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Art Affair Annual Literary Contests - On Hiatus

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Red Sneaker Writing Conference

OKC - 2018

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Meet Barbara Shepherd

Barbara Shepherd is an award-winning artist, writer, and poet. Her creative and technical work has appeared in books, magazines and newspapers. Read More.


Shepherd to present "Secrets from the Contest Queen" May 14th in MWC

Award-winning author, Barbara Shepherd, is scheduled to speak at the monthly meeting of Mid-Oklahoma Writers on Tuesday, May 14th at 7:00 p.m. in Midwest City. Her books include: River Bend, The Potbelly Pig Promise, Vittles and Vignettes, and Patchwork Skin. The event at the Family Center (behind East Side Church of Christ) 916 South Douglas, is free and open to the public.

As the recipient of more than 350 writing awards in local, regional, national, and international contests for fiction, non-fiction, screenplay, and poetry, she will present “Secrets from the Contest Queen.”

2019 OWFI Awards

Barbara displays four more wins at the OWFI Conference 2019, along with the help of her Doodle and Peck Publishing friend, Marla F. Jones.


"The Untamed West"Anthology - Western Fictioneers


            "The Potbelly Pig Promise" Picture Book (Hardcover & Softcover & e-book)

 Click here for a cute book trailer!  Front Cover of Picture Book - The Potbelly Pig Promise

 Front Cover of Novel - River Bend

"River Bend"

      Mainstream Historical Novel (Paperback & e-book)