Barbra Cohn


Company Name: Cohn Writing Solutions
Website: cohnwritingsolutions.com, barbracohn.com
Email: healthwriter1@gmail.com
Phone: 303-447-8300
Address: 7333 Buckingham Ct., Boulder, CO 80301
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Joined CAL: October 2016

Specialties: health, travel, fiction (children) and non-fiction

Skills & Media: Magazine articles, newsletters, journals, blogging

Books:
Contributed to:
The Spinal Network
The Insulin Smart Diet
The Key to a Healthy Prostate and Andropause

Authored:
Calmer Waters: The Caregiver’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Periodicals:
AAA’s Encompass Magazine
Colorado First Healing Waters
Colorado First Charming Old Towns
Colorado First Charming Old Towns Part II

Energy Times
First for Women, Delicious! Better Nutrition
Kosmos

Memberships:
Boulder Media Women

Awards/Honors:
First place in Lyrical Iowa Competition, Iowa Poetry Association (1994)
Third place poetry prize, The 12th Annual Sylvia Wolens Jewish Heritage Writing Competition (2003)

Bio:
Barbra has been a professional writer for 36 years, and has written hundreds of health and travel articles for national, regional, and local publications. She is also an award-winning poet. Her writing has appeared in AAA’s “Encompass,” “First for Women,” “Delicious!,” “Better Nutrition,” “Energy Times,” “Kosmos,” and numerous other magazines and newspapers. Her first book, “Calmer Waters: The Caregiver’s Journey through Alzheimer’s and Dementia” is the result of a decade of caring for her husband. Barbra lives in Boulder, Colorado where she and her late husband raised their children. In her spare time Barbra enjoys spending time with her four grandchildren, hiking in the Rocky Mountains, and dancing salsa, tango, swing, and Israeli folkdance.




Carol Grever

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Websites: www.carolgrever.com and www.straightspouseconnection.com
E-mail: c.j.grever@gmail.com
Phone: 303-499-1532
Address: 1800 Bluebell Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302-8022

Joined CAL: October, 2001

Specialties: adult non-fiction books, blogging, magazine articles, poetry, memoir, self-help

Books:
My Husband Is Gay: A Woman’s Guide To Surviving The Crisis
When Your Spouse Comes Out: A Straight Mate’s Recovery Manual

Memory Quilt: A Family Narrative (Memoir)
Glimpses: A Memoir In Poetry
Sun Of A New Dawn (Poetry)
Handbook Of Affirmative Lgbt Couple And Family Therapy (Contributor, Chapter)
From The Heart (Contributor)
Writing, Etc. (Contributor)
Bylines 2006 (Contributor)
I Love You All Day (Contributor)

Periodicals:
Journal of GLBT Family Studies
Going Bonkers
Unity Magazine
Women’s Magazine
Partners in Health
The Rotarian
Contemporary Times
Women’s Magazine
Longmont Business News
Oklahoma English Bulletin
The Haymaker
Magazine of Phillips University
The Christian
Wellspring
Christianity and Literature
Soliloquy
The Ram’s Horn

Online Credit:
Straight Spouse Connection, www.straightspouseconnection.com
Amazon.com

Other Credits:
“One Gay, One Straight: Complicated Marriages” (DVD producer, scriptwriter)
Produced Monthly newsletters:
Expressions
Express Extra
InSight

Memberships:
Rotary Club of Boulder
YMCA fitness instructor

Awards/Honors:
2013 CAL Award for Poetry Collections
2009 CAL Top Hand (Specialty Writing)
Colorado BPW Woman of the Year
Boulder Business Pacesetter
Boulder Business Hall of Fame
Entrepreneur of Distinction

Bio:

Carol Grever has been a successful author, businesswoman, English professor and community advocate. Her newest book is a CAL award-winning memoir, Turnings: Reflections on a Conscious Life. She previously authored three other nonfiction books, My Husband Is Gay, When Your Spouse Comes Out, and Memory Quilt, and also wrote and produced a documentary, One Gay, One Straight: Complicated Marriages. Glimpses, her book-length poetry collection, won the Colorado Authors’ League 2013 Prize. As a recognized spokesperson on straight spouse issues, she has appeared on major network TV shows, including Anderson Cooper 360, The Early Show, Good Morning America, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She has interviewed with media on three continents.




Gail Mencini

Ashography Event Photography
Website: www.GailMencini.com
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Pinterest
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Linkedin
Youtube

Joined CAL: March, 2014

Specialties:
General Fiction; Contemporary Women’s Fiction; Chick-Lit; Food, Travel and Wine Writing; Recipe development; Blogging; Photography

Books:
To Tuscany with Love

Periodicals:
Buzz in the ‘burbs

Other Credits:
9 News “Colorado & Company”
Podcasts:
The Iceberg Project
Savoring Italy
Total Tuscany

Memberships:
Colorado Authors League, Treasurer
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
Pike’s Peak Writers
Author U

Awards/Honors:
Top of the Town Readers’ Choice Author — 5280 Magazine 2014
Pike’s Peak Writers Conference: 1st Place – Mainstream Fiction
For To Tuscany with Love:
Inspirational Women’s Fiction — USA TODAY
#1 Best Seller — Denver Post
Winner of Beverly Hills International Book Award — Chick-Lit Fiction
Sons of Italy National Book Club selection — Winter 2014
Featured in Italia! magazine — February 2014




Gail D. Storey

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Website: GailStorey.com
Email: GailDStorey@gmail.com
Phone: 303-443-9437
Address: 5290 Euclid Ave, Boulder, CO 80303
Facebook
LinkedIn
Pinterest
Twitter

Goodreads
YouTube

Joined CAL: January, 2014

Agents:
Ellen Levine of Trident Media Group

Specialties: Memoir, Novels, Poetry, Blogs; Humor, Nature, Spirituality, Adventure, Marriage/Relationships

Skills & Media: Jumping out of cakes for special occasions

Books:
I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail
The Lord’s Motel
God’s Country Club
First Poems of Gail Donohue
“Totally Nude Live Girls” in Cowboys, Indians and Commuters; The Penguin Book of New American Voices, edited by Jay McInerney
“The Honeymoon Cottage” in Intro 13, AWP anthology
“Beachmont” in Intro 12, AWP anthology
Haikus, in Haiku-Sine anthology
“Noah’s Sestina for Raven and Dove” in Obsession: Sestinas in the Twenty-First Century

Periodicals:
Fiction, Chicago Review, The North American Review, Gulf Coast, My Table, Pilgrimage, Portlander, The World & I, Houston Metropolitan, Houston City Magazine, Domestic Crude, Ellipsis, Annapolis Anthology, Mississippi Valley Review, Passport Newsletter, Passport NVR (No Visa Required), Academy Update (American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine), Dickinson Studies, Pacific Crest Trail Communicator, Zone 3, Women in the Visual and Literary Arts

Online Credit:
gailstorey.com/blog
amberstorey.com (humor)
womensadventuremagazine.com/tag/the-making-of-a-thru-hiker/

Other Credits:
Interview on Colorado Public Radio: cpr.org/news/story/brutal-hike-fool-love-leads-national-award
Interview on New Dimensions Radio: newdimensions.org/trekking-the-pacific-crest-trail-with-gail-storey-and-porter-storey/
Interview in Nexus Magazine: bluetoad.com/publication/?i=172578&p=22
Interview in Zone 3 Magazine: apsu.edu/zone3/sexual-spiritual-serious-outrageously-comic
Interview in Boulder Weekly: boulderweekly.com/article-12082-boulder-author-recou.html
Interview in Experience Life Magazine: experiencelife.com/article/follow-your-dream/#ACoupleWhoWenttotheWilderness
Interview in Library Journal
Contemporary Authors, Volume 140

Memberships:
Authors League of America; Authors Guild
Poets & Writers
Lighthouse Writers Workshop
Boulder Media Women
Boulder Writers’ Workshop
Women Writing the West
Outdoor Adventure and Travel Writers
Avocado Sisterhood

Awards/Honors:
Colorado Book Award, Memoir, 2014
Foreword IndieFab Book of the Year Award 2014
Nautilus Silver Award 2014
Colorado Authors’ League Awards Finalist 2014
Next Generation Indie Awards Finalist 2014
National Outdoor Book Award, 2013
Barbara Savage Award, Mountaineers Books, 2013
Haiku-Sine haiku winner, 1999
South Central Women’s Studies Association, Best Fiction Award, 1998
Austin Writers’ League, Violet Crown Book Award, 1997
Pen Texas Writing Award, Fiction, 1997
Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection for novel God’s Country Club, 1996
Literary Lion, Houston Chronicle, 1996
Woman on the Move, Texas Executive Women, 1993
PEN Southwest Discovery Prize, 1983 and 1984
Orange Show, First Prize for Fiction, 1985
Houston Festival Prose Award, 1983




Claire Walter

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Website: www.claire-walter.com
E-mail: cmwalter@claire-walter.com
Phone: 303-442-7709
Address: 630 Spruce St., Boulder, CO 80302

Joined CAL: 1995-08-01

Specialties: nonfiction books and magazine features; new media

Skills & Media:
Writer and author; print and on-line media

Books:
Nordic Walking
The Snowshoe Experience
Snowshoeing Colorado
Culinary Colorado
The ASJA Guide to Freelance Writing
The Unofficial Guide to Skiing & Snowboarding in the West
Discovery Travel Adventures: Snow Sports
Scuba Diving: A Woman’s Guide
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fitness
Discovery Travel Adventures: Backcountry Treks
Traveler’s Tales: A Mother’s World
Plus others…

Periodicals:
Recent:
Aspen Home
Colorado Meetings & Events
Denver Post
edibleAspen
edibleFront Range
EnCompass
Sunset
Vail Home

Online Credit:
www.frommers.com

Other Credits:
www.milehighonthecheap.com
culinary-colorado.blogspot.com
travel-babel.blogspot.com
nordic-walking-usa.blogspot.com

Memberships:
American Society of Journalists & Authors
North American SnowSports Journalists Association
Society of American Travel Writers

Awards/Honors:
2004 Society of American Travel Writers Western Chapter Gold Award (guidebook category) for Culinary Colorado
2003 Frank Riley Award (Society of American Travel Writers Western Chapter)
2001-02 Lowell Thomas Award for best print article (Colorado Ski Country USA award)
1999 Colorado Book Award, one of three finalists in the non-fiction book category for Snowshoeing Colorado
1997-98 Lowell Thomas Award for best print article (Colorado Ski Country USA award)
1994 Harold Hirsch Award for Excellence in Ski Book Writing (North American Ski Journalists Assn. award) for Rocky Mountain Skiing
1991 Colorado Freelance Writer of the Year (Colorado Ski Country USA)
1988 Lowell Thomas Award (Society of American Travel Writers award), Best Guidebook of the Year, first runner-up for The Best Ski Resorts in America




Jodi Torpey

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Websites: westerngardeners.com
WriteBetterFaster.com
E-mail: torpend@msn.com
Phone: 720-446-9806
Twitter: @WesternGardener
Facebook

Joined CAL: 2005

Specialties: garden writing, nonfiction, features and profiles, corporate communications

Skills & Media:
web sites, magazines, newspapers, nonfiction books, ghostwriting

Books:
The Colorado Gardener’s Companion: An Insider’s Guide to Gardening in the Centennial State (Globe Pequot Press, 2007)
Blue-Ribbon Vegetable Gardening (Storey Publishing, coming in 2015)

Periodicals:
Consumer magazines:
Horticulture
The American Gardener
Zone 4
Fine Gardening magazine
Colorado Gardener news-magazine

Trade magazines:
Lawn & Garden Retailer
Landscape Management
Quebec Vert

Newspapers:
The Christian Science Monitor
American City Business Journals
The Denver Post

Online Credit:
Contributing editor VegetableGardener.com
Sanctuary Soil Blog
Lowe’s Creative Ideas Team

Other Credits:
Custom publishing for Out Here magazine

Memberships:
Garden Writers Association




Annette Shope

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Website: www.annetteshope.com
E-mail: ashope@nc.rr.com
Phone: 919-803-5067
Address: 8313 Rue Cassini Court, Raleigh, NC 27615

Joined CAL: 2006-09-01

Specialties: creative nonfiction, essays and memoirs

Skills & Media:
Blogger




Jerrie Hurd

Hurd, Jerrie
Company: Hurd Words and Images
Website: www.jerriehurd.com
E-mail: jerrie@jerriehurd.com
Phone: 303-444-3475, 303-444-1435
Address: 2010 Goss St., Boulder, CO 80302

Joined CAL: 2009-03-11

Specialties: novels, nonfiction books, short stories, creative nonfiction, photography, blogging

Skills & Media:
editing
photography
blogging

Books:
Miss Ellie’s Purple Sage Saloon
Kate Burke Shoots the Old West
The Lady Pinkerton Gets Her Man

Periodicals:
Rocky Mountain News
Roundup Magazine
Antioch Review
Kansas Review, etc.

Online Credit:

Eliza Cross

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Website: www.elizacross.com
E-mail: eliza(at)elizacross(dot)com

Joined CAL: January, 2003

Specialties:
Architecture, Art, Environment, Fiction, Food, Cooking, Lifestyle

Skills & Media:
Author coach, marketing strategist, professional speaker, food stylist, recipe developer

Books:
101 More Things To Do With Bacon (Gibbs Smith, 2016)
Pumpkin It Up! (Gibbs Smith, 2016)
101 Things To Do With Beer (Gibbs Smith, 2016)
101 Things To Do With Pumpkin (Gibbs Smith, 2015)
101 Things To Do With Beans (Gibbs Smith, 2015)
101 Things To Do With a Pickle (Gibbs Smith, 2014)
The Quinoa Quookbook (Providence Publishers, 2013)
101 Things To Do With Bacon (Gibbs Smith, 2011)
The Rusty Parrot Cookbook (Gibbs Smith, 2009)
Family Home of the New West (2006, Northland Publishing)
Food Lovers’ Guide to Colorado (2005 and 2002, Globe Pequot Press)

Periodicals:
Sunset
Parents
Mother Earth Living
Writers’ Digest
Mountain Living
Colorado Homes & Lifestyles
The Denver Post
Western Art & Architecture
Architectural West

Online Credit:
Happy Simple Living
BENSA Bacon Lovers Society
GAIAM.com

Memberships:
Authors Guild
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
Toastmasters

Awards/Honors:
CAL Award for Nonfiction book – Service & Informational – 2006, 2007




Sharon Bahrych

Bayliss Sharon
Website: paviewonmedicine.blogspot.com
E-mail: colorado-pa@msn.com
Phone: 303-770-1645
Address: 6766 Poplar Ct., Centennial, CO 80112-1180

Joined CAL: 2000-08-01

Specialties: children’s mysteries, essays, magazine articles, blog writer

Online Credit: http://paviewonmedicine.blogspot.com