Fantasy

Paul, Donita K.

Paul, Donita K.
Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s)
Retired Elementary School Teacher and Full-time Author
Biography

Donita K. Paul is a retired teacher and author of numerous novellas, short stories, and eleven novels, including the best-selling DragonKeeper Chronicles, a series which has sold more than a quarter-million books to date. She also coauthored The Dragon and the Turtle picture book series with her daughter, Evangeline Denmark. The winner of multiple awards, she live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she spends time mentoring and encouraging young writers. She is proud of her two grown children and she is entertained by her two young grandsons.

Awards/Honors
2nd Place, Romance Writers of America/Faith Hope & Love, 2000 Short Historical Fiction
Christy Honor Award
ACFW Book of the Year
RWA Reader's Choice
Education/Training
Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, University of Houston - Graduate Work in Early Childhood Education - Certificate from the Child Evangelism Fellowship - Certificate from the La Leche League - Certificate from the Institute of Children's Literature
Organizations
Society of Children's Writers & Illustrators - American Christian Writers - American Christian Fiction Writers - Authors Guild
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
Literacy - Writing - Reading Aloud

Bigelow, Brian

Bigelow, Brian
Birth Year (-Died Year)
1965
Birth City
Dubuque
Birth State
IA
Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s)
Retail clerk
Biography

Author Brian Bigelow is originally from Minnesota and currently lives in Colorado with his wife Brandy. He is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, and fantasy and has, for over 30 years, also written poetry which has been published worldwide. His most recent release is the classic fantasy novel, Beyond Realms.

Local Authors Genres
Published Works Book Jackets
Speaker Availability
No

Tucker, John W.

Tucker, John W.
Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Biography

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 of college at Metro State College. I moved back to Colorado in 1984, from pastoring in S.D. I have worked several jobs while in the Springs: custodian for School District 11 for 13 years; as a court clerk for the Court House for one year; as an Assistant Floating Manager for Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs for three and a half years; and as a city bus driver for the last eleven years. I originally came here to serve as a children's pastor and served three churches from 1984-2002, as a children's pastor, elder, youth pastor, and associate pastor. I love Colorado's landscape and have skied, hiked, bird-watched, and enjoyed astronomy here. I have also acted in costume portraying Patrick Henry and William Bradford. And at Easter I have performed as Barabbas.

Education/Training
Masters of Divinity, Sioux Falls Seminary - B.A. in Speech & Drama, University of Sioux Falls - Certificate in Facilities Management, PPCC - Certificate in Paralegal, DPI - Certificate in Children's Writing, Institute for Children's Writing
Local Authors Genres
Published Works Book Jackets
Organizations
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) - wordserverwatercooler.com
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
I am a member of Toastmaster's International. I enjoy speaking and sharing my take on various subjects. I have talked about astronomy, book writing, Quadrant Leadership and Patriotism.