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.




Randi Samuelson-Brown


Website: www.randisamuelsonbrown.com
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 from Five Star Publishing (Gale/Cengage), titled THE BEATEN TERRITORY, is an account of the seamier side of Denver in the 1890’s and is based upon some real characters in Denver¹s history. The book was released on October 18, 2017.




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.




Ethan Proud


Websites: rebelliontrilogy.blog
proudbrotherswriting.com
Email: ethan.and.lincoln@gmail.com
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Joined CAL: June 2017

Specialties: Fiction, particularly fantasy and sci-fi

Skills & Media: Short stories, full length novels, etc.

Books:
Rebellion: Book One of the Rebellion Trilogy
Vengeance: Book Two of the Rebellion Trilogy
Onslaught: Book Three of the Rebellion Trilogy

Bio:
Ethan started writing at a young age when traveling to sporting events to watch his siblings compete or on the way to his own tournaments. He began working on his first published work Rebellion in the seventh grade with his older brother Lincoln. Since then they have co-written the Rebellion Trilogy and published all three books.




Tanja Pajevic


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




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.




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




Sandra Windsor

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Website: www.sandrawindsor.com
Email: Sandrawindsor@comcast.net
Phone: 303-809-5241
Address: 9385 E. Center Avenue, #4D, Denver, CO 80247
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Joined CAL: August, 2016

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

Skills & Media: Mentoring other writers, teaching expository writing

Books:
The FBI Wife: A Memoir

Memberships:
Lighthouse Writers Workshop
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

Awards/Honors:
Short story award winner in Writers Digest 2015 short story contest

Bio:
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.




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.