Finalist for RMFW Independent Writer of the Year Podcast 4/21/21
Tom Farrell recently did another podcast on 4/21/21 with Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers to introduce the finalists for RMFW’s Independent Writer of the Year. He was named one of the finalists. Listen to the interview, where he discusses WagerEasy.
“Tom Farrell has worked as a golf course starter, a chemist and clerked at City Hall in Chicago while attending law school. He has served as Vice-President of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, a nonprofit corporation, and was a past finalist in the Pikes Peak Writer’s Contest in the Mystery, Suspense and Thriller category. Now retired from practicing law, when he’s not handicapping he can be found on the golf course or at a local jazz club.
Tom’s debut novel, WagerEasy, was just published this month.”
Listen to Tom Farrell Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers interview.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN FICTION WRITERS
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (RMFW) is a non-profit and volunteer-run organization based in Montrose, Colorado dedicated to supporting, encouraging, and educating writers seeking publication in commercial fiction. To that end, the organization strives to:
- Provide an environment of support and encouragement among members and the Rocky Mountain writing community
- Stimulate interest in and appreciation for the art of writing in the community at large
- Act as a dissemination point for information to members and the public concerning commercial fiction writing
- Bring together authors, editors, agents, writing-related professionals, and readers for the benefit of all
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers is a priceless resource both for budding writers just beginning to dip their toes into their writing, as well as professional writers with many books under their belts. Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers hosts a variety of events to help writers in their process. They even host an annual writer’s retreat aimed at providing writers with tranquility and inspiration from the breathtaking beauty of the foothills of the Colorado Rockies and being surrounded by other writers.
Additionally, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers hosts a yearly conference. According to their website, “RMFW hosts the Colorado Gold Writers Conference each September, and sponsors the annual Colorado Gold Writers Contest for unpublished authors. We also sponsor annual education events, a writer’s retreat, critique groups, publish an e-newsletter, host free monthly events on the craft and business of writing that are open to the public, and periodically publish an anthology of short fiction showcasing the talents of the Rocky Mountain writing community. We have an active social media community that reaches thousands of authors, writers, and readers annually.”
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers also diligently provides its members with valuable resources and information, regardless of where they are in the trajectory of their writing vocation. Some of these programs include the RMFW Online University, critique groups, as well as different resources for teen writers. Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers is also working toward having information available pertaining to independent publication, as well as how to take advantage of blogging and social media as a growing writer.
RMFW already has its own blog, which covers a vast array of topics, ranging from helpful writing tips to random tidbits that might be deemed as interesting.
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers is truly an incredible organization with a worthwhile mission. Having a network of support in the book-writing process is paramount, and one is especially fortunate if that network is professional and able to offer encouragement and suggestions that help in the process. The ripples of such support never stop expanding outward.