Whoo Hoo! Colorado Gold Conference is coming. I’m very excited to be a first-time speaker there. One of the sessions I’ll be presenting is an introduction to Author Platform building. How do you teach someone to “be popular?” The answer to that is as elusive as it was when we were vying for high school …Read More
Bones and Roses (A Cypress Bay mystery) by Eileen Goudge Note: Eileen was a guest on my blog last August with her post “Will Write for Food.” I just had the pleasure of reading Bones and Roses, the first book in a mystery series from long-time and successful women’s fiction author Eileen Goudge. From page …Read More
Toward the end of May, I posted here about writers who take breaks, or who choose to move on to different interests. Today I have a companion post at the RMFW blog: “What if You Want to Quit Writing?” Hopefully newer writers will see they’re not alone when they suffer through self-doubt and want to …Read More
The RMFW Conference Otherwise known as Colorado Gold. And it really is. Registration for the Colorado Gold Conference is now open. It will be at The Westin in Westminster, September 11-13. Jeffrey Deaver and Desiree Holt are keynote speakers. There are agents and editors, scads of experienced presenters, the most awesome book sale ever, and …Read More
The Colorado Gold Contest for unpublished writers opened for submissions on April 1st. This is an outstanding competition with professional literary agents and editors as the final judges. You can find all the rules for submission, deadline, and the names of the final judges at the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers website contest page.
Northern Colorado Writers Last Sunday I attended a Northern Colorado Writers Open House hosted by NCW Director Kerrie Flanagan. This was a great opportunity to reconnect with some of the writers I hadn’t seen lately and also meet a few of the newer members and learn what kind of writing they’re interested in. I talked …Read More
An organization to add to yesterday’s Mystery/Suspense/Thriller category (thanks to Alan Orloff) is International Thriller Writers. Members are able to add profiles, photos, website urls, and other information to The Big Thrill website. I’m not currently a member of ITW, but have been thinking about joining (especially since my current project is more thriller than …Read More