Crested Butte Writers Membership
The Crested Butte Writers are a dynamic and diverse group of people bonded not by location, but by the love of mountains and the written word. We share a strong commitment to furthering an educational, open, supportive, and creative writing community for writers. All are welcome.

Benefits of Membership

  • Cost is only $30 for lifetime membership
  • Discount on The Sandy Writing Contest fee
  • Discount on The Crested Butte Writers Conference fee
  • Admittance to the CB Writers Loop - Subscribe to Yahoo Groups on left-side menu
  • Listed on Members Page of website with links to author's websites, blogs, etc.
  • Published authors who attend the conference will be invited to sign their books at the booksigning
CB Writers at September 2009 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Conference
Tina Forkner, Kevin Wolf, Merrie Wycoff, Theresa Rizzo, & Barbara Crawford
CB Evening Critique Group meet at local bookstore, Blue Moon/Rumors
Mike Keith & Sandy Fails
Arvin Ram, Bob Puglisi, Mike & Sandy
Member News

Donnell's new release:
Donnell Ann Bell's debut romantic suspense book, The Past Came Hunting, is now available (also @)! This story was originally titled, Walk Away Joe, and won the romance category in the 2007 Sandy. The Past Came Hunting blurb: Melanie Norris thought taking a ride with a sweet-talking stranger was the biggest mistake of her life. Fifteen years later, when she moves next door to the cop who arrested her, she reserves the right to change her mind.

Kaki is thrilled to announce that she has committed to Berkley Trade (US Penguin Group) for three more historicals, the first of which will be released (hopefully) in June 2011. This trilogy follows four women who become stranded in a dying mining town in Colorado in 1870. Meanwhile, the second book of her Blood Rose Trilogy, OPEN COUNTRY, is due out on June 1st. If you're interested in winning a free advance copy, just go to her blog and leave a comment answering the question: "To epilogue or not to Epilogue..." The giveaway runs through the end of April. Good luck!

Congrats to Lisa Potocar, our most recent member, on her ABNA Announcement:
She has advanced as a Semi-finalist (one of 50 out of 5,000 entrants worldwide) in the 2010 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards for her YA historical novel. She invites you to check out Sweet Glory's home page. Note especially the Publisher's Weekly review, an excellent portrayal of Lisa's story, by clicking on 'See Other Editorial Reviews'. If anyone wishes to read and/or conduct a customer review of Sweet Glory's Excerpt (first 11 pages), feel free to contact Lisa for further instructions at: [email protected].