Colorado Gold Conference Master Class: Author’s Guide to Social Media

The five master classes scheduled for Friday during the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference (September 20-22 in Denver) are featured on this blog August 7, August 8, August 12, August 20, and August 29.

Author's Guide to Social Media
Instructor: Bree Ervin
Friday, September 20, 8:00-11:50 Telluride

The social media master class is a hands on course that will give participants the confidence they need to get going on social media. We will go over the basics of the most popular social media sites, become familiar with the lingo and jargon as well as the tools that can be used to make it all more painless. The rest of the time will be spent learning best practices, ways to use social media effectively and how not to alienate all your friends! You’ll learn how not to feed the trolls, and, more importantly, how not to be a troll.

This course will NOT teach you how to become a best selling author using only social media, because that's impossible. It WILL give you the raw unvarnished truth about what social media can and cannot do for you.

It is recommended that all participants set up Twitter, Facebook, and Gmail accounts and a blog (even if they have never actually used any of the above) prior to coming to class.

Bree ErvinBree Ervin has worked as an independent editor and marketer for 5 years. She was head of social marketing at a corporate firm before striking out on her own. She has since helped authors develop and deploy their own social media plans.

The registration link for the Colorado Gold Conference scheduled for September 20-22, 2013, is The deadline to register for Master Classes is September 15th. The cost of each workshop is $50 add-on to the regular conference fee. More information on the conference schedule, hotel accommodations, and presenters is available in the brochure at: If you have additional questions, please contact Susan Brooks, Conference Chair,

Patricia Stoltey
Blog Editor
Patricia grew up on a farm in central Illinois so naturally had to use the old farm in her first mystery. The second Sylvia and Willie tale takes place near and in the little touristy gold mining town of Oatman, Arizona. Patricia's third novel, a standalone suspense called Dead Wrong, was released November 2014. Dead Wrong was a finalist in the thriller category for the Colorado Book Awards. Visit her blog at