Monday, May 5, 2014

May Letter From the Editor

Well, folks, we've made it through the Pikes Peak Writers Conference yet again, and it was a smashing success. Fabulous keynotes, knowledgeable faculty, and hardworking staff, plus all the great people who attend and really make the conference.

This was my last conference as the Managing Editor of Writing From the Peak. While I've enjoyed my time here, thanks to the talented folks who write for the blog, it's time I stepped down and passed the bloggie torch to the incoming editor. My work with the Non-Conference Events committee has strained the time I have to volunteer in my other capacities, so I've decided to focus on NCE and give it my full attention. It was a hard decision, and I value the time I've spent here on the blog. I appreciate the phenomenal columnists and guest posters who strive to bring quality posts for our readers. They don't get paid. As with all other positions within Pikes Peak Writers, a non-profit, they donate their time, talents, and writing to the blog for the love of writing. I'm thankful that they stuck around with me during my tenure.

However, I leave you in good hands. Debi Archibald will be taking over in the next month, and I know she'll do an awesome job. Here's a quick peek at her bio:

Debi Archibald is a Colorado Springs native but spent most of her life wandering both the Arizona desert and healthcare administration. She is now blissfully reestablished at the foot of Pikes Peak. She has one very bad novel under her belt (and in a drawer) and a second, hopefully not so bad, underway. In addition to fiction, she ventures into humor and short memoir. A recovering foreign language geek, she is also passionate about hiking, cooking, reading and being a grandmother, the role she is sure she was born for. She shares her home with the world’s most human Siberian Husky, Sasha. You can find out more about Debi at her website: http://pikespeakpen.com/

Welcome to Writing From the Peak, Debi!