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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: September, 2018
Sep 24, 2018

Todd Leatherman, who writes as TH Leatherman, published the third book in his ongoing sci-fi series earlier this month.

It's called Son Rise and it follows Marque of the Son, published last year, and The Burning Son, which debuted in 2016.

Todd makes his home in Firestone, Colorado. He enjoys science fiction, fantasy, wine making, and the Rocky Mountain lifestyle.

When not busy writing his next book, he can be found hiking with his wife and two sons or walking his rescued dogs. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Regis University with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Psychology.

None of the writing or books would have happened but for a family tragedy more than twenty years ago, a moment that prompted Todd to become much more purposeful about his life and what he wanted to do and accomplish.

TH Leatherman's website

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Sep 20, 2018

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers' 2018 Colorado Gold Conference was held from Sept. 7 - 9 at The Renaissance Hotel in Denver.

This year, podcast host Natasha Watts brought along her trust recorder and tracked a trio of newbies. She checked in with them on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to see conference through the eyes of first-time attendees.

Natasha's three conference newbies were EJ Gore, Herb Hardy, and Sandra Simmons.

This special report was recorded at the hotel and Natasha wishes to pass along her regrets that she couldn’t interview everyone else.

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Sep 18, 2018

This time on the podcast, two short stories and an interview with the writer, David S. Atinkson.

David, who was last on the podcast more than 18 months ago, is the author of the brand new volume of flash fiction, Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep. He is also the author of Apocalypse All the Time, and the Nebraska book award-winning Not Quite so Stories. He is a Staff Reader for "Digging Through The Fat" and his writing appears in "Spelk," "Jellyfish Review," "Thrice Fiction," "Literary Orphans," and more.

The podcast starts with David reading one of the entries in Roses are Red.... and wraps up with another.

David's website

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Sep 4, 2018

Every year, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers runs a contest for unpublished writers. It's called Colorado Gold and the winners are announced during the annual conference (coming up this weekend, Sept. 6 through 9). There are five categories in the contest and, for each of the categories there are five finalists and, as a result, 25 finalists in all.

This year, savvy contest watchers will notice one name that pops up three times: Joy Meredith.

Joy has two finalists in the women’s fiction category and one in mainstream. The titles? Something Out of Nothing. That’s the mainstream entry. And Old Cravings and, finally, McSham and the Whim Wham—those are the entries in Women’s Fiction.

But neat categories are not exactly Joy Meredith’s cup of tea, as you will hear. She is eager to turn genres on their head and look for twists and unusual approaches.

Joy Meredith loves writing books about ordinary people in the midst of extraordinary circumstances. She believes allowing different foods to touch on her plate is a big no-no, but she’s fearless when it comes to mixing genres, with romance at the heart of all her stories. She lives outside Denver with her English husband, whom she married for his James Bond accent, and their three amazing children. To reflect her active lifestyle, Joy owns two pugs. She works as an elementary school librarian helping
children track down books almost exclusively about sharks or princesses. Or shark princesses. In her free time, she likes reading (duh), printing off healthy recipes she has no intention of cooking, and playing nerdy German-style board games.

Joy Meredith's website

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