1. Paul, Donita K.

    Donita K. Paul is a retired teacher and author of numerous novellas, short stories, and eleven novels, including the best-selling DragonKeeper Chronicles, a series which has sold more than a quarter-million books to date. She also coauthored The Dragon and the Turtle picture book series with her daughter, Evangeline Denmark. The winner of multiple awards, she live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she spends time mentoring and encouraging young writers. She is proud of her two grown...

  2. Paul, Susan Joy

    Susan Joy Paul has hiked, climbed, snow shoed, rappelled, and at times - when the winds above 14,000 feet were screaming - crawled across the state of Colorado, reaching the summits of more than five hundred mountains along the way.

    In her first book, Touring Colorado Hot Springs 2nd.ed., Susan took a break to relax and revitalize at thirty-two of the state's best hot springs.

    In Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado, Susan visits one hundred and fifty of the state's...

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  3. Pease, Elaine

    Award-winning Children's Author, Elaine Pease, has three picture books, a middle grade novel GHOST OVER BOULDER CREEK, the journey of a half-Cheyenne boy as he searches for his white father with Buffalo Bill in 1860s Colorado, and her most recent: an easy reader chapter book based on the true heart-warming stories at Colorado Horse Rescue, SAFE AT LAST.

  4. Pelletier, Darla

    DJ Seddon, a Massachusetts native began her writing experience with her sister at the age of 12 with a 100 page children's mystery book. Writing has always been a passion of hers and so when the opportunity presented itself again through her photography, DJ decided to write about the butterfly and fly in North Cheyenne Canyon, Colorado Springs who were always together in every photo she took. The "I" in the title then easily became the character, Elissa who is the modeled after her...

  5. Pena, Isabel

    Isabel M. Peña was born and raised in Washington Heights, NYC to Dominican parents. She is currently a single mother of two wonderful boys and is residing in the majestic state of Colorado. She is a first time author who wishes to teach our youth that life is about choices, positive attitude, and love

  6. Penley, Gary

    Gary Penley has published four books: Rivers of Wind: A Western Boyhood Remembered (Filter Press, 1998; Pelican Publishing, 2003), Della Raye: A Girl Who Grew Up in Hell and Emerged Whole (Pelican Publishing, 2002), Jubal: A Novel (Pelican, 2003), and his latest, a military memoir/adventure story titled, Deep Venture: A Sailor’s Story of Cold War Submarines (Pelican, November 2011.)

    Rivers of Wind: A Western Boyhood Remembered is a memoir...

    Published Works:
    • Rivers of Wind: A Western Boyhood Remembered (Filter Press, 1998; Pelican Publishing, 2003)
    • Della Raye: A Girl Who Grew Up in Hell and Emerged Whole (Pelican Publishing, 2002)
    • Jubal: A Novel (Pelican, 2003)
    • Deep Venture: A Sailor’s Story of Cold War Submarines (Pelican, November 2011)
  7. Petterson, Adrienne

    Adrienne has lived in Fountain since 2013 and is originally from South Africa. She adores nature and has been a photographer for more years than she cares to admit. Having discovered so much to photograph in her own
    backyard (she refers to everywhere as her "backyard"), a book of her work was the logical next step.

    Her Backyard Snapshots book is an eBook, with 150 full color photos! Her book is for all ages, and she is particularly keen for children to read and...

    Published Works:
    • Backyard Snapshots: Volume One (2015)
    • The Obviousness of It All: A Guide to Common Sense (PublishAmerica, 2007)
    • A Marmac Guide to Las Vegas (Pelican Publishing, 2005)
  8. Dr. Pilch was awarded her MA and PhD from Yale University in the field of International Relations. She joined the United States Air Force Academy faculty in 1998 and became Professor Emeritus in 2015. She participated in a Fulbright Hays to South Africa and a Fulbright to Mongolia in 2012 and in 2011 was named the Case Carnegie Colorado Professor of the Year. Her expertise is in human rights, international law, and genocide.

    Published Works:
    • Invisible: Surviving the Cambodian Genocide (Bob Reed Publishing, 2017)
  9. Pitts, Todd Allen

    I began writing while living in the Yucatan for 2 years, and became inspired by the Mayan ruins. I moved to Colorado Springs over 10 years ago when a good job came up to manage a Technical Publications team for a large hi-tech company.

  10. Podunovich, Maggie

    We have been in Colorado Springs since 2005, moving here from Castle Rock. I have lived in Colorado since 1967. I flew for the original Frontier Airlines for seventeen years when a back injury and subsequent surgery would not allow me to return to my flying duties. I still miss it.

    My husband Bob and I started New Tech Medical in 1982. We are independent manufacturers Reps in medical sales. At one time we covered nine western states but now Bob is semi-retired and covers Colorado...

    Published Works:
    • I've Been Only A Shadow (CreateSpace, 2015)
  11. Purl, Mara

    Best-selling author Mara Purl lives in Colorado Springs and in Los Angeles, and writes the Milford-Haven Novels & Stories, set on California's Central Coast. A former journalist who wrote for the Associated Press, Rolling Stone and the London Financial Times, she was also an actress best known for her role of Darla Cook in "Days of Our Lives." Her radio drama "Milford-Haven U.S.A." was a hit on BBC Radio with 4.5 million listeners throughout the U.K..

    Mara served on the Community...

  12. Rambeau, Erin

    I started writing when I was young. I wrote short stories such as "I, ripper" and "Whose in the titanic?" But I never wrote a complete novel until "The Werewolf, the Librarian and I" series. I plan to keep the series going.

    I have traveled the world while my father was in the army. I spent time in Germany, California and Connecticut. I have a younger brother and an older sister, 4 beautiful nieces and I am old enough to have a great nephew.

    I have made my first book "The...

  13. Randall, Jessy

    Jessy Randall is the Curator of Special Collections at Colorado College, a position she has held since 2001. She publishes regularly in literary magazines, is the author of several books, and occasionally guest-edits the online poetry journal Snakeskin.

  14. Ranjan, Reshma

    I came to Denver in December 2014. My cousin and family reside in Colorado Springs. So have been a frequent visitor to Colorado Springs and have been in love with the city henceforth.

    Published Works:
    • The Matriarch (Verma Clan Sanctum series, bk. 4)(Independently published, November 2019)
    • On Sets (Independently published, May 2019)
    • Yours Purni (Independently published, January 2019)
    • Deceptive Baritone (Benson Town Rock Bank series, bk. 1)(Independently published, December 2018)
    • My Verses My World: A Collection of Verses (Independently published, November 2018)
    • Writer's Toolkit, Vol .5: Fears and Doubts of a Writer (Independently published, October 2018)
    • Cherished (Verma Clan Sanctum series, bk. 3)(Independently published, March 2018)
    • A Promise (Verma Clan Sanctum series, bk. 2)(Independently published, December 2017)
    • Yours to Love Yours to Take (Verma Clan Sanctum series, bk. 1)(Independently published, July 2017)
    • Blind, Certainly Is Love (Independently published, April 2017)
    • Love Sees No Reason (Shree Book Center, March 2014)
  15. Redwood, Jordyn

    Jordyn Redwood is a pediatric ER nurse by day, suspense novelist by night. She hosts Redwood’s Medical Edge, a blog devoted to helping contemporary and historical authors write medically accurate fiction. Her first two novels, Proof and Poison, garnered starred reviews from Library Journal and are set in Denver and the Pikes Peak region of Colorado. Proof was shortlisted for the 2012 ForeWord Review’s BOTY Award, 2013 INSPY Award and the 2013 Carol Award.

    You can connect with Jordyn...

  16. Regan, Dian Curtis

    Dian Curtis Regan is the author of 60 books for young readers, ranging from picture books for toddlers to novels for teens. Popular and recent titles include: Princess Nevermore, Monster of the Month Club, the Ghost Twins series, Barnyard Slam, The Snow Blew Inn, Monster Baby, and Rocky Cave Kids. Coming next year is a beginning reader series called SpaceBoy. Visit her website at http://diancurtisregan.com

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  17. Richberger, Amber

    I am a poet, novelist, and editor living in Colorado Springs. I will graduate from UCCS with my Bachelor's in English in December 2018. In my free time, I enjoy writing, reading, critiquing films and television shows, and going to the occasional concert. I live with my husband and two sons.

  18. Ricketts, Angela

    Angela Ricketts is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir No Man's War: Irreverent Confessions of an Infantry Wife, which offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the tight-knit, sometimes insular community of military families and the sacrifices and hardships they endure. No Man’s War, published by Counterpoint Press, has been lauded in the pages of the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, and numerous other publications, and Angela appeared as a...

  19. Riley, Gina

    I was still living as a man when I moved to in the year 2000. Having been outed as transgender, and fired at the Prep-School where I had been working, I was recruited at the National Librarians' Conference to be the Coordinator of Information and Technology at Mitchell High School, where I was again outed and fired.

    In 2007, after being outed and fired at CollegeAmerica, I transitioned to living full time as a woman. My storytelling-performances in The Story Project in Colorado...

    Published Works:
    • Dragonfly and the Pack of Three (America Star Books, 2013)
    • Slow on the Clicker (PublishAmerica, 2009)
    • The Bride's Room (published in The Chaffey Review)
    • Numerous professional publications as a librarian and 40+ articles in the CS Independent
    • Mantras for Bowling (published in Bowling This Month)
  20. Rodwell, Eric

    Having reaped the benefits of pedagogical academia, Eric J. Rodwell is an alumnus of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS). He has lived in the Pikes Peak Region since 1996. He is a retired military veteran with over twenty-one years of honorable and distinguished service. Ten of those years, being a paratrooper in the elite 82nd Airborne Division; and, he was ordained as a minister of the Gospel in 1983.

    He has been married to his beautiful wife, Tina, for over thirty...

    Published Works:
    • Excuse Me; May I Say Something? A Memoir of Faith, Inspired Poetry, Personal Quotes, and Ancedotes (2021)
  21. Saltzman, Nancy

    Dr. Nancy Saltzman grew up in Bloomington, Indiana and moved to Colorado Springs to attend Colorado College in 1970. Upon graduation she taught elementary school in Colorado Springs, received her master’s from the University of Colorado then completed her doctorate at the University of Denver. She served as the principal of Broadmoor Elementary School for 16 years before retiring in 2006. During Nancy's 31 year career in education she was recognized as Colorado’s National Distinguished...

  22. Schneider, Rev. David

    In 2001 I retired to Colorado Springs, drawn by the beautiful mountains and the presence of other retired missionaries in the area.

    Published Works:
    • Arrows of Light: Devotions for Worldwide Christians
    • "Colossians 1:15-16 and the Phillipine Spirit World" - published in The South East Asia Journal of Theology, Vol.15 No.2, 1974
    • "Teaching the Small Catechism in an Urban Setting" - published in Lutheran Theological Perspectives, 11 Nov 2000.
    • "Outstanding Alumnus" - Concordia Seminary, 2013.
  23. Scott, William

    William B. Scott is the author of four books—three novels and a work of nonfiction about the B-2 stealth bomber. A flight test engineer graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, he retired as the Rocky Mountain Bureau Chief for Aviation Week & Space Technology, following a 22-year career with the international magazine. He pioneered the “Fiction as a Legal Weapon” class of techno-thrillers, a premise established in The Permit, a novel based on his eldest son's...

  24. Sharp, Amie

    Amie Sharp lives in Colorado Springs and is an assistant professor at Pikes Peak Community College. Her chapbook The Sabine Women won the Emergence Poetry Prize and was published by Red Dragonfly Press. Her writing has appeared in many literary journals including Atticus Review, Badlands, Bellevue Literary Review, BlazeVOX, New Plains Review, Tar River Poetry, and Valparaiso Poetry Journal.

    Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net...

    Published Works:
    • The Sabine Women (Emergence Chapbook Series)(Red Dragonfly Press, 2019)
    • "Beryllium" and "Picasso's Sabine Women, 1962" (The Sixty-Four)(Black Mountain Press, September 2019)
    • "People Person" (The Oyez Review, May 2019)
    • "The Loss" (The Poeming Pigeon/The Poetry Box Sports Issue, May 2019)
    • "Train at Night in the Desert" (Burningwood Literary Journal, Best of 2018 Special Issue)
    • "The Minister's Last Morning," "Diabetes," and "My Secret Poems" (What Lies Beyond the Frame; Unbound Content, 2018)
    • "Over and Under: Approaches to Hyperbole and Subtlety in Poetry." (Cathexis Northwest Press, Sept. 2018)
    • "Train at Night in the Desert" (Burningwood Literary Journal, Jan. 2018)
    • "Milan" (Cagibi, Jan. 2018)
    • "Riverwater" (Houston Poetry Fest 2017 Anthology, Oct. 2017)
    • "The Sceptacle" (Saint Katherine Review 5.3, Oct. 2017)
    • "West Tennessee, 1980" (Valparaiso Poetry Review, Nov. 2016)
    • "Astronomy," "Processional," and "Spider Remembers" (BlazeVOX, Fall 2016)
    • "Summer Opening" (Poetry While You Wait, Spring 2016)
    • "Taking Down the Tree" (Tar River Poetry, Spring 2016)
    • "After Surgery" and "For a Holdout" (New Plains Review, Fall 2015)
    • "Jephthah and His Daughter" (Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Fall 2015)
    • "The Loss" (Aethlon: The Journal of Sport and Literature, Fall 2015)
    • "Picasso's Old Guitarist" and "Circle" (Glint Literary Review, Fall 2015)
    • "Mists," "Colorado Springs," and "A Day Without You" (Badlands Literary Review, Fall 2015)
    • "Formations of the West" (The Bacon Review, Fall 2015)
    • "In the Aftermath of Another Fire" (Aperiron Review, Summer 2015)
    • "Coffee" (US Represented, 9 July 2015)
    • "The Minister's Last Morning," "Elizabeth," and "The Evening and the Morning" (Grey Sparrow Journal, Fall 2014)
    • "Nightfall Poem" (521 Magazine, July 2014)
    • "Garden Constellations" (The Lascaux Review, July 2014)
    • "My Secret Poems" (Pisgah Review, 2014)
    • "Prayers" (Forge 7.2, Fall 2013)
    • "Frances and Paul" (Forge 7.2, Fall 2013)
    • "Dark Dream," "Shooter," "Riverwater," and "Act V, Scene 3" (Atticus Review, 9 July 2013)
    • "Travel" (Poetry While You Wait, Spring 2012)
    • "Diabetes" (Rearrange, Fall 2012)
    • "Lessons" (Colorado Poets Center, Fall 2012)
    • "Spring Stage" (Poetry While You Wait, April 2010)
    • "Black Dog" (Bellevue Literary Review 9.2, Fall 2009)
    • "Morning Rusher" (Almagre, Summer 2008)
    • "Anniversary Roses" and "Having My Way with Time (The 2River View, Summer 2004)
    • "Rocky Mountain Sonnets," "Sonnet to St. Louis," and "Love Poem" (The New Formalist, Summer 2003)
    • "Pardon" and "Watersong" (The Penwood Review, Spring 2003)
  25. Skaggs, Cindy

    Cindy Skaggs grew up on stories of mob bosses, horse thieves, cold-blooded killers, and the last honest man. Those mostly true stories gave her a lifelong love of storytelling and heroes. Her search for story took her around the world with the Air Force before returning to Colorado.

    Now she’s turning her lifelong love of storytelling into a career she loves. She has an MA in Creative Writing, three jobs, two kids, and more pets than she can possibly handle. She also plays the flute,...

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