Mystery/Detective

Meredith, Patricia

Meredith, Patricia
Birth Year (-Died Year)
1986
Current Location
Fountain, CO
Occupation(s)
Mystery Author
Biography

Patricia Meredith is an author of historical and cozy mysteries. When she’s not writing, she’s playing board games with her husband, creating imaginary worlds with her two children, or out in the garden reading a good book with a cup of tea. She graduated high school in Buena Vista, CO and currently lives just outside Colorado Springs.

Education/Training
Patricia Meredith graduated from Whitworth University in 2008 with a Creative Writing degree. Before taking the dive into mystery, Patricia Meredith was a fiction editor working with magazines, businesses, and publishers on a variety of projects from art books (such as The Art of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire) to fantasy novels (such as Rising Sun, Falling Shadows, winner of the 2013 Scribe Award for Best Original Novel). She has worked with such names as George R.R. Martin, Tracy Hickman, and Graham McNeill. She launched the novel department for Fantasy Flight Games, so she also has experience in the behind-the-scenes of publication.
Local Authors Genres
Organizations
Sisters in Crime
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
- The research behind historical mysteries
- Editing
- Self-publication
- 19th century cookbooks
- Anna Katharine Green
- Balancing being a full-time mom and a full-time author
- Writing as a Christian author outside the Christian Fiction genre

Bowersox, Jodi

Bowersox, Jodi
Pseudonym
J. B. Stockings
Birth City
Franklin
Birth State
NE
Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s)
Author - Artist - Seamstress
Biography

Jodi Bowersox has never liked being put in a box. Over the course of her life, she has been an actress, seamstress, designer, business owner, homeschool teacher, kid's choir director, and artist, so it's only natural that her writing would take on an eclectic flare as well.

Her romance novels span genres from faith fiction to suspense to time travel to sci fi with small town and big city settings. Several have won awards from the Colorado Book Awards, the Colorado Authors League, and the Colorado Independent Publishers Association. She has also been named a finalist in the American Fiction Awards and the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Awards.

In addition to novels, she has children's picture books to her credit under the name J.B. Stockings that include her new series of books for birth to three that she calls Sing-a-Story books.

As an award-winning watercolor artist, Jodi specializes in pet portraits and has illustrated a couple of her children’s books herself. A Tale of Two Kitties and Cats feature some of her favorite pets. You can read more about Jodi’s writing and other creative endeavors, as well as read samples of her books, at jodibowersox.com.

Jodi lives in the heart of Colorado Springs with her husband and too many cats where they never get tired of looking at the mountain views.

Education/Training
B.A. in Theater from Sterling College, Sterling KS
Published Works Book Jackets
Organizations
Member of the Colorado Authors League
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
The Writing Process - The Editing Process

Daniels, Avery

Daniels, Avery
Pseudonym
C.G. Abbot
Birth City
Colorado Springs
Birth State
CO
Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Biography

Avery Daniels was born and raised in Colorado Springs, graduated from college with a degree in business administration and has worked in fortune 500 companies and the Department of Defense her entire life. Her most eventful job was apartment management for 352 units. She still resides in Colorado with two brother black cats as her spirited companions. She volunteers for a local cat shelter, enjoys scrapbooking and card making, photography, and painting in watercolor and acrylic. She inherited a love for reading from her mother and grandmother and grew up talking about books at the dinner table.

Education/Training
BSBA University of Phoenix
Published Works Book Jackets
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Iced
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Nailed
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Spiked
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Arrowed
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First Bite
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The Society
Organizations
Sisters in Crime - Women Fiction Writers of America
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
Writing murder mysteries

Atherton, Nancy

Atherton, Nancy
Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s)
Author
Biography

Nancy Atherton is the author of Aunt Dimity mysteries. With 25 titles, including many bestsellers, her cozy mystery series follows paranormal sleuth Aunt Dimity. Aunt Dimity's Death was voted "One of the Century's 100 Favorite Mysteries" by the Independent Booksellers Association. Nancy's next book, Aunt Dimity and the Parting Gift, will be published in 2024. Nancy lives, works, and plays in Colorado Springs. Nancy Atherton has been a longtime attendee of Mountain of Authors and was a panelist at the 2010 and 2016 events. To learn more about Nancy and Aunt Dimity, visit the website at www.aunt-dimity.com.

Local Authors Genres
Speaker Availability
Yes