This year I’m flabbergasted (I wish I was British, so I can use “gobsmacked”) to be nominated, again, for the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (RMFW) Writer of the Year. And again I don’t feel worthy, when I look at the other nominees:
- Robin D. Owens, author of fantasy/romance and winner of many, many awards. Really, she’s got them coming out her ears: RITA, Daphne Du Maurier Award, RMFW WOTY, Lungfish (from Denver Area SF Association), etc. She’s been published since 2001 and has at least two series, approximately 15 books, under her belt. Her latest is Enchanted No More, from Luna.
- Maggie Sefton, New York Times Bestselling author of mysteries and historical fiction. She’s been published since 1995 and you’ll probably recognize her award-winning Berkley Prime Crime Knitting Mysteries, the latest of which is Skein of the Crime.
- And then there’s me… (sound of crickets chirping). If you’re interested, you can see all our bios here.
So in lieu of going over my non-existent awards, I’m going to pimp the RMFW, a group of friendly and helpful writers. I’ve been impressed with their professionalism as well as their dedication to helping fiction writers of all sorts (published, pre-published, and self-published). If you’re a fiction writer in the Denver Metro area, you should take a look at their web site, www.rmfw.org, and if you’re not in the area, then follow their quasi-official blog, Chiseled in Rock. I hope if you’re in the Rocky Mountain area and can be in Denver September 9th – 11th, you’ll also consider going to the RMFW Colorado Gold Conference. It’s worth it.