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WOTY & IWOTY Voting Closes: Each year, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers honors one of its published members as its traditionally published Writer of the Year (WOTY) and Independent Writer of the Year (IWOTY). Voting for the 2016 awards is open now closed.


Conference Bookstore & Signing Sign Up Closes: The Colorado Gold Conference Book Sale is a great way to promote yourself as an author and sell copies of your books. Sign up for the bookstore and signing is now open to members.


WOTY & IWOTY Announcement Party: Join us at Bookbar, meet the finalists for the WOTY and IWOTY, and congratulate this year's winners.

Colorado Gold Conference

Every year, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers is pleased to present the Colorado Gold Conference, where hundreds of writers from all over the US and beyond gather for a full weekend of writerly camaraderie, exciting programming, and opportunities to pitch projects to the industry's top agents and editors.

When & Where
September 9-11, 2016
Renaissance Hotel
Denver, Colorado

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2016 Keynote Speakers
Robert J. Sawyer & Ann Hood

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Rocky Mountain Writer Podcast – Episode #49
Jennifer Kincheloe & The Secret Life of Anna Blanc

A chat with the author of The Secret Life of Anna Blanc, recently nominated for a prestigious Macavity award (after it first won the Colorado Gold Contest back in 2013).

For suggestions about content or to comment on the show, email host Mark Stevens at podcast Also feel free to leave a comment about the podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast provider.

CLICK HERE to listen to previous podcasts.

2016 Honored Guiding Members

Each year, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers recognizes members who have significantly contributed to the success of our organization over the years. These individuals are honored for their talent and abilities, as well as the leadership they've shown.

Christine T. Jorgensen is author of seven mystery novels, her latest is Missing, is a local best seller featuring Detective Casey Jansen. First in a planned series, Missing is a suspense thriller set in Colorado and written under the name, C.T. Jorgensen, separating it from her previous humorous amateur sleuths. Next in the series, Disappeared, will be out in 2016. Jorgensen, a confirmed critiquer, is a former Writer of the Year, a long time member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, Colorado Gold Contest judge and member of Mystery Writers of America. Her second novel, You Bet Your Life, was a finalist in the Colorado Book Award.

Sharon Mignerey remembers vividly getting that first library card, and from then until now she’s always read as much as she could. All that reading, in turn, fueled her passion for writing. Though the path to becoming published was a longer one than she’d ever anticipated, she never gave up on her dream to be a published author. After she graduated from college, she became a technical writer, and for many years wrote software documentation for computer systems. User’s guides and system analysis weren’t quite what she had in mind, though, and she always wrote fiction on the side. During the years she kept polishing her stories and submitting them for publication.

Robin D. Owens has been writing longer than she cares to recall and has published twenty seven books, five novellas, and two short stories. She is profoundly thankful to be a recipient of the 2002 Romance Writers of America RITA® Award (like the Oscar in her field) for HeartMate, various other awards throughout the years, and has been named the Writer of the Year by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers twice. She has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Colorado Romance Writers. Her fantasy/futuristic romances found a home at Berkley with the issuance of HeartMate in December 2001. She credits the "telepathic cat with attitude" in selling that book.