Special Half-Day Workshop: Mysterious, Suspenseful, and Intense

Mar 20, 2021 — 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Location: There is a fee for this virtual event via ZOOM and you must register in advance. Please see the link at the bottom of the page for this event. (get directions)

Join Pikes Peak Writers for a jam-packed special event where you’ll learn how to write what readers crave. For writers of all genres!

Margaret Mizushima presents:
Want to Write a Mystery? Consider These Elements.
Margaret Mizushima is the author of the award-winning and internationally published Timber Creek K-9 Mysteries.

Jayne Ann Krentz,
the author of a string of New York Times bestsellers will chat with fans about her pen names, and her new genre, Paranormal Romance!

https://jayneannkrentz.com/  on FB at JayneAnnKrentz, and Twitter @JayneAnnKrentz

David Farland, of mystorydoctor.comwill teach you how to:
Develop Intense Conflicts
David Farland is an international New York Times bestselling science fiction and fantasy Author. He’s one of the world’s most prominent and highly sought-after writing instructors and is also the lead judge for L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future contest. Over the course of the past 30 years he has trained hundreds of bestselling Authors including: Brandon Sanderson, James Dashner, Stephanie Meyer, and Brandon Mull.

This is a paid workshop event.
Cost is $25.
Please register in advance.

Registered participants will receive a link to the event via email. 

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Faculty

Margaret Mizushima

Margaret Mizushima

Margaret Mizushima is the author of the award-winning and internationally published Timber Creek K-9 Mysteries, which includes her latest title, Hanging Falls, and her upcoming release, Striking Rangeset to launch September 7, 2021. She serves as president for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, was elected the 2019 Writer of the Year by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and is also a member of Northern Colorado Writers, Sisters in Crime, Women Writing the West, and Pikes Peak Writers. She lives in Colorado on a small ranch with her veterinarian husband where they raised two daughters and a multitude of animals.

She can be found on Facebook/AuthorMargaretMizushima, Twitter @margmizu, Instagram at margmizu, and her website margaretmizushima.com.

 

Jayne Ann Krentz

The author of a string of New York Times bestsellers, Jayne Ann Krentz uses three different pen names for each of her three “worlds.”   As Jayne Ann Krentz (her married name) she writes contemporary romantic-suspense.  She uses Amanda Quick for her novels of historical romantic- suspense.  Jayne Castle (her birth name) is reserved these days for her stories of futuristic/paranormal romantic-suspense.

“I am often asked why I use a variety of pen names,” she says.  “The answer is that this way readers always know which of my three worlds they will be entering when they pick up one of my books.”

In addition to her fiction writing, she is the editor of, and a contributor to, a non-fiction essay collection, Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.  Her commitment to her chosen genre has been strong from the very beginning of her career.

“The romance genre is the only genre where readers are guaranteed novels that place the heroine at the heart of the story,” Jayne says. “These are books that celebrate women’s heroic virtues and values: courage, honor, determination and a belief in the healing power of love.”

She earned a B.A. in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Library Science from San Jose State University in California.  Before she began writing full time she worked as a librarian in both academic and corporate libraries.

She is married and lives with her husband, Frank, in Seattle, Washington.

Learn more about Jayne: https://jayneannkrentz.com/ on FB at JayneAnnKrentz, and Twitter @JayneAnnKrentz

David Farland

David Farland is an award-winning, international bestselling author with over 50 novels in print. He has won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Special Award for “Best Novel in the English Language” for his science fiction novel On My Way to Paradise, the Whitney Award for “Best Novel of the Year” for his historical novel In the Company of Angels, and many more awards for
his work. He is best known for his New York Times bestselling fantasy series The Runelords. Farland has written for major franchises such as Star Wars and The Mummy. He has worked in Hollywood greenlighting movies and doctoring scripts. He has been a movie producer, and he has even lived in China working as a screenwriter for a major fantasy film franchise.

As a writing instructor, Farland has mentored dozens who have gone on to staggering literary success, including such #1 New York Times Bestsellers as Brandon Mull (Fablehaven), Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time), and Stephenie Meyer (Twilight).
Farland judges L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future, one of the largest worldwide writing competitions for new fantasy and science fiction authors. The contest has helped discover and launch many authors into professional careers, with nearly 100 new science fiction and fantasy books released in just the last year. In the video game industry, he has been both a designer and a
scripter and was the co-leader on the design team for StarCraft: Brood War. He set the Guinness World Record for the largest single-author, single-book signing.

David Farland has been hailed as “The wizard of storytelling” and his work has been called “compelling,” “engrossing,” “powerful,” “profound,” and “ultimately life-changing.”

As part of his dedication to helping other writers, David writes the David Farland’s #WritingTips, an email bulletin for writers. Many authors rave about how it has helped them. Out of devotion, he provides his #WritingTips for free.

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