Terry Banker

Terry is a novelist/ghostwriter of fifteen books and a story consultant. He has sold over

a hundred articles in the fashion/costume design industry and the insurance industry.

Follow Terry on Twitter @theTerryBanker

Terry makes his home in Atlanta, Chicago, and Key West

M. H. Boroson

M. H. Boroson’s historical fantasy novel The Girl With Ghost Eyes was published at the end of 2015. In a Starred Review, Publishers Weekly called it “a brilliant tale of magic, monsters, and kung fu in the San Francisco Chinatown of 1898.”

It was Library Journal’s Debut of the Month, Goodreads newsletter’s Best Book of the Month, and Fantasy Book Critic’s #1 Debut of the Year. Barnes & Noble’s official blog said the novel is “a joy to read.” The AV Club compared it to the work of Hayao Miyazaki and called Boroson “a bright new voice in fantasy.” Bustle.com named it one the the 15 best Diverse Fantasy Novels. Libraryreads listed it in their Top Ten Books of the Month. Two sequels are under contract, and it is being developed as a television series.

Boroson has been documenting the oral histories of Chinese Americans since he was nine years old, paying special attention to ghost lore. He lives in Colorado Springs.

Fauzia Burke

Fauzia Burke is the founder and president of a digital marketing firm long known as innovators in the field of online book marketing, with clients from dean Koontz to the people behind The South Beach Diet.  She knows what it takes to present your work to the public with maximum impact.

Liz Colter

Due to a varied work background, Liz Colter can boast a modest degree of knowledge about harnessing, hitching, and working draft horses, canoe expeditioning, and medicine. She’s also worked as a rollerskating waitress and knows more about concrete than you might suspect. Liz is a Writers of the Future winner and her short stories, which have appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies, span a wide range of SF/F sub-genres. Her novels – written under the name L. D. Colter – explore the dark/weird/magic realism that currently dominates her own reading (think Neil Gaiman, Tim Powers, China Mieville, and Jeff VanderMeer), or the epic fantasy she grew up reading and loving. Armed with a lifelong love of fantasy and science fiction, Liz set out some years ago to create her own speculative worlds. A complete list of her published works can be found at her website: http://www.lizcolter.com/

Jason Evans

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Jason Evans wanted to be a writer his entire life. He just didn’t know it. He has been an educator in public & private schools for twelve years. He has earned Double bachelors from UC Santa Barbara, teaching credentials from Cal-State Los Angeles, and an MA from UC Denver. He has two short stories published and is the editor-in-chief for Man-gazine. He lives in Denver with the Fetching Mrs. Evans and his three dogs and one haughty cat.

Kerrie Flanagan

Kerrie Flanagan is an author, writing consultant, publisher and accomplished freelance writer with over 18 years’ experience. In addition to her own writing, she is passionate about helping other writers and has guided many toward their own success. Her work has appeared in publications such as Writer’s Digest, Alaska Magazine, The Writer, FamilyFun, Chicago Tribune, SkyWest, the Children’s & Illustrator’s Market and six Chicken Soup for the Soul books. For the past five years, her article, “How to Find Success in the Magazine World,” has been featured in the Writer’s Market.

She is the author of seven books, all published under her label, Hot Chocolate Press and is currently working on a magazine writing guide for Writer’s Digest, set to be released in 2018. She is the founder and former director of Northern Colorado Writers and now does individual consulting with writers. Her background in teaching and enjoyment of helping writers, has led her to present at writing conferences across the country, including the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in NYC, Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference in L.A., Willamette Writer’s Conference, Pikes Peak Writer’s Conference (2014), Write on the Sound and the Northern Colorado Writer’s Conference.

http://www.KerrieFlanagan.com

http://HotChocolatePress.com

Karen Fox

When not embroiled in the adventure and romance of her latest characters, Karen shares her house in Colorado Springs, CO with her husband, her granddaughter, and four cats.  She has published eight paranormal romance novels, one short story and one young adult novella.  Her second book, SOMEWHERE MY LOVE, was a 1998 RITA Finalist for the Romance Writers of America.  She’s currently at work on a young adult urban fantasy and new romance.

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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Larry Grimaldi

Larry Grimaldi holds a B.A. in Mathematics from St. Michael’s College in Vermont, and a M.S. in Applied Mathematics & Statistics from S.U.N.Y at Stony Brook, NY.  After a short tour of duty in the Air Force as an Orbital Analyst assigned to the Space Surveillance Center in the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Larry joined the MITRE Corporation.  At MITRE he is currently a Principal System Engineer supporting the AF in their acquisition of the JSpOC Mission System (JMS), which will replace the existing Space Situational Awareness (SSA) capability that maintains a catalog of earth orbiting satellite.

Over his career, Larry has served as Project Lead for the following U.S. Air Force projects: the Space Defense Operations Center (SPADOC); Cheyenne Mountain Upgrade (CMU); and the Combatant Commanders Integrated C2 System (CCIC2S) acquisitions.  He has also supported the National Security Space Institute (NSSI), in Colorado Springs, as an instructor and has designed course curriculum for the advanced Space Professional courses.  For each of these projects, Larry has employed various aspects of his technical system engineering skills during all phase of the DoD system acquisition process to include requirements definition, mission engineering/planning, program scheduling/trade-offs, and test/analysis for the SSA mission area.

In addition, Larry Grimaldi is an adjunct professor for the Space System Management and Space Environment graduate level courses at the local Colorado Springs campus of Webster University.  He has also recently joint the adjunct faculty at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) where he is the professor for two on-line graduate level System Engineering courses.

Lisa Hawker

Hawker grew up in suburban Denver, indulging her worrisome obsession with true-crime books, and writing stories about anthropomorphic fruit and juvenile delinquents. She wrote her first novel at 14.

Armed with a B.S. in journalism from the University of Kansas, she had a radio show called “People Are So Stupid,” edited a trade magazine, and worked as a traveling Kmart portrait photographer, but never lost her passion for fiction writing.

Her extensive media background includes everything from public affairs director at a Denver radio station to video producer to website designer.

She’s got a hilarious, supportive husband, two brilliant daughters, and a massive music collection. She lives in Colorado but considers Kansas her spiritual homeland.

Visit LSHawker.com to view book trailers for The Drowning Game and Body and Bone, 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.