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Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

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: March, 2018
Mar 30, 2018

Sue Hinkin, interviewed by Natasha Watts, talks about her debut thriller, "Deadly Focus."

The chat covers writing realistic, diverse characters, the importance of critique groups and community, and her book signing coming up with Becky Clark on April 20th.

Raised in Chicago, Sue Hinkin is a former college administrator (most recently at DU), TV news photographer, and NBC-TV art department head. With a B.A. from St. Olaf College, she completed graduate work at the University of Michigan and was a Cinematography Fellow at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles where she lived for many years. She is a puppy foster volunteer—latest failed foster is a white bichon/poodle mix named Harley. She lives in Littleton, Colorado.

Sue Hinkin's website

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Mar 11, 2018

When Sue Duff started writing The Weir Chronicles, she knew she wanted an out-of-the-ordinary super hero. She came up with Ian Black, an illusionist with a talent for keeping secrets. She also came up with the Weir, a magical race who struggle to prevent Earth from self-destructing.

With the publication last month of the appropriately-titled Dim The Lights, Sue Duff closes the books on her five-book chronicles and sets her sights on writing new stories.

On the podcast, Sue talks about the early days of writing The Weir Chronicles and how the first novel went from a desk drawer to daylight.

We also talk about cover design, audio book production, and a first on the Rocky Mountain Writer—none other than Siri barges her way into the conversation.

In addition to writing novels, Sue runs her own publishing house, CrossWinds Publishing, and she is a contributing author of speculative fiction short stories with the award-winning Wicked Ink Books.

Sue Duff's website

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Mar 4, 2018

Every now and then, writing gets “sidetracked by life.”

Just ask John Stith.

After a productive stretch of writing mystery-tinged science fiction novels in the 1980’s and 1980’s, life got in the way.

So writing took an understandable hiatus. But now, John Stith is back and looking forward to the publication, later this year, of his first full-fledged mystery, a novel called Pushback.

John E. Stith is the author of eight novels, including Redshift Rendezvous, a Nebula Award nominee, and Manhattan Transfer, a Hugo Award Honorable Mention. Several of his works with Ace Books and Tor Books have been bought by the Science Fiction Book Club, optioned for film, and translated into numerous languages. He has optioned several feature-film screenplays, and has sold to television (Star Trek).

As you’ll here on the interview, the hiatus wasn’t completely wasted. John kept thinking about writing and he read novels more critically – all with the purpose of getting better at his craft so he was ready once it was time to write again.

John Stith's website

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