Lindsey Larsen earned her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University in 2007. Lindsey is an occupational therapist, author, homeschool educator, military spouse, and mother to two amazing daughters, including one who lives with disabilities. Through her writing she nurtures meaningful conversations between children and adults, and encourages positive interactions among individuals of all abilities. Lindsey and her daughters have been members and regular visitors to the Pikes Peaks Library System since the military moved her family to Colorado Springs in 2021.
Resident of Colorado Springs for 27 years.
Many of my stories and characters revolve around Colorado.
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 and performed shows for all the PPLD libraries (and several other types of venues) as one of my many colorful characters - Mother Goose, Mrs. Claus, Stitches the Scarecrow and more. I use puppets, silly props, and lots of audience participation in all my shows. I am now taking some of my original stories from my shows and making them into books.
View my reading of my book Stinky Inky here.
Roxanne Troup writes picture books that celebrate wonder and family. With a background in education, she also writes engaging nonfiction for all ages.
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 enjoys gardening, oil painting and hiking and biking in the great outdoors. Becky relishes spending time with her family and especially reading books to her grandchildren.
Susan G Mathis is an international award-winning, multi-published author of stories set in the beautiful Thousand Islands, her childhood stomping ground in upstate NY. Susan has been published more than twenty-five times in full-length novels, novellas, and non-fiction books. She has nine in her fiction line including, The Fabric of Hope: An Irish Family Legacy, Christmas Charity, Katelyn’s Choice, Devyn’s Dilemma, Sara’s Surprise, Reagan’s Reward, Colleen’s Confession, Peyton’s Promise, and Rachel’s Reunion. Mary’s Moment comes out May 12, 2023, and book eleven, A Summer at Thousand Island House, comes out in July. She is also a published author of two premarital books, two children's picture books, seven stories in compilation books, and hundreds of published articles. Her book awards include two Illumination Book Awards, three American Fiction Awards, two Indie Excellence Book Awards, and two Literary Titan Book Awards. Reagan’s Reward is a Selah Awards finalist.
Susan is also a published author of two premarital books, two children’s picture books, stories in a dozen compilations, and hundreds of published articles. Susan makes her home in Colorado Springs and enjoys traveling around the world but returns each summer to enjoy the Thousand Islands.
Visit www.SusanGMathis.com/fiction for more.
Jean knew when her eyes locked with those of a smooshy-faced little dog who sat inside a kennel at the Humane Society, that it was love at first sight. To capture their many adventures, she self-publishes short story poems starring her often mischievous and always adorable rescue pug named Zuggy. She enjoys visiting schools around the country and local community events, sharing Zuggy the Rescue Pug, a collection of light-hearted and beautifully illustrated books. Follow the fun online: FB, YouTube, Pinterest, and Insta @ZuggythePug
Susie Wickman was born and raised in small town, Wishek, North Dakota. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She lived outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for ten years before moving to Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1988. Susie went back for a Master’s Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management. She works as a speaker, genealogist, and background investigator. She is inspired to write books her grandchildren will enjoy.