Ian Neligh

Website: IanNeligh.com
Email: nelighauthor@gmail.com
Phone: 303-895-6882

Joined CAL: December 2017

Specialties: Nonfiction, history, journalism, investigative, humor, horror

Gold! Madness, Murder and Mayhem in the Colorado Rockies

Canyon Courier
Clear Creek Courant
Aurora Sentinel
Boulder Weekly
Denver Post
Denver Business Journal
Gunnison Country Times

Online Credit:

• Landmark Communications 2010 First Place Feature Writing
• Landmark Communications 2011 First Place News Writing
• Colorado Press Association 2011 First Place Series
• Colorado Press Association 2012 Best Investigative Series
• Colorado Press Association 2012 Best Education Series
• Colorado Press Association 2013 second place Best Humorous Column Writing
• Colorado Press Association 2016 First Place Best Feature Story
• Colorado Country Life 2017’s Powerful Reads Gold! Madness, Murder and Mayhem in the Colorado Rockies

Ian Neligh is an award-winning journalist and the editor of a newspaper based in the town where the Colorado Gold Rush first began. Neligh developed his passion for storytelling at the family dinner table, where he learned that a good story must be captivating and, if possible, hilarious.

Bill Sonn

Email: wsonn@comcast.net
Phone: 303-815-0214
Address: 2025 South Cook St, Denver, CO 80210

Joined CAL: September 2015

William Sonn

Specialties: Both fiction and nonfiction. Non-fiction specialties include history, magazine journalism and report-length business insights

Skills & Media: Writing for and through many media (although not for broadcast), publication launches, editing, angle parking

Paradigms Lost: the life and deaths of the printed word (Scarecrow Press/Rowman & Littlefield, 2006)

Columbia Journalism Review
The Progressive
Boston Globe
The Seybold Report
Chicago Magazine
Denver Magazine

Healthcare Advertising Review
Print Daily
Straight Creek Journal
Twins Magazine
College Press Service

Online Credit:
Becker’s Hospital Review
What They Think

Colorado Healthcare Communicators

Ericka Kastner

Website: www.erickakastner.com
Email: ericka.kastner@yahoo.com
Phone: 719-207-5002
Address: Salida, CO

Joined CAL: June 2015

Specialties: Photojournalism, journalism, travel writing, human interest

Skills & Media: Magazine (both print and online publications), newspaper, blog writing

Colorado Life Magazine
Colorado Central Magazine
The Mountain Mail
The Chaffee County Times
Colorado Collective

Online Credit:
Colorado Life Magazine
Colorado Central Magazine
The Mountain Mail
Chaffee County Times
Colorado Collective

Non-fiction writer and photojournalist by trade, Ericka Kastner has chosen writing as her primary art form since she developed a fondness for her first thesaurus at age 10. She finds herself extraordinarily lucky to be paid to write professionally. More than 400 of Ericka’s works have been published online and in print publications including Colorado Central Magazine, Colorado Life Magazine, The Chaffee County Times and The Mountain Mail.

Her career highlights include interviews with the artist Christo and Senator Mark Udall and being stung in the face by a bee smashed behind her camera while photographing 2,400,000 honeybees for a magazine assignment. Ericka traveled to Cuba in 2015 and spent her days wandering the streets, talking to the Cuban people so she could come home and tell their stories in print.

She lives in a loft in historic downtown Salida, Colorado with two of her children and loves wandering in the woods, experiencing big snows, digging in the dirt, and sharing a home-cooked meal with friends. Ericka envisions working as a travel writer once her children are grown.
In the meantime, she’ll travel anywhere on the globe for a story.

Darla Bartos

Website: www.darlabartos.com
Email: darlabartos@gmail.com
Phone: 303-653-2790
Address: 5549 West Hoover Drive, Littleton, CO 80123
Facebook page

Joined CAL: June 2015

Specialties: Murder mystery, memoir, journalism

Skills & Media A former freelance writer and news reporter, Darla has been published in newspapers, magazines and various publications on three continents, North America, Africa and Australia.

Midnight In Malamulele, the first book in the African trilogy Mamgoboza, September 2014
Remember Redemption, due September 2015
Third book scheduled for 2016 release

Asbury Park Press
The New York Times
The Plain Dealer
The Oregonian
The Daily Register
Log Cabin Democrat
Columbus Dispatch
Aurora Advocate
D&B News
Plus many others

South Africa: Fair Lady, The Star, The Trefoil

Australia: You and Yours

Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
Romance Writers of America
Sisters In Crime

Midnight In Malamulele
– Award-Winning Finalist in the “Fiction: Multicultural” category of the 2015 International Book Awards
– Award Winning Finalist in “Best Cover Design: Fiction” of the 2015 International Book Awards
– Honorable mention at the San Francisco Book Festival

Kara L. Stewart

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

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

Horse Illustrated
Eclectic Horseman
Arabian Horse, Horses USA

Online Credit:

Other Credits:
Copy and technical editor for financial education books

American Horse Publications

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

Irv Sternberg

E-mail: irvsternberg28@gmail.com
Phone: 720-898-4444
Address: 9355 E.Center Ave., Unit 4B, Denver, CO 80247

Join Date: 1990-08-01

Mark Irving

Specialties: fiction, nonfiction, articles

Skills & Media:
Journalism, public relations, public speaking

Cobalt Blues
The Mayfly Murder
Death on the Not So Blue Danube
The Persian Project
Neptune’s Chariot
Deadly Passage
No Laughing Matter
Sakura’s Stratagem
How to Run Your Business So You Can Leave It in Style

Denver Post
Rocky Mountain News
Naval History

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
International Thriller Writers

Colorado Book Awards Finalist 2011
CAL Top Hand Award for mainstream fiction, 2009
CAL Harvey Award for genre fiction, 2008
Colorado Independent Publishers Association 2008 EVVY Award
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers 1991 lst Place Mystery

Michael Madigan

Madigan, Michael
Company: MadIdeas LLC
Website: www.michaelmadiganauthor.com
E-mail: madideasllc@gmail.com
Phone: 720-334-4864
Address: 15449 W. 77th Dr, Arvada, CO 80007

Joined CAL: 2009-12-15

Specialties: fiction, nonfiction, outdoor recreation, sports

Double Dare (fiction, adventure/thriller, Adventure Publications)
Heroes, Villains, Dames & Disasters / 150 Years of Front-Page Stories from the Rocky Mountain News (nonfiction)
Historic Photos of Denver in the 50s, 60s and 70s (nonfiction)
Gem Street (anthology, Labello Press, Ireland)

SKI Magazine
Rocky Mountain Magazine
Inside Sports

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
Denver Press Club

Winner — 2014 Colorado Book Award (Double Dare)
Winner — 2010 CAL Book Award, Best Nonfiction (Heroes, Villains, Dames & Disasters)
Finalist — 2010 Colorado Book Award
Winner — Mesa Publishing Cowboy Up Short Story Contest (Colton’s Panics)
Finalist — Colorado Gold, thriller, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (Double Dare)
Harold S. Hirsch Award, U.S. Ski Association Writer of the Year (twice)
White Stag Award, U.S. Ski Association / Rocky Mountain Division
Riordan High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Joyce B. Lohse

Website: www.lohseworks.com
E-mail: joyce@lohseworks.com<
Phone: 303-773-8349
Address: 3165 E. Phillips Drive, Centennial, CO 80122

Joined CAL: 2002-09-01

Joyce Lohse
Books By Joyce

Specialties: nonfiction, journalist, books, western regional history, adult and juvenile, magazines

Skills & Media:
Journalist, Genealogist, History Presentations

First Governor, First Lady: John & Eliza Routt of Colorado
Justina Ford: Medical Pioneer
Emily Griffith: Opportunity’s Teacher
Unsinkable: The Molly Brown Story
A Yellowstone Savage: Life In Nature’s Wonderland
General William Palmer: Railroad Pioneer
Baby Doe Tabor: Matchless Silver Queen

Women Out West magazine
Steamboat magazine
True West magazine

Online Credit:

Other Credits:
B.S. Degree in Journalism
Administrator, Women Writing the West

Women Writing The West
Columbine Gen & Hist Society
Denver Woman’s Press Club
National Genealogical Society
Colorado Historical Society
Western Writers of America

CAL Award-2010 BEST YA Nonfiction Book
3 CIPA Awards
1 WILLA Award