Cristina Trapani-Scott


Website: cristinatrapaniscottreal.com
Email: cstrapaniscott@gmail.com
Phone: 734-476-3806
Address: 5525 Triple Crown Drive, Frederick, CO 80504
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Joined CAL: July 2017

Specialties: poetry, fiction, essays, features, news, magazine articles

Skills & Media: blogging, blog development, editing, workshop leader

Books:
The Persistence of a Bathing Suit (finishing Line Press, 2017)

Periodicals:
Paterson Literary Review (2012)
Hip Mama Magazine (2001)
Voices (2017)
The Driftwood (2011)
Human Voices (2006)

Anthologies featured in:
Sweet Lemons 2: International Writings With a Sicilian Accent (Legas, 2011)
Bigger Than They Appear: An Anthology of Very Short Poems (Accents Publishing, 2011)
Writers Reading at Sweetwaters: An Anthology of Poetry and Prose (Word’n Woman Press, 2007)
Cup of Comfort for a Bigger World: Stories that Celebrate Those Who Give, Care and Volunteer (Cup of Comfort, 2010)

Online Credit:
A Day at the Chemo Spa
Lenconnect

Memberships:
Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Awards/Honors:
2010 Third Place, Column Writing, Michigan Press Association
2009 Second Place, Column Writing, Michigan Press Association
2009 Second Place Poetry, Kentuckiana Metroversity Writing Competition
2008 Second Place, Serious Column, National Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest
2008 Third Place, Column Writing and Spot News, Michigan Press Association
2008 Second Place, Academic Writing, Kentuckiana Metroversity Writing Competition
2008 Honorable Mention Fiction, Metro Detroit Writers Member Contest
2005 First Place, Humor Column, National Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest

Bio:
Cristina is a poet, fiction writer, and educator. She holds an MFA in writing from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, and teaches writing at Community College of Colorado Online. She currently is working on a novel sparked by an advertisement she saw on a car window.




Amy Rivers

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Website: www.amyrivers.com
Email: amy@amyrivers.com
Phone: 575-430-7543
Address: Boulder, CO
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Joined CAL: September 2016

Specialties: Women’s fiction, personal essays

Skills & Media: Website design, graphics design, Internet marketing

Books:
Wallflower Blooming
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses

Periodicals:
Novelty Bride Magazine

Online Credit:
ESME.com
Splice Today
Novelty Bride Magazine

Memberships:
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
Northern Colorado Writers

Awards/Honors:
Women of Merit 2014 (Albuquerque First Business Journal)

Bio:
Amy Rivers was born and raised in southern New Mexico and currently resides in Colorado. She had an idyllic childhood despite a severe visual impairment and, perhaps because of her disability, she learned a lot about compassion and empathy from a young age. Her keen interest in social issues and violence prevention led to a Master’s degree with concentrations in psychology and politics. Amy was the director of a sexual assault response program and remains an advocate for social justice. Amy has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses, Novelty Bride Magazine, ESME.com and Splice Today. Wallflower Blooming is her first novel.




Maggie McCann Pike

Maggie Pike
Email: maggiemccannpike@gmail.com
Phone: 303-220-4731
Address: 7523 S. Rosemary Circle, Centennial CO 80112
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Joined CAL: November, 2014

Specialties: nonfiction, personal essay, memoir, freelance articles and columns

Books:
The Power of Discernment: Helping Your Teen Hear God’s Voice Within
Parent-Child Retreats: Spiritual Experiences for 3-6 Year-Olds and Their Parents
Parent-Child Retreats: Spiritual Experiences for 7-10 Year-Olds and Their Parents

Periodicals:
Liguorian Magazine

Online Credit:
businessheroinemagazine.com/author/pike
businessheroinemagazine.com




Ellen Nordberg

Ellen Nordberg
Website: www.ellennordberg.com
Email: ellen@ellennordberg.com
Phone: 303-242-4861
Address: 760 Orchard Drive, Louisville, CO 80027
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Joined CAL: March, 2014

Specialties:
Health and Fitness, Profiles, Personal Essays, Humorous Essays, Chick Lit, Twin Mom Blog

Skills & Media:
Magazine and newspaper articles, humor, novels, readings-performance, web content,
Producer, Listen to Your Mother Show Boulder

Books:
Bicycle Love: Stories of Passion, Joy, and Sweat Anthology, Edited by Garth Battista
Simple Pleasures of Friendship: Celebrating the Ones We Love, Edited by Susannah Seton
Multiples Illuminated: A Collection of Stories and Advice from Parents of Twins, Triplets and More, Edited by Alison Lee and Megan Woolsey.
So Glad They Told Me: Women Get Read About Motherhood, Edited by Stephanie Sprenger

Periodicals:
The Denver Post
The Chicago Tribune
American Fitness
5280 Magazine
Boulder Lifestyle
Boulder County Lifestyle
Colorado Babies
River Oak Review
Adventure Cyclist
Recumbent and Tandem Rider
LA Sports and Fitness
Windy City Sports
Rocky Mountain Sports
Twin Cities Sports

Online Credit:
Scary Mommy/Club Mid
Blunt Moms
Good Men Project
Conde Nast
Huffington Post
Errant Parent
Rodale News

Other Credits:
National Public Radio – KQED San Francisco
“Listen To Your Mother Show” – Cast Member Denver 2014, Cast Member Boulder 2015, Co-Producer 2016

Memberships:
Boulder Writers Workshop – Professional Member
Boulder Media Women
Denver Woman’s Press Club

Awards/Honors:
Colorado Authors’ League Essay Award 2015
2nd Place, Boulder Writers Workshop Comedy Writing Contest – 2014
Winner, “Stories on Stage” Memoir Contest – 2014




Vicki Lindner

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




Karen Weinant Gallob

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Email: kwgallob@gmail.com
Phone: 970-921-3231
Address: 2240 Clear Fork Road, Crawford, CO 81415

Joined CAL: January, 2014

Specialties: A variety of fiction, essays, poetry, and news articles

Books:
The Sumbally Fallacy, Volumes I through IV
All the Bad Stuff Comes in Threes

Memberships:
American Anthropological Association
Maher-Onion Valley Community Club
Bibliofillies
The Fun Bookclub

Bio:
Karen Gallob is a rancher and anthropologist as well as a writer. She taught several years at Metro State in Denver. She’s particularly interested in the relationships among language, culture and human perceptions of reality. Her PhD thesis was A Study of Humor in Mauritius, complete with jokes in Creole, Bhojpurl, Hindi, and French. She wrote the “Carpe Diem in the Crawford Outback” series for the North Fork Merchant Herald from 2001 to 2005.  She’s currently working on a sequel to her cozy mystery, All the Bad Stuff Comes in Threes.




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

Books:
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

Periodicals:
Calyx
Cricket Magazine
Cutthroat
The Florida Review
Fourth Genre
Hotel Amerika
Literary Mama
River Teeth
Puerto del Sol
r.kv.r.y quarterly journal
TriQuarterly
The Denver Quarterly
The Colorado Review
The Journal
The Antioch Review
Kalliope
The Ohio Review
The Cincinnati Review
Water-Stone
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

Memberships:
AWP
Academy of American Poets
Denver Women’s Press Club

Awards/Honors:
“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.




Susan J. Tweit


Website: www.susanjtweit.com
E-mail: info@susanjtweit.com
Phone: 719-530-0249
Address: PO Box 1956, Cody, WY 82414

Joined CAL: 2007-01-22

Specialties: nonfiction, ecology, nature, gardening, personal inspiration

Skills & Media:
personal essays, magazine features, newspaper & radio op-eds, books, speaking, teaching

Books:
Walking Nature Home: A Life’s Journey
Colorado Scenic Byways: Taking the Other Road
Colorado Less Traveled
The San Luis Valley: Sand Dunes and Sandhill Cranes
Rocky Mountain Garden Survival Guide
Seasons on the Pacific Coast
Seasons in the Desert
City Foxes
Barren, Wild & Worthless: Living in the Chihuahuan Desert
Meet the Wild Southwest
The Great Southwest Nature Factbook
Pieces of Light: A Year on Colorado’s Front Range
Plus 17 anthologies

Periodicals:
Audubon
Denver Post
Fine Gardening
High Country News
Los Angeles Times
Mountain Mail
National Parks
Popular Mechanics
Wilderness
youngARTS
Zone 4

Online Credit:
audubon.org
npca.org
popular mechanics.com
hcn.org
zone4mag.com

Other Credits:
featured on Martha Stewart Radio
contributor to America’s Greatest National Parks
teach creative writing workshops

Memberships:
Women Writing the West
Story Circle Network
Art Works

Awards/Honors:
CAL Writing Award, Blogs and Essays, 2017
2014 CAL Writing Award, Blogs, for “Choose Happiness. Love all Life”
Winner, CAL Award 2011
Winner, Colorado Book Award 2009 (Pictorial)
ForeWord Magazine Best Travel Book of the Year (2009)
CAL “Harvey” Award for Nonfiction Article, Adult Feature, 2008
Finalist, 2006 Colorado Book Award
“Notable Book,” 1998 Children’s Book Council & National Science Teacher’s Association
Best Trade Book, 1990, Mountains & Plains Bookseller’s Association




Sureva Towler

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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

Books:
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)

Cookbooks
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

Periodicals:
Modern Maturity
Planning
Steamboat Springs
Topeka and Key West magazines

Online Credit:
The Denver Post
WAZEE

Awards/Honors:
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)




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