Rocky Mountain Sunrise

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 Budewitz—www.lawandfiction.com/blog

            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.

About bettykuffel

Author and retired medical doctor with broad interests in writing, flying, photography and outdoor life. She has Indie published 7 books, fiction & non-fiction, all available on Amazon. Writing projects include: multiple books of fiction: a medical thriller series, a psychological thriller set in 1960 co-authored with her sister Bev, and others in process. Dr. Kuffel lives in MT with husband Tom, two dogs and neighborhood deer.
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