Link Miller Productions is excited to deliver opportunities for our fellow writers to succeed! We work in concert with other Colorado writers organizations to connect writers to classes, conferences, and networking events – all the better to elevate everyone’s game. We take the writer’s life seriously, and work hard to see all our writer friends and colleagues to live their dreams.
The Ultimate Pitchfest is run by two writers / creative writing teachers who have been a part of the Colorado writing community for over a decade. We’re here to not only help you sell your book, but to fill you in on all the other amazing organizations and opportunities to excel in your writing life.
Link is a 27-year veteran (retired Lt Colonel) of the US Marines and a lifelong writer. He has served all over the US and the world, and a trained expert in everything from hand weapons, assault helicopter operations, and Air Defense & Space Tactics. He was the USMC rep for non-lethal weapons development, a professional war gamer, and he spent the last eight years on Air Force bases doing Space & Missile Defense. He even squeezed in time to be a stand-up comic. Link has written a number of novels, three movie screenplays, and has been published in several trade journals. As the current Chair of the Parker Writers Group, Link is dedicated to connecting his fellow writers to education and opportunity.
As a 15-year Hollywood development executive, Trai Cartwright has consulted on thousands of screenplays and books for HBO, Fox, Paramount, Universal, and New Line. She has produced three indie movies, and is currently producing her first Colorado-based indie. As a writer, she has optioned her own screenplays to Academy- and Emmy-award winning producers. In addition, she was assistant director of Leonardo DiCaprio’s online ventures, the Hollywood liaison for a massively multi-player online role-playing game company, and made really bad cell phone content for 20th Century Fox. She currently teaches fiction, screen, TV, and web series writing at Colorado Film School and UNC and all manner of writers organizations and conferences, and works one-on-one with novelists and screenwriters across the nation. She recently founded the Colorado Smart Film Investment Coalition (www.cosfic.com) and the Colorado Script Exchange (www.coscriptexchange.com), is a founding board member of the Women in Film & Media Colorado (www.wifmco.org), and promises to one day get her novel out the door to agents and join the proud ranks of her novelist friends. Trai can be found at www.craftwrite.com.
After growing up in California and graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, Chris married a U.S. Air Force officer and moved from state to state, as well as to British Columbia, before settling in Colorado. She now lives in the woods of the Rocky Mountains with her husband, three sons, her service dog Finn, two new puppies, and an assortment of cats. Chris is proud to have served for more than ten years on Pikes Peak Writers’ Board of Directors, five of those years as president, and she remains an active volunteer in the nonprofit sector helping writers, military families, and service dogs. Chris is a writer of science fiction and fantasy, as well as nonfiction books for writers. She’s taught writing workshops to hundreds of writers, from beginners to advanced, on a variety of topics including How to Pitch Your Manuscript, Backstory, Story Planning, The Sweet 16 First Lines, Name-storming, and Everything You Need to Know to Write a Novel. Her published works include Seeds: a post-apocalyptic adventure and 52 Ways to Get Unstuck: Exercises to Break Through Writer’s Block. For information about her books, upcoming events, and tips for writers, visit www.chrismandeville.com