Monthly Archives: October 2015

SCI/FI Fantasy Conference Schedule

Class Time Class Speaker
8:30 – 9:00 Registration and munchies
9:00 – 10:00 NaNoWriMo Tracy Sockriter and Chris Richards
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 11:30 How to Write Believable Alternative History Jeff Kildow
11:30 – 11:45 Break
11:45 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 1:45
Fantastical Inspiration
Brock Eastman
1:45 – 2:00 Break
2:00 – 3:15 Making Good Fiction: do’s and don’ts of good Science Fiction Mike Carroll
3:15 – 3:30 Break
3:30 – 4:00 Speaker Q&A All Speakers

Author Mike Carroll

Michael Carroll’s science fiction has appeared in magazines and anthologies, including Asimov’s and the book Eat My Martian Dust and paintings appearing in several hundred magazines throughout the world, including SCIENTIFIC AMERICANTIME, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, SKY & TELESCOPE, ASIMOV’S, SMITHSONIAN, and ASTRONOMY, Mike’s latest novel is On The Shores of Titan’s Farthest Sea, a murder mystery that transpires on Saturn’s largest moon Titan. Carroll is the 2012 recipient of the American Astronomical Society Division of Planetary Science’s Jonathan Eberhart Award for best science article of the year.

MeAtSpfstCarroll has over twenty-five books in print. He is a science journalist and children’s author, having written for such magazines as

Mike has co-authored and illustrated the book Visions of the Revelation (Donning, l991) with theologian Jay Adams. Drifting on Alien Winds (2011) explores the weather on other planets and moons, while Alien Seas covers oceans of other worlds. Living Among Giants: Exploring and Settling the Outer Solar System is his most recent non-fiction book. One of his paintings is on the surface of Mars, in digital form, aboard the deck of the Phoenix Lander. He lives in Littleton, Colorado.

Author Jeff Kildow

Alternate world writer friends, let us introduce to you  Jeff Kildow. Jeff will be one of our featured Colorado authors this month at the Words and Youth Writing Conference on October 24th.

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Jeff Kildow began writing in junior high school, but never published the many short stories and novelettes he wrote out of fear of criticism. After four years in the Air Force, he attended engineering school where he was editor of the science fiction magazine. During a long career as an aerospace engineer, he continued to write in secret as he amassed a large library of aviation and military histories. He is an expert on the aircraft of WWII, Korea, and the Cold War. He is a member of ACFW and CIPA, and a former officer of the ACFW South Denver chapter.

His first published book, America Under Attack, is a WWII alternative history and the first in a series of Air Force officer Joel Knight adventures. Against seemingly impossible odds, Germany sends a force of flying wing bombers to attack America’s Eastern seaboard. Joel leads a desperate defense of America’s cities with obsolete airplanes and untested tactics. With the invaluable help of a beautiful school teacher, he must prepare for the inevitable follow-on attacks. To date, America Under Attack has sold in excess of 2000 copies.

You can reach Jeff here:

Author Brock Eastman

SCI/Fi and Fantasy writer friends, let us introduce to you  Brock Eastman. Brock will be one of our featured Colorado authors this month at the Words and Youth Writing Conference on October 24th.


Brock Eastman lives in Colorado with his wife, four kids, two cats, and leopard gecko. Brock is the author of The Quest for Truth series, the Sages of Darkness series, Showdown with the Shepherd in the Imagination Station series, and the novella Wasted Wood. He writes articles for FamilyFiction digital magazine and Clubhouse magazine. You may have seen him on the official Adventures in Odyssey podcast and on its Social Shout-Out. He was the first producer of and launched the Odyssey Adventure Club. Brock currently works for Compassion International, whose mission is to release kids from poverty worldwide.

To order his books: Book Order Form – 9-23-2015

You can reach Brock:


Twitter: @bdeastman




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