Romance

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
Birth City
Franklin
Birth State
NE
Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s)
Author - Artist - Seamstress
Biography

Jodi Bowersox has worn many hats: actress, seamstress, designer, teacher, choir/play director, artist, and author. She has written two children's books under the pen name J.B. Stockings, but her current passion is writing romance novels. To read her blog and writing samples or to view her art gallery, go to www.jodibowersox.com. Jodi grew up on a farm in Nebraska, then spent most of her life in the sweltering summer humidity of NE Kansas. Her experience working for an interior design shop became fodder for her first romance, Interiors By Design. Her farm and small town background helped with the writing of her second novel, Horses, Adrenaline, and Love. Living close to Kansas City for 27 years gave her the setting for her third novel, a romantic suspense entitled Cinnamon Girl Explains It All. A recent move to the Colorado Rockies has removed the humidity from her life (now she's bathing in vats of lotion), and the mountains have already provide new inspiration for writing. Her Rocky Mountain Series is set in Colorado as well as her time-travel romance, JOLT, book 1 in her Lightning Riders series. Not one to get stuck in a box, she has even written a short Bible commentary on the book of Ephesians. She reads an eclectic mix of Christian non-fiction, Sci Fi, and Romance, and loves playing Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and any number of other games with her husband, sons, and daughters-in-law. Four crazy cats keep life interesting.

Education/Training
B.A. in Theater from Sterling College, Sterling KS
Local Authors Genres
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

McCutcheon, Pam

Pseudonym
Parker Blue
Birth City
Fort Ord
Birth State
CA
Current Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s)
Industrial engineer - Writer - Editor - Speaker
Biography

Pam McCutcheon is the author of romantic comedy, paranormal romance, fantasy short stories, and how-to books for writers under her own name, and the Demon Underground YA urban fantasy series under the name Parker Blue. After many years of working for the military as enlisted, officer, and civil service successively, she left her industrial engineering and is now working full-time as a writer, editor, speaker, and as the “Parker” half of Parker Hayden Media, an assisted self-publishing business. She lives in Colorado Springs with her rescue dogs and can be found on the ’net at pammc.com or parkerblue.net.

Awards/Honors
Pikes Peak Romance Writers Author of the Year
Quicksilver - Pikes Peak Romance Writers winner of the PRISM Award for the best futuristic romance of 1996
Chasing Baby - Winner of the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Harlequin American of 1996
Education/Training
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
Organizations
Novelists, Inc. - Pikes Peak Writers
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
Writing the Fiction Synopsis - Brainstorming - Self-editing - Scene and Sequel - Using the Plotting Board - Decoding Dialogue - Beginning Writers Workshop - Characterization - How to Pitch Your Book - Ghostwriting

Lippincott, Kenneth

Birth City
Denver
Birth State
CO
Current Location
Fountain, CO
Occupation(s)
Retired education and pastor - Author of romantic mysteries and thrillers
Biography

As an educator, teacher and high school principal, I moved toColorado in the '90s to both teach and pastor a small local church, while also working on a novel. After 48 years, I finished Freedom's Tree and self-published through West Bow Press, a division of Zondervan and Nelson Bibles. Currently, I am writing a sequel titled Restoring Blair House, while planning a third in the series. I taught at Success First, the alternative school at Doherty High School and retired from Coronado High School where I taught English and served as department head. In retirement, I've been a community activist battling against the commercialization of medical marijuana and against the proliferation of smart meters, a wireless industry tool that emits electro-magnetic radio frequency, "dirty electricity."

Awards/Honors
1978, 1977, 1970 - Distinguished Service Award, Jaycees
1970-1971 - Mott Foundation Fellowship
1976 - Service to Youth Award, Kennedy High School Key Club
1978, 1970 - Listed in Outstanding Young Men of America, US Jaycees
Education/Training
Bachelor of Science in English and Social Studies, University of Colorado, 1967 - Master of Arts, Eastern Michigan University, 1971 - Bachelor of Christian Ministry, Colorado Christian University, 1990.
Local Authors Genres
Published Works Book Jackets
Organizations
National Association of Secondary School Principals
Speaker Availability
Yes
Speaker Topics
My book, Freedom's Tree - Community Leadership: How to Find It and Make It Work for You - A humorous approach to self publishing - Creative writing - Utility smart meters and their effect on you - Marijuana Wars: My Life as a Community Activist