by Carter Wilson

Cart Wilson author photoI’ve been writing for two decades, and whenever starting writers ask me for advice, I always tell them to get involved in their local writing community. Good writers know it’s not all about sitting alone in a cabin in the woods waiting for the muse (though, maybe, every now and then). It’s also about finding peers, sharing your work, and learning about the world of writing and publishing with others also in the thick of it.

For those mystery and thriller writers in the Rocky Mountain region, there’s no better organization to do this than RMMWA. Through RMMWA I’ve made dear friends, been able to share strategies about agents and publishers, spread the word about my events and new books, and been introduced to some fantastic authors who might’ve otherwise slipped under my radar. As with success at any job, success at writing is a team effort, and having RMMWA as part of my team has been an instrumental part of my career.

Carter Wilson is the USA Today and #1 Denver Post bestselling author of six critically acclaimed, standalone psychological thrillers, as well as numerous short stories. He is an ITW Thriller Award finalist, a four-time winner of the Colorado Book Award, and his novels have received multiple starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal. His seventh novel, The Dead Husband, will be launched in May 2021 by Poisoned Pen Press. Carter lives in Erie, Colorado in a Victorian house that is spooky but isn’t haunted…yet. To check Carter’s appearance calendar, subscribe to his irreverent monthly newsletter, or to inquire about his availability for speaking events, book clubs, or media requests, please visit