Ian Neligh


Website: IanNeligh.com
Email: nelighauthor@gmail.com
Phone: 303-895-6882
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Joined CAL: December 2017

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

Books:
Gold! Madness, Murder and Mayhem in the Colorado Rockies

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

Online Credit:
ClearCreekCourant.com

Awards/Honors:
• 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

Bio:
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.




Barbara Nickless


Website: www.barbaranickless.com
Email: barbara@barbaranickless.com
Address: #189 4164 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918-2928
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Joined CAL: December 2016

Agents:  Bob Diforio of the D4EO Literary Agency

Specialties:  Crime novels

Skills & Media: Magazine articles, essays, blogging

Books:

Dead Stop (Thomas & Mercer 2017)
Blood on the Tracks (Thomas & Mercer, 2016); Phoenix Rising: Stories of Remarkable Women Walking Through Fire (Morgan James Publishing, 2016)

Online Credit:
Penguin Random House’s Bookclub vertical Read It Forward: “Special Agent Sydney Parnell’s Reading List”
The Kill Zone: “Real World’ Problems”
Criminal Element: “How Far Will You Go … to Get Your Story Right?”

Awards/Honors:
For Blood on the Tracks:
• CAL 2017 Writing Award for Genre Fiction and the 2017 Colorado Book Award
• 2014 Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence (as White Line Fever)
• A Suspense Magazine “Best of 2016” books selection: Debut

Bio:
Barbara worked as a raptor rehabilitator, astronomy instructor, sword fighter, piano teacher, and instructional designer before turning to writing. Now an award-winning author, she loves to snowshoe, cave, and hike in the Colorado Rockies.




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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barbracohn.com (blog)
Twitter
Facebook (book page)
Facebook (author page)
Facebook (personal page)
Author website

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.




Carol Grever

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Websites: www.carolgrever.com and www.straightspouseconnection.com
E-mail: c.j.grever@gmail.com
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

Books:
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)

Periodicals:
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
Wellspring
Christianity and Literature
Soliloquy
The Ram’s Horn

Online Credit:
Straight Spouse Connection, www.straightspouseconnection.com
Amazon.com

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

Memberships:
Rotary Club of Boulder
YMCA fitness instructor

Awards/Honors:
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

Bio:

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.




Bill Sonn

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Email: wsonn@comcast.net
Phone: 303-815-0214
Address: 2025 South Cook St, Denver, CO 80210
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Joined CAL: September 2015

Pseudonyms:
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

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

Periodicals:
Columbia Journalism Review
The Progressive
Boston Globe
Outside/Mariah
The Seybold Report
Chicago Magazine
Westword
Denver Magazine

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

Online Credit:
Becker’s Hospital Review
What They Think

Memberships:
Colorado Healthcare Communicators
MicroMentor




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




Courtney Miller


Website: www.CourtneyMillerAuthor.com
Email: CourtneyMillerAuthor@gmail.com
Phone: 303-877-4184
Address: PO Box 91, Westcliffe, CO 81252
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Goodreads
Youtube

Joined CAL: March, 2014

Specialties: Native American art, archaeology, astronomy, history, culture, historical fiction, mysteries

Skills & Media: magazine and e-zine articles, historical fiction, lectures, musical compositions, videos

Books:
Ludwig’s Fugue, A White Feather Mystery
The First Raven Mocker, Book 1: The Cherokee Chronicles
The Raven Mocker’s Legacy, Book 2: The Cherokee Chronicles

Periodicals:
Native American Antiquity
Inside Peru
Ezine

Memberships:
AuthorU
Pikes Peak Writers
Western Writers of America
Optimists International
Rotary

Awards/Honors:
Book Excellence Award 2016 Finalist in Fiction
Draft to Dream Book Competition 2016 Winner in Fiction
Beverly Hills Book Awards 2014 Finalist in Historical Fiction
International Book Awards 2014 Finalist in Historical Fiction
National Indie Excellence Book Awards 2014 Finalist in Historical Fiction
Draft to Dream Book Competition 2015 Finalist in Young Adult Fiction




Ellen Nordberg

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

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




Don Cygan

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Website: www.nosilentnight.com
Email: cygpark@msn.com
Phone: 303-840-7015
Address: 8360 E. Lakeview Dr., Parker, CO 80134
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Joined CAL: March, 2014

Agents:
Doug Grad Literary Agency, Inc.

Specialties: History, Military History

Books:
No Silent Night: The Christmas Battle for Bastogne (with Leo Barron)

Periodicals:
WWII History magazine
The Denver Business Journal

Memberships:
Society of Professional Journalists
Society for Military History
Company of Military Historians

Awards/Honors:
Third Place, Arizona Authors Association, History Book Category




Matt Schild

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Email: matt@aversion.com
Phone: 970-231-0665
Address: 2513 Woodvalley Ct.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
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Joined CAL: March, 2014

Specialties: Music journalism/criticism, A&E coverage, higher education coverage and copywriting, financial

Skills & Media: Magazine, newspaper, copywriting, SEO

Books: 
Aversion Therapy: Aversion.com’s Highlights of the Underground 199-2010

Periodicals:
A.V. Club
T.V. Guide
Military Times
Westword
The Dallas Observer
MeanStreet
OFFDuty
Music Connection

Other Credits:
Editor and founder of Aversion.com