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 March 2017

March 24, 2017 The Art of Vanishing (Lila Maclean Academic Mystery #2). Henery Press, 2017. When Professor Lila Maclean is sent to interview celebrated author and notorious cad Damon Von Tussel, he disappears before her very eyes. The English department is thrown into chaos by the news, as Damon is supposed to headline Stonedale University’s […]

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Sweet Success for February 2017

February 24, 2017 Congratulations to Cynthia Kuhn for her recent Agatha nomination for her novel, The Semester of Our Discontent (Lila Maclean Academic Mysteries #1) The novel, published by Henery Press, became available April 5, 2016 in both hard and softcover as well as Kindle formats. February 17, 2017 Author Ann Perramond (pen name Ann […]

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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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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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