More than twenty years ago Authors of the Flathead began with a small group of writing friends. Enhanced by committed award-winning authors, the group expanded and produced many accomplished authors who have generously shared their skills. The Authors provide an annual conference with notable presenters, contests for high school students, monthly speakers on various topics and regular “Open Reading” for immediate feed-back from the group. Dennis Foley, a founding member, an accomplished screen writer, film consultant, college educator and author of many books, provides a monthly highlight of creative writing classes for the group.
Numerous critique groups have evolved in mixed and single genres providing support for new and long time writers. Current membership is only $25 annually. From our small group of about twenty-five dedicated “Writers Helping Writers” many successful published authors have been born. Some of their successes:
Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Award –Zola Award
Kathy Dunnehoff —Romantic Comedy www.kathydunnehoff.com
James Satterfield —Historical Fiction
Jake How—Historical Fiction
Kindle best sellers in genre
Kathy Dunnehoff—Romantic Comedy
Deborah Epperson—Southern Fiction
Agatha Award in Nonfiction
Leslie is also a finalist in National Indie Excellence Awards
Spur Awards for Best First Novel
Carole Buchanan www.swanrange.com
Bob Faulkner www.bobfaulkner.com
For more information on their work, see their websites (some are under construction) or Amazon. For more information on the group see: www.authorsoftheflathead.org
This year, the annual FLATHEAD RIVER WRITERS CONFERENCE will be held October 6th and 7th with two full days of presentations and workshops. Notable individuals including:
Mark Coker of Smashwords
Agents Regina Brooks and Jeff Herman
Roxanne McHenry marketing e-media expert
Author presenters: John DeDakis, Kathy Dunnehoff and Leslie Budewitz.
Details are available at the website. Attendance is limited to 100.