Randi Samuelson-Brown


Email: randibrown@hotmail.com
Address: Denver, CO
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Joined CAL: July 2017

Specialties: historical fiction

Books:
The Beaten Territory

Bio:
My name is Randi Samuelson-Brown and I write Historical Fiction (tending toward the dark side). My first published book is coming out from Five Star Publishing (Gale/Cengage) and is titled The BEATEN TERRITORY – an account of the seamier side of Denver in the 1890¹s and is based upon some real characters in Denver¹s history. Publication date is October 18, 2017.




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.




Joy McCalister

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Website: joymccalister.wordpress.com
Email: joyncliff@yahoo.com
Phone: 720-251-5909
Address: 82 Iris Drive, Bailey, CO 80421

Joined CAL: September 2016

Specialties: Literary Fiction

Books:
Raising Timber
The Martyrs Brown, in process
Like Mother, in process

Periodicals:
Heritage Country Magazine
Shipshewana Times Sentinel




Kevin Wolf

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Website: www.kevinwolfstoryteller.com
Email: kevinwolf1214@msn.com
Phone: 303 904 4905

Joined CAL: September 2016

Agents:
Gina Panettieri

Specialties: Mystery

Books:
The Homeplace ( St Martins Press Sept 2016)

Memberships:
Mystery Writers of America
Western Writers of America
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers 

Awards/Honors:
The Homeplace –2015 Tony Hillerman Award




Heather Sappenfield

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Website: www.heathersappenfield.com
Email: alpineheather@comcast.net
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Joined CAL: June, 2016

Agents:
Brianne Johnson, Writers House

Specialties:
Fiction: novels and short stories for adults and YA
Nonfiction: features, interviews

Books:
Life at the Speed of Us (novel)
The View From Who I Was (novel)

Periodicals:
The Writers Chronicle
Mountain House & Home
Mountain Flyer

Online Credit:
Shenandoah: “Real Cowboy” (story)
Joyland: “Klan” (story)
The Writers Chronicle: “Not for the Faint of Heart: Bonnie Jo Campbell on Writing”
“More Scope & Kindness & Power in My Books: An Interview with George Saunders”

Memberships:
SCBWI
AWP
Lighthouse Writers

Awards/Honors:
Danahy Fiction Prize
Arthur Edelstein Short Story Prize
Pushcart Prize nomination
Finalist: Flannery O’Connor Award

Bio
Heather Sappenfield’s fiction has won the Danahy Fiction Prize and the Arthur Edelstein Prize. It has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and been a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award. She has an MFA in Writing from Pacific University. Her debut novel The View From Who I Was (Flux, 2015) was nominated for the Boston Globe Horn Book Award. Her second novel was Life at the Speed of Us (Flux, 2016). She lives in Vail.




Jana Zinser

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Website: www.thechildrenstrain.com
Email: jana@janazinser.com
Phone: 303-358-4743
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Joined CAL: January 2016

Specialties: historical fiction

Books:
The Children’s Train: Escape on the Kindertransport




Jennifer Kincheloe

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Website: www.jenniferkincheloe.com
Address: 1645 Ivanhoe Street, Denver, CO 80220
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Joined CAL: January 2016

Agents:
Zoe King, The Blair Partnership

Specialties: crime fiction, fiction books, historical fiction, humor, mystery, thriller, women’s, romantic suspense, romance

Skills & Media: magazine articles, ghostwriting, blogging, social media

Books:
The Secret Life Of Anna Blanc

Periodicals:
RT BOOK REVIEWS
Various academic journals

Online Credit:
Writer’s Digest

Memberships:
Mystery Writers of America (Rocky Mountain Chapter)
Sisters in Crime (Colorado Chapter)
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
Romance Writers of America

Awards/Honors:
Winner of the 2013 Colorado Gold Writing Contest for Mystery
Nomination for the 2016 Left Coast Crime Lefty Award for Historical Fiction

Bio:
Jennifer is a research scientist turned writer of historical fiction. She was on the faculty at UCLA, where she spent 11 years conducting research to inform health policy. She currently lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two children.




Judith Robbins Rose

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Website: www.jrrose.net
Email: jrose@ecentral.com
Phone: 303-798-7462
Address: Centennial, CO
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Joined CAL: January 2016

Agents:
Sean McCarthy Literary Agency, New York

Specialties: Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction

Skills & Media: Marketing, Media Relations, Corporate Communications

Books:
Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco

Memberships:
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
Pikes Peak Writers
Wyoming Writers, Inc
Boulder Writers Workshop
American Library Association
International Literacy Association

Awards/Honors:
2015 INK Writer of the Year
Look Both Ways In The Barrio Blanco:
2015 INK Best Children’s Novel
American Booksellers Association New Voices Selection
2015 ABC Best Books for Young Readers
2015 New York Public Library Best Books
2015 Iowa National Public Radio Best Children’s Books
2015 Politics and Prose Best Books
Reading the West Nominee
2015 CYBILS Nominee
New York Public Library 2016 Recommended Reading List
Burn Trilogy
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Southern California Retreat 1st Place/Young Adult
Wyoming Writers, Inc. 2nd Place/Children’s/YA
Zebulon Historical Fiction, 3rd Place
Colorado Gold Historical Fiction Finalist

Bio:
Judy Rose is a volunteer tutor and mentor for at-risk youth. She is available for free school visits, giving preference to Title 1 schools.




Cynthia Swanson

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Website: www.cynthiaswansonauthor.com
Email: cynthia.swanson.denver@gmail.com
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Joined CAL: September 2015

Agents:
Susanna Einstein, Einstein Literary Management

Specialties: fiction, fiction books, historical fiction, women’s, romance, upmarket fiction, book club reads, suspense, thriller

Books:
The Bookseller: A Novel (HarperCollins, 2015)
The Glass Forest (Touchstone / Simon & Schuster, expected pub. date 02/06/18)

Memberships:
Women’s Fiction Writers Association, member
Lighthouse Writers Workshop, member and presenter/panelist
Sisters in Crime

Awards/Honors:
Indie Next Selection (March 2015) for The Bookseller: A Novel
WILLA Award for Historical Fiction (2016) for The Bookseller
Finalist, High Plains Book Award, Best First Book (2016) for The Bookseller
Pushcart Prize Nomination for short story, “One of Four”

Bio
Cynthia Swanson is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Bookseller, which is being translated into more than a dozen languages and is soon to be a movie starring Julia Roberts. Cynthia’s second novel, The Glass Forest, is due from Touchstone / Simon & Schuster in February 2018.




Pamela Nowak

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Website: pamelanowak.com
Email: pamelanowak@pamelanowak.com
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Joined CAL: September 2015

Specialties: historical, historical romance, western

Skills & Media: novel writing, editing, blogging, teaching and presentations

Books:
Chances
Choices
Changes
Escaping Yesterday

Memberships:
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
Women Writing the West
Romance Writers of America

Awards/Honors:
Booklist “Top Ten Romance Novel of 2008” (Chances)
2009 HOLT Medallion for Best First Book (Chances)
2009 WILLA Finalist Award in Historic Fiction (Chances)
2010 HOLT Medallion Award of Merit in Historic Romance (Choices)
2010 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Writer of the Year
2014 HOLT Medallion Award of Merit in Historic Romance (Changes)
2014 Colorado Book Award in Genre Fiction (Changes)
Booklist “Top 101 Romance Novel of the Past Ten Years” (Chances)

Bio:
Pamela Nowak is an award-winning small-press author. Her 2015 release, Escaping Yesterday, has received critical acclaim from major reviewers for its blend of history and modern issues and her 2008 release, Chances, was recently named one of the “101 Best Romances of the Past Ten Years” by Booklist. Her book, Changes received the 2014 Colorado Book Award for genre fiction and won a HOLT Medallion Finalist Award. Previous honors include the HOLT Medallion and HOLT Medallion Finalist Award, a WILLA Finalist Award, a listing among Booklist¹s “Top Ten Romance Novels of 2008,” and being recognized as the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ 2010 Writer of the Year. Pam has a B.A. in history and has been in love with history and rich characters for most of her life. Her novels straddle the fence between historical fiction and historical romance and she frequently weaves modern issues into her stories.