Holly Arnold Kinney

Company Names: Fur Trade Press, LLC; The Fort Restaurant; Tesoro Cultural Center
Website: www.thefort.comwww.tesoroculturalcenter.org
Email: kinneyholly1@gmail.com
Phone: 303-697-4771
Address: PO Box 569, Morrison CO 80465

Joined CAL: September 2016

Selling Representative : Derek Lawrence- Imprint Group
PR: Jordan Blakesley- JB PR,jordan@wearebpr.com, 303-658-0605
Advertising: Phil Dineen at Designo, phil@designo.com, 303-733-9800

Specialties: Cookbooks, young readers stories, mostly involving The Fort historical site

Skills & Media: Advertising/PR/Marketing campaigns, event planning and execution, broadcast voice, on camera appearances for both national and regional media, magazine articles, copy writing, etc.

Sissy Bear at The Fort(2016)
Shinin Times at The Fort..stories, recipes, and  celebrations at the landmark Colorado restaurant;(2010)
PBS TV series and companion cookbook from Sam Arnold’s Frying Pans West (aired 1967-1986) (published 2011)

Colorado Chapter of Les Dames D’Escoffier, Past President and founder
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Colorado Chapter
Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association
International Association of Culinary Professionals
Colorado Restaurant Association (past Board member)  
Tesoro Cultural Center, Executive Director
Colorado Historical Society (past Board Member)

Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Business Woman of the Year Award in the Mile High Leadership category- (August 2016); Appointed by Secretary Commerce John Bryson and President Obama to serve on the Secretary’s National Advisory Board for Tourism, to create the first federal strategy on increasing jobs through Tourism (2013-15); Governor’s Commission for the Sand Creek Massacre Remembrance (2015) ;Governor’s Commission to study American Indian symbols and mascots in high schools (2016). Ms. Kinney’s cookbook Shinin Times at The Fort received the finalist award in 2011 by the Colorado Council for Humanities Book Awards.

Holly Arnold Kinney-Colorado author of a young reader’s book: Sissy Bear at The Fort, 2016. A charming and true story of the author’s pet bear who lived at the famous Colorado landmark,The Fort restaurant from 1963-1982. Original photographs and beautifully illustrated by Christine Wald. Hardback.

Ms. Kinney also wrote the award-winning cookbook: Shinin’ Times at The Fort  (2010),and re-published her father Sam Arnold’s 10 week PBS TV show on DVD’s  and companion cookbook Frying Pans West (2011). All three books are published by Fur Trade Press, LLC., Ms. Kinney’s publishing company.  Ms Kinney is also the proprietress of the Fort restaurant and Executive Director of the Tesoro Cultural Center.

Sureva Towler

Website: www.surevatowler.com
E-mail: surevatowler100@gmail
Phone: 785-766-5434
Address: PO Box 770768, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

Joined CAL: 1997-08-01

Specialties: lifestyle humor, nonfiction, Northwest Colorado

Skills & Media:
essays, magazine features, brochures; speaker on writing local history

History of Northwest Colorado
The Boys at the Bar, Johnson Books (2006)
The Story of Routt County’s Women (1999)
Faster Horses, Younger Women, Older Whiskey (1996)
The History of Skiing at Steamboat Springs (1987)
The Historical Guide to Routt County (1977)

Children’s Activity Books
The Town Between Two Mountains: Steamboat Springs (1999)
From Snowflake to Sirloin Steak: The Story of Water in Steamboat Springs (1998)

The Cream of Tartar Story, for the American Tartaric Products Association (1996)

Community resource directories
For Meeker, Steamboat Springs, the Yampa River and White River Valleys

Modern Maturity
Steamboat Springs
Topeka and Key West magazines

Online Credit:
The Denver Post

Modern Maturity Hometown USA Photo Contest, honorable mention (1997)
National Society of Newspaper Columnists, Humor, honorable mention (2005)
Denver Press/Newspaper Guild, Commentary/Analysis, third place (2005)
Colorado Authors’ League/Essay of the Year (2005 and 2003); Adult Nonfiction (2007 and 1997)
Coleman Centennial Story Contest, grand prize (2002)
Writer’s Digest/Personal Essay: (2001 and 2000)
Steamboat Ski Corp Hazie Award (1981)
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Grand Marshal (1977)

Silvia Pettem

Company: Book Lode, LLC
Website: www.silviapettem.com
E-mail: pettem@earthlink.net
Phone: 303-459-0193
Address: 439 Ranch Road, Ward, CO 80481

Joined CAL: 1994-08-01

Specialties: forensic science, narrative nonfiction, true crime, biography, Colorado history

The Long Term Missing: Hope and Help for Families (to be released by Rowman & Littlefield in 2017)
Cold Case Research: Resources for Unidentified, Missing, and Cold Homicide Cases
Someone’s Daughter: In Search of Justice for Jane Doe
Only in Boulder: The County’s Colorful Characters
Positively Pearl Street
Boulder Evolution of a City
Separate Lives
(Mary Rippon)
(and several others)

Boulder “Camera”

Vidocq Society

Vidocq Medal of Honor
Colorado Book Award Finalist
2011 CAL Award Winner for book-length nonfiction

Phyllis J. Perry

Website: www.phyllisjperry.com
E-mail: phyllisperry@q.com
Phone: 303-499-9085
Address: 1518 Chamber Drive, Boulder, CO 80305

Joined CAL: 1998-08-01

Specialties: children’s fiction, nonfiction, poetry, adult nonfiction, E-books

Skills & Media:
magazine writing, book reviews, school workshops

Colorado Vanguards: Historic Pathfinders And Their Local Legacies
SCUBA 4 Ever
The First Rainbow
Wonder World
Hidden Away
Too Many Secrets
Mr. Crumb’s Secret
The Secret of the Silver Key
The Secrets of the Rock
The Secrets of the Sea Chest
A Kid’s Look at Colorado
Colorado Fun
It Happened in Rocky Mountain National Park
Keeping the Traditions
The Alien, the Giant, & Rocketman
The Case of the Three-Legged Buffalo
The Case of the Hidden Masterpiece
Sounds Around Us: Poems to Tickle Kids’ Ears
Teaching Fantasy Novels
Exploring Our Country’s History
Science Fair Success with Plants
Myths Legends & Tales
Ten Tall Tales
Getting Started in Science Fairs
Bats-The Amazing Upside-Downers
Armor to Venom
The Snow Cats
The Fiddle Hoppers
Sea Stars & Dragons
Freshwater Giants
Crafty Canines
Animals Under the Ground
Animals That Hibernate
365 Science Projects & Activities
The Musical ABC
A Field Guide to Ocean Animals
Images of America–Rocky Mountain National Park
Stand Up And Whistle

Child Life
Humpty Dumpty
Library Sparks


2014 CAL Writing Award, Book Children for The First Rainbow
Three Colorado Authors’ League Top Hand Awards
2008 Harvery Award
The Art of Music Award

Nancy Oswald

Website: www.nancyoswald.com
E-mail: nancyos@centurylink.net
Phone: 719-942-4361
Address: PO Box 304, 2241 County Rd 1A, Cotopaxi, CO 81223

Joined CAL: 2009-02-03

Specialties: MG/YA Colorado-based Historical Fiction, MG Humor

Nothing Here But Stones
Hard Face Moon
Rescue in Poverty Gulch
Insects in the Infield
Edward Wynkoop: Soldier and Indian Agent
Trouble on the Tracks

Colorado Central Magazine

Women Writing the West
Western Writers of America

Willa Literary Award
IRA Notable Book for a Global Society
Finalist for Spur Award
Finalist for the Colorado Book Awards
CIPA Evvy Award
Spur Award Winner, 2015
CAL Writing Award Finalist, 2015

Tom Noel

Website: drcolorado.auraria.edu
E-mail: tom.noel@ucdenver.edu
Phone: 303-355-0211
Address: 1245 Newport Street, Denver, CO 80220

Joined CAL: 1979-08-01

Specialties: Colorado Nonfiction