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M. Carolyn Steele

(by Donna Le, 3 October 2011 AD)  Writers interested in learning about preserving family history and winning writing contests are encouraged to attend M. Carolyn Steele’s presentation at the Heartland Fountain Project meeting.  The group will convene from 10:00 a.m. to noon October 22nd at the Clubhouse at Hunter’s Creek located at 1000 Villas Creek Drive in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Educated in journalism and commercial art, M. Carolyn Steele owned a graphic art studio for many years.  She didn’t start out to be a writer, but a promise to her dying mother to rewrite a novel and see it published set Carolyn on that path.  In the process of trying to keep her word, she has won numerous awards, including a smattering of first place and creme-de-la-creme honors.  She was most recently awarded First Place in both the Published Short Story category by the Tulsa City/County Library and the Family Writing Contest sponsored by the Oklahoma Genealogical Society.

Nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Carolyn is published in thirteen anthologies, including three of the Heavenly Patchwork series and two of the My Hero series and is currently developing a collection of stories based on the Creek Removal to Oklahoma.

Her love of history, especially Civil War and Native American, compliments another passion — genealogy.  She teaches writing workshops to genealogy enthusiasts eager to craft family stories and is a frequent speaker on the subject to libraries, genealogy societies, writing clubs, church and civic organizations.

For several years she taught family writing at the Tulsa Genealogy Society.  Common writing problems encountered by her students inspired her book, Preserving Family Legends for future Generations, which won First Place in the 2010 Heartland Book Fest non-fiction book category.  Compact and easy to read, the book was written as an aid to both genealogists and aspiring writers and has been featured in a number of newspapers, among them The Daily Oklahoman and Tulsa World, and was recommended in the literature section of Tulsa People, February 2010 issue.

Information about the anthology project will be discussed at the meeting.  Writers of all skill levels are welcome to attend.  More information about M. Carolyn Steele can be found on her website at www.mcarolynsteele.com .

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Go north on Kelly Avenue from downtown Edmond.  Just before arriving at the intersection of Kelly Avenue and Coffee Creek Road, you will notice, on the west side of Kelly, an entrance into the residential community of Villas at Hunter’s Creek.  That street turning in is Villas Creek Drive.  As you go through the gates, you will see the Clubhouse directly ahead, next to the swimming pool.  (Note:  On the east side of Kelly Avenue, directly across from the entrance to Villas at Hunter’s Creek, you will notice the Coffee Creek Golf Club.)


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