Friday, September 8, 2023

September Speaker & NEW MEETING PLACE

 Join us on Saturday, September 9th, at McALISTER'S on West Battlefield, across from Hyvee to hear author Tim Ritter talk about Mailchimp and how to gain emails for newsletters.

As authors, it's important to utilize social media so you won't w
ant to miss this informative meeting.

Check out Tim's website at

Doors at the restaurant open at 10:30, so business meeting begins at 10:45.  

Hope to see you there.  

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

July Speaker - J. C. Fields


J.C. Fields, aka John Cawlfield, will be talking about marketing our books on Saturday, July 8th. 


J.C. Fields is a multi-award-winning and Amazon bestselling author. His Sean Kruger Series has won numerous medals in the annual Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards. Plus, his first book in his Michael Wolfe Saga, A Lone Wolf, became a #1 Best Selling audiobook in March of 2020. As one of the featured authors on the highly successful YouTube podcast, Fear From the Heartland, hosted by Paul J. McSorley, he offers a variety of original short stories penned specifically for its listeners. He is active in numerous writers' groups and serves on the board of Sleuths’ Ink Mystery Writers. He is also a full member of the Missouri Writers’

Saturday, June 3, 2023


Our June meeting falls on the same day as our 2nd Annual Between The Pages Conference, which means the group will NOT be meeting in June.

Hope to see everyone at the conference.  

Wednesday, April 5, 2023



R.H. Burkett, aka Ruth Weeks, is an international tarot card reader who draws from her deep Cherokee and Cajun roots to write riveting tales of the paranormal. From her travels to ancient stone circles in rural Ireland to her explorations in the French Quarters of New Orleans, s

he tells stories that encompass her love of all things mystical. Her latest release Broom Flyers Tales and Spells, is a compilation of her short stories, one of which was nominated for a 2023 Spur Award (Western Writers of America). 

Her first novel, Soldiers in the Mist, was voted Ozark Writers League (OWL) 2012 Best Book of the Year. Her second novel, Daughter of the Howling Moon, was the Oklahoma Writers Federation (OWFI) 2015 Book of the Year. As a child, Ruth was fascinated by stories about her Grandmother Ely, who was part Cherokee and part Cajun. That was the inspiration for her adopting the handle Witchy Woman. 

She currently lives in Springdale, Arkansas, with her cat muse Fred. Check out her website and follow her author’s Facebook page, where you can watch videos of the author talking about her travels and how she gets inspiration from her travels, her heritage, and the people she meets, both from this world and the next.


Clarissa (Chrissy) Willis has been telling stories since she was a child. She has written 19 teacher resource books and five children’s books. In addition, she has spoken both nationally and internationally to crowds large and small. 

Born and raised by a minister and his wife, a former actress, she is known as an ‘edutainer’ and weaver of tales, true and mostly true. She has worked in the publishing industry as an executive editor, and she was formerly the publications director of the largest provider of early childhood resources in the United States.   

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

March Speaker/Dayna Ault


Dayna Ault has eight children who were the inspiration for her first t

wo children’s books, Benjamin’s Coin Purse (2001) and Who Made This Mess? October, 2022

She published The Missouri Autism Report Magazine for seven years (2010-2017), and wrote for church, parenting, business, and municipal publications, all while homeschooling her children. 

Dayna has served as an Alderwoman in her small Missouri town and serves as a deaconess in her church and enjoys teaching Sunday School. She is a member of several organizations including the Springfield Writer’s Guild, (SWG) the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), BookCamp (Chad Allen), Self-Publishing Masterminds (April Cox) and of Children’s Book Insiders (CBI). She organizes and runs Kidlit Connect, an online critique group for children’s writers, and leads her local Children’s Genre Group with SWG.

Dayna has one college student still at home, one very understanding husband, 15 grand-children, an American Eskimo and a very fluffy, needy gray cat.


Saturday, January 28, 2023

February Meeting

 Our February meeting is a MEMBERS ONLY meeting.  This is the month we celebrate our members and their JANO accomplishments.  

Join us in March when our speaker will be Chrissy Willis and Ruth Weeks who will give us TIPS ON PUBLIC SPEAKING 

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

January 7th, MEGA WRITE-IN



January 7th 2023

Location:  Library Center

In the Auditorium

If you’re participating in JANO, this is a perfect day to come and write.

A lunch of sandwiches and chips will be provided by Goodcents, for those who paid, but feel free to bring munchies to share.

Don’t forget your laptop, chargers and flash drives and be prepared to spend the day writing.


September Speaker & NEW MEETING PLACE

 Join us on Saturday, September 9th, at McALISTER'S on West Battlefield, across from Hyvee to hear author Tim Ritter talk about Mailchi...