1. 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.

  2. Bell, Donnell

    Donnell Ann Bell is the author of two Amazon bestsellers, Deadly Recall and The Past Came Hunting, both of which were nominated for the prestigious Golden Heart from Romance Writers of America®. Deadly Recall is also a 2014 EPICON nominee for best thriller/suspense.

    Her newest book, Black Pearl: A Cold Case Suspense, was released in 2019 and was a finalist in the 2020 Colorado Book Award, Thriller category.

    Her website is...

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

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  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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)

  7. 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 Press (forthcoming)
    • "The Lady Scarecrow" and "My Nothing Burned Down to the Center of the Earth," Lamplit Underground Magazine (forthcoming)
    • "The Homes of Birds," A Walk with Nature Anthology, University Professors Press, October 2019
    • 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 Pandora's Box Gazette, January 2019
    • "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: Beauty First [Vol. II, No. 1], Jan. 2018
  8. 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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  10. 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.

  11. Bissett, Carina

    Carina Bissett spent her youth in Colorado Springs, and eventually returned after a decade-long stint writing about the Southwest. Carina is a writer, poet, and educator working primarily in the fields of dark fiction and interstitial art. Her short fiction and poetry has been published in multiple journals and anthologies including Hath No Fury, Gorgon: Stories of Emergence, Mythic Delirium, NonBinary Review, and the HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. V.

    She teaches online...

    Published Works:
    • "A Brief History of Death," "Characters," "Life in Redoubt," "The Last City," "Zileskan Magic," and "The Dead," The Lost Citadel, Green Ronin Publishing. Forthcoming.
    • "Grey Matters," Chrysalis: Fairy Tale Transformations, Fantasia Divinity Magazine. Forthcoming.
    • "A Disappearing Act," The Horror 'Zine, March 2019.
    • "Rose Red, Snow White," The Horror 'Zine, March 2019.
    • "Persephone's Promise," The Horror 'Zine, March 2019.
    • "Burning Bright," Gorgon: Stories of Emergence, Pantheon. February 2019.
    • OH MAD ARACHNE: A Folle in Three Acts, NonBinary Review, Zoetic Press, December 2018.
    • "Mapping the collective body of Frankenstein's brides," Birthing Monsters: Frankenstein's Cabinet of Curiosities and Cruelties, Firblog Publishing, October 2018.
    • "Blood Work," HWA Poetry Showcase Vol. V, edited by Stephanie Wytovich. September 2018.
    • "A Seed Planted," Hath No Fury, Ragnorak Publications. August 2018.
    • "Cracked," Stonecoast Review, Issue #9, July 2018.
    • "C8: A Tessellation of Faces, Wings, and other Obscure Things," NonBinary Review, Zoetic Press, July 2018. *Nominated for Best of the Net Award*
    • "Reflections," Timeless Tales, July 2018.
    • "The Landscape of Lacrimation," The Hunger, May 2018.
    • "The Savory Taste of Temptation," The Necro-Om-Nom-Nom-Icon, Sol Nigris Press, April 2018.
    • "The Sweet Sleep of Roses, or, After the Fall," NonBinary Review, Zoetic Press, December 2017. *Nominated for the Pushcart Prize*
    • "The Tales of Hans Christian Andersen," Guest Editor, NonBinary Review, Zoetic Press, September 2017.
    • "Serpents and Toads," Enchanted Conversations, April 2017.
    • "After Dark, When White Things Whisper," NonBinary Review, Zoetic Press, January 2017.
    • "Forward, Alice in Wonderland," NonBinary Review #10 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Zoetic Press, August 2016.
    • Encyclopedia Entries (Beauty and the Beast Folklore, The Blue Nun, Game Songs and Rhymes, Lozen, Lumberjack Tales), American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore, ABC-CLIO, August 2016.
    • "Brother and Sister," Gingerbread House Literary Magazine, June 2016.
    • "Swimming with the Shark Boys," Mythic Delirium, May 2016. *Honorable mention in Best Horror of the Year by Ellen Datlow*
    • "Tabula Rasa," NonBinary Review, Zoetic Press, February 2016.
    • "Plastic," Drunk Monkeys, December 2015.
    • "Her Scarlet Purse of Dreams," Baba Yaga, Issue #5, Timeless Tales, November 2015.
    • "A Houri's Hymnody," NonBinary Review, Zoetic Press, October 2015.
    • "Duet in D Minor," The Horror 'Zine, July 2015.
    • "The Making of a Monster," The Horror 'Zine, July 2015.
    • "Wolf," The Horror 'Zine, July 2015.
    • "The Yellow Press of an Ancient Power," NonBinary Review, Zoetic Press, June 2015. *Nominated for Sundress Best of the Net*
    • "More Wings than the Wind Knows," Perseus & Medusa, Issue #4, Timeless Tales, June 2015.
    • "Tuning's Philomel's Steely Strings in the Wasteland's Dark Matter," Alphanumeric, Zoetic Press, April 2015.
    • "Desert Places," Dark Lane Anthology, Volume 1, Dark Lane Quarterly Collaborative, April 2015.
    • "Forbidden Fruit," Twice Upon a Time: Fairytale, Folklore, & Myth. Reimagined & Remastered, The Bearded Scribe Press, February 2015.
    • "Beastly Bridegrooms Anonymous," Faery Tale Therapy, November 2014.
    • "Twelve-Step Tales," Faery Tale Therapy, November 2014.
    • "Victorious," NonBinary Review, Zoetic Press, November 2014.
    • "Cast Aside," Of Hexes and Hauntings: Tales from the Other Side, Witty Bard Publishing, LLC, September 2014.
    • "Seeing Red," Fiction Terrifica, August 2014.
    • "Wild Girl," NonBinary Review, Zoetic Press, June 2014. *Nominated for Sundress Publications Best of the Net Award and the Pushcart Prize*
  12. Black, Janice
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  13. 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...

  14. 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,...

  15. 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)
  16. Bowen, Barbara

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

    Published Works:
    • Mom's Last Lesson (Unity Magazine, May/June 2021)
    • A Higher Healing (Unity Magazine, January/February 2021)
    • The Sponge (Daily Word, Unity Publications; July/August 2019)
    • How to Live with the Guilt: Spiritual Support for Caregivers and Those Who Love Them (Unity World Headquarters, 2018)
    • Letting Go with Grace (Unity Magazine, September/October 2017)
    • Chase the Lightning (Unity Magazine, May/June 2016)
    • It's About Time (Unity Magazine, January/February 2016)
    • Fear and the New Puppy (Unity Magazine, March/April 2015)
    • Hallelujah Chorus (Unity Magazine, November/December 2014)
    • Refilling the Bowl (Unity Magazine, September/October 2014)
    • Love and Acceptance (Unity Magazine, May/June 2013)
    • An Empty Nest?... Not Exactly (Unity Magazine, May/June 2012)
    • Grantwriting: Don't Let It Scare You (Colorado Springs Business Journal, December 22, 2000)
    • Keeping Colorado Springs Beautiful - Volunteer Cleans Up Woodmen Road (Woodmen Edition, November 17, 2000)
  17. Bowersox, Jodi

    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...

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  18. 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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  19. 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 (Spence Publishing, 1998)
    • Australia (National Geographic, 1968)
    • The Canary Islands (Doubleday, 1967)
    • The River Nile (Nation Geographic, 1967)
    • New Zealand (Doubleday, 1965)
  20. 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...

  21. Bressett, Kenneth

    Kenneth Bressett has actively promoted the study and hobby of numismatics for over 50 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.

  22. 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.

    I am now working on a novel about PTSD set here in Colorado Springs. I need people willing to be interviewed. Contact me on my website:...

  23. Bromfield, Meredith "Kit"

    Meredith “Kit” Bromfield is transformation specialist, author, advocate, investment advisor, an inspirational speaker, certified life coach and founder of Crossing Your Bridge©. Her years of counseling on life-changing issues have given her the expertise needed to help individuals through this complex world.

    Her passion is to protect and empower individuals financially, relationally, emotionally and spiritually and give them “HOPE” when they are facing life-changing events. Her...

  24. Brummett, Nancy Parker

    The author has lived in Colorado Springs since 1977.

  25. Bryan, John

    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 will soon be releasing short story collection entitled Side Streets and Dark Alley and another full length novel entitled Seeking Jack.

    Published Works:
    • Dark Brother: A Novel (CreateSpace, 2016)