Past Conferences

2015 Conference

Cath Launa
Writing the Basics of Queer Characters
Susan Brooks
Our 2015 Conference Chair enjoys the Friday night banquet.
Agent-Editor Critique Sessions
Trish Hermanson gives comments at the table led by Danielle Burby from Hannigan, Salky, Getzler Agency.
Cindi Myers
The Juggling Act--Writing for More Than One Publisher
Editors Read the Slush Pile
Angie Hodapp
Teaching a Friday morning Master class--"Thinking in Scenes: Projecting Your Fiction on Your Reader's Mental Movie Screen."
Bree Ervin
Putting Curiosity in the Driver's Seat
Kay Bergstrom
Amnesia Again?
Chris Mandeville
Teaching a Friday Morning Master Class--"Everything You Need to Know to Write a Novel"
Tracy Thornton Brisendine
Talking on "Homicide for Writers Not Criminals"
Book Sale 3-Gary Reilly
Agent-Editor Panel III
Sandra Bond and Susan Spann
RMFW's 2015 Writer of the Year, Susan Spann poses with her agent, Sandra Bond.
Book Sale 5--Cindy Myers and Yvonne Montgomery Ewegan
Tactics and Techniques for Keeping a Series Fresh
Jeanne Stein, Robin D. Owens, Carol Caverly, Cindi Myers
Editor-Agent Panel
Aaron Michael Ritchey, Warren Hammond and Brenna Yovanoff
Book Sale
Because reading books (especially ones written by people you know) is almost as much fun as writing them.
Book Sale 2
The Big World of Small Publishing 2
Linda Joffe Hull Susan Brooks
Emily Singer
Writing the Basics of Queer Characters
Carol Berg
Taught a Friday morning Master Class--"Vivid Writing" AND a Friday afternoon workshop--"The Joys, Pitfalls and Techniques of Revision."
Deni Dietz
Synopses and Queries and Formatting, Oh My!
Enes Smith
Teaching "The One Minute Lie-Detector: Creating Believable Lies."
Writing Across Genre--How Genre Conventions Shape Your Story
With Grayson Towler and Rebecca Bates. Moderated by Angela Lavoie.
Pamela Nowak
RMFW's current president at the Friday evening banquet.
The Big World of Small Publishing
Ben LeRoy Linda Joffe Hull
Leah Parker
More demonstration for "Is Your Novel MG, YA, or Divergent?"
Shannon Baker
RMFW's 2014 Writer of the Year introduces our 2015 Writer of the Year, Susan Spann.
Karen Lin
Charlie Yoite
Writing the Basics of Queer Characters
Heather Webb and Kerry Schafer
No Feet of Clay--Molding Characters that Move the Reader
Johnny Worthen
Symbolism Theory--Connection and Reference
Carol Caverly
Brainstorming Yourself! Finding Ideas in Strange Places
Anita Mumm
A Layered Approach to Worldbuilding.
Agent-Editor Panel
Book Sale 4-Judith Robbins Rose
Failure and Self-Doubt--The Silent Battle
Jeff Seymour, Bonnie Ramthun, Mary Gilgannon, Shannon Baker, Julie Kazimer
Jeffery Deaver teaches a packed workshop
Mario Acevedo and Warren Hammond
The Better Half--Sidekicks in Fiction
Keir Graff
Letting us know how to "Invite Yourself to the Social Media Party."
Kara Seal
Demonstrates how to tell "Is Your Novel MG, YA or Divergent?"
Mario Acevedo and Aaron Michael Ritchey
Resistance--What's Keeping You from Writing?
Kirk DouPonce
Book Cover Design
There are always smiling faces at the registration, info table.
Enjoying a Workshop
IPAL First Sale Panel
Monica Poole, Stephen Merlino, Corinne O'Flynn, Shawn McGuire
The Writing Biz: Truth and Lies with Money
Taught by Kay Bergstrom, Robin Owens and Cindi Myers. Karen Lin moderates.
Editor-Agent Panel

2013 Conference

The 2013 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference was held September 20-22, 2013 at the Renaissance Hotel, Denver, Colorado

Order Form for Workshop Audio Recordings

2013 Conference Literature

2013 Special Guests

  • Historical novelist Margaret George
  • Thriller and urban-fantasy author Rob Thurman
  • Horror author Ronald Malfi

2013 Attending Agents and Editors