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And The Winner Is….

Crystal Publishing is proud to announce that Jack Gregson & The Forgotten Portal has just won a Moonbeam Award in YA Fantasy.

Something has changed at the Gregson Manor.  An evil force from the family’s past has returned to upheave their lives.  Jack and his cousins explore the family secrets as they are pulled through a portal into a universe of endless worlds and possibilities.  Together, they race to escape and destroy the evil Theorden and his followers who strive to unlock the power of the Forgotten Portal and wreak havoc on Gregson Manor and the World.

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YA Fantasy

Create a carefully crafted fantasy world.  This one of the most competitive genres, so you will want to be at the top of your game. #RMFW2017 @RMFWriters @crystalpubs2014

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Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

RMFW held its Colorado Gold Conference this weekend in Denver, CO. #RMFW2017 @RMFWriters

I have been encouraging new writers to join an organization. It is the number one way to improve your writing, get the latest information on the publishing industry, get help for your stuck points, practice pitches, and talk to agents, editors, and publishers.  This conference targeted new writers.  Tons and tons of workshops and panels, tons and tons of experts willing to give you some individual time, and lots of master classes for the already accomplished author.

AND we got to meet Diana Gabaldon, author of the OUTLANDER series, which premiered on STARZ last night.

Throughout the week, I will be posting sage advice I gleaned from the conference and pass that along to you in segments.

You can join for as little as $45.  Check out the online classes, free help sessions, and monthly events–all designed to make you a better writer.