Constance R. Bierkan


Company Name: Bear Creek Marketing & Design, LLC
Email: lotsafox@gmail.com
Phone: 303-670-2198 (h); 720-560-3415 (c)
Address: 1321 Golden Willow Road, Evergreen, CO 80439

Joined CAL: December 2017

Specialties: Memoir, expository, short story, essay, fiction, editorial

Skills & Media: Editing, ghostwriting

Books:
Alone In A Crowded Room – An Adoption Story
Turning Points – A Memoir Anthology
(4 Contributions)

Memberships:
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

Bio:
Born and adopted in 1952, raised as an only child and in America until 1961, my formative years were spent in Zürich and London where I learned to speak French and German fluently. This education in foreign languages gave me an early appreciation of reading and writing in my own. Marriage, two daughters and a divorce later, I emigrated to Colorado with my college honey/best friend/husband, Kurt. The decision to join the ranks of my fellow pioneers of yore here in the Colorado foothills was the best ever made. Hobbies include needlepoint, hiking and gal-pal get-togethers.




Fleur Bradley


Company Name:
Website: www.ftbradley.com
Email: author@ftbradley.com
Facebook
Twitter
Blog

Joined CAL: September 2017

Pseudonyms:
F.T. Bradley

Specialties: Middle-grade &YA mysteries, children’s books, short stories

Skills & Media: Freelance editing and writing, ghostwriting, writers conference speaking, school visits, library speaking engagements

Books:
Double Vision (HarperCollins Children’s)
Double Vision: Code Name 711
Double Vision: The Alias Men

Memberships:
MWA, SinC, ITW, SCBWI, PPW, RMFW

Awards/Honors:

Bio:
Fleur (F.T.) Bradley is the author of the Double Vision trilogy (HarperCollins Children’s), a funny middle-grade spy adventure series School Library Journal calls, “a must-read for mystery fans, including reluctant readers.” She is the author of numerous short crime stories, and manages a freelance writing career along with a YA thriller and middle-grade novel project. She lives in Colorado Springs with her husband and two daughters, and entirely too many cats.




Tanja Pajevic


Website: TanjaPajevic.com
Email: tanja@tanjapajevic.com
Facebook
LinkedIn
Pinterest
Twitter

Specialities: Memoir, creative nonfiction, nonfiction, workshops, business writing, self-help, blogging, fiction, poetry.

Skills and media: Writing workshops, writing coaching, blogging, consulting, business writing, editing, fiction and poetry workshops.

Books:
The Secret Life of Grief: A Memoir
9 Steps to Heal Your Resentment and Reboot Your Marriage

Online credit:
Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/tpajevic-237
mindbodygreen: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/wc/tanja-pajevic
Gawker: http://gawker.com/what-my-mother-s-death-taught-me-about-life-1487693983
New York Times: http://nyti.ms/19QL
Shenandoah: http://shenandoahliterary.org/622/redemption/

Awards
Fulbright Fellowship
Hemingway Fellowship
Kraft Fellowship
Vermont Studio Center writer’s grant

Bio:
The author of The Secret Life of Grief: A Memoir and 9 Steps to Heal Your Resentment and Reboot Your Marriage, Tanja Pajevic has taught at the University of Colorado Denver, the Community College of Denver and Indiana University, as well as in the larger community. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Huffington Post, mindbodygreen, Gawker and Scary Mommy, as well as in literary reviews such as Shenandoah and Crab Orchard Review. She currently leads online classes helping smart, heart-centered writers, leaders and entrepreneurs write, publish and promote their books.

Tanja is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, Hemingway Fellowship, Kraft Fellowship and a faculty award from the University of Colorado Denver for her project “Writing as Healing.” Inspired by the challenges we all face but rarely discuss, Tanja also leads writing workshops around life’s big transitions. She lives in Boulder, CO, with her family.




Vicki Lindner

Vicki Lindner
Email: Vlindner@Wyoming.com
Phone: 303-861-3760 or in the summer, 307-455-2042
Address: 1225 Emerson St. Apt D, Denver, CO 80218
LinkedIn

Joined CAL: March, 2014

Specialties:
Personal essays, opinion pieces, short fiction, and memoir: women’s issues, travel, food, social issues like medical malpractice, Western issues and experiences

Skills & Media:
Creative writing, creative nonfiction, editing, mentoring, speaking, newspapers, and magazines

Books:
Outlaw Games, Novel, Dial Press, 1982
Unbalanced Accounts: Why Women are Afraid of Money, (with Annette Lieberman), Atlantic Monthly Press, 1987.
Unbalanced Accounts, How Women Can Overcome Their Fear of Money, Viking/Penguin, 1988
The Money Mirror: How Money Reflects Women’s Dreams, Fears, and Desires, (revised edition) Allworth Press, 1996

Contributor to:
Love’s Shadow, ed. Sumrall, Crossing Press, 1992
Chicklit: Postfeminist Fiction, ed. Mazza and DeShell, Fiction Collective, 1995
American Nature Writing, ed. Murray, Random House, 1995
In Short: An Anthology of Short Nonfiction, ed. Kitchen and Jones, Norton, 1996
Bearing Life: Women’s Writings about Childlessness, ed. Rochelle Ratner, Feminist Press, 2000
Deep West: A Literary Tour of Wyoming, ed. Romtvedt, 2003

Periodicals:
Paris Review
Kenyon Review
Ploughshares
Fiction
Witness
Seneca Review
Northern Lights
New York Woman
South Dakota Quarterly
Grand Tour
Gastronomica
Witness
Western Humanities Review
American Literary Review
New York Stories
Sonora Review
Utne Reader
New Writing: The International Journal of Creative Writing Theory and Practice
Southwest Art
Omni
New Woman
Casper Star Tribune

Many other literary journals and popular magazines.

Online Credit:
Culinary Colorado (blog)
Shadowboxmagazine.org
Terrain.org
Wyofile.com
High Country News (Writer on the Range)
New Writing: The International Journal of Creative Writing Theory and Practice (Francis & Taylor – access only via an academic index)

Memberships:
PEN American Center (since 1982)
Boulder Women’s Media
ACLU Colorado

Awards/Honors:
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction
New York State Fellowship in Fiction
Wyoming fellowship in Creative Nonfiction
PEN/NEA Syndicated Fiction Prize

Residency grants to Yaddo, Ucross Foundation, Centrum, Caldera, Montana Artist’s Refuge, The Millay Colony, Altos de Chavon, Ragdale, and Surel’s Place.

Elbogen award for Meritorious Teaching, University of Wyoming




Marilyn (Shepherd) Warner

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E-mail: warnerwrit@aol.com
Phone: 719-475-9455
Address: 1015 Valley Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-1514

Joined CAL: 1992-08-01

Pseudonyms:
M.N. Warner
M.Naomi Warner

Agents:
Liza Pulitzer Voges
Eden Street Literary

Specialties: adult and young adult fiction and nonfiction, private writing teacher and editor

Skills & Media:
Writing teacher and personal writing coach
Editor of anthologies, fiction and nonfiction books
Workshop instructor in fiction and non-fiction writing, greeting cards, essays and articles, and writing for True Confessions

Books:
I have published essay/stories in two of the Cup Of Comfort anthologies

Periodicals:
St. Anthony Messenger
Highlights for Children
Byline Magazine
Ford Times
Woman’s World
The Phoenix
Group International
One Fantastic Book
The Junction City Daily Union
The Chapman Sentinel/ Lincoln Sports Times
Cup of Comfort for Families Touched By Alzheimer’s
Cup of Comfort for Single Mothers
All of the Dorchester (formerly Sterling/MacFadden)

Online Credit:
“Things I Want To Tell My Mother”–award-winning blog at warnerwriting.wordpress.com

Other Credits:
B.A., McPherson College
M.A.T., The Colorado College
30 year teacher, high school English, Creative Writing and Speech/Mock Trial/Forensics

Memberships:
National League of American Pen Women
PEO

Awards/Honors:
Lamplighter’s Best Short Story By a Published Writer
Winner, Highlights Writing Contest
Winner or finalist in several categories, Paul Gillette Writing Contests and Pikes Peak Writing Contest
Author of the Month (twice) for stories published by Highlights
First Place Winner in short story writing in 2012 ACC Writer’s Studio Literary Contest




Jalynn Venis

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Website: www.jalynnvenis.com
E-mail: jalynn@jalynnvenis.com
Phone: 303-795-1119
Address: 1669 S. Garland Ct., Lakewood, CO 80232-6414

Joined CAL: 1997-08-01

Pseudonyms:
Cassandra O’Shaughnessy

Specialties: fiction, screenplays, nonfiction, editorial writing and editing

Skills & Media:
Ghostwriting, magazines, television programs, web sites

Books:
Cassandra’s Field Guide to Ghostly Encounters
I Am Not Supposed to Be Here
25 Ways to Get Your Child to Read

Periodicals:
Sci-Fi Magazine
Various trade publications

Other Credits:
What You Get for the Money (HGTV, Fine Living)
Picking Up the Pieces (HGTV)
The Traveloguer Series (PBS)

Memberships:
CFVA
CASA

Awards/Honors:
NATOA Awards
Telly Awards
Aurora Awards,
Communicator Awards
Hermes Creative Awards
EMPixx Awards




Susan Tews

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E-mail: susantews@hotmail.com
Phone: 303-694-8088

Joined CAL: 1994-08-01
Address: 5527 S. Hillside St., Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Skills & Media:
Editing, Marketing,Promotion, Website Management

Memberships:
SCBWI




Kara L. Stewart

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Company: Harnessing the Power of Words, LLC
Website: www.kstewart.com
Phone: 720-258-5994
Address: P.O. Box 1001, Grover Beach, CA 93483

Joined CAL: 2007-02-26

Specialties: equine journalism, personal financial planning, health and fitness, business and technical

Skills & Media:
web content, web structure, technical editing, copy editing, proofreading, prepublication manuscript review/editing

Books:
“Advanced Western Riding” published 9/2007, BowTie Inc.

Periodicals:
Horse Illustrated
Eclectic Horseman
Arabian Horse, Horses USA

Online Credit:
www.managingmymoney.com
www.nfec.info

Other Credits:
Copy and technical editor for financial education books

Memberships:
American Horse Publications

Awards/Honors:
Society for Technical Communication best of show
International Association of Business Communicators, award of merit
American Horse Publications, 1st and 2nd placings in nonfiction article categories




Deborah Robson

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Website: independentstitch.com
E-mail: robson@frii.com
Phone: 970-226-3590
Address: 418 Goldeneye Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80526

Joined CAL: 2003-01-01

Specialties: nonfiction, essays, books, articles, fiction, short stories

Skills & Media:
Magazines and books; developmental editing (and information design) of projects that closely integrate visual and textual components

Books:
The Field Guide to Fleece, Storey Publishing, 2013
The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook
Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools
Knit Lit the Third
Knit Lit (too)
The Knitter’s Gift
High IQ Kids
Uniquely Gifted
Ariadne’s Thread–A Collection of Contemporary Women’s Journals

Periodicals:
PieceWork
Interweave Knits
American Artist
International Artist
The Artist’s Magazine
Pilgrimage
Spin-Off
River Oak Review
Many Mountains Moving
Manassas Review
A Room of One’s Own
Seattle Post-Intelligencer/Northwest Magazine
Country Journal
Frets
Threads
Small Press Review
Writers Forum
Twigs
Dogsoldier
Port Townsend Journal
Fiberarts

Online Credit:
independentstitch.typepad.com

Other Credits:
Handspinning Rare Wools (DVD set)

Memberships:
American Society of Journalists and Authors
Publishers Association of the West
Independent Book Publishers Association
Visionary Authors

Awards/Honors:
Independent Publisher Book Awards and ForeWord Book of the Year Awards (as publisher)




Carol McAdoo Rehme

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Website: www.rehme.com
E-mail: carol@rehme.com
Phone: 970-669-5791
Address: 1127 Garfield, Loveland, CO 80537

Joined CAL: 1997-09-01

Specialties: inspirational writing

Skills & Media:
Ghostwriting, Editing Anthologies, Freelance Editing, Writing Workshops, Speaking Engagements, Storytelling Performance

Books:
Managing Editor/Author/Ghostwriter/Contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul series
Cup of Comfort Series
Ultimate Series
Best in the World Series
Rocking Chair Reader Series
God Allows U-Turns Series
Multiple anthologies

Memberships:
Society of Children’s Bookwriters and Illustrators
National Storytelling Network

Awards/Honors:
Paul Gillette Award 2001
CAL Top Hand Award 2001
Storytelling World Award 2007,
CAL Harvey Award 2008
Dozens of Storytelling/Writing and Arts Grants