One could say that Peg Brantley joined the Colorado Authors’ League last year for all the best reasons. She loves to write. She appreciated CAL’s membership criteria. “I’m very proud of the position CAL takes of embracing authors based on their published work and not on how their work got published,” she says. She wanted to sell her crime novels at Holiday Mart. And, even though she may not have known it at the time, she wanted to make CAL better. She did just that by joining the board as this year’s Awards Chairperson.
Years ago, when she stayed at home helping her son recover from a stroke, it occurred to her that she had the time to write a novel and she started with women’s fiction. As she puts it, “It only took me eight-plus years to come up with something reader-worthy.” That led to her current series of Aspen Falls Thrillers, and a seat at the just-completed Bouchercon. She has been down the writer’s path. Who better to guide your entries through the judging and waiting and winning that begins with the opening of the contest Dec. 1.