Book Review: Divinity by Michelle L. Johnson

Book Review: Divinity by Michelle L. Johnson
I met Michelle at the 2014 Pikes Peak Writers Conference and, as writers will do, we got to talking about what we write. When she told me about her book, I knew I had to have it. As soon as she let me know that the pre-order for Divinity was available, I slapped down my ...

PPWC 2014 Recap

PPWC 2014 Recap
I’m at a loss for where to start. Our annual Pikes Peak Writers Conference has been the works for about 15-18 months. Yeah. It takes us that long to get everything ironed out and going properly. Now that the 2014 PPWC over, we’re focused on 2015, but not after taking a well-deserved break for a week or two. ...

Five More Tips for Making a Conference Great

I’ve been thinking about my first post that contained five tips for making the most of a conference. I jotted down a few notes on adding five more tips, and I wanted to share them with you here. 1) Practice Your Pitch If you’re going to be pitching your book to an agent or editor, ...

Five Tips for Making the Most of a Conference

Pikes Peak Writers recently hosting our second annual Write Your Heart Out Event, which is a free half-day showcase of what to expect at our annual Pikes Peak Writers Conference. Congrats to Shannon and her staff of volunteers for putting together a fantastic event! I had prepared a series of interludes between the main speakers in ...

I’m Batting .000

If you recall from my PPWC recap, I pitched Warmaiden twice. Through some miracle I managed to land four requests for the full manuscript from those two pitches. How? Well, check that post for the details. That was April. Now to fast forward to today. The final rejection from those four requests rolled into my ...

Pikes Peak Writers Conference 2013 Recap

This past week and weekend saw the 21st Pikes Peak Writers Conference come and go. Since I’m on the steering committee for next year’s PPWC, I asked tons of people how things were going to look for ways to improve, maintain, or fix the conference. The responses I received were overwhelmingly positive. Long-time attendees said ...

No Posting This Week

Sorry folks, but I’ll be ignoring my blog this week. It’s for a good reason. This week is the Pikes Peak Writers Conference. I’ll be moderating 3 or 4 sessions, presenting in 2 others, and acting as host for 2 open table conversations. I’m also doing some transportation duty to get folks between the airport ...

My Obligatory Hugo Post

The nominations for the Hugo award to be given out at LoneStarCon 3 were announced a few weeks back. I’m just now getting around to this post about who I’m voting for. I’m not posting this in any sort of attempt to “stuff the ballot” or influence folks. If I somehow influence my fellow voters ...

PPWC 2013 Flyer

PPWC 2013 Flyer
The Pikes Peak Writers Conference for 2013 is quickly approaching! Registration is now open. If you want more information, check out this beautiful flyer!

Mile Hi Con Schedule

Here are the sessions I’m planning on being at. This may change as the conference rolls around, but I doubt it will change much. Friday: 2 & 3 PM: You Got Your Idea Where? 4 PM: Long-Lasting Short Story 5 PM: Writing the Holy Trilogy of SF/F 6 PM: Writers’ Networking in the Bar 7 ...