Constance R. Bierkan

Company Name: Bear Creek Marketing & Design, LLC
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

Alone In A Crowded Room – An Adoption Story
Turning Points – A Memoir Anthology
(4 Contributions)

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

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.

Tanja Pajevic


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:
New York Times:

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

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.

Cassi Clark


Joined CAL: August, 2016

Specialties: Historical fiction, strong female leads, parenting, memoir

Skills & Media: Magazine articles, website development, Social Media Campaigns

Breastfeeding is a Bitch, But We Lovingly Do it Anyway

Colorado Biz

Denver Life

Clear Creek Courant

Horizon Air

Dandelion Magazine (now Women’s Adventure Magazine)

Ski Magazine

Online Credit:
Big City Moms

SpitFire Mom Society

Chiclit Club


Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
Denver Writers’ Workshop

IndieBrag Medalion Honoree

I have been a writer most of my life. I am a Master of Public Administration, a mother, a knitter, a skier, and an adventurer. I am a Colorado Native, an Oregon Duck, a former Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Ski Instructor and a New York City survivor. My writing comes from a bottomless curiosity about human nature and the experiences we share. In addition to Breastfeeding Is a Bitch, But We Lovingly Do it Anyway I am working on my first Historical Fiction novel about a female psychopath vying for power in 1912 Denver.

Carol Grever

Websites: and
Phone: 303-499-1532
Address: 1800 Bluebell Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302-8022

Joined CAL: October, 2001

Specialties: adult non-fiction books, blogging, magazine articles, poetry, memoir, self-help

My Husband Is Gay: A Woman’s Guide To Surviving The Crisis
When Your Spouse Comes Out: A Straight Mate’s Recovery Manual

Memory Quilt: A Family Narrative (Memoir)
Glimpses: A Memoir In Poetry
Sun Of A New Dawn (Poetry)
Handbook Of Affirmative Lgbt Couple And Family Therapy (Contributor, Chapter)
From The Heart (Contributor)
Writing, Etc. (Contributor)
Bylines 2006 (Contributor)
I Love You All Day (Contributor)

Journal of GLBT Family Studies
Going Bonkers
Unity Magazine
Women’s Magazine
Partners in Health
The Rotarian
Contemporary Times
Women’s Magazine
Longmont Business News
Oklahoma English Bulletin
The Haymaker
Magazine of Phillips University
The Christian
Christianity and Literature
The Ram’s Horn

Online Credit:
Straight Spouse Connection,

Other Credits:
“One Gay, One Straight: Complicated Marriages” (DVD producer, scriptwriter)
Produced Monthly newsletters:
Express Extra

Rotary Club of Boulder
YMCA fitness instructor

2013 CAL Award for Poetry Collections
2009 CAL Top Hand (Specialty Writing)
Colorado BPW Woman of the Year
Boulder Business Pacesetter
Boulder Business Hall of Fame
Entrepreneur of Distinction


Carol Grever has been a successful author, businesswoman, English professor and community advocate. Her newest book is a CAL award-winning memoir, Turnings: Reflections on a Conscious Life. She previously authored three other nonfiction books, My Husband Is Gay, When Your Spouse Comes Out, and Memory Quilt, and also wrote and produced a documentary, One Gay, One Straight: Complicated Marriages. Glimpses, her book-length poetry collection, won the Colorado Authors’ League 2013 Prize. As a recognized spokesperson on straight spouse issues, she has appeared on major network TV shows, including Anderson Cooper 360, The Early Show, Good Morning America, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She has interviewed with media on three continents.

Carolyn Evans Campbell

Website:, Xlibris, Virtual Bookworm
Phone: 303-674-1330
Address: 31719 Rocky Village Drive #301, Evergreen, CO 80439

Joined CAL: 1996

Specialties: poetry, memoir, fiction

My Villages
Flying with El Condor
Tattooed Woman
Fireweed, A woman’s Saga in Gold Rush America
A Fish Nobody Knew
Soiled Doves of Colorado and the Old West

Nan Phifer

Company Name:
Phone: 303-442-4842
Address: 970 Aurora Ave, Apt F302, Boulder, CO 80302-7282
Social Media

Joined CAL: January 2016

Specialties: reflective, introspective writing; writing to find meaning & purpose; writing to fictionalize your life

Skills & Media: writing workshops

Memoirs of the Soul: A Writing Guide
Writing for the Workplace
Writing Your Life: Developing Skills through Life Story Writing
Easing into Essays: Getting Ready to Write the GED Test Essay

“Memoirs with Sacred Resonance,” Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction, Vol. 11, No. 4, Dec., 2005, Spiritual Directors International; Bellevue, WA.
“Be True to Your Innermost Self, ” Story Circle Journal, Vol. 10, No. 3, Sep., 2006.
“Writing to the Center,” Selected Conference Papers: International Reminiscence and Life Review Conference 2005, Center for Continuing Education/Extension, University of Wisconsin-Superior.
“Prompting Your Students to Write,” In-Service for Adult Education Staff Development Professionals, Vol. 1, No. 3, March 1996, New Readers Press; Syracuse, NY
“Homophobia: Theme of the Novel Jack,” The ALAN Review, The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents, National Council of Teachers of English; Richmond, VA; winter 1994, vol. 21, no. 2

Online Credit:
Writing Spiritual Memoirs, summer, electronic credit class, for Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA

Other Credits:
Resident Scholar, Oregon Writing Project, U. of O.

Life Story Library Foundation, board member
Assembly for Expanded Perspectives in Learning, an affiliate of National Council of Teachers of English
National Writing Project
Association of Writers and Writing Programs
International Institute for Reminiscence and Life Review
American Society on Aging

Memoirs of the Soul:
First Place, Writers’ Choice Award 2011
Winner, Top Ten Reads, My Shelf

Diann Logan

Company Name:

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 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.

Nancy Saltzman

Phone: 719-491-9675
Address: 2010 Bonne Vista Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Joined CAL: September 2015

Specialties: Memoir

Radical Survivor: One Woman¹s Path Through Life, Love, and Uncharted Tragedy

Story Circle Network

Kindle Book Promos Award of Excellence 2014 First Place Winner, Memoir
eLit Silver Award for Memoir

Laurie Marr Wasmund

Company Name: lost ranch books
Email: or
Phone: 303-358-6401

Joined CAL: June 2015

Specialties: Novel-length fiction, historical fiction, literary short stories, memoir

Skills & Media:
Editor, Fiction
Writing Coach
Book Doctor
Adobe Creative Suite 6

White Winter: To Do Justice
My Heart Lies Here
Clean Cut

Weber Studies
Southwestern American Literature
Cimarron Review
Iowa Woman
South Dakota Review
True West
Old West

Other Credits:
English/Writing Instructor, Arapahoe Community College
Faculty, Various Writers’ Conferences

Women Writing the West
Wyoming Writers

Fiction Grant, Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute