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 geekieness and has set to work turning his writing hobby into a career as a novelist. While he originally wrote...

  2. Mark is a second generation native to Colorado and loves the area too much to want to leave.

  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 Spring and has lived here all her life.

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  5. Jean Alfieri is the author of short story rhymers starring an often mischievous and always adorable Pug named Zuggy. Her love of poetry started at the age of five when she read Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells. Jean is a native of Chicago, and has always had a special fondness for dogs, no matter where she’s lived: Illinois, Indiana, Texas, Wisconsin, or Arizona.

    She and her fur-family currently reside in Colorado Springs, where she volunteers at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak...

  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.

    Published Works:
    • Currents Deep and Deadly (Darcy Farthing series)
    • Currents of Vengeance (Darcy Farthing series)
    • Current Assets (Darcy Farthing series)
    • Alternate Currents (Darcy Farthing series)
    • A Current Deception (Darcy Farthing series)
    • Currents of Sin (Darcy Farthing series)
  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.


  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.

    Published Works:
    • The Alchemist Saga: Subversion (Book 1) - CreateSpace, March 2017
  10. Anderson, John

    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. After being term-limited as Sheriff, John retired from public safety and was employed in homeland and corporate security for ten years in the private sector. He retired from the Lockheed Martin...

  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...

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  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...

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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 homeless...

    Published Works:
    • "The Prophet Profit Scandal Transcript" (published in Pikes Peak Community College's PARLEY magazine)(2017)
    • "Utopia-esque" (printed in Evolution magazine, pub. by Suffolk Community College)
    • "Flight of the Glass Owl" (printed in Evolution magazine, pub. by Suffolk Community College)
  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 since 2007 and is a frequent visitor and patron of Pikes Peak Library. You can catch her pursuing the shelves, looking for little gems to take home.

    You can...

  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 21 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 Widow's Curse, will be published in May 2017. Nancy lives, works, and plays in Colorado Springs. Nancy Atherton has been a longtime attendee of Mountain of...

  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.

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

    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...

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  19. Marty Mokler Banks is a children's author, travel writer, editor, tennis player, hockey fan and dog lover.

    As a full-time writer, her books and articles show a bit of a split personality--the reality of making the writing life work. Her magazine stories are often about exotic, freakishly amazing places all over the world. She's also co-authored a travel book about her hometown: Insiders' Guide to Colorado Springs (Globe Pequot Publishers, 2011). But long ago, her love of reading...

  20. Barrington, Gregory

    Originally from Chicago, Gregory Barrington now lives at the foot of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Prior to writing & illustrating his first book, he owned his own boutique design & advertising agency for twenty years, was a publisher of regional magazines, and taught graphic design and art history as a college adjunct professor.

  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.

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  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...

    Published Works:
    • W.E.B. Tales (2018)
    • W.E.B. Files (2019)
    • W.E.B. Medleys (2019)
    • The Last Apostle - A Father Serra Story (2019)
    • There's Weirdo! - A Christian Testimony and Autobiography (2020)
    • The First Batteries - A Celtic Tall Tale (2019)
    • Dangerous Snakes and Arachnids in Colorado (2019)
    • Let No Man Put Asunder - A Father Valentine Story (2019)
    • True Blue Los Angeles Baseball - Sports Timeline of the Los Angeles Dodgers (2019)
    • The Popcorn Ball Caper (2019)
    • Field Trip to WaldoVille Art Gallery (2019)
    • The Legend of Good King Wenceslas - A Story of the Light of Christmas (2019)
    • Calendar ABC's - W.E.B. Scrolls 2019 (2019)
    • Old Jeremy (2019)
    • Servant of God - A Story of Saint Oscar Romero (2020)
    • The 12 Gifts of Easter - An Easter Parody (2019)
  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...