I'm excited to welcome Jim Ingraham to my blog for his first visit (and I hope not his last). Jim is the author of the Randa Sorel mystery, Sahara Dust, scheduled for release in October. I hope you'll join us tomorrow to learn more about Jim and his books.
Douglas County Writers' Conference
I met a lovely lady (and author of historical romance) Jean Jacobsen at the Colorado Gold Writers Conference, and she told me all about this one-day event at Castle View High School in Castle Rock, Colorado, scheduled for Saturday, October 8th, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. This conference is for new and experienced writers:
"A full day of workshops, lunch, and a keynote presentation by Kate Chenery Tweedy, daughter of Penny Chenery Tweedy and award-winning author of "Secretariat's Meadow: The Land, The Family, The Legend."
The cost of this conference is only $75, and you can pitch an agent or publisher for an additional $25. For more information, visit the Douglas County Libraries website where you'll find a link to a detailed description of the workshops.
Pikes Peak Writing Contest for Unpublished Writers
This well-known writing contest will begin taking submissions on September 15th. For more information, visit the Pikes Peak Writers website.
What I'm Doing
I'm working on the final edits to my suspense novel, trying to catch up on my To Do List of things neglected while I prepared for and attended the conference including blog visits, and planning how I can squeeze in a call to the plumber about my leaky faucets, the door guy who installed the new storm door and now needs to realign it so it will close properly, the tree guys who need to take down the diseased apple tree, and the carpet cleaning guy, and the yard guy...Phew! I guess I better get busy.