Jasmine Award

2013 Jasmine Award Winner: Vicki Law

vickilawVicki’s first experience with RMFW was to attend the 2006 Colorado Gold Conference with her husband, Mike Ruchhoeft and best friend, Marne Kirstatter. Immediately, she was in awe of the RMFW well-oiled machine and felt welcome. Less than an hour after walking into the hotel, she’d reluctantly agreed to co-chair the 2007 conference with Marne. After a bit of confusion regarding her own impetuous actions, Vicki got online, joined RMFW and has never regretted it. Now, seven years later, she considers RMFW her tribe. She has gone from being unable to moderate small workshops to presenting her own classes and speaking in front of large crowds. She has also gained more marketable skills from RMFW than from all of her thirty plus years in paid jobs. More importantly, she’s learned to write and she’s come to know the ever-evolving writing industry. Because of RMFW, agents and editors, New York Times Bestselling authors and Excellent Writers in various stages of their writing journey are among her friends. She lives in Montrose with her husband and currently one of their six kids and her family. Someday, she hopes to experience empty nest but is currently enjoying living with one of their five grandchildren. Within a few days of this writing, their sixth and newest granddaughter will be welcomed into the world and into their home. She also lives with a large varied furry and scaly menagerie. On the side, Vicki works full-time managing a law office.

2012 Jasmine Award Winner: Terry Wright

A member of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers since 1998, Terry Wright co-chairs our annual Colorado Gold Writing Contest and also handles membership and website editing and troubleshooting. Published in Science Fiction, Supernatural, and Horror, his mastery of the action thriller has won him International acclaim as an accomplished screenplay writer. There’s nothing mundane in the writing world of Terry Wright. Tension, conflict and suspense propel his readers through the pages as if they were on fire. Terry is also the editor of his own electronic publishing company, TWB Press, specializing in science fiction, supernatural, horror, and thriller genres with authors from California to Estonia. He lives in Lakewood with his wife, Bobette, and their Yorkie, Taz. Visit his Web sites at www.terrywrightbooks.com. And www.twbpress.com

2011 Jasmine Award Winner: Mario Acevedo

Mario Acevedo has been RMFW president, programs chair, and Writer of the Year; he has served on many RMFW and RMFW-PAL committees, always judges the annual contest for unpublished writers, and served on the selection jury for the 3rd anthology. His biggest contribution to RMFW, though, has been his unflagging support of newly-published members and also in getting the organization’s profile more attention, through organizing and manning a booth at the annual Mountain and Plains Independent Booksellers’ Association trade fair. Mario exemplifies service and dedication, and his Jasmine represents RMFW’s gratitude.

Jasmine Award Past Honorees

2010 – Robin D. Owens
2009 – Susan Smith
2008 – Linda Hull
2007 – Janet Lane
2006 – Peggy Waide
2005 – Diana Rowe
2004 – Karen Duvall
2003 – Margie Lawson
2002 – Jessica Wulf
2001 – Jameson Cole
2000 – Alice Kober
1999 – Liz Hill
1998 – Paula Boyd
1997 – Christine Goff
1996 – Sharon Mignerey
1995 – Carol Rusley
1994 – Janet Grill
1993 – Margaret Porter
1992 – Barbara Blackman
1991 – Lee Karr
1990 – Kay Bergstrom
1989 – Jean Anne Caldwell