History

Stallworth, Ron

Biography: 

Sgt. Ron Stallworth, Ret., was a member of the Colorado Springs Police Department in the 1970s.

Speaker Availability: 
Yes
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Brander, Bruce

Pseudonym: 
B.G. Brander
Current Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s): 
Author and journalist
Biography: 

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.

Awards/Honors: 
Honorary Knight of Mark Twain
Top national awards for Christian journalism
Top national photography awards from Eastman Kodak Co. and Professional Photographers of America
Education/Training: 
BSc. in English; advanced studies in history and sociology
Speaker Availability: 
No

Flint, Anne

Flint, Anne
Birth City: 
Madison
Birth State: 
WI
Occupation(s): 
writer & website builder
Biography: 

I write part time and also design websites and maintain them for independent business people like artists and authors.

My book, Fettigrew Hall - The Biography of a House, was self-published in 2010. This is a series on a 600 year old house in England. I'm writing the centuries, who lived in the house and what happened. Filled with mystery, artifacts and ghosts, these stories will keep you fascinated.

Education/Training: 
Bachelor or Arts Degree from University of Colorado, Boulder
Organizations: 
Long time member of the Author's Meetup group sponsored by the Publishing Pro.
Speaker Availability: 
No
Speaker Topics: 
Most topics relating to websites, self publishing, mysteries, writing, remodeling old houses.
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Bentley, Nancy

Current Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s): 
Writer, Librarian, Educator
Biography: 

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

Awards/Honors: 
The Case of the Garden Monster - Colorado Authors' League Award (2004)
I've Got Your Nose! - Junior Library Guild Award (1993)
The Making of a Storybook - Recognition at the Chicago Children's International Film Festival 1992
Education/Training: 
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, Lake Erie College, Ohio, 1968 - Master of Education, Educational Communications, University of Hawaii, 1972 - M. A. L. S., Library Science, University of Denver, 1974 - University of Denver Publishing Institute, 1981 - Stanford University, Publishing Course, 1983
Organizations: 
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators - Colorado Authors League - Authors Guild - Colorado Association of Libraries
Speaker Availability: 
Yes
Speaker Topics: 
Contact author for speaker topics and availability

Allen, Reverend Caron M.

Allen, Reverend Caron M.
Birth City: 
Cedartown
Birth State: 
GA
Current Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s): 
Retired law enforcement and a minister of the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church (EMBC)
Biography: 

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.

In 2009 Rev. Allen completed the autobiographical account of her family in a work entitled "From Whence They Came: the Genealogical History of an African American Family." In this account she documents the struggles and triumphs of eight generations of her family, beginning with her great-great-great grandmother, Eular, a slave on a plantation in Virginia.

A native of Georgia, Rev. Allen grew up during the turbulence of the Civil Rights movement and embraces the lessons of that era. Committed to community involvement, she participates in organizations that promote minority youth development and empowerment. As a community activist, she addresses the issues of leadership, career development, women's issues in the criminal justice system and ministry, and youth projects.

A significant aspect of Reverend Allen's ministry is encouraging and empowering people, especially women, to attain their highest potential. To that end, Reverend Allen has developed and presented conference workshops for professional and Christian organizations at the local, national, and international level, called The Pursuit of Excellence.

The Pursuit of Excellence is a five part series of seminars that addresses four major areas of a woman's life. The five seminars are:

  • Perfection! Really? But I'm a Mess!
  • How to Succeed in the Workplace
  • A Virtuous Woman ... How to Minister in a Tense-filled Home
  • Women in Leadership Positions in Ministry: Treading Lightly
  • How to Prepare for and Successfully Execute a Dynamic Interview
Awards/Honors: 
The Southern Colorado Ministerial Alliance: Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Service Award (2010)
Certificates of Recognition from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office (2001, 2006, 2007)
Dean's List, Colorado State University (2000-2001)
Capps Capozzolo Award for Academic Excellence (2001)
El Paso County Sheriff's Office Hugh Martin Scholarship (1998 & 2000)
Numerous Letters and Certificates of Appreciation from various professional and civic organizations
Education/Training: 
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Master's Degree in Criminal Justice, 2005 - USC Pueblo, Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology/Criminology, 2001 - Police Executive Research Forum: Senior Management Institute Police, Session 44, Boston MA (June 2010) - Currently pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Biblical Studies, anticipate graduating June 2014
Organizations: 
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) - National Sheriff's Association (NSA) - The National Association of Professional Women
Speaker Availability: 
Yes
Speaker Topics: 
Leadership - Career Development - Women's Issues in the Criminal Justice System and Ministry
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Huxman, Karin

Huxman, Karin
Pseudonym: 
K.D. Huxman (for children)
Current Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s): 
Freelance writer, freelance editor, poet
Biography: 

K.D. Huxman’s first love, after reading, was space. She wanted to be the first veterinarian astronaut. In college she studied biology and was in Air Force ROTC. After college she became an Air Force officer. But rocketing to the stars was not to be. She married a fellow Air Force officer and settled into raising a family. But she never forgot her love of books or science. Many of her books have a science fiction or fantasy element. K.D. went on to earn an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Norwich University. Her first picture book is Dragon Talk. Her second picture book, Grizzelda Gorilla won an EPPIE for Best Children’s/YA Ebook. Both picture books are from Dragonfly Publishing. She writes nonfiction for children at Apprentice Shop Books. After travelling around the country with the Air Force, K.D. settled in Colorado. On a clear night she enjoys looking up at the stars, dreaming, and writing.

Awards/Honors: 
2019 - IBPA Benjamin Franklin award - Gold medal for "The Colorado Coal Field War"
Nominated for RWA Golden Heart Award; Various awards for the Paul Gillette Memorial Writing Contest
Education/Training: 
M.F.A. Writing for Children, Vermont College/Norwich University - Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Organizations: 
Pikes Peak Romance Writers - Romance Writers of America - Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators - Electronically Published Internet Connection
Speaker Availability: 
Yes
Speaker Topics: 
Writing romance novels, novellas, poetry, for magazines, for children, electronic publishing. I love to talk about writing and the business of writing. Please contact me with an idea and I will see what I can put together for you.

Temkin, Bruce

Birth Year (-Died Year): 
1940
Birth City: 
New York City
Birth State: 
NY
Current Location: 
Monument, CO
Occupation(s): 
Engineer - Writer
Biography: 

Mr. Temkin worked in the design of satellites, rockets, missiles, and aircraft from 1962 to 2007. After retirement, he was a Fellow at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry for over three years where he wrote and lectured upon the history of technology.

Education/Training: 
Schooled at Carnegie Mellon University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and numerous post-graduate schools sponsored by The Army Electronics Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Organizations: 
Member of the Royal Institute of Great Britain - Follow emeritus of the Western Museum of Mining & Industry
Speaker Availability: 
Yes
Speaker Topics: 
The history of technology
Local Authors Genres: 

Diehl, Beverly

Birth Year (-Died Year): 
1944
Birth City: 
Dayton
Birth State: 
OH
Current Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s): 
Teacher, librarian, and writer
Biography: 

Having grown up here, I left Harrison High School for what is now the University of Northern Colorado and returned to teach 16 years in El Paso County School District #11. After early retirement, I foresook the planned Ph. D. in dramatic literature to co-coordinate the Spirit of Palmer Festival in 1986, to work for the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum and later the Pikes Peak Library District. Again retired but working actively and travelling as much as I can, I hope to continue writing soon.

Awards/Honors: 
Awards for academics and service
Education/Training: 
University of Northern Colorado, majoring in English and Education - University of Birmingham, England, with a concentration in Shakespearean literature and performance - Master of Arts in History, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Organizations: 
Friends of the Pikes Peak Library District
Speaker Availability: 
Yes
Local Authors Genres: 

Irwin-Vickers, Mary

Irwin-Vickers, Mary
Current Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s): 
Homemaker
Biography: 

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 experiences.

Education/Training: 
Two years of college education
Speaker Availability: 
No

Klismet, Jr., Peter M.

Klismet, Jr., Peter M.
Current Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Biography: 

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

Awards/Honors: 
2nd Place, non-fiction, Public Safety Writer's Association, National Convention, July 2013
Education/Training: 
2 Master's Degrees - Bachelor of Science Degree
Organizations: 
Public Safety Writer's Association - Society of Former FBI Agents - National Association of Cold Case Investigators - Professor Emeritus at Pikes Peak Community College
Speaker Availability: 
Yes
Speaker Topics: 
Speaks on crime-related topics, the FBI, criminal profiling, and related topics

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