Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rhonda Penders Interview from the MWG 2012 Conference

Rhonda Penders Interview from the Missouri Writers Guild 2012 Conference

By Brad R. Cook

Write Time! Write Place! Write Now! The 2012 Missouri Writers Guild Conference took place over the weekend. The Writers’ Lens was there along with St. Louis Writers Guild and the Missouri Writers Guild to sit down with some of the amazing speakers from the conference.

Over the next few days you’ll be able to see and hear the interviews we conducted at the conference – we hope you enjoy them and that they expand what you learned at the conference or make you think about attending next year’s Missouri Writers Guild Conference.

There are several ways to view the interviews,

You can view the raw footage from the webchat, this is what was streamed online or you can listen to the podcast. A warning the live footage video is small due to the way the webinar software works – we do have video of some of the interviews and those will be posted at a later date. All the recordings are offered for free.

Today’s Interview

Rhonda Penders, Editor-in-Chief of The Wild Rose Press

The link to the raw webstream –

The link to the Podcast on The Writers’ Lens Tumblr page –

Better video will be posted soon.

More interviews will follow – one each day.
Christie Craig
Christina Katz
Paul Lesko
Ann Behar
Ann Collette and Carol Carr

The interviews were conducted by Brad R. Cook, T.W. Fendley, and David Alan Lucas II.

They were made possible by a collaboration between St. Louis Writers Guild, the Missouri Writers Guild, and The Writers’ Lens.

Many thanks to Tricia Sanders, the 2012 Conference Chair, and Deborah Marshall, President of Missouri Writers Guild in 2011-2012.

Thank you as well to all the speakers who participated.


  1. I loved being able to hear the interview - thank you both. Great advice.
    Since I'm a little technically challenged, how does the raw webstream work? I couldn't get any audio and the video was tiny. I ended up listening to it via the other link on tumblr.

    1. It wasn't you Lynn, you're seeing the screen of my pc from the live webstream - that's how the technology works (normally you would see a presentation and the little window wouldn't be an issue) later we got it to work a bit better and I have video that is better quality. I'll be posting that later - The podcast has the best quality.

  2. Great work, Brad and David! This will bring the conference alive for many who couldn't be there and those who were there and couldn't attend certain events.

  3. You may also want to check out Rhonda's pre-conference interview on the Missouri Writers' Guild site: