NW Arkansas Author Scores Awards at OWFI

Lela Davidson
Lela Davidson

Arkansas writer Lela Davidson came in second among 27 entries at the Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. “Write Now” Conference, held May 5-7 in Oklahoma City.

Davidson’s entry in the How To/Technical Article category was an article aimed at new mothers looking to increase breast milk production. Davidson also received an Honorable Mention from among 55 entries in the  inspirational prose category for her essay, “Words in the Sand,” which is also the final essay in her forthcoming collection, Blacklisted from the PTA (Jupiter Press, imprint of Wyatt-MacKenzie, July 2011).

In addition to her debut book, Lela Davidson’s writing is featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms. She is the Managing Editor of ParentingSquad.com and the Parenting Columnist on HubPages.com. She is the Associate Editor of Peekaboo magazine, and represents the publication in the Parenting U segment on CBS affiliate KFSM Wake Up With 5News. Lela’s writing is featured regularly in family and parenting magazines throughout the United States and Canada. She is also a popular speaker and teacher of diverse topics including family relationships, writing, and social media.

OWFI is a multi-genre writers’ organization with more than 600 members from Oklahoma, the surrounding states, and around the world. They host an annual conference every spring.

By Maeve Maddox

Maeve Maddox writes about popular culture, English usage, and education. Her most recent books are WORD RAGE, a guide to peaceful coexistence as American English-speakers, and THE FABERGE FLUTE, a cozy mystery set in 1980s London.

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