Short Stories

Coleman, Patricia

Coleman, Patricia
Pseudonym: 
P.R. Morris
Biography: 

Patricia Coleman, aka P. R. Morris, is a critically acclaimed author of historical, amateur sleuth, and alternative history short stories and novels. She has received two Reviewers' Choice awards and spoken at national writers conferences. One critic wrote "Ms. Coleman writes with elegance and pizzaz." (Romantic Times). Her latest historical romantic mystery, Tea and Treachery is now on sale. Pat lives in Colorado where she works with Special Needs teenagers and volunteers at the local zoo.

Speaker Availability: 
Yes

Dawid, Annie

Dawid, Annie
Birth State: 
NY
Current Location: 
Monument, CO
Occupation(s): 
Writer/Artist/Professor of English and Creative Writing
Biography: 

I have lived in Colorado for over a decade and moved to the Pikes Peak region in 2014 from Wet Mountain Valley. I Have written for Colorado Central magazine, High Country News and was a Colorado Voice for The Denver Post.
I am the author of three volumes of fiction and many short stories, book reviews, and essays. I recently won Northern Colorado Writers award for the Essay and the New Rocky Mountain Voices award for a short play. My Ph.D. is from the University of Denver

Awards/Honors: 
2013 - First Prize, Nothern Colorado Writers, non-fiction, "Deeps"
2012 - First Prize, Dana Award in the Essay, "All Thy Waves"
2012 - First Prize, Orlando Flash Fiction Award, "Nitza Kosher Pizza"
2012 - Finalist, Resurrection City: Stories of Jonestown, Snake Nation Press
2012 - Finalist, Resurrection City: Stories of Jonestown, Black Lawrence Press
2008 - First Prize, Short Grain Magazine, Dramatic Monologue, "Mamelah's Monologue"
2007 - First Prize, Literal Latte Short-Short Fiction Contest
2007 - First Prize, Litchfield Review, Short Fiction, And Darkness Was Under His Feet: Stories of a Family
2007 - Second Prize, Abroad Writer's Conference, Fiction, for "Knowing What I Know" (section of Jonestown)
2006 - Selected "Colorado Voice" for The Denver Post, temporary columnist
2006 - Finalist, Meteorite Showers, Black Lawrence Press, Short Fiction
2006 - Second Prize, Arthur Edelstein Prize, "Calisthenics: Bucharest 1950"
2006 - Second Prize, Glimmer Train Fiction Open, "The Closer You Were..."
2001 - Carnegie-Mellon University Press Series in Short Fiction winner
2001 - First Prize, "Whatever You Two Call Yourselves", Permafrost Fiction
Education/Training: 
Ph.D., English, University of Denver, 1989 - Master of Arts, Creative Writing, San Francisco State University, 1986 - Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, San Francisco State University, 1982
Organizations: 
Associated Writing Programs - Sangre Artists Guild
Speaker Availability: 
Yes
Speaker Topics: 
Fiction writing - Jewish-American literature - Peoples Temple and the Jonestown Massacre - Holocaust literature - Russell Banks, a great unsung American novelist

Knippling, DeAnna

Knippling, DeAnna
Birth Year (-Died Year): 
1974
Birth City: 
Cheyenne
Birth State: 
WY
Current Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Biography: 

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.

Awards/Honors: 
First place in the 2012 Parsec Ink. Short Story award for "The Third Portal"
Honorary Mention in Best Horror of the Year, vol. 2, ed. Ellen Datlow, for "The Edge of the World"
Organizations: 
Pikes Peak Writers
Speaker Availability: 
Yes
Speaker Topics: 
Ebook and print Formatting and Design - The Power of Failure - Neuroscience of Metaphor - Determining Genre - The 4-Hour Short Story - Things Get Worse - and additional craft workshops.

Dorchak, F.P.

Dorchak, F.P.
Birth Year (-Died Year): 
1960
Birth City: 
Yonkers
Birth State: 
NY
Current Location: 
Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation(s): 
Writer
Biography: 

I grew up between Key West, Florida and Whitefield, New Hampshire, but spent most of my formative years in New York State’s Adirondack mountains. I attended Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Arizona. Upon graduation, I entered the U.S. Air Force as an officer and served in missile warning and satellite operations. I was stationed at Cavalier AFS, North Dakota, then Falcon AFS/Schriever AFB, CO (moved to Colorado in 1985).

I've been writing about the paranormal, supernatural and the "weird" since childhood, and have belonged to several Pikes Peak and Denver area writers groups. I have been associated with the PPWC writer's conference since it's beginning (1992). I have been interviewed on local and Internet radio and presented to local writer's groups.

Also see: https://fpdorchak.wordpress.com/about/.

Awards/Honors: 
2017 - Best Book Awards Fiction: Short Story for Do The Dead Dream?
Education/Training: 
Bachelor of Science in Physics (astronomy emphasis), Northern Arizona University
Organizations: 
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers - Pikes Peak Writers
Speaker Availability: 
Yes
Speaker Topics: 
Indie publishing - Indie publishing panels (I have a series of blogs titled, "Going Indie -- What I've Learned (So Far), parts 1-8 - Any topic that might touch upon my fiction titles, e.g. the metaphysical and paranormal

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