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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: July, 2018
Jul 26, 2018

Recently, RMFW started recognizing its Honored Guiding Members and this time on the podcast we’ve got the 2018 honoree, Janet Fogg.

Janet joined RMFW in 1993 after placing third in the Colorado Gold contest.


Rising early every day to write before heading off to her day job as CFO and Managing Principal of an architecture firm, Janet wrote four manuscripts before receiving a contract for her first traditionally published novel, Soliloquy, a HOLT Medallion Award of Merit winner.


After 29 years she resigned from the firm and now splits her working days between writing and serving on the Board of Directors of a different architectural firm.

The writing, as you will hear on the podcast, never stopped.

For RMFW, her volunteer work is impressive. She has judged contest, volunteered at the registration desk, at agent sign-in, as a moderator and instructor, and on the committee reviewing potential workshops.

She regularly contributed to RMFW's blog, has chaired Writer of the Year and Independent Writer of the Year nomination committees, created guidelines for a potential, future RMFW Mentor Program, and has served on the Board of Directors as Published Author Liaison and more recently, as Vice-President.

Last year, she assumed primary responsibility for RMFW's "It's a Book" promotional mailer.

No question about it, Janet Fogg is certainly a very worthy Honored Guiding Member.

Janet's website

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Jul 23, 2018

Warren Hammond is never lost in space.

In fact, he’s quite at home away from planet Earth

His KOP trilogy was set on a planet called Lagarto and his standalone, The Tides of Maritinia was set on, you guessed it, a planet called Maritinia.

This time around, Hammond’s sci-fi storytelling shifts to Mars and features a female detective named Denver Moon.

The opening entry in the series, co-written by Josh Viola, is Denver Moon: The Mind of Mars and it just came out this summer.

On the podcast, Hammond talks about the process of collaborating with another writer, discusses his love for atmosphere in storytelling, and catches us up on on the new RMFW short story anthology, coming out in September. 

Warren Hammond is the author of four science fiction novels, many short stories, and a graphic novel. His 2012 novel, KOP Killer, won the Colorado Book Award for best mystery.

Warren is also chief intoxicologist and co-host of the popular Critiki Party podcast.

Warren's website

Hex Publishers

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Jul 19, 2018

Kerry Anne King’s Whisper Me This officially launches on August 1 but it’s already being reviewed on Amazon and is ranked way up there among all top fiction – in fact, when we recorded this interview, ranked at number 12.

That is one of the advantages of being a Lake Union author and, in this case, an author who receives the Reader’s First Pick promotion that sends your title out to the vast Amazon audience.

So Kerry Anne King is certainly having a moment and that means that Kerry Schafer is also having a moment because both writers are the same person—the Whisper Me This writer produces more straightforward women’s fiction, three titles to date, while Kerry Schafer is known for fantasy with about nine novels to date.

In either form, Kerry is prolific, imaginative and relentlessly upbeat.

Kerry spends her days working as a registered nurse. She spins her tales early in the morning and in the evenings after work. She believes passionately in the idea of the "whole self" and is ever in pursuit of balancing mind, body, and spirit.

In fact, on the podcast, Kerry fills us in on a new project she’s started called Creative Wellness Retreats and those retreats start next year on Whidbey Island north of Seattle.

Kerry Anne King

Creative Wellness Retreats

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Jul 7, 2018

As Carol Berg puts it, the difference that a single word can make is “pretty amazing.”

And Carol should know.

She has written 15 epic fantasy novels that have won national and international awards, including three Colorado Book Awards and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature.

Her stories have appeared in the BlackGuards anthology (2016) and the Hath No Fury anthology (2018). She has a fantasy-detective story in Pulp Literature magazine (Issue 10), and a novelette follow-up to her award-winning novel Song of the Beast in the Lace and Blade 4 anthology (May 2018). She is also two-time RMFW Writer of the Year.

So Carol knows words and on Saturday, July 14 out in Grand Junction she is giving a free program called “The Right Words.” 

On the podcast, Carol gives us a sneak peek at her thoughts about words and what attendees at the workshop can expect.

She also talks a bit about a big secret project now in the works.

Carol's website

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