Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers



Interviews with members of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and those involved in RMFW conferences, workshops and other writing-related events.Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to supporting, encouraging, and educating writers seeking publication in commercial fiction.


  • Joshua Viola & Psi-Wars: Classified Cases of Psychic Phenomena

    04/05/2020 Duración: 51min

    Joshua Viola is a four-time Colorado Book Award finalist and co-author of the Denver Moon series with Warren Hammond. His comic book collection, Denver Moon: Metamorphosis, was included on the 2018 Bram Stoker Award Preliminary Ballot for Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel. He edited the Denver Post #1 bestselling anthology, Nightmares Unhinged, and co-edited Cyber World—named one of the best science fiction anthologies of 2016 by Barnes & Noble. His fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies, Birdy magazine, and on He is owner and chief editor of Hex Publishers. Hex' latest short story anthology is Psi-Wars: Classified Cases of Psychic Phenomena, due out later this month. Intro music by Moby Outro by Dan-o-Songs

  • Tiffany Yates Martin & Intuitive Editing

    27/04/2020 Duración: 46min

    Developmental book editor Tiffany Yates Martin is privileged to help authors tell their stories as effectively, compellingly, and truthfully as possible. In more than 25 years in the publishing industry she's worked both with major publishing houses and directly with authors (through her company FoxPrint Editorial), on books by New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestsellers and award winners as well as newer authors. She presents objective editing and writing craft workshops for writers' groups, organizations, and conferences to help authors learn to edit their own writing and revise their stories. She also offers editing tips and advice on creative story revision for numerous writers' sites and publications.  Tiffany is giving a workshop via Zoom for RMFW on Saturday, May 30. Her book Intuitive Editing comes out in May. Tiffany's website. Intro music by Moby Outro by Dan-o-Songs

  • Angie Hodapp & Query Craft

    19/04/2020 Duración: 45min

    Angie Hodapp is the Director of Literary Development at Nelson Literary Agency. A graduate of the Publishing Institute at the University of Denver, she holds a BA in English education and an MA in English with an emphasis in communication development. She has worked in language education and professional writing and editing for more than twenty years and is a frequent presenter at writing conferences and literary events. Dedicated to helping writers improve their craft and learn about the ever-changing publishing industry, Angie is the author of the Writer-in-the-Know series. The latest in the series, just out, is Query Craft. Intro music by Moby Outro by Dan-o-Songs

  • O.E. Tearmann & Aces and Eights

    12/04/2020 Duración: 44min

    Olivia Wylie is a professional landscaper who specializes in the restoration of neglected gardens. When the weather keeps her indoors, she enjoys researching and writing about plants, futures, and human connection. She lives in Colorado with a very patient husband and a rather impatient cat. Nonir Amicitia is a queer, nerdy, social justice cleric. In addition to their work under the O.E. Tearmann name, they create art and spiritual services to support marginalized communities at Wandering Jotun Crafts. Aces and Eights, Book #4 in O.E. Tearmann's Aces High, Jokers Wild Series will be out next month. O.E. Tearmann's Amazon Page The Colorado Creatives Care Campaign  Intro music by Moby Outro by Dan-o-Songs

  • Sue Hinkin & The Burn Patient

    06/04/2020 Duración: 32min

    Raised in Chicagoland, Sue Hinkin is a former college administrator, television news photographer and NBC-TV art department staffer. With a B.A. from St. Olaf College, she completed graduate work at the University of Michigan and was a Cinematography Fellow at the American Film Institute. She lives with her family in Denver. Her Vega and Middleton Mystery Series includes Deadly Focus, Low Country Blood, and The Burn Patient. Sue Hinkin's website. Intro music by Moby Outro by Dan-o-Songs

  • Melissa Payne & The Secrets of Lost Stones

    30/03/2020 Duración: 40min

    For as long as she can remember, Melissa Payne has been telling stories in one form or another—from high school newspaper articles to a graduate thesis to blogging about marriage and motherhood. But she first learned the real importance of storytelling when she worked for a residential and day treatment center for abused and neglected children. There she wrote speeches and letters to raise funds for the children. The truth in those stories was piercing and painful and written to invoke in the reader a call to action: to give, to help, to make a difference. Melissa’s love of writing and sharing stories in all forms has endured. She lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with her husband and three children, a friendly mutt, a very loud cat, and the occasional bear. The Secrets of Lost Stones is her first novel. Melissa Payne's website. Intro music by Moby Outro by Dan-o-Songs

  • ZJ Czupor & Mindy McIntyre - The Colorado Gold Rush Literary Awards

    22/03/2020 Duración: 35min

    ZJ Czupor is co-chair, with Sue Hinkin, of the Colorado Gold Rush Literary Awards sponsored by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. ZJ also serves as vice president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America and writes a monthly column, “The Mystery Minute,” which appears at Mindy McIntyre is a proud member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and Sisters in Crime. She also moderates the Aspen Grove critique group and, after years of judging and doing intake for Colorado Gold, she’s serving as the Judging Coordinator for the Gold Rush Literary Awards. Intro music by Moby Outro by Dan-o-Songs  

  • Diane Byington & If She Had Stayed

    15/03/2020 Duración: 31min

    Diane Byington has been a tenured college professor, yoga teacher, psychotherapist, and executive coach. Also, she raised goats for fiber and once took a job cooking hot dogs for a NASCAR event. She still enjoys spinning and weaving, but she hasn’t eaten a hot dog or watched a car race since. Besides reading and writing, Diane loves to hike, kayak, and photograph sunsets. She and her husband divide their time between Boulder, Colorado, and Dunedin, Florida. Diane's latest novel is If She Had Stayed. Diane's website Intro music by Moby Outro by Dan-o-Songs

  • Melissa Koons & Thomas A. Fowler

    11/03/2020 Duración: 36min

    Melissa Koons is a writer, blogger, and book formatter for Write Illusion. She has won 3 awards for her writing and has multiple traditionally and independently published works. She works at the University of Colorado by day and publishes by night. Thomas A. Fowler is the author of nerdy things. Starting out in theater and film, he shifted over to writing science fiction and found his passion. An award-winning author, he can be found in several anthologies and has self-published others. His debut novel, The Thales, the first in the Rising Current trilogy, was released in November of 2019. When not writing, Fowler can be found with his wife, son, and three daughters or indulging in all things entertainment. An important note: This interview was recorded before Melissa and Thomas decided to step back from Spine Press & Post. However, the content is still useful and relevant to authors of all stripes. Melissa can be found at and Thomas can be found at Intro music by Mo

  • Wendy Terrien & The Forge of Bonds

    08/03/2020 Duración: 36min

    International bestselling author Wendy Terrien received her first library card at age two, and a few years later started writing her own stories. Wendy is Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ 2017-2018 Independent Writer of the Year. Her debut novel, The Rampart Guards, earned a Kirkus starred review and was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016. The novel is a Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award Finalist, a bronze medal winner from Readers’ Favorites, and is the first in her intriguing urban fantasy series. Next in the series were two book two's (Wendy explains on the podcast) - The League of Governors and The Clan Calling. Book three in the series, just out, is The Forge of Bonds. Wendy Terrien's website Intro music by Moby Outro by Dan-o-Songs

  • Kate Lansing & Killer Chardonnay

    27/02/2020 Duración: 37min

    Kate Lansing lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, three-year-old daughter, and a chair-napping tabby cat named Maple. Her love for mysteries began when she devoured From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler as a young girl, and has grown from there. An award-winning short story author, her work has appeared in the Brave New Girls Anthology and the Crossing Colfax Anthology. She’s a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. Her debut novel will be released in May. It's called Killer Chardonnay. Kate Lansing's website  Intro music by Moby Outro by Dan-o-Songs

  • Nathan Lowell & Cape Grace

    22/02/2020 Duración: 41min

    Nathan Lowell has been a full time self published author since 2012. His goal in 2020 is to write 2000 new words every day and publish as many of them as he can. With 16 novels and more on the way, he always looks for ways to help new voices find their audiences. He's been a member of RMFW for many years and currently serves on the board of Science-Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America as their chief financial officer. Nathan's latest release, just out this month, is Cape Grace. Nathan's website. Intro music by Moby Outro by Dan-o-Songs  

  • Kristy Ferrin & The Poison of Woedenwoud

    14/02/2020 Duración: 36min

    Kristy Ferrin - a.k.a. K. Ferrin - is the author of the stand alone young adult fantasy novel Magicless as well as the new adult fantasy series Magicfall. She is an engineer by day, a word slinger by night, and fills the cracks in between with mountain adventures with her husband and a 50 lb. hair-ball that goes by the name Emma. Kristy is an active member of the RMFW community. She has taught workshops on everything from world building to WordPress at the Colorado Gold Writers conference as well as on the Western Slope, and has recently taken on the role of Technology Chair for the organization. K. Ferrin's website Intro music by Moby Outro by Dan-o-Songs

  • Carol Berg & A Conjuring of Assassins

    07/02/2020 Duración: 42min

    Carol Berg is an award-winning and bestselling author of fifteen epic fantasy novels and half a dozen novellas and short stories. She also writes the fantasy adventure series Chimera under the pen name Cate Glass. Her new book, just out, is A Conjuring of Assassins. Though Carol's home has a great view of the Colorado Rockies, she has lived a large portion of her life in realms of mystery and adventure - Middle Earth, Camelot, Amber, Wonderland, Harry Dresden's Chicago, Jim Chee's New Mexico, Cheltenham race track or the colleges of Oxford, Victorian London, Cold War Berlin, the Welsh borderlands, River Heights, Marvel's version of Hell's get the drift. While studying mathematics and software engineering at Rice University and the University of Colorado respectively, Carol Berg carved out a special place for studies in English and History of Art and reading, reading, reading. A few years into a career as a software development engineer, she took up a hobby of writing her own fiction.  Carol enjo

  • Dacia Arnold & Resistance

    29/01/2020 Duración: 32min

    Dacia M Arnold is an award-winning American novelist, mother, and ten-year Army Veteran. She is the author of dystopian science fiction. As a freelance writer, Dacia contributes monthly to the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer’s blog where she shares her relatively brief experience in the literary world. Her nonfiction as also appeared in New York Times Magazine. She lives in Denver with her husband, two human children, and two beagle children. Dacia's latest novel is Resistance. Dacia's website Intro music by Moby Outro by Dan-o-Songs  

  • Harper McDavid & Zapata

    20/01/2020 Duración: 34min

    Harper McDavid (a.k.a Mary Johnson) lives in Morrison with her husband, two dogs and big-boned cat. Her debut novel, Zapata, a romantic suspense, was published in 2019 by Soul Mate Publishing. She’s been a Colorado Gold finalist twice and is currently pantsing her way through a second novel, Proximity of Betrayal, which was a finalist for the Daphne du Maurier Award for Romantic Suspense. Mary attributes a large part of her writing success to the critique partners she met through Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. Harper McDavid's website Intro music by Moby Outro by Dan-o-Songs

  • Travis Heerman & Dawn of the Deadly Fang

    11/01/2020 Duración: 39min

    Freelance writer, novelist, editor, Travis Heermann is the author of eight novels, including The Hammer Falls, Death Wind, and The Ronin Trilogy, plus short fiction in Apex Magazine, Cemetery Dance, and others. His freelance work includes contributions to the Firefly Roleplaying Game, Battletech, Legend of Five Rings, and EVE Online. In addition, Travis writes novels for young adults under the pen name T. James Logan. His latest for the YA crowd is Dawn of the Deadly Fang. Travis Heerman's website Intro music by Moby Outro by Dan-o-Songs

  • Kevin Ikenberry and Quincy J. Allen & The Enforcer

    03/01/2020 Duración: 36min

    We have two guests on the podcast to start off 2020—the authors of the new novel Enforcer. Kevin Ikenberry is a life-long space geek, retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, and science fiction writer. His debut novel Sleeper Protocol was heralded as “an emotionally powerful debut” by Publisher’s Weekly. He is the author of The Protocol War series and the Peacemaker novels in the best-selling Four Horsemen Universe. Quincy J. Allen is a cross-genre author with dozens of short story credits and six novels under his belt. He continues work on his Blood War Chronicles in the ShadowGate universe and with Marc Edelheit on the Way of Legend fantasy series. Quincy will be releasing novels in 2020 in several series and expects to be busier than a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest. Kevin Ikenberry's website Quincy J. Allen's website Intro music by Moby Outro by Dan-o-Songs

  • Lisa Brown Roberts & The Bookworm Crush

    14/12/2019 Duración: 38min

    Award-winning young adult author Lisa Brown Roberts still hasn’t recovered from the teenage trauma of accidentally tweezing off both eyebrows, or that time she crashed her car into a tree while trying impress a guy. Her mom is not at all surprised that Lisa ended up writing romantic comedies. Lisa’s novels have earned praise from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal. She lives in Colorado with her family of humans and furry divas and loves to connect with readers on the interwebs. Her latest book is The Bookworm Crush. Kirkus Reviews raved. “Roberts,” said Kirkus, “has the teen voice down pat.” Lisa Brown Roberts' website Intro music by Moby Outro by Dan-o-Songs

  • Jennifer Kincheloe & The Body in Griffith Park

    07/12/2019 Duración: 35min

    Jennifer Kincheloe is a research scientist and writer of historical mysteries. Her novels take place in 1900's Los Angeles among the police matrons of the LAPD combining mystery, history, humor, and romance. Jennifer’s novels have been finalists in the Lefty Awards, the Macavity Awards, the Colorado Author's League Awards, the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards, and she has won the Mystery and Mayhem Award and the Colorado Gold. Jennifer grew up in Southern California, but has traveled to such places as Greenland, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, and Papua New Guinea. She’s been a a nurse's aid, a fragrance model, and she has worked on the research faculty at UCLA, where I spent 11 years conducting studies to inform health policy Jennifer’s latest book in the Anna Blanc mystery series is The Body in Griffith Park. Stay tuned after the interview for a sample from the audio book, just released this month. Intro music by Moby Outro by Dan-o-Songs

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