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 Jasmine Tritten

By: Darby Karchut Congratulations to Jasmine Tritten on winning an Honorable Mention for a book Designed by Entrant (ON THE NILE WITH A DANCING DANE, August 2020) from The National Federation of Press Women (NFPW) in their 2021 Professional Communications Contest. She was also awarded a second Honorable Mention for a Single Photograph, General Photos […]

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Sweet Success for Randall Stewart

By: Darby Karchut Congratulations to Randall Stewart. His recent release, HIKING IN CRIPPLE CREEK, VICTOR, AND GOLDFIELD WITH THE GOLD CAMP TRAIL MULES, was featured in the Pikes Peak Courier newspaper. ABOUT THE BOOK: This hiking book discusses the geology of the Colorado Gold Camp, selected mines of the district, and highlights the many hiking […]

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Sweet Success for Donna Schlachter

By: Darby Karchut Congratulations to Donna Schlachter! Writing as Leeann Betts, she recently released her latest novella collection from Barbour Publishing, ALWAYS A WEDDING PLANNER, with co-authors RL Ashly, Toni Shiloh, and Davalynn Spencer. This sweet and clean romance collection features four best friends who operate a wedding planning business in Loveland, Colorado. ABOUT THE […]

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Latest Conference News

2022 Conference

Dates: April 29-May 1, 2022 with an add-on date of April 28 Keynotes: Jane Friedman, Robert Crais, Barbara O’Neal (Samuel) Location: Colorado Springs DoubleTree Registration: Begins in the fall! Sign up for the Pikes Peak Writers newsletter for updates.

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