Deb Courtney

Deb holds a degree in Fiction from the University of South Florida, where she was a Saunders Scholar in Fiction. She has had numerous short stories published and has worked as a freelance journalist. Her background includes more than 20 years in Technical Project Management. 

Her consulting firm, Courtney Literary, is about to launch TaleWinds, featuring Regatta Project Management Software for Writers. She hosts the popular “Write Drunk, Edit Sober” improv writing series monthly in Colorado Springs.

Robin Laborde

Robin Laborde worked as a technical writer for over ten years and has had nonfiction articles published in regional newspapers and magazines. She is currently writing a speculative fiction novel and getting more involved with the amazing Colorado Springs writing community. When she’s not writing, reading, or working at the local library, she’s probably walking her dogs or taking a nap. You can contact her at robin.m.laborde@comcast.net.

Shannon Lawrence

A fan of all things fantastical and frightening, Shannon writes primarily horror and fantasy. Her stories can be found in anthologies and magazines, and she has two horror collections available: Bruised Souls & Other Torments and Blue Sludge Blues & Other Abominations. When she’s not writing, she’s hiking through the wilds of Colorado and photographing her magnificent surroundings, where, coincidentally, there’s always a place to hide a body or birth a monster.

. Find her at www.thewarriormuse.com.

Shannon has been attending non-conference events since 2009 and conference since 2010. She’s been NCE Director, Managing Editor of Writing From the Peak, Treasurer, Conference Admin Director, Signs Coordinator, Pitch/Query Staff, and more.