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Saturday, December 17th from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Registration is now open for the 30th Annual Pikes Peak Writers Conference!

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APRIL 27 – 30 2023



A Whole Mood

By: Deborah Brewer A short video plays on social media: A pigtailed girl watches with wide-eyed panic as the ice cream from her cone topples to the ground. A pack of mini-poodles swoops in to claim the mess. The girl bursts into tears. Comments follow: “Mood” “A whole mood” “Totally […]

Sweet Success for Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten

Congratulations to Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten! MIRTH AND MUSINGS (Red Penguin Book, 2021), an anthology containing the written work of the authors, was the winner in the 2022 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards in the category of anthologies. ABOUT THE BOOK MIRTH AND MUSINGS in the same book? Join the […]

Choosing Names and Occupations that Enhance Your Novella

Writing a Novella, Part 9 By Donna Schlachter As we’ve discussed before, novellas have fewer words than novels, which means that each and every one must count. This includes—or perhaps is even more critical—when it comes to selecting names and occupations for your characters. Character’s Names For example—and please forgive […]

Sweet Success for Darby Karchut

Hats off to Darby Karchut (author) and Wes Karchut (illustrator). Their debut picture book, COWBOYS, COW CHIPS, AND TARADIDDLES, won the 2022 Will Rogers Medallion Award Bronze Medal for Nonfiction-Young Readers-Illustrated. ABOUT THE BOOK A quirky collection of common and not-so-common cowboy words and sayings, illustrated by award-winning artist and […]


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