Authors of the Pikes Peak Region

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Growing up in a farming community alongside the Missippi river filled me with a sense of adventure. I would look at maps to see where that ever-…

TR grew up in and around Boulder, Colorado. After moving to California and sampling life in San Diego, San Francisco and L.A., she and her husband…

Mike Torreano has lived in Colorado Springs since 1977. A retired Colonel, USAF, he is also a retired financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual…

Isabel M. Peña was born and raised in Washington Heights, NYC to Dominican parents. She is currently a single mother of two wonderful boys and is…

Charlie Mac was born and raised in Southern California. In the mid-90s Charlie was fascinated by a comment by actor Paul Newman who pointed out…

I am a poet, novelist, and editor living in Colorado Springs. I will graduate from UCCS with my Bachelor's in English in December 2018. In my free…

Stéphanie McGuirt is a homeschool mom and business owner living in beautiful Colorado with her husband, Bryan, and their 2 children. When she's…

K.D. Huxman’s first love, after reading, was space. She wanted to be the first veterinarian astronaut. In college she studied biology and was in…

Chad Cramer has a business degree from Cornerstone University and makes his full time profession in the software market. Ever since he was an…

Known as an efficiency expert and serial entrepreneur by her family and friends, Roni Lambrecht has always been a forward thinker, spending her…

Irene Sutherland and her husband Scott live in Monument, Colorado. Irene is a native of New Hampshire, moved to Florida as a teen, married her…

Kathy Miner lives in Colorado Springs with her family and her critters. When she isn’t writing or “momming,” she enjoys reading everything from…

Born in Brooklyn, Long Island, New York, I have been a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado since November 2011. I have written over 100…

A.L. Kessler is a Paranormal Romance author living in beautiful Colorado Springs, her home town. Since she was a teenager she's loved weaving…

Mary returned to Colorado Springs in 1998, before that she lived here for 3 1/2 years from fall of 1988 to spring of 1992. She also lived in…

Courtney Miller is the multi-award winning author of the seven-book series The Cherokee Chronicles which has received widespread acclaim…

David is a retired foreign service officer who lived in Italy for nine years.

Gary Penley has published four books: Rivers of Wind: A Western Boyhood Remembered (Filter Press, 1998; Pelican Publishing, 2003),

Patricia Coleman, aka P. R. Morris, is a critically acclaimed author of historical, amateur sleuth, and alternative history short stories and…

A.M. Burns lives in the Colorado Rockies with his partner, several dogs, cats, horses, and birds. When he’s not writing, he’s often fixing fences…

I was still living as a man when I moved to in the year 2000. Having been outed as transgender, and fired at the Prep-School where I had been…

Jackie M. Johnson is an author and freelance writer in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is also a book publishing consultant who helps writers with…

Kevin Ikenberry still wants to be an astronaut. As an adult, he’s managed the U.S. Space Camp program and operated two Challenger Learning Centers…

Jennie Marts is the USA TODAY Best-selling author of award-winning books filled with love, laughter, and always a happily ever after. Readers call…

Faye was a crafter during the 1990s. She sculpted with chicken wire and won the President's Award for a large free-standing sculpted horse at the…

Jonathan Martin is a native of Colorado Springs.

Ashley Eiman is a professional editor and writer living in Colorado. She loves Downton Abbey, country music, and all things Jane Austen…

Cheri Gillard has been a freelance writer and editor for twenty-five years, working for several publishing houses and companies writing or editing…

Ana Crespo is the author of The Sock Thief, a CCBC 2016 Choices book that tells the story of Felipe, a Brazilian boy who can't afford a…

Susie Wickman was born and raised in small town, Wishek, North Dakota. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She…

In 2001 I retired to Colorado Springs, drawn by the beautiful mountains and the presence of other retired missionaries in the area.

Jim Neville was raised in the hills of Pittsburgh, PA. Although the city of Colorado Springs is relatively flat in comparison, the Rocky Mountains…

MIKE HAMEL is the former editor of INTEREST magazine and Director of the Resource Center for Interest Ministries in Chicago. In 1996 he moved to…

V. K. Finnish is the author of The Discoveries of Arthur Grey books, a middle-grade series that twists together all her favorite genres…

Amie Sharp lives in Colorado Springs and is an assistant professor at Pikes Peak Community College. Her chapbook The Sabine Women won the…

The descendant of Colorado pioneers, I was born into a family of eight when my father owned the Pine Valley Dairy, now part of the U.S. Air Force…

I moved to the Pikes Peak Plains Region in 1967 when I married my husband. We presently live near Peyton, Colorado, and we operate a ranch with…

Jessica Grey is an author, fairy tale believer, baseball lover, and recovering Star Wars fangirl. A life-long Californian, she now lives with her…

Ethan reads all the time, and writes so that you can read. He travels the world, ignoring the usual boundaries of space and time, collecting…

Jessy Randall is the Curator of Special Collections at Colorado College, a position she has held since 2001. She publishes regularly in literary…

Susan Joy Paul has hiked, climbed, snow shoed, rappelled, and at times - when the winds above 14,000 feet were screaming - crawled across the…

D.M. O’Byrne’s first job was as a waitress. Now she’s a writer of mystery novels. In between, jobs included English teacher, racehorse exerciser,…

DJ Seddon, a Massachusetts native began her writing experience with her sister at the age of 12 with a 100 page children's mystery book. Writing…

Rosalind was born and raised in New York. She graduated from Walden University with a bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in teaching. She…

Beth Rhodes is a wife, mother of six, and writer of romance. She's the queen who runs her military household with punctuality, laughter, and the…

Marie Loerzel is the author of Rock the Kasbah: A Memoir of Misadventure, a memoir about her life as an expat living in Morocco with her…

Catherine Dilts is the author of the amateur sleuth Rock Shop Mystery series, set in a small Colorado mountain town suspiciously similar to…

Dorothy has lived in Florida, Nebraska, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and New Zealand. She is a native Coloradoan and currently resides in…

I attended college in the state of Washington. I moved to Colorado Springs this past summer (2013). My stories are influenced by the areas with…

Dr. Brian D. Laslie is Deputy Command Historian, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM)…

A wife and mother of two, Becca Hart felt the calling to be a writer at the tender age of fifteen. She earned her Associate of Arts degree in…

As a young, vicious reader, Shelly Goodman Wright spent most of her time, either in the restricted reading section of the library, or scribbling…

Jodi Bowersox has worn many hats: actress, seamstress, designer, teacher, choir/play director, artist, and author. She has written two children's…

The author of twelve mystery novels and counting, Laura DiSilverio is a former Air Force intelligence officer. She writes the Mall Cop series (…

I grew up in Denver and had an astonishing career as an educator in Canon City, CO. I moved to Ivywild, Colorado Springs in 2012. This lively,…

Janyne McConnaughey, PhD, retired from a career in education that spanned forty years—from early-childhood educator to college professor—in order…

Ashley is the Managing Member/CEO of Koalatative Guided Solutions, LLC. She lives in Colorado where she enjoys spending a large amount of her…

Dr. Nancy Saltzman grew up in Bloomington, Indiana and moved to Colorado Springs to attend Colorado College in 1970. Upon graduation she taught…

Chris Goff is the award-winning author of five environmental novels and a new international thriller series. The bestselling Birdwatcher's Mystery…

Meredith “Kit” Bromfield is transformation specialist, author, advocate, investment advisor, an inspirational speaker, certified life coach and…

I am currently a consultant and coach with industry for quality improvement strategies. I taught mathematics at the United States Air Force…

Fleur Bradley is the author of many middle-grade books aimed at reluctant readers, including the (spooky) mystery Midnight at the Barclay…

Anne was born and raised in Colorado, attended the Colorado College, and DU's Publishing Institute and now resides in Colorado Springs.

At the age of 12 my family and I visited my brother while he was stationed at Ft. Carson. It was the first time that I ever saw mountains and in…

I began writing while living in the Yucatan for 2 years, and became inspired by the Mayan ruins. I moved to Colorado Springs over 10 years ago…

My family moved to Colorado Springs in 1953. I graduated from Widefield High School and the University of Colorado. I have a Master's Degree in…

Native of Detroit, MI - former Roman Catholic priest - resident of Colorado Springs for 21 years

Donnell Ann Bell is the author of two Amazon bestsellers, Deadly Recall and The Past Came Hunting, both of which were nominated…

Lisa Marie Thomas grew up as the child of an undercover narcotics agent and a secretary at the DA's office. Listening to stories about lives far…

Joyce Aubrey has been in Colorado Springs since 1995; an avid reader she has actively engaged PPLD. As a survivor of incest and family sharing,…

In Memory of Doyle Trent (Obituary for Doyle Trent)

Western author Doyle Trent succumbed to congestive heart failure on Sunday, May 11,…

Jodi Cox is an American dieselpunk author born on April 10, 1979 in Union City, Indiana. She graduated from Simon Kenton High School in 1997.…

Holly is a military-brat-who-never-lived-anyplace-for-very-long turned local after marrying her born-and-raised-in-Colorado-Springs husband.…

Tena Stetler is a paranormal romance and cozy mystery author with an over-active imagination. The second book in her Demon’s Witch series, A…

Leah has been writing since she was six years old. Her very first story was written for her mother and Leah illustrated it herself using stencils…

William B. Scott is the author of four books—three novels and a work of nonfiction about the B-2 stealth bomber. A flight test engineer graduate…

Bob and Kathy Wernly write as a team under the penname of Kathy Clark for our adult romantic suspense novels and Bob Kat for our YA romance/…

Jordyn Redwood is a pediatric ER nurse by day, suspense novelist by night. She hosts Redwood’s Medical Edge, a blog devoted to helping…

Mary Zalmanek is an award-winning author dedicated to helping others ignite sparks in their relationships. In 1997 she founded Adventures of the…

Kathy Brandt is the co-author with son, Max Maddox, of Walks on the Margins: A Story of Bipolar Illness, has published four mysteries in…

A.R Kingston was born in Moscow, Russia. She immigrated to the United States in her childhood settling in a quaint town in Massachusetts. She…

Joseph Murphy is a retired public relations executive who has lived in the Pikes Peak region for three years. During 28-year career, he focused on…

T. Duren Jones gets out into the wilderness as often as possible, camping, fishing, hiking, desert trekking, and "bagging" peaks—and does he have…

Best-selling author Mara Purl lives in Colorado Springs and in Los Angeles, and writes the Milford-Haven Novels & Stories, set on California's…

My childhood was spent traveling the United States with my family, until I found beautiful Colorado and made it my permanent home in 2007. I have…

Bert moved from Illinois to Colorado Springs in 1974 with my wife Nancy and sons Jeremy and Chad. He now has nine grandchildren and one great-…

Anna Blake was born in Cavalier County, North Dakota, in 1954. She is a writer, dressage trainer, and horse advocate. Her books include Stable…

Bekah Berge fell in love with all things mystical at a young age. Her love of stories led to her writing her first book in her early twenties, and…

Ashley Hodges Bazer is the author of the epic sci-fi series, The Crown's Call, which explores the onset and aftermath of a religious…

Dr. Williscroft is a retired submariner, diver, scientist, businessman, adventurer, author. He spent 22 months underwater, a year in the…

Paul McCusker is the Peabody Award-winning writer and director of the audio drama Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom along with the multiple…

Best-selling novelist Robert Liparulo is a former journalist, with over a thousand articles and multiple writing awards to his name. His first…

Jené Jackson is the author of The Oat Project: How I Faced My Fear and Came of Age in One Wild Summer, a memoir about how she finally…

A fan of all things fantastical and frightening, Shannon Lawrence writes primarily horror and fantasy. Her stories can be found in anthologies and…

Cindy Skaggs grew up on stories of mob bosses, horse thieves, cold-blooded killers, and the last honest man. Those mostly true stories gave her a…

Cynthia Kuhn writes the Lila Maclean Academic Mystery series. Her work has appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Literary Mama, Copper Nickel…

Janna Vought is a poet, nonfiction, and fiction writer with more than 50 pieces published in various magazines and literary journals. She…

Donita K. Paul is a retired teacher and author of numerous novellas, short stories, and eleven novels, including the best-selling DragonKeeper…

This local author is both Kate Peters, (raised in California and Hawaii, a solo adventurer to Fairbanks, Alaska “to see a winter,” the pioneering…

Alex's mother came from an old family in Connecticut, the Cheneys, artists and silk manufacturers, and named him after his uncle, Dr. Alexander…

Peter E. Boroch is a former Marine, husband and proud father. Peter attended high school at Mesa Ridge and returned to the Pikes Peak region after…

I have lived in Colorado Springs for over twelve years after living in the South Pacific as well as Mongolia in Central Asia - and I love it here…

Susan G. Mathis is a multi-published author of stories set in the beautiful Thousand Islands, her childhood stomping ground in upstate New York.…

Carina Bissett spent her youth in Colorado Springs, and eventually returned after a decade-long stint writing about the Southwest. Carina is a…

Joan was born in Anchorage, Alaska, and moved with her family to the Denver area where she met her high school sweetheart. Moving again to Hawaii…

Dr. Wiatrowski moved to the Pikes Peak area in 1975 and has spent the years since he relocated to Colorado photographing its historic sites and…

As a writer, photographer, artist, and arts educator, Jessica Lamirand strives to share her world through images and words. In Exhuming Mary…

Rev. Allen is a member of the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church (EMBC) where she serves as one of the associate ministers to Rev. Cleveland A.…

My family moved to Colorado Springs in 1961, so I have lived here most of my life. When married, I lived in Germany, Sterling, and Denver for 13…

Sandhya Menon is the author of the YA rom-com When Dimple Met Rishi (Simon and Schuster, May 2017), which has been hailed by Bustle…

Liz has followed her heart through a wide variety of careers, including farming with a team of draft horses and working as a field paramedic,…

We have been in Colorado Springs since 2005, moving here from Castle Rock. I have lived in Colorado since 1967. I flew for the original Frontier…

Kenneth Bressett has actively promoted the study and hobby of numismatics for over 50 years. His published works on the subject cover a wide range…

I write part time and also design websites and maintain them for independent business people like artists and authors. My book, Fettigrew Hall…

I came to Denver in December 2014. My cousin and family reside in Colorado Springs. So have been a frequent visitor to Colorado Springs and have…

I have written a series and a nonfiction book about the Civil War. Most are award winners. My husband and I reside in Colorado Springs and have…

John Bryan is a writer, composer, musician, actor and illusionist. He has lived in Colorado Springs, CO since 1984 with his wife Michèle and is…

Doug Cook has spent over two thousand hours underwater exploring and photographing life in the oceans. He is retired from a thirty-four year…

Judith has specialized in capturing breathtaking scenic and nature images for over 20 years. She shares her vast knowledge through private and…

Angela Ricketts is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir No Man's War: Irreverent Confessions of an Infantry Wife, which offers a…

I'm a native of Colorado and grew up in the Denver area. I left after finishing college, but returned after 27 years.

An honor graduate of Widefield High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Bev Sninchak first moved to the Pikes Peak region in 1979 when her…

Terry Odell always wanted to "fix" stories she read so the characters did what she wanted. She discovered this wasn't always possible when the…

Gaylyn Williams is the director of Relationship Resources, Inc., a nonprofit corporation; a published author of twenty-four published books; a…

I’ve always had a passion for writing. Early on, I polished my writing skills by passing notes to my friends instead of paying attention in math…

Prior to moving to Colorado Springs in 2002 I wrote and published articles relating to community, current issues, family and local, and historical…

Brandy Vallance fell in love with the Victorian time period at a young age, loving the customs, manners, and especially the intricate rules of…

Dian Curtis Regan is the author of 60 books for young readers, ranging from picture books for toddlers to novels for teens. Popular and recent…

Rebekah Tyne McKamie is a Christian Author residing in Calhan, Colorado. She has lived in Colorado her entire life, only leaving the Colorado…

Julie grew up in an average size city in upstate New York. She met her husband in 12th grade and accompanied him on his twenty-year career with…

Tai Manivong is a fantasy author. Her first middle grade fantasy novel, Crimson, was published in 2018. She attributes her writing to…

Sandra Knauf is the one-woman-show behind Greenwoman Publishing. Her books include her newest work Please Don't Piss on the Petunias: Stories…

A San Francisco native, Maria Faulconer is a children's author and freelance writer. Her latest book, A Mom for Umande, is the heart-…

Arleen is a former senior analyst with the Government Accountability Office where she wrote extensively on many topics ranging from satellite…

It has been my immense pleasure to have lived in beautiful Colorado Springs since the summer of 1995 when my husband and I moved here after his…

Andria Williams is the author of The Longest Night (Random House, January 2016), a novel set among Army families in Idaho in the late…

Author Brian Bigelow is originally from Minnesota and currently lives in Colorado with his wife Brandy. He is an American author of contemporary…

Andrew served in the United States Army for 22 years and is a retired Master Sergeant. Upon retirement, Andrew and his family chose to reside in…

I've lived in the Colorado Springs area for over 40 years in a downtown Victorian home. We had fun updating and remodeling our home while keeping…

Raised by a fun loving, atheist single mom who struggled with depression and mental illness, I spent my childhood backpacking around Europe,…

I have lived in the Colorado Springs area with my family for over 30 years. I love to write and love where I live, so it made sense for my stories…

Jodi writes inspirational romantic suspense stories that are Gospel centered and intertwined with God's love and plan of redemption. Her passion…

Ashlee Cowles grew up an Army "brat" and has lived in many places, but her earliest memories are of Pikes Peak and she always seems to find her…

I have a B.S. in Child Development and have been entertaining and teaching children for over 45 years. I have lived in Colorado for over 21 years…

Nicholas S. Casale grew up in Palmer Lake, a small town in Colorado. Shortly thereafter he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the…

Kirk is originally from Wisconsin. After taking many trips to the Rocky Mountains, he and his wife couldn't stay away from Colorado and moved to…

I have been a born-again Christian for more than thirty years. I am not affiliated with any organization, nor a denomination. I, like Paul in…

Mary Irwin is an expert on the topic of Noah’s Ark and has conducted more than 25 years of research on the subject. She traveled the world with…

Barbara Nickless lives in Colorado where she loves to snowshoe, cave, hike and drink single malt scotch—usually not at the same time. Her first…

Cara is the author of the upcoming book, From Heartbreak to Healing: Resolving Parental Alienation. After 43 years as an alienated parent…

Stith was born in Boulder and has lived in the Pikes Peak region for 40+ years. He's been a writer since 1980.

His works include REDSHIFT…

Nancy Atherton is the author of Aunt Dimity mysteries. With 21 titles, including many bestsellers, her cozy mystery series follows paranormal…

We moved to Colorado Springs the year I turned 13 and have lived here ever since. One summer I worked for the East Library through a teen job…

Avery Daniels was born and raised in Colorado Springs, graduated from college with a degree in business administration and has worked in fortune…

I grew up between Key West, Florida and Whitefield, New Hampshire, but spent most of my formative years in New York State’s Adirondack mountains.…

I started writing when I was young. I wrote short stories such as "I, ripper" and "Whose in the titanic?" But I never wrote a complete novel until…

My parents moved to Colorado four months after I was born, from Lincoln, NE. I graduated from Abraham Lincoln H.S. in Denver and attended one year…

A Colorado Springs native, Mel McFarland is active in local history pursuits and has worked with newspapers, schools, and historical sources in…

Cassie Decker started writing love stories after she read her first romance novel in high school and instantly fell in love with falling in love.…

Having reaped the benefits of pedagogical academia, Eric J. Rodwell is an alumnus of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS). He has…

Donna Kunkel is a paranormal romance author. Within the pages of her tales you can visit with witches, wizards, shape-shifters, and other fantasy…

Stewart Green, born and raised in Colorado Springs, has been a writer and photographer since 1977 and traveled all over the American West as well…

I work for Oracle Corporation as a principal technical support engineer. My wife, Judi, and I live in Colorado Springs, CO with our two basset…

Brian S. Converse is a writer of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and poetry. He lives with his wife, four kids, and two animals in the Front…

Tiffany Amber Stockton has been crafting and embellishing stories since childhood. Today, she is an award-winning author, speaker, and brand…

John Wesley Anderson, MBA, is a published author, storyteller and TEDx speaker. He enjoyed a 30-year law enforcement career, retiring at the rank…

Robert Strauss is owner of Global Perspectives Consulting in Colorado Springs, Colorado. GPC clients excel in complex global marketplaces through…

Jason Dias has lived and worked in the Pikes Peak region since the early 90s after returning home from a childhood in England. Currently a…

Eileen moved to the Colorado Springs area with her family when she was 8 years old. Although she had lived in three different homes before then,…

The Colorado mountains serves as Elizabeth's inspiration for writing poetry and other inspirational works. She has been writing, speaking, singing…

Award-winning Children's Author, Elaine Pease, has three picture books, a middle grade novel GHOST OVER BOULDER CREEK, the journey of a…

I taught junior high school, managed McConnell's Hardware and Mesa TV Hardware. I was the Merchandise Manager and Assistant Store Manager of the…

I have lived in Colorado for over a decade and moved to the Pikes Peak region in 2014 from Wet Mountain Valley. I Have written for Colorado…

Pat Musick grew up in the house her father built at the edge of the Garden of the Gods. Her earliest artistic influences were her painter father…

Nancy Oswald loves researching and writing historical fiction books for young readers. She has, however, written in a variety of genres including…

DeAnna Knippling is the author of numerous science fiction and fantasy short stories and has been published in Crossed Genres, Penumbra…

Becky Van Vleet is a retired teacher and principal and former homeschool mom. She and her husband make their home in Colorado Springs, where Becky…

Steven LeRoy Nelson is an award-winning humorist whose short fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen Mystery…

Brook Bhagat was born here in Colorado Springs. She went to high school in Woodland Park. After graduating from Vassar College in New York, she…

For 19 years I played in the Colorado Springs Symphony. My current cozy mystery series is based on those experiences.

Darby Karchut is a multi-award winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills…

Originally from Chicago, Gregory Barrington now lives at the foot of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Prior to writing & illustrating his…

Roger moved out to Colorado Springs from the Washington, DC, area, in 1994, and has been here ever since. The whole family grew up here and still…

In a nutshell: born, lost, found, raised in Los Angeles as a dancer, graduated, married best friend at 18, had two daughters plus half the…

John Dwaine McKenna is the author of four novels, and two were awarded EVVYS for excellence in fiction by the Colorado Independent Publisher’s…

William Edwin Baxter was born on October 11, 1954 in Fullerton, California. He was born with developmental disabilities, but has strive not to let…

AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR D. L. ORTON lives in the Rocky Mountains where she and her husband are raising three boys, a golden retriever, two Siberian…

Adrienne has lived in Fountain since 2013 and is originally from South Africa. She adores nature and has been a photographer for more years than…

I moved to Colorado Springs in 1986. I ran a very large psychotherapy practice (counseling) until 1997 when I was sidelined for 12 years by a very…

Two-time winner of the Christian Indie Award for historical fiction, Amber Schamel writes riveting stories that bring HIStory to life. She has a…

Lisa Travis dreamed of faraway places ever since she was a little girl who explored National Geographic magazines every month. Looking…

Becky Clark is the seventh of eight kids, all born and raised in Colorado Springs, which explains both her insatiable need for attention and her…

Khadija Grant is a proud mother of three little girls and the author of two amazing books. She has published The Influenced, an…

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The Pikes Peak Library District’s Local Authors Website lists published authors whose works are set in the Pikes Peak region, who live or work in the region, or who write about the area. Authors are recommended for the website by library staff, the authors themselves, or members of the community. The website is used both by the public and by the Library District when looking for a speaker on a particular topic or an author of interest. It is also an avenue for authors to introduce their books to the public, as well as connect with other writers and publishers in the Pikes Peak region. And, of course, the website can be used by anyone just to a find an interesting book to read by one of our talented local authors!