March/April Member News

Julie Bonn Blank was recently notified that her book Innocent Lives won a Bookfest award.

Gail Denham has had poems published in numerous publications over the last several months, including Poetic Voices (Pennsylvania), Swallow’s Nest (OCW), Sandcutters (Arizona), Well Versed, Lone Star, Emergence (Wyoming), and Quill & Parchment. And she has placed in several state competitions, including Indiana, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts.

Camille Eide’s novel Wings Like a Dove is mentioned in the current issue of Christianity Today under “New and Noteworthy Fiction.” Part of the recommendation for Camille’s book says, “A perfect example of how fiction can teach the most beautiful of God’s truths.”

Mary Hake had a children’s story reprinted in several languages for an outreach publication distributed overseas. She sold a puzzle about Abraham to Story Mates for publication in July.

Yvonne Kays has an article, “When Did the King Come In?” in the March/April edition of Bible Advocate. You can view it here on page 22:

Linda L. Kruschke has stories in two compilations set to release this year. The first is Short and Sweet X: What’s in a Name, which includes a cute story about her son’s name. The second is The Cat in the Christmas Tree! and that will include an even cuter story about her son’s cat.

Patti Lee had an article published in the February issue of Fathom magazine. “The Lost Lady of Krasnodar” is the banner story for the magazine’s current theme of harmony. The link is

Shirley Mozena will have an article in the May/June 2022 issue of Angels on Earth magazine. Title when she submitted it was “Angels Were There,” which the publisher may change.

Kathy Schuknecht received the 2022 Goldie Award for Promising New Writer from West Coast Christian Writers for her soon-to-be released debut novel, Transforming Grace, a contemporary story of life, loss, faith, and the miracle of forgiveness. For more information about the novel and the pending release date, visit Kathy’s website:

Lori Ann Wood has an article titled “Being Okay with Giving Up” in spring issue of Just Between Us.

Book Signing: Friday, May 6 from 5–8 p.m., Chapters Books and Coffee, 701 E 1st St, Newberg, Oregon as part of the downtown art walk. Come chat with some local OCW members: Julie Bonn Blank, Donna Hues, Jan Rea Johnson, and Lynn Shortman (aka Laya Brandt).

Members who had one article apiece in the March 2022 edition of The Christian Journal: Susan Brehmer, Jean Davies, Jon Drury, LGayle Gustafson, Linda L. Kruschke, Maxine Marsolini, Shirley Mozena, and Jan Sheerin.