It was Gold!
Another Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold conference has come and gone. Like the rest of the US, we looked back at where we were ten years ago during 9/11. Our invited agents and editors were stuck in place as a result of the nation-wide lock down of the airlines. We had discussed canceling the conference but decided that the show must go on. It was understandably a subdued event, but those of us who managed to make the conference bonded for much needed camaraderie and laughs.
Fast-forward ten years~this conference was one of the best ever, a fabulous weekend crammed with workshops and festivities. Congratulations to the contest finalists and winners.
Besides reacquainting with old writing pals and making new friends, there were the wonderful panels as well as the copious consumption of alcohol. (Surprise!
Two celebrations were the awarding of the much anticipated WOTY pins to our Writers Of The Year
to Robin Owens for her second WOTY!
During the awards banquet, I was reading the program and wondering when and if I would ever be worthy of a Jasmine Award
. Bestselling author Jasmine Creswell is one the the founders of RMFW and graciously set up the award to honor a member for Exemplary Leadership and Service to RMFW. So I was stunned to learn I was this year's recipient. May I remain worthy.
There was much to learn at the conference, and much to relearn: like people at breakfast are a lot more interesting when you're drinking mimosas.
See you next year!
Labels: Colorado Gold, Jasmine Creswell, WOTY