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.

Natasha Wing

Company Names: Natasha Wing Children’s Books, Wing Books
Website: www.natashawing.com
Email: natashawing@gmail.com
Address: Fort Collins

Joined CAL: July 2017

Andrea Cascardi with Transatlantic Literacy Agency

Specialties: School themes, holidays, narrative nonfiction, poetry

The Night Before Easter
The Night Before Halloween
The Night Before Valentine’s Day
The Night Before Thanksgiving
The Night Before Kindergarten
The Night Before the New Baby
The Night Before Summer Vacation
The Night Before the Night Before Christmas
The Night Before the Tooth Fairy
The Night Before the 100th Day
The Night Before First Grade
The Night Before Summer Camp
The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day
The Night Before New Year’s
The Night Before Mother’s Day
The Night Before Preschool
The Night Before Father’s Day
The Night Before Kindergarten Gift Set
The Night Before My Birthday book and Gift Set
The Night Before Hanukkah
The Night Before 4th of July
The Night Before My Dance Recital
The Night Before the New Pet
The Night Before Class Picture Day
The Night Before Snow Day
Jalapeño Bagels
An Eye for Color: The Story of Josef Albers
How Jackie Saved Grand Central
Bagel in Love
Fresh Snow!

Children’s Book Insider
SCBWI Bulletin


Starred reviews of When Jackie Saved Grand Central from Booklist and Kirkus
ALA Notable for An Eye for Color

Natasha Wing has been writing for 25 plus years and is the creator of the bestselling The Night Before series. She offers a lower in-state honorarium for Colorado schools.

Tanja Pajevic

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

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: 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/

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.

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
barbracohn.com (blog)
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

Contributed to:
The Spinal Network
The Insulin Smart Diet
The Key to a Healthy Prostate and Andropause

Calmer Waters: The Caregiver’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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

Boulder Media Women

First place in Lyrical Iowa Competition, Iowa Poetry Association (1994)
Third place poetry prize, The 12th Annual Sylvia Wolens Jewish Heritage Writing Competition (2003)

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.

Heather Sappenfield

Website: www.heathersappenfield.com
Email: alpineheather@comcast.net

Joined CAL: June, 2016

Brianne Johnson, Writers House

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

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

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”

Lighthouse Writers

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

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.

Carol Grever

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

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, www.straightspouseconnection.com

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: carolyncampbell.fineaw.com, Xlibris, Virtual Bookworm
Email: cevcampbell@aol.com
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

Jan Benson Lindsey

Email: bensonj5@aol.com
Phone: 303-400-8515
Address: 5887 South Danube Street, Aurora, CO 80015

Joined CAL: January 2016

Specialties: Nonfiction

Skills & Media: ghostwriting, editing

7 Paths to Lasting Happiness

Colorado State Bar Association

7 Paths to Lasting Happiness:
– #1 bestselling book in 2 categories on Amazon.com in September 2015: Self-Help category and Health, Wellness and Dieting category
– 1 of 5 finalists in the non-fiction category of the 2015 Red City Review Book Awards

Diann Logan

Company Name:
Website: www.thenaveldiaries.com
Email: diannlogan@thenaveldiaries.com

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 diannloganquilts.com 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.

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