zone released Oct 31. New book launch for Pat’s historical novel is scheduled for May 19, 2018 at Main Street Books in St. Charles for “I Am Mrs. Jesse James.”
Bill Mueller: Is a finalist in The Saturday Evening Post short story competition, winner TBA.
Marcia Gaye: Won first place for Travel Article contest at Ozark Creative Writers, also placed 2nd in the Writing is a Blast, 99 Word Flash Fiction, and Your Lucky Romance categories, as well as seven honorable mentions.
JJ Zerr (Jack): Released “Guerilla Bride” a civil war story based in Missouri. He also wrote a poem based on a recent dental experience.
Jane Hamilton: Awarded four honorable mentions at OCW in the Jimmy Richardson Memorial, Essay, 99 Word Flash Fiction, and Your Lucky Dog categories.
Les Thompson: Awarded an honorable mention in the OCW Showcase.
Douglas Osgood: Placed second in the OCW Showcase and won first place in the Jimmy Richardson Memorial category.