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Interviews with members of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and those involved in RMFW conferences, workshops and other writing-related events. Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to supporting, encouraging, and educating writers seeking publication in commercial fiction.
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Now displaying: December, 2017
Dec 31, 2017

Jennifer Rose might have just what you need as you begin to ponder your writing goals and plans for 2018.

On Saturday, Jan. 6 Jennifer is presenting RMFW’s free monthly workshop at the Sam Gary Branch library in Denver.

It’s called "Level Up Your Mindset and Productivity."

Jennifer is here on the podcast with a preview of some of the tools and tips she’ll be discussing.

But, wait, there's more. There's also Jennifer's fairly unusual combination of interests – both martial arts and opera – and the publication earlier this year of her first novel, The Book Of Keys. The book is the first in the Twins of Orion series and it's already drawn rave reviews from Kirkus and Booklist.

Jennifer Rose's website

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Dec 17, 2017

Denitta Ward will tell you that she did it all backwards.

But she got on the path to publication earlier this year when took RMFW’s online course about self-publishing, taught by Lisa Price Manifold.

The result? The publication of her first novel, Somewhere Still, in November.

Denitta is a member of the Women's Fiction Writers Association, the Historical Novel Society, and (of course) Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. She is delighted to be the 100th member of IPAL.

After decades of writing legal briefs and contracts, Denitta picked up her pen and decided she'd write the stories she really wanted to tell - about young women discovering their own resilience in times of societal transition.

In fact, Somewhere Still is set in the Roaring Twenties era in Kansas City and the follow-up jumps ahead three decades to Cuba.

In both cases, however, Denitta is exploring a topic that remains relevant today about the — the “power dynamic” between men and women. Who is writing that paycheck and what are women willing to do for that money?

Denitta Ward's website

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Dec 5, 2017

Pat Stoltey’s fourth novel comes out in just a few short weeks (Dec.20) and it’s been quite a ride.

Revised and revised some more, Pat says that one point she realized she had written the life out of her characters.

So she backed up and started over again until she got it right.

Wishing Caswell Dead is set in the early 1800's in a village on the Illinois frontier. It’s a historical mystery about the evil that hides within a village, one girl who is determined to save herself and her child, and a violent murder no one wants to solve.

Pat Stoltey grew up in east central Illinois so it's not unexpected she would use that part of the country as the setting for her historical mystery, Wishing Caswell Dead.

The Village of Sangamon is not a real place, but Pat says it has become so real to her she's now writing a follow-on story using the same setting. Pat lives in Northern Colorado with her husband Bill, a Scottish Terrier named Sassy, and a bossy brown Tabby known as Katie Cat.

Pat's website

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