Special Events


Writing Commercial Fiction by Jeffery Deaver

Saturday, April 7, 2018,  Renaissance Denver, 3801 Quebec Street
Co-hosted by



Sign-in from 9:00-9:30 a.m. Program starts 9:30. Lunch included. Ends approximately 3:00 p.m. Bring your laptop, tablet, or pen and paper – writing exercises included.

Cost:  $50 for RMFW and RMMWA members with early registration through February 28
$60 for non-members through February 28

$60 for RMFW and RMMWA members late registration beginning March 1
$70 for non-members beginning March 1

Space is limited


Writing Commercial Fiction by Jeffery Deaver

International number-one bestselling author Jeffery Deaver presents a four-hour class on developing the tools you need to craft compelling commercial fiction.

Deaver, the current president of Mystery Writers of America will give you invaluable insight into the general rules of writing fiction, the elements of a successful novel, and the publication process.

No matter what your level of experience, you won’t want to miss out on this fantastic opportunity to hone your skills and advance your career.

A former journalist, folksinger and attorney, Jeffery Deaver has written more than 35 novels, 3 collections of short stories, a non-fiction law book, and country-western album lyrics. He’s an international number-one bestselling author selling in 150 countries and translated into more than 25 languages. More than 50 million of his books have sold worldwide, with novels appearing on bestseller lists around the world, including the New York Times, Times of London, Corriere della Sera, Sydney Morning Herald, and Los Angeles Times, as well as receiving or being shortlisted for dozens of awards around the world. Deaver has received the Lifetime Achievement Award (Bouchercon World Mystery Convention), the Raymond Chandler Lifetime Achievement Award, and The Strand Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award.

Awards: The Bodies Left Behind/Novel of the Year by the International Thriller Writers Association (The Broken Window and Edge also nominated); British Crime Writer’s Association Steel Dagger & Short Story Dagger; the Nero Wolfe Award; three Ellery Queen Readers Award/Best Short Story of the Year; the British Thumping Good Read Award; the Mystery Writers Association of Japan Book of the Year; the Japanese Adventure Fiction Association Grand Prix award; and Killer Nashville’s Political Thriller of the Year.


The Art of Storytelling -and- The Art of Author Branding

with Kristen Lamb

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Table Mountain Inn – 1310 Washington Avenue, Golden, CO 80401

Sign-in from 8:30-9:00. Breakfast from 8:30 – 9:30 - Program starts 9:30. Breakfast & Lunch included.
Ends approximately 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $70 for RMFW members early registration through March 31
$80 for non-members through March 31
$80 for RMFW members late registration beginning April 1
$90 for non-members beginning April 1

Space is limited - Register today!

The Art of Storytelling - A.M.
Tired of starting book after book only to lose steam and being unable to finish? Do you finish, but your books keep getting rejected or they don't sell? Do you finish, but it takes an ungodly amount of time?

Sure, great, eventually you land an agent for your book, but you don't have FIVE YEARS to write the next one!

This class is here to help. The writers who are making an excellent income are not doing it with ONE book, rather they are harnessing the power of compounded sales. This class is designed to help you learn to plot leaner, meaner, faster and cleaner (even for PANTSERS!). It's possible to pick up the pace as well as enhance quality of our stories.

Learn the basic elements of plot, various plotting techniques, how to test your seed idea to see if it is even strong enough to be a novel, and MORE!

The Art of Author Branding – How to Cultivate Passionate Fans - P.M.
All authors need a brand, so this class teaches how to locate and cultivate your audience into passionate fans who BUY YOUR BOOKS!

How can you grow your platform and turn your name alone into a bankable asset? It’s not as hard as you might have been led to believe.

You DON’T need to be a tech guru/mega-high-pressure-sales person to excel at this. In fact, it’s best you aren't. The reality is that in the digital age, consumers rely on brands with human history. They're overwhelmed and we can help them out by helping them find US. Consumers (which is code for readers) buy from who they know, like, and trust. In a sea of infinite choices, a powerful NAME is a tremendous asset. Can you say "James Patterson"?

The single largest challenge all writers face in the digital age is discoverability. Connecting with our audience is a challenge, but nothing we can't handle. This class will address:
• What is a brand? How to make one uniquely your own.
• How to BE YOU! You're a writer, not an insurance salesman!
• Harness your imagination & creativity for better results (No one likes SPAM, so don't serve it!).
• How to use this information to locate, engage, and cultivate an audience.
• Myths about exposure.
• Common scams that will wreck your brand and earning ability.
• Why most promotion is a waste of money.
• A list of expensive and not-so-bright ideas for reaching readers.
• Knowing when and HOW to promote.

Overall this class is about working smarter not harder. This class is to teach you to think strategically so all energy is focused. Sure, we have to hustle, but why not hustle and get an AUTHENTIC PAYDAY for all that hard work?

Kristen Lamb is the author of the definitive guide to social media and branding for authors, Rise of the Machines—Human Authors in a Digital World. She’s also the author of #1 best-selling books We Are Not Alone—The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer. She’s just released her acclaimed debut thriller The Devil’s Dance.

Kristen has written over twelve hundred blogs and her site was recognized by Writer’s Digest Magazine as one of the Top 101 Websites for Writers. Her branding methods are responsible for selling millions of books and used by authors of every level, from emerging writers to mega authors.