Tanja Pajevic

Website: TanjaPajevic.com
Email: tanja@tanjapajevic.com

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.

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/

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

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.

Sandra Windsor

Website: www.sandrawindsor.com
Email: Sandrawindsor@comcast.net
Phone: 303-809-5241
Address: 9385 E. Center Avenue, #4D, Denver, CO 80247

Joined CAL: August, 2016

Specialties: Memoir, fiction, YA, short stories and creative non-fiction

Skills & Media: Mentoring other writers, teaching expository writing

The FBI Wife: A Memoir

Lighthouse Writers Workshop
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

Short story award winner in Writers Digest 2015 short story contest

I am a recent award winner in Writer’s Digest annual short story contest and a participant in workshops and conferences throughout Colorado and the country. My debut memoir, The FBI Wife, is the result of a ten year project covering the tumultuous years of the 60s and 70s. I am currently at work on two novels concerning family relationships and deception. When I’m not writing, I am teaching writing at a small private Colorado university.

Diann Logan

Company Name:
Website: www.thenaveldiaries.com
Email: diannlogan@thenaveldiaries.com

Joined CAL: September 2015

Specialties: Creative nonfiction, books

The Navel Diaries: How I Lost My Belly Button and Found Myself
Designs in Patchwork
Quilts from Happy Hands

Generation Q, May/June 2015, Very Reclusive Star
The Quilt Life, “What’s In A Room?”, article, 8/14
Quilter’s Newsletter 20th Anniversary Calendar–Freedom Wreath
Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine Photo Feature, 6/90–Lifetime Bride’s Quilt
Southwest Crafts, fall, 90–Desert Star
Quilt Japan–Author—3 articles, 1987 (June 2015, Electronic reissue Vol 1-4)
Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, Cover Photo—6/86–Freedom Wreath
All Flags Flying—Robert Bishop & Carter Houck, Museum of American Folk Art—
Freedom Wreath
Taylor Batting, 8/86—commission/ongoing publication in mag. ad. campaign
Morning Glory
Country Handcrafts, 4/85–Rocky Mountain Bride’s Quilt
Country Handcrafts Newsletter, 9/83–Wallflower
Country Handcrafts, 9/83–Anniversary
Country Handcrafts, 6/83–Hopscotch
Ms. Magazine, 3/83, photo feature
Anniversary, Love Woven In, Attempted Imprisonment, Vanishing Point,
JoAnne’s Quilt
Better Homes & Gardens Christmas Issue, 12/82–Hilda’s Christmas Quilt Goes On To Infinity
Needle & Thread, 6/82–Vanishing Point
Better Homes & Gardens Crafts, fall/81–Mountain Meadow
Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine 1981
Author, “Exhibiting Quilts as Fine Art”
Author, “Risks of Exhibiting”
Needle & Thread, 6/81–Symphony in F
Needlecraft for Today, 3/81–JoAnne’s quilt
McCalls. . .Quilt It!, 7/80–Eyes of Love
Ladies Circle Patchwork Quilts, 4/80–JoAnne’s Quilt
Family Circle “Decorating Made Easy”, 2/80–Scissors
Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, 6/79–Jam Session

Diann Logan pursues various interests besides exploring the mysteries and quirks of maturity. When she’s not navel gazing she is likely to be quilting. Her involvement with quilts spans decades and she has contributed much to the field. She has authored, designed, exhibited, taught, lectured, been commissioned and collected, and made over two hundred quilts. She is the author of Designs in Patchwork (Oxmoor House, 1987) and her designs and patterns have appeared in numerous other publications ranging from Ms. Magazine to GenerationQ. Visit diannloganquilts.com to stroll through the gallery of her quilts.

She is a faculty member of University of Colorado Denver and lives in Arvada, Colorado with her husband and their spoiled spaniel. The Navel Diaries is her second diary. The first one is safely locked in its little cedar box with the names of old boyfriends carved on the lid. The key was lost long ago, but she can still pick the lock with a bobby pin.

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

Joined CAL: March, 2014

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

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

Paris Review
Kenyon Review
Seneca Review
Northern Lights
New York Woman
South Dakota Quarterly
Grand Tour
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
New Woman
Casper Star Tribune

Many other literary journals and popular magazines.

Online Credit:
Culinary Colorado (blog)
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)

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

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

Anne Randolph

Anne Randolph
Company Name: Kitchen Table Writing
Website: www.AnneRandolph.com and www.KitchenTableWriting.com
Email: AnneRandolph@KitchenTableWriting.com
Phone: 303-758-3426
Address: 2407 South Dahlia Lane, Denver, CO 80222

Joined CAL: February, 2014

Specialties: Creative Writing, Marketing, Independent Publishing

Stories Gathered at the Kitchen Table

Denver Woman’s Press Club
Author U
Colorado Independent Publishers Association
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
Lighthouse Writers

English National Opera, London; Netherlands Opera, Amsterdam

Developmental Editor, Marketing, Community Relations

Top of the Mountain Fiction Award, The Sweet Not Enough Southern Gothic Novel

Minnesota Opera, St. Paul, Minnesota

Screenplay, Dramatic Original, This Side of Georgia

Screenplay, This Side of Georgia, Santa Monica, California

Screenplay, This Side of Georgia, New York, New York

Anne Randolph, creator of www.KitchenTableWriting.com, inspires writers to find their authentic voice. She presents workshops in Denver and conferences including the Screenwriters Conference Santa Fe. Awarded grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, director of two opera companies and the Colorado Symphony, she has worked at the English National Opera, New York City Opera, and Opera Colorado as well as in London, Italy, and Amsterdam. Her new memoir collection, Stories Gathered at the Kitchen Table is available on Amazon and at www.AnneRandolph.com/book.

Kathryn Winograd

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Company: Arapahoe Community College/Ashland University
Website: www.kathrynwinograd.com
E-mail: kathywin@earthlink.net
Phone: 303-972-3058
Address: 6751 S. Kendall Blvd., Littleton, CO 80128

Joined CAL: 2010-06-01

Specialties: Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, essays, technology in education

Skills & Media:
poetry, creative nonfiction,teacher resource books, magazines, essays, children’s poems, teaching

Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation
Air Into Breath (Ashland Poetry Press)
You Can Teach Online (McGraw Hill)
You Can Learn Online (McGraw Hill)
Stepping Sideways Into Poetry (Scholastic, Inc)
Her creative nonfiction book, Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation, will be released by Conundrum Press in January 2014

Cricket Magazine
The Florida Review
Fourth Genre
Hotel Amerika
Literary Mama
River Teeth
Puerto del Sol
r.kv.r.y quarterly journal
The Denver Quarterly
The Colorado Review
The Journal
The Antioch Review
The Ohio Review
The Cincinnati Review
Poets Laureate
Weber Studies
The New Yorker
Iris: A Journal Abut Women
Bloomsbury Review
The Herb Companion
Mountain Living
Natural Homes Magazine
Adjunct Advocate
Winds of Change
Converge Magazine
Cricket magazine
Shoofly: An Audio Magazine for Children

Online Credit:
A poet in the biosphere: The disjunction of lichen
On the Nature of Prose Poetry: Hummingbird or Paragraph
Bathing” as an example for In Conclusion: Tips to Create a Memorable Ending for Your Narrative Essay: Writing Center Underground
Afterward: a Draft, r.kv.r.y. quarterly literary review, essay and interview
Bathing, Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction 12(1), 2010, is available through Project MUSE; Bathing pdf
Unearthing Leetso: Yellow Monster Beneath the Four Corners of the World, River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative, v 12.1, 2010, available through Project MUSE
Talisman of the Whirlpool, essay published in Literary Mama:Readings for the maternally inclined, July 2010
Van Gogh’s Saint-Remy, poem published in Many Mountains Moving
Andre Kertesz’s Distortion #40, poem at Fusion IV
(Note to Self): The Lyric Essay, essay available at Colorado Poets Center E Words
Bar Codes and Beyond: Writers Who Teach, CAL InPrint article pdf
Dark Skies, and Finding the Well, essays published in Wazee: New Independent Writing

Other Credits:
Comparative Study into Key Issues in Online Education: national study on state policies for K12 online programs regarding funding, quality and access: Sponsored by the Colorado Department of Education, Wisconsin Virtual High School, Illinois Virtual High School, Learning Points Association (NCREL)

Enhancing Education Through Technology: creation of a statewide grant initiative on Information-based decision making and professional development for Colorado K12: Sponsored by the Colorado Department of Education

Online Course Evaluation Project, funded by Hewlett Foundation

Report on Benchmarks or Best Practices in Online Instruction: Research paper on best practices across course platforms in online learning: Sponsored by McGraw Hill Higher Education division

Academy of American Poets
Denver Women’s Press Club

“Of Wind and Fire” semifinalist for The Florida Review Editors Award and to be published in 2013
“The Lives of Cells” nominated for a Pushcart Prize 2013
On Wind and Fire, finalist for 2012 Michael Steinberg Essay Prize awarded by Fourth Genre
Interview on r.kv.r.y quarterly literary review
“The Lives of Cells” won first place in the 2011 Chautauqua poetry contest on War and Peace. Published June 2012 in Chautauqua Literary Journal
“Migrations” has won first place in the Non-Rhyming Poetry category of the 2011 Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition
“Bathing” has been named a Notable essay in The Best American Essays 2011

Her poetry won the $1000 first place prizes for the 2011 Chautauqua poetry contest on War and Peace and the 2011 Writers Digest Annual Writing Competition for non-rhyming poetry. Her poem, “The Lives of Cells,” has been nominated for a 2012 Pushcart Prize and won the 2013 Colorado Author League’s Award in Poetry. Her essay, Bathing, was named a notable essay in Best American Essays 2011 and is included, with the essay, (Note to Self): The Lyric Essay, in 6th edition of The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/an Creative Nonfiction textbook/anthology. Her essays, Heresies of the Holy and Of Wind and Fire have been finalists for the 7th and 8th Annual Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize. Her essay, Elegies, was a finalist for the University of New Orleans Study Abroad Programs in Arts and Writing Writing Contest.

Annette Shope

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:

Samantha Prust

Website: samanthaprust.wordpress.com
E-mail: samprust@gmail.com
Phone: 970-980-5038
Address: 1013 Glenmoor Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80521

Joined CAL: 2011-02-28

M.S. Samston
M.S.D. Samston

Specialties: writing short fiction and nonfiction, editing and critiquing creative writing, and editing technical writing

Skills & Media:
Magazine writing, ghostwriting, and freelance editing for creative writing and technical writing.

A Sentence a Day: Short, Playful Proofreading Exercises. Prufrock Press, 2007. (author)
Language Is Served. Prufrock Press, 2008. (contributing writer)
Phunny Stuph: Proofreading Exercises with a Sense of Humor. Prufrock Press, 2005. (contributing writer)
More Abravocabra: The Amazingly Sensible Approach to Teaching Vocabulary. Prufrock Press, 2001. (contributing writer)

1st Place, Fiction, Minnesota State University Writing Competition. (1990)
1st Place, Fiction, MacMurray and Beck Writing Competition. (1998)

M. Carolyn Miller

M Carolyn Miller
Company: CultureShape, LLC
Website: www.cultureshape.com
E-mail: carolyn@cultureshape.com
Phone: 303-883-4606
Address: PO Box 23757, Portland, OR 97281

Joined CAL: 1998-08-01

Business: creative instructional design, simulations, business cases/scenarios, use of story and gamification to drive business results, metaphoric/visual treatments of complex concepts

Personal mythology: essays, articles and a forthcoming unique online experience, The Grand Game of Story

Skills & Media:
creative nonfiction, nonfiction, instructional design, marketing

The Woman Who (Lost and) Found Her Wings (Wyngz Press, 2000)
Entrepreneurship (McKinley College, 2008)

Denver Post
Rocky Mountain News
Colorado Serenity
Various regional publications
American Animal Hospital Trends Magazine

First Place, Features, 2015 APEX award
First Place, Features, 2015 ASBPE award

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:

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

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

Online Credit: