Authors of the Pikes Peak Region: View All

  1. As a child raised in the Southwest United States on the border of one of the largest oil fields in the country, S. J. Abraham was a lonely nerd. With no interest in rodeo or baseball, he spent his time reading. His heroes were fictional characters and great novelists. It wasn’t long before he started scratching out his own stories. In recent years he has embraced his geekiness and has set to work turning his writing hobby into a career as a novelist. While he originally wrote for adults, he…

  2. Mark A. Adams is an accomplished professional with diverse experience in business, education, and coaching. Mark is the author of Responsible Conflict:…

  3. My name is Tom. I was born and raised in Colorado Springs during the 1940s and 1950s, which in many people's opinions was the "best of times." I am retired, but I write and paint in oils and acrylics. My art has won several awards including a couple of "Best of Show." I have previously published Memoirs of a Bureau Curmudgeon and my latest effort is available now is entitled From Hell Raiser to Hall of Famer: Best of Times. Both works are autobiographical.

  4. The author was born in Colorado Springs and has lived here all her life.

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  5. Jean knew when her eyes locked with those of a smooshy-faced little dog who sat inside a kennel at the Humane Society, that it was love at first sight. To capture their many adventures, she self-publishes short story poems starring her often mischievous and always adorable…

  6. Alleman, Arleen

    Arleen is a former senior analyst with the Government Accountability Office where she wrote extensively on many topics ranging from satellite systems to endangered species. She has a science education and loves nature and reality. She is a life-long avid reader and began writing fiction in 2009. She has completed the six-book Darcy Farthing adventure series, which are contemporary mysteries with travel and thought-provoking topical subjects.

  7. Allen, Reverend Caron M.

    Rev. Allen is a member of the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church (EMBC) where she serves as one of the associate ministers to Rev. Cleveland A. Thompson in the capacity of Director of Operations. A 33-year law enforcement veteran (retired), Rev. Allen lives in Colorado Springs with her husband Henry Allen, Jr., retired first sergeant from the United States Army. She and her husband have a blended family of eight adult children, 21 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. In 2009, Rev.…

  8. My wife and I have been counselors for many years. We lived in Texas for 17 years and returned to Colorado in 1997. I was instrumental in the formation of Rapha, an organization that placed mental health treatment programs in hospitals around the country. I also operated psychiatric/counseling clinics in Houston and San Antonio.

  9. Laura Ander grew up in Palmer Lake, CO and participated in numerous summer reading programs through the Pikes Peak Library District during her adolescent years. As she grew older, she developed an interest in writing short stories and dreamed of one day becoming an author. Laura Ander currently resides in Colorado Springs and spends her days working on her series The Alchemist Saga.

  10. John Anderson

    John Wesley Anderson, MBA, is a published author, storyteller, and TEDx speaker. He enjoyed a 30-year law enforcement career, retiring at the rank of sergeant after 22 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department, followed by 8 years serving as the elected sheriff for El Paso County, Colorado.…

  11. Received BS in Physics, Math, and Latin at Mercer University, then a Master of Science in Mathematics from Emory, after which I moved to Colorado Springs to work at NORAD/SpaceCommand as the Mathematician at the Directorate of Astrodynamics. Later, I worked on the "Star Wars" program (SDI) at Falcon AFB (now Schriever). I taught math courses at UCCS for almost 12 years, then at the US Air Force Academy. I was recruited by the University of Maryland to teach for the European Division, and…

  12. After receiving degrees in Philosophy, Biology, and Psychology at Mercer University, Dr. Arangno received an MA at the University of Georgia, and her PhD at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She served on the Medical Ethics Committee at Rose Medical Center, Denver, CO, and the St. Francis Ethics Committee in Colorado Springs, CO. She also served on the Chancellor's Advisory Committee at UCCS, and now serves as a member of the Student Retention Program. Current interests and research…

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  13. Arrington, Bradley

    Born in Brooklyn, Long Island, New York, I have been a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado since November 2011. I have written over 100 original stories (short stories, poems, indie screenplays, stage plays) and audio (radio) plays & skits (audio short stories) of several genres: Twilight Zone-type stories, science fiction, horror, comedy, satire, and drama. I am currently working on a sci-fi novel that is a cross between Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. A former…

    Published Works:
    • "Flight of the Glass Owl" (Suffolk Community College Evolution magazine, n.d.)
    • "Utopia-esque" (Suffolk Community College Evolution magazine, n.d.)
    • "The Prophet Profit Scandal Transcript" (Pikes Peak Community College Parley m…
  14. Artman, Rebekah

    A wife and mother of two, Becca Hart felt the calling to be a writer at the tender age of fifteen. She earned her Associate of Arts degree in English from Pikes Peak Community College in 2013. Though born and raised in a small town in northeast Ohio, Becca makes her home in southern Colorado in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. You can visit Becca on Twitter @BeccaHart16, and on Facebook at http://…

  15. Artzberger, Jodi

    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.

  16. Atherton, Nancy

    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…

  17. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Linsey Baldwin is the third child and second daughter in a military family. Linsey and her husband Tom traveled for many years, finally settling down in southern Colorado in 2000. Linsey and Tom have three grown children and one grandchild. In her debut novel, Mom's Summer, Linsey provides a fresh, heartwarming perspective to handling the illness and loss of a dear loved one.

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    • Mom's Summer (Sarah Book Publishing, 2016)
  18. Bale, Mary Peirce

    Prior to moving to Colorado Springs in 2002, I wrote and published articles relating to community, current issues, family and local, and historical articles in the Phoenix metro area. My work appeared in newspapers and magazines. Shortly after moving to the Springs, I became a GrandFriend volunteer in School District 11. My grandchildren and the students I work with inspired me to write children's stories. Since 2005 I have written and published five children's books. Also I have had several…

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  19. Head and shoulders photograph of Sean Barber

    I have been a Colorado Springs resident for over 20 years and have been a member of the Pikes Peak Library District for nearly as long. I have been a lifelong reader and have always dreamed of becoming a published author. I finally accomplished my dream in January of 2022 and hope to be a full time author in the next couple years.

  20. Barrington, Gregory

    Originally from Chicago, Gregory Barrington now lives at the foot of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. He is the Author and Illustrator of the 2021 Colorado Book Award-Winning Cow Boy is Not a Cowboy and the fractured fairytale Goldilocks prequel…

  21. Mother of two daughters. Docent Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center for 10 years. Docent at Fountain Creek Nature Center and Bear Creek Nature Center from 1991 to the present. Author of five prose books and a good deal of poetry.

  22. Baxter, William Edwin

    William Edwin Baxter was born on October 11, 1954 in Fullerton, California. He was born with developmental disabilities, but has strive not to let his disabilities defeat him in life, but to go above and beyond them by accomplishing great things and inspiring others to do the same. This became his legacy. He lived most of his life in Orange County, California; but currently lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. On July 9, 2016, William suffered a massive pulmonary embolism which almost ended…

  23. Bazer, Ashley

    Ashley Hodges Bazer is the author of the epic sci-fi series, The Crown's Call, which explores the onset and aftermath of a religious holocaust in a space opera setting. She also dabbles in young adult fantasy, bringing chess pieces to life in Checkmate and mixing up fairy tales with fun twists in Once Upon a Heist. She lives in Colorado with her husband and three children. After earning her bachelor’s degree in theatrical stage management from Arizona State…

  24. Beasley, Elizabeth

    The Colorado mountains serves as Elizabeth's inspiration for writing poetry and other inspirational works. She has been writing, speaking, singing, and inspiring people since the age of 8. Her heart's desire is to impact young and old alike to be their very best. The Pikes Peak Library District shows such total support for local writers that Elizabeth is inspired to reach out and touch those in the district whose lives have been altered by drug abuse or any other factors, and who are in need…

  25. I attended schools in Colorado Springs from 3rd grade through 12th, graduating from Harrison High School in 1972. I have written Colorado Women: A History, the first full length chronicle of the lives, roles, and contributions on women in Colorado, including those in the Pikes Peak Region.

  26. Bell, Donnell Ann

    Donnell Ann Bell is the author of the Amazon bestsellers, Deadly Recall and The Past Came Hunting, both of…

  27. I came to Colorado in 1973 because of the beauty of the land and the promise of the future.

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  28. Berge, Bekah

    Bekah Berge fell in love with all things mystical at a young age. Her love of stories led to her writing her first book in her early twenties, and she's never looked back since. When not scribbling down fantastical tales, she enjoys traveling, baking, hiking in the nearby mountains, and brewing the perfect cup of tea.

    Published Works:
    • The Whisperings in the Shadows (Shadow Series: Book 1, Independently published,…
    • The Knife in the Shadows (Shadow Series: Book 2, Independently published, 2020)
    • Sedendum (Independently published, 2020)
    • Once Upon a Name: Tales of the Strange and Unusual (Bronzewood Books, 2022)
  29. Bergling, Christina

    Christina Bergling has been writing since childhood. She has written a variety of styles. A blog from Iraq, software user guides for software, articles for a numismatist magazine. More than anything, she is a horror author. In college at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, she pursued a professional writing degree and started publishing small scale.

    It all began with “How to Kill Yourself Slowly.” Crystal Lake released her latest novel, Followers. Limitless Publishing…

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  30. I came to Colorado Springs as an editor on the team that founded WaterBrook Press/Random House. After four years with the company, I decided to go freelance but we had fallen in love with Colorado--it's home now.

  31. I have lived in Colorado Springs since 1959. I volunteer at the Fine Arts Center, Cheyenne Mt. Zoo, Bear Creek Nature Center, Garden of the Gods, and White House Ranch. Inspiration from out-of-town walking tour books led to Trips On Twos. I am actively involved in presenting bus tours, walking tours, slide presentations, talks, school programs, adult education and Elderhostel classes (Local, Colorado, Rocky Mountain West)

  32. Bhagat, Brook

    Brook Bhagat was born here in Colorado Springs. She went to high school in Woodland Park. After graduating from Vassar College in New York, she came back to work as a photojournalist for the Ute Pass Courier. She then went to India, where she met her husband, Gaurav. They began writing freelance articles together which were published in dozens of journals and magazines, including Ecoworld and Little India. Four years later, they returned to Colorado Springs, where they both…

    Published Works:
    • Full-length poetry collection "Only Flying" due out Nov. 2021 from Unsolicited …
    • "The Lady Scarecrow" and "My Nothing Burned Down to the Center of the Earth," L…
    • "The Homes of Birds," A Walk with Nature Anthology, University Professors Press…
    • Excerpt from "The Goddess Becomes," A Story in 100 Words, July 2019
    • "Good Dream Bad Dream" in author Beth Boldman's article about micropoetry in Pa…
    • "She Comes in on a Peahen" and "Downwelling," Harbinger Asylum, December 2018
    • "The Goblin King Slips an Empty Sting," A Story in 100 Words, November 2018
    • "Letter to an Unborn Daughter (Fist Girl)," The Almagre Review, August 2018
    • "The Golden Thread Part Two," A Story in 100 Words, July 2018
    • "The Golden Thread Part One," A Story in 100 Words, June 2018
    • "The Way the World Ends," A Story in 100 Words, April 2018
    • "There Is a Mother Waiting for You, a Kangaroo," Peacock Journal Anthology: Bea…
  33. Bigelow, Brian

    Author Brian Bigelow is originally from Minnesota and currently lives in Colorado with his wife Brandy. He is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, and fantasy and has, for over 30 years, also written poetry which has been published worldwide. His most recent release is the classic fantasy novel, Beyond Realms.

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  35. L. Annette Binder was born in Germany and came to Colorado Springs at the age of five. She grew up in the Springs and graduated from Mitchell High School. Her stories are almost all set in Colorado Springs and its environs.

  36. Carina Bissett

    Carina Bissett is a writer, poet, and educator working primarily in the fields of dark fiction and fabulism. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in multiple journals and anthologies including Upon a Twice Time, Bitter…

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  37. Steven Bivens

    At the age of 12 my family and I visited my brother while he was stationed at Ft. Carson. It was the first time that I ever saw mountains and in my young mind I told myself that one day I would live by these mountains. It is now over 45 years later and I am. But I encountered lifetime of experiences before fulfilling my childhood dream. I am from the Midwest, a flatlander. I have been a probation officer, an explosive detection trainer, a trainer for an inmate telephone company, a research…

    Published Works:
    • Mindanao: A Journey Through Life (Lulu Press, 2013)
    • Back to Mindanao (forthcoming)
    • Camiguin Gold: Island Riches Discovered (Lulu Press, 2013)
    • Out West: US 36 Travels (forthcoming)
    • Performance, Sport Cards and Racial Bias: A Cooperstown Perspective (Universit…
    • Race, Centrality and Educational Attainment: A NFL Perspective (University of …
    • Paper Bullets (article, "The Numismatist" magazine)
    • One of Your Pretty, Little, Ingenious Men (article, "The Numismatist" magazine)
    • Thank You, Mr. Ellery (article, "The Numismatist" magazine)
    • Rusty Journals (article, "Classic Toy Trains" magazine)
    • Population: People vs. Copper ("Early American Coppers")
    • An Old Cent Twist ("Early American Coppers")
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  39. Blackburn, Alexander

    Alex's mother came from an old family in Connecticut, the Cheneys, artists and silk manufacturers, and named him after his uncle, Dr. Alexander Lambert of New York, personal physician to President Theodore Roosevelt and one of the founders of Medicare. Alex's father, a Rhodes Scholar from South Carolina and professor of English at Duke University, mentored an entire generation of Southern writers, including William Styron, Ann Tyler and Reynolds Price. After college, Alex volunteered as a…

  40. Blake, Anna

    Anna Blake was born in Cavalier County, North Dakota, in 1954. She is a writer, dressage trainer, and horse advocate. Her books include Stable Relation, a Memoir of One Woman’s Spirited Journey Home, by Way of the Barn and Relaxed & Forward: Relationship Advice from Your Horse. Her newest book, released in 2016, is called Barn Dance: Nickers, Brays, Bleats, Howls and Quacks: Tales from the Herd. Blake resides at Infinity Farm on the flat, windy, treeless…

  41. Boroch, Peter

    Peter E. Boroch is a former Marine, husband and proud father. Peter attended high school at Mesa Ridge and returned to the Pikes Peak region after his time in the Marine Corps. His book The Man in the Leather Jacket: Predator Games (2017, Createspace) is based out of a fictional city in Colorado referenced from locations in Colorado Springs.

    Published Works:
    • The Man in the Leather Jacket: Predator Games (CreateSpace, 2017)
    • Daughters of War (CreateSpace, 2015)
    • Gothic Opera: Hunting Season (CreateSpace, 2015)
    • Gothic Opera: Nightmares Labyrinth (Authorhouse, 2012)
  42. Bowen, Barbara

    For 19 years, I played in the Colorado Springs Symphony. My current cozy mystery series is based on those experiences.

  43. Bowersox, Jodi

    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…

  44. Bradley, Fleur

    Fleur Bradley is the author of many middle-grade books aimed at reluctant readers, including the (spooky) mystery Midnight at the Barclay Hotel. Fleur is passionate about two things: mysteries and getting kids to read, and she regularly speaks at librarian and educator conferences on reaching reluctant readers. Originally from the Netherlands, Fleur now lives in Colorado Springs with her husband and two daughters, and entirely too many cats.

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  45. Bruce Brander is an international journalist and author of several books on travel and social philosophy. He has been a staff writer and photographer of newspapers in New Zealand and the United States, was a writer and editor for National Geographic, and for twelve years served as a traveling journalist and editor for World Vision, a global relief and development agency. Bruce Brander lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

    Published Works:
    • Love That Works (Templeton Foundation Press, 2004)
    • Staring Into Chaos: Explorations Into the Decline of Western Civilization (Spen…
    • Australia (National Geographic, 1968)
    • The Canary Islands (Doubleday, 1967)
    • The River Nile (Nation Geographic, 1967)
    • New Zealand (Doubleday, 1965)
  46. Brandt, Kathy

    Kathy Brandt is the co-author with son, Max Maddox, of Walks on the Margins: A Story of Bipolar Illness, has published four mysteries in the Hannah Sampson Underwater Investigation Series (NAL/Penguin), and taught writing at the University of Colorado for ten years. She is a vocal advocate for those with mental illness and writes and speaks about mental health. She is past President the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Colorado Springs and in 2012 she received the NAMI…

  47. Kenneth Bressett

    Kenneth Bressett has actively promoted the study and hobby of numismatics for over 60 years. His published works on the subject cover a wide range of topics and extend from short articles to standard reference books on such diverse areas as ancient coins, paper money, English, and United States coins. Ken moved to Colorado Springs because of its beauty as a place to live and retire. Vacationed here since 1974; moved here 1982.

  48. Brettschneider, Margaret

    In a nutshell: born, lost, found, raised in Los Angeles as a dancer, graduated, married best friend at 18, had two daughters plus half the neighborhood who came to dinner and stayed, husband died suddenly in his early thirties, life ended, then began again when I was hired by the Department of Defense to teach overseas. 

    Stayed 21 years in Germany, seven of them on the Cold War Border, remarried a pilot, and we CHOSE Colorado Springs when we came home in 1995. Seeing the tension on…

  49. Pamela Brinker, LCSW, is a Colorado native, living in Colorado Springs. An integrative psychotherapist for 31 years, Pamela has treated thousands of clients while developing tools and practices to teach conscious bravery. She is a committed mental health advocate, helping others transform difficulties into foundations for strength and compassion as they find gratitude, hope, and freedom in everyday living.

    Author of the new book released May 20, 2022, Conscious Bravery: Caring…