General Fiction

Wright, Shelly

Wright, Shelly
Pseudonym: 
Shelly Goodman Wright
Birth Year (-Died Year): 
1971
Birth City: 
Downey
Birth State: 
CA
Current Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s): 
Author - Teacher - Homeschooling mom
Biography: 

As a young, vicious reader, Shelly Goodman Wright spent most of her time, either in the restricted reading section of the library, or scribbling away in journals. Shelly’s first novel A Light into the Darkness earned a Puddly Award in 2013 and in 2015 was nominated for Family Fiction's top ten books. In 2016, she completed and published her third novel in the Twisted Roots series and started teaching creative writing classes at High Country Home Educators. Currently she is working on an apocalyptic romance which can only be described as a cross between Left Behind and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.

Shelly lives in Colorado with her husband Tim, three daughters, two dogs, and three guinea pigs.

Awards/Honors: 
Goodreads - Best Christian Fiction
Powell's Bookstore winner 2012 of the Puddly Awards
Organizations: 
Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group - Fiction Foundry
Speaker Availability: 
Yes
Speaker Topics: 
I love writing. Just give me a topic and I can speak for hours. My passion is helping others tell their story. I'm not so strong on the grammar side, but can efficiently show another writer how to grow in the craft of writing. Telling vs Showing...active voice, passive voice, tense shifts (more conceptual). I also love working with young writers and building on their passion for the written word. I know a lot about writing critique groups as well and have been a part of one since 2009--the best way to grow as a writer :-)
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Burns, Andrew

Burns, Andrew
Pseudonym: 
A.M. Burns
Birth Year (-Died Year): 
1965
Birth City: 
Niagra Falls
Birth State: 
NY
Current Location: 
Florissant, CO
Occupation(s): 
Writer
Biography: 

A.M. Burns lives in the Colorado Rockies with his partner, several dogs, cats, horses, and birds. When he’s not writing, he’s often fixing fences, splitting wood, hiking in the mountains, or flying his hawks.

He is past president of the Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group and currently serves as treasurer.

Organizations: 
Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group
Speaker Availability: 
Yes
Speaker Topics: 
Writing and Falconry

Bazer, Ashley

Bazer, Ashley
Birth Year (-Died Year): 
1973
Birth City: 
Enid
Birth State: 
OK
Current Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s): 
Christian Radio Producer
Biography: 

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 University, she went on to work for Disneyland in that capacity. Currently a content producer for an international daily radio program, she’s become a pro at balancing work, writing, and mom duties. And she's a real duchess!

Learn more about Ashley and her upcoming books at www.AshleyBazer.com.

Awards/Honors: 
Asylum -- Certificate of Merit, 2012 Deep River Books Writing Contest
Asylum -- Grand Prize Winner, 2012 WestBow Press Writer's Contest
Checkmate -- Top 30 Finalist, 2012 Women of Faith Writing Contest
Education/Training: 
Bachelor of Arts in Theater (stage management)
Organizations: 
Pikes Peak Writers
Speaker Availability: 
No

Farber, Kirk

Farber, Kirk
Birth State: 
WI
Current Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s): 
Writer
Biography: 

Kirk is originally from Wisconsin. After taking many trips to the Rocky Mountains, he and his wife couldn't stay away from Colorado and moved to the Pikes Peak Region in 2007. His interests (outside from reading and writing) include hiking, playing music, and spending time with his family.

Awards/Honors: 
Semi-Finalist, Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest
Winner of a Colorado Book Award for Literary Fiction
Indie Next Pick
Education/Training: 
Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Organizations: 
Pikes Peak Writers - Redbird Writers
Speaker Availability: 
No
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