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. Author Arleen Alleman

    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. 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…

  14. 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.

  15. Author Nancy Atherton

    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…

  16. 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)
  17. 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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  18. 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.

  19. Author Gregory Barrington

    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…

  20. 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.

  21. 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…

  22. Author Ashley Bazer

    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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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.

  25. Author Donnell Ann Bell

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

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

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  27. Author and artist Stephanie Bercedoni

  28. Author Bekah Berge

    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.

  29. Author Christina Bergling

    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.

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  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. Author Brook Bhagat

    Brook Bhagat is the author of Only Flying, a Pushcart-nominated collection of surreal poetry and flash fiction on paradox, rebellion, transformation, and enlightenment from Unsolicited Press. Her work has won contests at Loud Coffee Press and A Story in 100 Words,…

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  33. Author Brian Bigelow

    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.

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  35. L. Annette Binder was born in Germany and grew up in Colorado. She lives in New England with her family.

    The Vanishing Sky is her first novel, inspired by her family's experiences in World War II Germany. Her collection of stories,…

  36. Author 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,

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  37. Author 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…

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  38. Author Janice Black
  39. Author Alexander Blackburn

    From The Gazette obituary, Oct. 3, 2021:

    Alexander L. Blackburn of Colorado Springs, CO., educator, novelist, literary critic, editor, and artist, passed away Sunday, October 3, 2021 after a short illness. Alex was born in Durham, NC. in 1929 to Elizabeth Cheney and William Blackburn. His father was a teacher of writers at Duke University. His youth was greatly shaped by this environment of imaginative writers, including such future luminaries as William…

  40. Author Anna Blake

    Anna Blake trains horses and riders communication skills and dressage, and writes parables about horses and life.

  41. Author Peter Boroch

    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…

  42. Author Barbara Bowen

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

  43. Author Jodi Bowersox

    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. Author Rebecca Boyle

    I am a science journalist and author of a book about the history of humanity's relationship with the Moon. I grew up in Denver, graduated from Colorado State University, and am raising my family in Colorado Springs. I write for national magazines and my book is being published in multiple languages. I would love to be able to share it with my own neighbors and to see it in my own public library!

    I am author of Our Moon: How Earth's Celestial Companion Transformed the Planet,…

  45. Bradley, Fleur

    Fleur Bradley grew up in the Netherlands, where she spent my childhood riding her bike, catching tadpoles, and reading Pippi Longstocking and Roald Dahl books. She loved to read, and she loved to draw, too. Her very favorite book was The BFG by Roald Dahl. She would read under the covers well past her bedtime, secretly hoping for the BFG to knock on her window. 

    But somewhere along the way (around her high school years), she sort of lost the…

  46. 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.

  47. Author Kathy Brandt

    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, 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 National Award for…

  48. Author 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.

  49. Author M. J. Brett

    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…