The Western Colorado Writers Podcast — where writers talk about writing. Join cohosts Avery Brooks and Christie Matherne as they chat with local, national, and international writers about their work and their creative process. New episodes drop on the second Tuesday of every month.

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Episode 1: Jim Van Pelt on Sci-Fi, Writing Streaks, and Killing Frogs 

Avery and Christie interview Grand Valley science fiction author, James Van Pelt. He discusses his writing process across genres from sci-fi to horror, the odd places he finds inspiration, what he has taught his students about writing during his years teaching English at Fruita Monument High School, and how writing streaks have motivated him to reach some impressive publishing goals. Jim also reads a piece of short fiction called “Everything’s Unlikely.”

Find Jim online at his website – – and on Facebook.

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