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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: April, 2016
Apr 24, 2016

Aimie K. Runyan's first novel, Promised to the Crown, launches this week. The novel is set in 17th Century France and New France, a.k.a. Canada.

The idea for the book started for Runyan in third grade when she took an instant interest in the French language and soon, an even deeper interest in everything to do with France.

Her interest in France stayed with her through high school and college and it was while working on her Master's thesis on the women who helped found French Canada that she won a generous grant from the Quebec government to study onsite for three months, enabling the detailed research necessary for work on her novel.

On the podcast, Runyan offers tips for guarding your writing time and how she fit work on the novel around raising two small children. She also talks about how she found her agent following a session of Pitch Wars on Twitter and the steps to finding her publisher.

The podcast includes Aimie reads the opening few minutes of Promised to the Crown.

Aimie K. Runyan
Kensington Books
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Apr 17, 2016

This week on the podcast, a two-part preview of Genre Con, a day-long educational event taking place in Golden, Colorado on Saturday, May 14.

First up is Terri Benson, who serves in a dual capacity as RMFW’s Western Slope liaison and education chair. Terri provides some insights into how Genre Con will run and what attendees can expect from both the morning group session and the afternoon breakout sessions.

Following Terri, we have a chat with Angie Hodapp from the Nelson Literary Agency right here in Denver

Angie, a previous guest on the podcast, provides an in-depth sneak peak of the morning-long session called "The Right Stuff – Opening Pages that Lead to Yes."

 


RMFW Genre Con Information


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Apr 10, 2016

Betsy Dornbusch writes epic fantasy. She's also dabbled in science fiction and she has written and published short stories that have appeared in over a dozen magazines and anthologies.

Her first fantasy novel came out in 2012 and her latest trilogy is wrapping up, after Exile and Emissary, with Enemy, coming soon. She just announced the sale of a stand-alone, The Silver Scar.

On the podcast, she talks about the draw of world building and writing fantasy, she reveals the moment on a trip to England that sparked her writing career, and she talks about the benefits of writing short stories as a way to hone your craft.

Betsy Dornbusch

Nightshade Books

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Apr 4, 2016

Eleanor Brown is the New York Times and international bestselling author of The Weird Sisters. Brown's first published novel created a splash. The Weird Sisters was an Indie Next pick, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and a Barnes & Noble Book of the Month.

On April 30, Eleanor is giving a free workshop in Littleton, Colorado called "Flammable Characters."

On the podcast she gives us a preview of the “flammable characters” concept and chats about the bumps and roadblocks in her writing career, including writing three whole books before finding the right source of inspiration that would make for a worthy follow-up to first.

Eleanor Brown

The Writers Table

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