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Since 2007, Northern Colorado Writers has provided support and encouragement to writers of all levels and genres in Northern Colorado and beyond. Through monthly meetings, classes, networking & social events, the annual conference, the monthly newsletter and annual retreat, NCW helps new and established writers navigate their way to success.

2015 Faculty

LeAnn Thieman

NCW is thrilled to have LeAnn Thieman back as the keynote speaker for our 10th anniversary celebration. LeAnn, a professional speaker and author of two books at the time,  inspired the crowd at our first conference held at the Armstrong Hotel. Since that event a decade ago, LeAnn has co-authored 11 more Chicken Soup for the Soul books and published, Balancing Life in Your War Zones. In 2008 she was inducted into the National Speaker Hall of Fame. 

An ordinary person, LeAnn struggled through extraordinary circumstances and found the courage to succeed during her daring adventure of helping to rescue 300 babies as Saigon was falling to the Communists. LeAnn’s powerful keynotes and seminars share life-changing lessons from her Vietnam Orphan Airlift adventure. Imagine bombs falling and 100 little babies laying three and four to a cardboard box, strapped in the belly of a gutted cargo jet! Believing we all have individual “war zones,” she inspires people to balance their lives, truly live their priorities and make a difference in the world.

Her book, This Must Be My Brother, details her daring adventure of “Operation Babylift”. After this story was featured in Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul, LeAnn became one of Chicken Soup’s most prolific writers. That’s when Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup for the Soul fame called and asked her to co-author Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul. When it hit the New York Times Best Seller list, she went on to coauthor 11 more Chicken Soup titles.

http://www.leannthieman.com

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Conference Director

Kerrie Flanagan

Freelance Writer
Author
Publisher

 

  Literary Agents

 

Kimiko Nakamura
Kimiko Nakamura

www.deemuraliterary.com

 

 Mark Gottlieb

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www.tridentmediagroup.com 

Michelle Richter

Michelle Richter

 www.fuseliterary.com

  Authors & Industry Professionals

Todd Mitchell

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 YA Author

 


Mark Lefebvre

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Director Self-Publishing &
Author Relations-KOBO

Author

Carrie Visintainer

Carrie Visintainer

Freelance Writer

Author

Laura Backes 

Laura Backes

Co-Founder Children's
Book Insider
Co-founder of The Children's Writing Knowledge Base

Chantelle Aimee

Chantelle Aimee

Freelance editor  
President of A Twist of Karma Entertainment
Author

Trai Cartwright

Trai Cartwright

 Creative Writing Instructor
Editor
Consultant

 

Rachel Weaver

Rachel Weaver

Author
Freelance Editor
Writing Mentor

 

 

Jon Bard  

Jon Bard

Co-Founder Children's 
Book Insider
Internet Marketing Specialist

Jeff Finlin 

Jeff Finlin

Songwriter
Author
Poet

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 Top of the Mountain Book Award

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September 15 - February 1, 2015

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2014 Conference Comments

"I will remember best the feeling of the conference, one of inclusiveness and warmth. Yes, the seminars were excellent, but I felt good there and left with an overall positive impression."

"The kindness and approachability of the faculty/agents/editors; meeting new friends; catching up with old friends; top-notch speakers/sessions."