1. Ikenberry, Kevin

    Kevin Ikenberry still wants to be an astronaut. As an adult, he’s managed the U.S. Space Camp program and operated two Challenger Learning Centers, and is a retired Army space operations officer. His science fiction Sleeper Protocol, which Publisher’s Weekly called “an emotionally powerful debut,” was released in January 2016 and is the first of a series. Kevin writes mainly science fiction with a strong military bent, but he also writes horror and romance. He makes his...

  2. Irwin-Vickers, Mary

    Mary Irwin is an expert on the topic of Noah’s Ark and has conducted more than 25 years of research on the subject. She traveled the world with her late husband, astronaut James Irwin, who served on the historic Apollo 15 flight. The pair climbed Mount Ararat numerous times looking for the ark and searched for biblical antiquities throughout the Middle East. In 1972, they founded the nonprofit Christian organization High Flight Foundation. Irwin has published four books on her life...

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  3. Jene' Jackson

    Jené Jackson is the author of The Oat Project: How I Faced My Fear and Came of Age in One Wild Summer, a memoir about how she finally sowed her wild oats, doing 25 things her preacher’s daughter upbringing never allowed, like getting drunk, dancing, skinny dipping, smoking weed, and more…at the ripe age of 37 while a wife and mother of three. She was raised all over the U.S. as a preacher’s daughter before finally rebelling.

    When she’s not working on her first novel and the...

  4. A resident of Colorado Springs since 7/2015. Active writer and translator. Have held three book-signings at Bookman bookstore on Colorado Avenue since October 2017.

    Published Works:
    • Three Treatises on the Six Yogas of Naropa (CreateSpace, 2016)
    • The Pericarp of Yoga: A Translation of the Yogakarnika of Aghoranandanatha (CreateSpace, 2016)
    • The Perfection of Desire as the Path (CreateSpace, 2017)
    • Bridge of the Enlightenments: Buddhist Influences on Western Thought from the Age of Reason to the Contemporary Sciences (CreateSpace, 2017)(under pen-name Maitreya B. Abhisambodhi)
  5. Janiec, Kenneth

    I work for Oracle Corporation as a principal technical support engineer. My wife, Judi, and I live in Colorado Springs, CO with our two basset hounds, Zoë and Dexter, and Zeke, an American black-and-tan coonhound. 
I am an avid skier and outdoor enthusiast and a former PSIA-certified ski/snowboard instructor at Monarch Mountain and Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado. Dangerous Slopes is my first novel.

    Personal Anecdotes: I learned to ski in the Adirondack Mountains of New...

  6. Jelks-Fragier, Ashley

    Ashley is the Managing Member/CEO of Koalatative Guided Solutions, LLC. She lives in Colorado where she enjoys spending a large amount of her budget on lotions and oils to battle with the dry climate. With over 10 years of experience educating, mentoring, and providing information to adults concerning the path to self-wellness, Ashley Jelks-Fragier has earned a reputation as a “compassionate leader and guide."

    Published Works:
    • When Wellness Runs Dry: Your Return to Self-Care Begins Here (Koalatative Guided Solutions, LLC, 2019)
  7. Johnson, Jackie M.

    Jackie M. Johnson is an author and freelance writer in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is also a book publishing consultant who helps writers with book proposals and getting published. Originally from suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jackie moved to Colorado in 2000.

  8. Andrea M. Jones born and raised in Colorado. Andrea writes about people’s relationship to the land from a high grassy ridge southwest of Pikes Peak, where she lives with her husband and their two horses. Her nonfiction book, Between Urban and Wild, explores the beauties, contradictions, joys, and responsibilities of life outside the urban boundary. As the owner of Jones Literary Services, Andrea creates back-of-the-book indexes for publishers and authors. She blogs at ...

  9. Jones, T. Duren

    T. Duren Jones gets out into the wilderness as often as possible, camping, fishing, hiking, desert trekking, and "bagging" peaks—and does he have stories to tell! He's hiked hundreds of trails, completed the nearly 500 miles of the Colorado Trail, and has summitted all 54 of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks. He's kinda crazy that way.

    Tim enjoys taking friends, family, and his wife, Diane, on wilderness quests with him ... and most of them have survived his escapades. His first book is...

  10. Karchut, Darby

    Darby Karchut is a multi-award winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of Pikes Peak, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. When not dodging death by Colorado, Darby is busy wrangling words.

    Her books include the best selling middle grade series, The Adventures of Finn MacCullen. Her YA debut novel, Griffin Rising, has been optioned for film. Her latest book for middle...

  11. Keller, Jan

    I moved to the Pikes Peak Plains Region in 1967 when I married my husband. We presently live near Peyton, Colorado, and we operate a ranch with cows and calves south of Rush, Colorado.

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  12. Kelsay, Cathy

    I have a B.S. in Child Development and have been entertaining and teaching children for over 45 years. I have lived in Colorado for over 21 years and performed shows for all the PPLD libraries (and several other types of venues) as one of my many colorful characters - Mother Goose, Mrs. Claus, Stitches the Scarecrow and more. I use puppets, silly props and lots of audience participation in all my shows. I am now taking some of my original stories from my shows and making them into books....

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  13. Kessler, Amy

    A.L. Kessler is a Paranormal Romance author living in beautiful Colorado Springs, her home town. Since she was a teenager she's loved weaving stories and spinning tales. When she's not at the beck-and-call of the Lord and Lady of the House, two black cats by the names of Jynx and Sophie, playing with her daughter, or playing video games with her husband of 4 years, she's either reading, participating in NaNoWriMo, or writing in her Blog Writing Rambles.

    Published Works:
    • In the Light of the Moon, Dark War Chronicles #1 (CreateSpace, 2013)
    • Midnight Symphony (CreateSpace, 2013)
    • The Touch of Night, Dark War Chronicles #0.5 (short story, indie published, 2013)
    • Of Souls and Steam (short story published in Penny Dread, vol. 3, Runewright LLC, 2013)
    • Keeper (short story published in Evernight, vol. 2, XoXo Publishing, 2012)
  14. Kimbrell, Judith

    Judith has specialized in capturing breathtaking scenic and nature images for over 20 years. She shares her vast knowledge through private and group photo tours of Garden of the Gods as well as other Colorado locations. You can also join her for photographic seminars and workshops. Visit her website to view portfolio images, fine art prints and see free instructional videos at www.mothernaturephotography.com.

    Judith says, "Showing...

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  15. Kingston, A.R.

    A.R Kingston was born in Moscow, Russia. She immigrated to the United States in her childhood settling in a quaint town in Massachusetts. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has spent time working with the mentally ill before turning to writing.

    Kingston is both an avid gamer and seasoned traveler. Her passion is combining the legends and lore from around the world with the fantasy of games, creating a magical world similar to our own. She prefers to write stories which...

  16. Claudia Klein began writing as soon as she could spell. She finished writing her first YA fantasy novel at the age of 18 and has continued writing in the genre ever since. Her debut novel was published in 2019. She currently lives in the Pikes Peak region and when she’s not writing you’ll find her crocheting, snow skiing, and spending time with her family.

    Published Works:
    • Erlingue: A Tale of Two Sisters (CreateSpace, July 2019)
  17. Klismet, Jr., Peter M.

    I'm a native of Colorado and grew up in the Denver area. I left after finishing college, but returned after 27 years.

  18. Knauf, Sandra

    Sandra Knauf is the one-woman-show behind Greenwoman Publishing. Her books include her newest work Please Don't Piss on the Petunias: Stories about Raising Kids, Crops, and Critters in the City, the six-volume series Greenwoman (compilations of literary garden writing and art), her young adult fantasy novel, Zera and the Green Man, and an anthology of sexy gardening stories that she says is the feminist gardener answer to Fifty Shades of Grey--Fifty...

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  19. Knepell, Peter

    I am currently a consultant and coach with industry for quality improvement strategies. I taught mathematics at the United States Air Force Academy for 10 years.

  20. Knippling, DeAnna

    DeAnna Knippling is the author of numerous science fiction and fantasy short stories and has been published in Crossed Genres, Penumbra Magazine, The Foghorn, Black Static, Big Pulp, and more. Her short story took first place in the 2012 Parsec Ink. Short Story award. She received an honorary mention in Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year, Volume 2. She is a member of the Pikes Peak Writers and blogs for them regularly. She runs her own small press, Wonderland Press...

    Published Works:
    • The Defective Mr. Thurbin (published in The Fog Horn, 2014)
    • The Edge of the World (published in Three-Lobed Burning Eye #20, 2010)
    • Inappropriate Gifts (published in Penumbra Magazine, 2012)
    • Inside Out (published in Big Pulp, Winter 2012)
    • Lanes of the Living Dead (appearing in Zombified!) (Sky Warrior Book Publishing, 2011)
    • Lord of Pigs (appearing in Horror without Victims, ed. DF Lewis)(2013)
    • The Nest (published in Crossed Genres, 2013)
    • No Monkeys in Monkeytown (published in Big Pulp, 2013)
    • The Strongest Thing About Me is Hate (published in Black Static #37, Nov-Dec 2013)
    • The Third Portal (appearing in Triangulation: Morning After) (Parsec Ink, 2012)
  21. Koch, Cara

    Cara is the author of the upcoming book, From Heartbreak to Healing: Resolving Parental Alienation. After 43 years as an alienated parent with a professional background in child development and family relationships where she managed child development programs serving working parents and their children, plus a doctorate in children’s [innate] spirituality, she finds answers to her questions: “Why me? How did this happen? and What is the purpose?” Through a process of deep...

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  22. Jane has lived in Colorado all of her life. She thinks that the mountains are breathtaking, and her and her spouse (and kitty) all love Colorado Springs.

  23. Kuhn, Cynthia

    Cynthia Kuhn writes the Lila Maclean Academic Mystery series. Her work has appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Literary Mama, Copper Nickel, Prick of the Spindle, Mama PhD and other publications. She teaches English at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

  24. Kuiper, Daryl

    My family moved to Colorado Springs in 1953. I graduated from Widefield High School and the University of Colorado. I have a Master's Degree in Mathematics from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. I taught mathematics in Nebraska and at Widefield High School. I owned a business for 13 years and was the Colorado State Plumbing Inspector Supervisor for 3 years.

  25. Kunkel, Donna

    Donna Kunkel is a paranormal romance author. Within the pages of her tales you can visit with witches, wizards, shape-shifters, and other fantasy creatures. Figurines of the magic realm surround her computer for inspiration. She lives at the edge of the Colorado mountains with her husband of many years and her two dogs. When not writing, you can find her browsing the fabric shops for her next quilt, stitching Japanese embroidery, or curled up with a good book. She enjoys spending time in the...

    Published Works:
    • Where Is Your High School Sweetheart? (Australia Burns vol. 3)(Wild Rose Press, 2020)
    • Magic in the Mountains (Wild Rose Press, 2018)