2015 Speakers

Our Speakers from the 2015 Ozark Creative Writers, Eureka Springs.

Tiffany SchofieldTiffany Schofield

Five Star Publishing

Waterville, Maine-based Five Star, an imprint of Gale, part of Cengage Learning, debuted in 1995 with four original Western titles published in hardcover format. Five Star’s Westerns have earned rave reviews in Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Booklist, with hundreds of titles reviewed to date. Western Writers of America has honored multiple Five Star Western titles with Spur Awards for their superior quality.

Elizabeth_Lyon_Hr (1)Elizabeth Lyon, a freelance book editor since 1988, is the author of Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write, The Sell Your Novel Tool Kit, A Writer’s Guide to Nonfiction, A Writer’s Guide to Fiction, and Manuscript Makeover: Revision Techniques No Fiction Writer Can Afford to Ignore. Manuscript Makeover was reviewed in “The Writer” magazine as one of the “8 Great Writing Books of 2008,” and described as “perhaps the most comprehensive book on revising fiction.” She also launched a booklet series, including Writing Subtext andCrafting Titles. Under the ruthless guidance of her critique group, she is revising a memoir set in 1967, a fantasy for girls ages -11, and Mabel: The Story of One Midwife, her first book, self-published in 1980.

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        Brett Cogburn

Brett Cogburn is the author of Panhandle, 2013 Spur Award Winner at Western Writers of America. Brett also published The Texans in 2013 and was the 2014 winner of the Spur in Short Fiction for a story published in Cactus Country III.  Brett lives in Oklahoma with his wife and two children.



Other speakers in our October 2015 lineup are:

Tom Eaton, McKendree Long, Lonnie Whitaker, Donna Volkenannt, Alison Taylor-Brown, Sarah Kohnle, Norm Dickson, and Ben Hale…Watch this site for more information about these writers and teachers.