Write Your Heart Out 2019

Feb 23, 2019 — 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Colorado Springs Marriott 5580 Tech Center Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919 (get directions)

Want to learn more about the fabulous faculty at the next Pikes Peak Writers Conference? Looking for a FREE half-day of writing workshops to inspire and inform? Join us at the 7th annual Write Your Heart Out, a free half-day PPWC preview event. Six authors who will be on the Pikes Peak Writers Conference faculty in May will join us for an afternoon filled with fun and learning centered around the craft and business of writing.

Event is FREE, but you must RSVP. Space is limited. Reserve your spot today by emailing: RSVP@pikespeakwriters.com – include first and last name of each person attending, and your phone number

Presentations start at 1 p.m, doors will open at 12:30.


Fleur Bradley

bradley-fleur Fleur (F.T.) Bradley is the author of the Double Vision trilogy (HarperCollins Children’s), a funny middle-grade spy adventure series School Library Journal calls, “a must-read for mystery fans, including reluctant readers.” She is the author of numerous short crime stories, and manages a freelance writing career along with a crime novel and middle-grade novel project. She lives in Colorado Springs with her husband and two daughters, and entirely too many cats. Find out more about Fleur at www.ftbradley.com, and follow her on Twitter @FTBradleyAuthor.

Jason Dias

Jason Dias is a doctor of clinical psychology with fifteen years experience working with adults who experience developmental disabilities, four years with adults experiencing severe states in psychiatric settings, and three years of psychotherapy and clinical counseling. These days he teaches for Pikes Peak Community College and Saybrook University, supervises Chinese counseling students via the Zhi Mian Institute for International Existential Psychology (which he co-founded), and writes a column for aNewDomain.com alongside his novels.

Jason Evans

photo of Jason Henry Evans

Jason Evans wanted to be a writer his entire life. He just didn’t know it. He has been an educator in public & private schools for twelve years. He has earned Double bachelors from UC Santa Barbara, teaching credentials from Cal-State Los Angeles, and an MA from UC Denver. He has two short stories published and is the editor-in-chief for Man-gazine. He lives in Denver with the Fetching Mrs. Evans and his three dogs and one haughty cat.

Chris Mandeville

Chris MandevilleChris writes science fiction/fantasy and nonfiction for writers. She served as Pikes Peak Writers’ president for 5 years, and has taught writing workshops for more than 10 years. Her books include Seeds: a post-apocalyptic adventure and 52 Ways to Get Unstuck: Exercises to Break Through Writer’s Block. chrismandeville.com

David R. Slayton

slayton-davidDavid R. Slayton grew up in Guthrie, Oklahoma, where finding fantasy novels was pretty challenging and finding fantasy novels with diverse characters was downright impossible. He now lives in Denver, Colorado, and writes the books he always wanted to read: fantasy, epic, ya, but always diverse. He is represented by Lane Heymont of the Tobias Agency.

James Persichetti

James Persichetti

James Persichetti is a freelance developmental editor for a wide variety of genres and the founder of Lost Hat Editorial Services. Prior to editing, James worked for over three years with Nelson Literary Agency, reading submissions and selling foreign rights. In his free time, he writes fiction, practices various languages, and is on a quest to find the perfect flour-to-egg ratio for fresh pasta.