Who We Are

PPW logo high resolutionPikes Peak Writers Conference was founded in 1993 by author Jimmie Butler under the auspices and sponsorship of the Friends of Pikes Peak Library. The inaugural conference centered on “Useful Tips for Writing Commercial Fiction,” and enjoyed sponsorship by the Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District and The Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration.

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Latest PPW News

Sweet Success for February 2017

February 17, 2016 Author Ann Perramond (pen name Ann Myers for this series) has been nominated in the amateur sleuth category for an RT book award. Her intriguing book summary follows: Cinco de Mayo brings margaritas, guacamole—and murder—to the menu in the second Santa Fe Café Mystery. Tres Amigas Café chef Rita Lafitte is whipping […]

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Sweet Success for January 2017

January 20, 2017 WorldFire Press published Aaron Michael Ritchey’s short story in Dragon Writers: An Anthology on October 17, 2016. The fantasy/sci fi story Dust and Fire is included in the 370 page anthology (ISBN 987-1614754763) which is available in trade paper. January 13, 2017 On December 13, 2016, Patrick Hester’s essay I’m Pretty Sure I’ve Read This […]

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Sweet Success for December 2016

December 30, 2016 Congratulations to Laura DiSilverio on her Sept 2016 release of Close Call. The 327-page suspense novel was published by Midnight Ink in trade paper. (ISBN 978-0-7387-4920-4) December 16, 2016 After the Crown, a science fiction by K.B. Wagers, will be released in paperback on December 13th by Orbit. (ISBN0316308633) The book is […]

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Latest Conference News

2017 Director’s Note from Laura Hayden

It’s that time again. Writers are looking at their calendars and thinking, “I wonder when Pikes Peak Writers Conference will update their website with the new info about PPWC 2017?” Well, we’ve started and over the next few weeks, you’ll see even more information. We started working on PPWC 2017 back in February. Yes, you […]

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PPWC 2017 Announces Keynote Presenters

Pikes Peak Writers Conference is celebrating its Silver Jubilee in 2017, and we have an outstanding line-up of keynote faculty joining us! Internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen’s books have been top-3 bestsellers in the United States and number one bestsellers abroad. She has won both the Nero Wolfe Award (for Vanish) and the Rita Award […]

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