About Mari Farthing

Hi! I'm Mari Farthing, and I'm struggling as to how to introduce myself to you. I mean, I'm a wife and mother, but is that what I should put first? I'm a writer and an editor, and though I freelance now, I've worked for private industry, print media and a traditional publishing house to hone my skills, so maybe that should go first? Is it important to tell you how sometimes I feel compelled to write about really important things and sometimes I just want to post links to songs? That I enjoy doing things I'm not very good at, like knitting and running and finding the perfect slow cooker recipe? Because all of those things are me.

I love writing about Oklahoma and all there is to do here, about that special spot between heaven and hell that is raising kids, raving about things that make my life better and ranting about things that don't. I'm trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up and I know I'm running out of time.

I'm a community manager with the Oklahoma Women Bloggers, a group dedicated to helping local bloggers find community and support. I'm also the newsletter and website admin for the Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc, a group dedicated to helping local (mostly) writers find community and support. I'm also one of the local director/producers of the 2016 Listen To Your Mother show in Oklahoma City, a group dedicated to supporting motherhood creatively. So I can say with confidence that providing others with the skills and tools they need for success is important to me.

I have a great husband and I've been married since 1992, two kids who vacillate between awesome and absurd, both embarking on their tween/teen adventures, and my change of life fur baby, Trixie the black lab, who all make demands on me when I just want to be sitting on the couch swilling cardbordeaux and eating hot pockets writing.

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