Mystery/Detective

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

Author Nancy Atherton
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

Kuhn, Cynthia

Author Cynthia Kuhn
Current Location
Colorado
Occupation(s)
Writer and professor
Biography

Cynthia Kuhn writes the Lila Maclean Academic Mysteries and Starlit Bookshop Mysteries. Her work has also appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Literary Mama, Copper Nickel, Prick of the Spindle, Mama PhD, Mystery Most Edible, Mystery Most Diabolical, and other publications. She is professor of English at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Awards/Honors
Agatha Award: Best First Novel
Agatha Awards: Shortlisted for Best Short Story
Colorado Authors League Award: Best Cozy Mystery
Daphne du Maurier Award: Shortlisted for Best Mainstream Mystery and Suspense
Lefty Award: Shortlisted for Best Humorous Mystery
Education/Training
PhD, University of Denver
MA, University of Colorado-Denver
BA, University of Kansas
Published Works Book Jackets
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Book cover for The Study of Secrets
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Book cover for How to Book a Murder
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Book cover for In the Event of Murder
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Book cover for Self-Fashioning in Margaret Atwood's Fiction
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Book cover for Reading Chuck Palahniuk
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Book cover for Styling Texts
Organizations
Sisters in Crime (National, Online, and Colorado chapters), Mystery Writers of America (National and Rocky Mountain chapters), International Thriller Writers, Colorado Authors’ League, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, Pikes Peak Writers
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
Literature, Creative Writing, Film, Mystery, Humor, Gothic

Entwistle, Bert

Author Bert Entwistle
Birth Year (-Died Year)
1948
Birth City
Rochelle
Birth State
CO
Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s)
Freelance writer, author, and photographer
Biography

Bert moved from Illinois to Colorado Springs in 1974 with his wife Nancy and sons Jeremy and Chad. He now has nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He started as a freelance photojournalist covering action sports and started writing as well as photographing nearly twenty years ago. He has worked as a photographer and writer for rodeo/bull riding, and a track photographer for Pikes Peak International Raceway. As a freelance writer and photographer, he has sold hundreds of articles to dozens of magazines and sold thousands of photographs. He has covered the rodeo, bull riding, and performance horse world for many years and has written on subjects as diverse as the meat packing industry, water rights, and family ranching.

Awards/Honors
Several awards for photography and cowboy-style poetry
2007 - Agricultural Writers Association, Feature of the Year
2018, Murder in the Dell, CIPA Book Awards, Merit Award
Leftover Soldiers, 14th Annual NIEA Award Winner
Looking Back, 14th Annual NIEA Award Winner
Organizations
Owner/Publisher of Black Mule Press
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
* Most subjects related to journalism, photojournalism, and fiction writing
* Using the internet for research
* Writing your first novel
* Breaking into print
* Small press publishing

Groundwater, Beth

Current Location
Breckenridge, CO
Occupation(s)
Retired Mystery Author
Awards/Honors
For “New Zealand:” 2003 First Place - Pikes Peak Writers Writing Contest/Short Story
For New Zealand:” 2004 Winner, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Short Story Anthology Contest
For "Ride the Wind:" 2005 Third Place in Mindfire Renewed Poetry Contest
2005 Second Place, Paranormal Romantic Mystery/Suspense, RWA Kiss of Death chapter's Daphne du Maurier Contest
For "Flamingo Fatality:" 2005 Winner for Great Manhattan Mysteries Conclave Short Story Anthology Contest
For "Lucky Bear:" 2005 First Place in the Storyteller Magazine Flash Fiction Contest
2006 Winner of the Fall Short story Contest sponsored by Mom Writer's Literary Magazine
For A Real Basket Case: 2007 Finalist for Agatha Award/Best First Novel
2010 Finalist, Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence Contest/Mainstream with Romantic Elements category
For "Murder Cache:" 2013 Winner for "Best Story of the First 52 Weeks" at CrimeCityCentral.com
For Wicked Eddies, 2013 Finalist for the Rocky Award, best mystery novel set in the Left Coast Crime geographical region
Education/Training
Master of Science Degree, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1983
Bachelor of Science Degree, College of William and Mary, 1978
Local Authors Genres
Published Works Book Jackets
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Book cover for A Basket of Trouble
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Book cover for A Basket of Trouble
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Book cover for Deadly Currents
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Book cover for Deadly Currents
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Book cover for Fatal Descent
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Book cover for The Epsilon Eridani Alternative by Beth Groundwater
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Book cover for Fatal Descent
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Book cover for A Real Basket Case
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Book cover for A Real Basket Case
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Book cover for Wicked Eddies
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Book cover for Wicked Eddies
Speaker Availability
No

Dilts, Catherine

Catherine Dilts
Birth Year (-Died Year)
1957
Birth City
Sioux Falls
Birth State
SD
Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s)
Full-time fiction author
Education/Training
Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Local Authors Genres
Published Works Book Jackets
Organizations
Pikes Peak Writers
Mystery Writers of America
Short Mystery Fiction Society
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
I would be willing to participate in local author panels, talking about fiction writing