Romance

DeSye, Davyne

Birth Year (-Died Year)
1963
Birth City
Frankfurt, DE
Occupation(s)
Author
Biography

Davyne spent her life traveling the world and has lived in Germany, Bolivia, Somalia, Afghanistan, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and the United States. She came to Colorado in 1993 and now writes from a cozy spot nestled at the base of the Pikes Peak in beautiful Colorado Springs. One of the settings in her book, Phantom Rising, is loosely based on Glen Eyrie Castle in Colorado Springs.

Awards/Honors
Reader's Favorite Five-Star Rating (For Love of the Phantom)
Reader's Favorite Five-Star Rating (Phantom Rising)
Education/Training
Juris Doctorate, 1992
Bachelor of Science - Decision Studies/Computer Science, 1987
Associate of Science - Business Administrations, 1987
Associate of Science - General Studies, 1987
Organizations
Member, Romance Writers of America
Member, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Member, Colorado Bar Association
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
Various aspects of writing

Emanuelson, K.L.

K.L. Emanuelson
Birth City
Milwaukee
Birth State
WI
Current Location
El Paso County, CO
Occupation(s)
Author
Biography

K.L. Emanuelson is an Army veteran. She was a working cowgirl for many years, a horse trainer and a riding instructor. As a Beowulf scholar, she's presented at academic conferences and been published in the proceedings. She's entered the poetry, essay and short-short fiction divisions and won, at the Colorado Veterans Arts competitions, but now focuses upon writing her novels. She shares her ranch in the beautiful, historic Bijou Basin with her horses, dogs and cats. She's a historian with a focus upon pre-Viking early 6th century Scandinavia and the 19th century American West.

Awards/Honors
Colorado Veterans Arts Competition, 2018: First Place Essay, First Place and Best in Show in Writing for a Short-short Fiction piece
Colorado Veterans Arts Competition, 2019: First Place Essay, First Place Short-short Fiction, First Place Poetry
Colorado Women's Poetry Competition, open division: First Place for "Blue Agave"
Education/Training
MA-English/Language Arts
Local Authors Genres
Published Works Book Jackets
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The Woman Who Rode Destiny
Organizations
Pikes Peak Writers, Sons of Norway
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
"Beowulf," horses, including accurate horse portrayals in film and fiction, Viking and pre-Viking Norse culture and cowboys/cowgirls

Teller, JB

Pseudonym
JB Teller
Birth City
Portland
Birth State
TX
Current Location
Monument, CO
Occupation(s)
Author
Biography

I live in Monument, CO. My husband went to the Air Force Academy and we own a centennial ranch in Collbran, CO. I am a fiction writer and a South Texas native.

After moving to Europe for three years, I returned and was fortunate to have lived in many U.S. cities. I called the Bay Area home for ten years before settling in colorful Colorado. I am an animal lover with four dogs and a rescue cat. Most days I write, but on the off chance I'm not, you can find me trying new foods or going on adventures. I am a self-proclaimed music trivia champion, inventor of Dirty Scrabble, and a Mini Cooper enthusiast.

Local Authors Genres
Published Works Book Jackets
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No Alcohol Beyond This Point
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Open Bar
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
I am willing to speak about my books, the process of writing, and publishing.

Hayden, Laura

Pseudonym
Elle Vaughn
Birth City
Birmingham
Birth State
AL
Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s)
Author and bookseller
Biography

Brought to the Springs twice thanks to the Air Force, Laura and her family returned for a third time for keeps. Originally from Alabama, she's the author of fourteen novels, and eight short stories/novellas. She also writes as "Elle Vaughn" in collaboration with Yvonne Jocks/Evelyn Vaughn.

Awards/Honors
Golden Heart winner
Education/Training
BS in Industrial Engineering, University of Alabama
Organizations
Past Present and Founder of Pike Peak Writers, eight-time director of the Pikes Peak Writers Conference, member Romance Writers of America, member Mystery Writers of America, member Novelists Inc.
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
Creativity: Thinking Outside of the Box - The Subliminal Writer: Using music to influence your writing - Reverse Engineering your Mystery Novel.

Artzberger, Jodi

Artzberger, Jodi
Birth City
Camp Hill
Birth State
PA
Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s)
Author
Biography

Jodi writes inspirational romantic suspense stories that are Gospel centered and intertwined with God's love and plan of redemption. Her passion for the Word has led her to teach women how to study their Bibles for themselves. She loves living in beautiful Colorado with her wonderful husband, two awesome boys, and rescue dogs. In her spare time, you can find her playing with her latest kitchen gadget and exploring where God has graciously place her in Colorado.

Published Works Book Jackets
Organizations
American Christian Fiction Writers - American Christian Fiction Writers Colorado Springs
Speaker Availability
No

Kunkel, Donna

Kunkel, Donna
Birth City
Cincinnati
Birth State
OH
Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s)
Writer
Biography

Donna Kunkel is a paranormal romance author. Within the pages of her tales you can visit with witches, wizards, shape-shifters, and other fantasy creatures. Figurines of the magic realm surround her computer for inspiration. She lives at the edge of the Colorado mountains with her husband of many years and her two dogs. When not writing, you can find her browsing the fabric shops for her next quilt, stitching Japanese embroidery, or curled up with a good book. She enjoys spending time in the mountains, at Lake Tahoe, or relaxing on a beach in Hawaii.

Education/Training
BSME - MSIE - MSE
Local Authors Genres
Published Works Book Jackets
Organizations
Romance Writers of America - Pikes Peak Writers
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
Not giving up when faced with rejections

Decker, Cassie

Decker, Cassie
Birth City
Hampton
Birth State
VA
Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s)
Author
Biography

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. She believes everyone deserves a happily ever after, whether the men in her stories rope cattle in the rodeo, live in a tropical paradise, or are just trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. Although Cassie wasn't born in Colorado, she grew up here - Pueblo West specifically - and never wants to leave the most beautiful state in the U.S.

Education/Training
Bachelor of Arts, Biology - University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Local Authors Genres
Speaker Availability
No

Kingston, A.R.

Kingston, A.R.
Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s)
Author
Biography

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 holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has spent time working with the mentally ill before turning to writing. Kingston is both an avid gamer and seasoned traveler. Her passion is combining the legends and lore from around the world with the fantasy of games, creating a magical world similar to our own. She prefers to write stories which blend the genres of Fantasy, Horror, and Romance into a neat little package. She currently resides in the Colorado Springs area of Colorado with her family, including two pot belly pigs.

Local Authors Genres
Published Works Book Jackets
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
Please contact author via author website for a list of speaker topics.

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

Wernly, Kathy and Bob

Wernly, Kathy and Bob
Pseudonym
Kathy Clark and Bob Kat (YA)
Birth Year (-Died Year)
1951
Birth City
Houston
Birth State
TX
Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s)
Author
Biography

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/mystery/time travel series (Timeshifters). We lived in Colorado since 1985 and in Colorado Springs for a year and a half. Several of our series are set in Colorado, including Denver Heroes, and an upcoming series set in Cripple Creek called Breathless. One of our YA novels (Forever Love) is a time travel ghost story set at the Stanley Hotel the year it opened in 1911. We have given workshops and speeches about writing and creativity all over the U.S. Kathy is a past vice-president of Romance Writers of America and a co-founder of Colorado Romance Writers.

Education/Training
BA degree in Mass Communications and Fine Arts, York College (Kathy) - BS and MBA in Aerospace Engineering and Business Administration (Bob)
Organizations
Romance Writers of America - Colorado Romance Writers - Mystery Writers of America
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
Characterization - Plotting - Writing a series - Writing with a partner - Writing young adult novels - Writing new adult novels - How to self publish your book - Many other writing-related topics