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 Kim Olgren

Hats off to Kim Olgren (writing as K.A. Olgren) for the recent release of her debut novel, FLIPPED. This cozy mystery is the first in the Jillian McElroy Flipping Mystery series from Eclectic Silver Press. ABOUT THE BOOK:  When Jillian McElroy finds herself laid off, recently bereft of her mother, and richer by a hefty […]

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Sweet Success for Fleur Bradley

Let’s hear it for Fleur Bradley! Her middle-grade novel, MIDNIGHT AT THE BARCLAY HOTEL, recently made it into NPR’s Best Mysteries & Thrillers of 2020.     ABOUT THE BOOK:  When JJ Jacobson convinced his mom to accept a surprise invitation to an all-expenses-paid weekend getaway at the illustrious Barclay Hotel, he never imagined that he’d find […]

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Sweet Success for Ken Barrett

Congratulations to Ken Barrett on the recent release of DESTINATION, the final book in his five-novel speculative evolution series EXTINCTION. ABOUT THE BOOK:  Barrett explains that “the inspiration for the books came from reading Arthur C. Clarke’s CHILDHOOD’S END and Isaac Asimov’s I, ROBOT when I was a child. As of now, we are not […]

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Latest Conference News

2021 Conference!

Esteemed past, present, and potential 2021 PPW Conference Attendees – As you know, we regretfully had to cancel our 2020 in-person conference due to COVID concerns. Unfortunately, as we approach the end of 2020 there are still safety concerns over large public gatherings. While our 2021 conference is ~5 months away–scheduled for late April 2021–it […]

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