My family moved here from Chicago in 1976. I write novels about ordinary people experiencing life-changing events. I write in all genres of fiction, often influenced by my own extraordinary adventures and infinite imagination. I grew up on the Southside of Chicago in a large, struggling family, working full-time while attending four colleges. I studied Cultural Anthropology, English, Journalism and Theater, eventually earning a B.A. degree in Diversified Studies from the University of Colorado - UCCS in 1982. I later enjoyed a modestly successful career in Hollywood as an actor, writer, and producer in independent films interspersed with stints working for motion picture studio executives. My close friends call me "Hollywood." A cancer survivor, I also write screenplays and original music.
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.
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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.
Peter E. Boroch is a former Marine, husband, and proud father. He is the author of the science fiction/military series Gothic Opera and the hard-boiled/mystery book The Man in the Leather Jacket: Predator Games. Peter studied art at Calhoun College and writing at American Military University. Peter is always eager to speak with fans and interact with fellow authors. In his free time, Peter enjoys spending time with his family, reading comics, drawing, writing, killing aliens on his Xbox, and working on the next great American novel!
Steven LeRoy Nelson is an award-winning humorist whose short fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, The Leviathan, Fire And Ice, and other publications. He has published six novels in the Axel Hatchett series set in the Colorado Springs area.
I'm a writer, reader, blogger, podcaster, hiker, amateur photographer, wife, mom, fan of frights and flights of fantasy, and more.
My guilty pleasures include cheesy horror comedies, Garden of the Gods, true crime podcasts, anything clown related, unsolved mysteries, sarcasm, the Wild West, and chocolate. Lots of chocolate. Specifically frozen chocolate in ice cream form, but I'm not picky.
Barbara Nickless lives in Colorado where she loves to snowshoe, cave, hike and drink single malt scotch—usually not at the same time. Her first novel, Blood on the Tracks, is the start of a new crime series. Hank Phillippi Ryan calls the book ‘Beautifully written and heartbreakingly intense,’ while Jeffery Deaver promises ‘… you'll fall in love with one of the best characters to come along in modern thriller fiction.’ Blood on the Tracks won the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence and is a Suspense Magazine Best of 2016 selection. It was also a 2017 Colorado Book Award winner. Her second book, Dead Stop, was released in 2017 and was a 2018 Colorado Book Award winner. She is thrilled to announce that she's signed a deal with Thomas & Mercer for more two more Sydney Parnell novels. Ambush was released in 2019, with a fourth book to follow in 2020. She is very happy to keep playing in Sydney and Clyde’s world! Barbara has written for Writer’s Digest, Criminal Element, and Penguin Random House among other markets.
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.
John Bryan is a writer, composer, musician, actor and illusionist. He has lived in Colorado Springs, CO since 1984 with his wife Michèle and is the proud father of two sons, Erik and Alex. He is the author of the novel Dark Brother and the short story collection entitled Side Streets and Dark Alleys.
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John Dwaine McKenna is the author of four novels, and two were awarded EVVYS for excellence in fiction by the Colorado Independent Publisher’s Association, or CIPA. He writes a weekly newspaper column called the Mysterious Book Report for the Tri-Valley Townsman in Sullivan County, New York, where he was born and raised. Like John on Facebook to receive weekly book reviews and blogs. He and his wife June have lived in Southern Colorado for nearly five decades.