Jodi Anderson

Jodi Anderson is a published author with Harlequin and Bell Bridge Books. With a background that includes magazine/newspaper writing, novels, and novellas, Jodi is currently a teacher, writes fiction, presents workshops for writers and uses any opportunity to gain control of a microphone in front of a captive audience.

Carol Berg

Carol Berg majored in mathematics at Rice University, in part so she wouldn’t have to write papers. But while earning her mathematics degree, she took every English course that listed novels on the syllabus, just so she would have time to keep reading.

Somewhere in the midst of teaching math, raising three sons, earning a second degree in computer science at the University of Colorado, and a software engineering career, a friend teased her into exchanging letters written “in character.” Once Carol started writing fiction, she couldn’t stop.

Carol’s fifteen epic fantasy novels have earned national and international acclaim, including the Geffen Award, the Prism Award, multiple Colorado Book Awards, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature. She has been twice voted the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Writer of the Year.

Carol’s newest work, written as her alter ego Cate Glass, is a fantasy adventure series called Chimera about a rag-tag quartet of sorcerers who take on missions of deception and intrigue in a world where magic earns the death penalty. The first book, An Illusion of Thieves, was released in May 2019 by Tor Books. On May 30, 2020, Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book announced that An Illusion of Thieves won the 2020 Colorado Book Award in the fantasy/science fiction category.

A Summoning of Demons, the third adventure of the Chimera, and her third novel under the name of Cate Glass, will arrive at book stores on 2-2-2021.

Carol lives in Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains with her Exceptional Spouse.

Please visit her at: http://www.carolberg.com

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Colleen Collins and Shaun Kaufman

Shaun Kaufman and Colleen CollinsShaun Kaufman (shaunkaufmanlaw.com) is a Denver, Colorado lawyer. Over three decades he has tried cases ranging from jaywalking to first-degree murder. Colleen Collins (colleencollinsbooks.com) is a private investigator and an award-winning author in romance and mystery.

Shaun and Colleen co-owned a private investigations agency for over a decade. They have also written several nonfiction books about private investigations and the law profession. Their blog, Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes (https://writingpis.wordpress.com) has been recognized by Ellery Queen magazine as one of the top 3 true-crime blogs, and the American Library Association’s online Booklist site twice named their blog its “Web Crush of the Week” during Mystery Month.

KL Cooper

KL Cooper spends most of her free hours writing PNR, but when she’s not doing that, she’s rocking social media for Pikes Peak Writers or creating new graphics and book covers for other writers through UnderCover Press. You can connect with her anywhere on social media using these handles: @KLCequalsME @UnderCoverKLC @FleshandFeather

Laura DiSilverio

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A retired Air Force intelligence officer, Laura DiSilverio is the national bestselling and award-winning author of 21 mystery, suspense and young adult sci-fi novels. Library Journal named Close Call one of the Top Five mysteries of 2016, and The Reckoning Stones (2015) won the Colorado Book Award for Mystery.. Incubation, the first book of her young adult dystopian trilogy is an Amazon bestseller. A Past President of Sisters in Crime, she teaches writing and creativity in various fora, speaks widely on the publishing life and reinventing oneself after forty (or fifty or sixty), and recently completed her first women’s fiction title, The Empty Nesters Club.

Todd Fahnestock

fahnestock-todd TODD FAHNESTOCK won the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age Award for one of his short stories and is the author of the YA bestseller Fairmist as well as The Wishing World. In 2006, Todd and Giles Carwyn wrote Heir of Autumn, Mistress of Winter and Queen of Oblivion, which hit the Denver Post bestseller list. Stories are his passion, but Todd’s greatest accomplishment is his quirky, fun-loving family. His latest novel, The Wishing World, began as a series of bedtime stories for his children.

JL Fields

fields-j-l JL Fields is a vegan lifestyle coach & educator, Food for Life instructor, personal chef, career coach, and a corporate consultant offering wellness training, brand representation, and strategic planning services. She is the author of VEGAN PRESSURE COOKING (Fair Winds Press, January 2015), co-author of VEGAN FOR HER: The Woman’s Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet (Da Capo Lifelong Books, July 2013), contributor to Running, Eating, Thinking: A Vegan Anthology (Lantern Books, May 2014), writes the monthly vegan dining review for the Colorado Springs Gazette and is a food, health and wellness freelance writer. She is the founder and organizer of Colorado Springs Nonfiction Writers.

A devoted culinary student, JL has studied at the Natural Gourmet Institute and Organic Avenue, and completed the Intensive Study Program at The Christina Pirello School of Natural Cooking and Integrative Health Studies. She is certified by – and on the faculty of – the Main Street Vegan Academy, is certified as a Food for Life Instructor by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and holds a Master of Science degree.

JL provides in-person vegan cooking services, lifestyle coaching and classes in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area as well as Skype and/or phone coaching throughout the U.S. and internationally. She provides career consulting for health and wellness coaches, chefs, and other professionals who want to develop their coaching practice. She is on the fitness faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership.

Therese Francis


Therese Francis, RTRP/AFSP, has been doing taxes for creative people for over 25 years. She had two books come out in late 2016; one on bookkeeping and taxes for traditional authors and one for self-published authors.

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LS Hawker

LS Hawker is the author of the thrillers THE DROWNING GAME, BODY AND BONE, END OF THE ROAD, and THE THROWAWAYS. THE DROWNING GAME is a USA Today bestseller and finalist in the ITW Thriller Awards in the Best First Novel category. Her novels have been translated into eight languages.

Visit LSHawker.com to view book trailers, listen to her podcast with daughter Chloe, The Lively Grind Cafe, and read about her adventures as a cocktail waitress, traveling Kmart portrait photographer, and witness to basement exorcisms.

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Travis Heermann

heermann-travis Freelance writer, novelist, award-winning screenwriter, editor, poker player, poet, biker, roustabout, Travis Heermann is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop and the author of Death Wind, The Ronin Trilogy, The Wild Boys, and Rogues of the Black Fury, plus short fiction pieces in anthologies and magazines such as Apex Magazine, Alembical, the Fiction River anthology series, Historical Lovecraft, and Cemetery Dance’s Shivers VII. As a freelance writer, he has produced a metric ton of role-playing game work both in print and online, including the Firefly Roleplaying Game, Battletech, Legend of Five Rings, d20 System, and the MMORPG, EVE Online.

He enjoys cycling, martial arts, torturing young minds with otherworldly ideas, and zombies. He has three long-cherished dreams: a produced screenplay, a NYT best-seller, and a seat in the World Series of Poker.

In 2016, he returned to the U.S. after living in New Zealand for a year with his family, toting more Middle Earth souvenirs and photos than is reasonable.