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Kristin A. Oakley

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Kristin A. Oakley's debut novel, "Carpe Diem, Illinois", is the winner of The Chicago Writers Association 2014 Book of the Year Award for non-traditionally published fiction, was a finalist in the Independent Author Network 2015 Book of the Year, and a runner-up in the 2016 Shelf Unbound Competition for Best Indie Book. It's sequel, "God on Mayhem Street" was released in 2016.

Kristin is a founding member and past president of In Print, a professional writers organization in the Rockford, Illinois area, a board member of the Chicago Writers Association (CWA), the managing editor of CWA’s The Write City Magazine and The Write City Review, and a UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies adjunct writing instructor where she offers workshops, c
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Virtual Conferencing or Where is Everyone?

My yellow couch


Last weekend, I attended the Writer’s Digest Annual and Novel Writing Conferences from the comfort of my home in Madison, Wisconsin. I like my place, but I would have preferred meeting agents, editors, and other writers in New York City at in-person events. Yet, 2020 being what it is, attending virtual conferences was the next best thing. Or was it?


During the conferences, I presented my worksh

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