Natasha Wing

Company Names: Natasha Wing Children’s Books, Wing Books
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.

Cristina Trapani-Scott

Phone: 734-476-3806
Address: 5525 Triple Crown Drive, Frederick, CO 80504

Joined CAL: July 2017

Specialties: poetry, fiction, essays, features, news, magazine articles

Skills & Media: blogging, blog development, editing, workshop leader

The Persistence of a Bathing Suit (finishing Line Press, 2017)

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

Lighthouse Writers Workshop

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

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.

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.

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

Betty LaVelle

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Phone: 303-774-2060
Address: 431 Olympia Ave., Longmont, CO 80504-2332

Joined CAL: January, 2015

Specialties: Nonfiction, legal, technical writing and poetry

Skills & Media: Research, photography, art

The Demise of Rooster Rockstar: Selected Poetry, Photography, and Art
Butterflies, Scarabs and Secrets: The Life and Artwork of Clayton Blair Dougherty
Organization of a Christian Library: Dewey Decimal System
(unpublished manuscript)
Don’t Tell Mary (prequel to Butterflies, Scarabs and Secrets; in research phase)

Colorado Lawyer
Paralegal Reporter
Art Enthusiast

Online Credit:
Longmont Times Call

Arts Longmont
First Evangelical Lutheran Church

Donald W. Hoagland Award (outstanding leadership in developing legal services to the poor)

Gail D. Storey

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Phone: 303-443-9437
Address: 5290 Euclid Ave, Boulder, CO 80303


Joined CAL: January, 2014

Ellen Levine of Trident Media Group

Specialties: Memoir, Novels, Poetry, Blogs; Humor, Nature, Spirituality, Adventure, Marriage/Relationships

Skills & Media: Jumping out of cakes for special occasions

I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail
The Lord’s Motel
God’s Country Club
First Poems of Gail Donohue
“Totally Nude Live Girls” in Cowboys, Indians and Commuters; The Penguin Book of New American Voices, edited by Jay McInerney
“The Honeymoon Cottage” in Intro 13, AWP anthology
“Beachmont” in Intro 12, AWP anthology
Haikus, in Haiku-Sine anthology
“Noah’s Sestina for Raven and Dove” in Obsession: Sestinas in the Twenty-First Century

Fiction, Chicago Review, The North American Review, Gulf Coast, My Table, Pilgrimage, Portlander, The World & I, Houston Metropolitan, Houston City Magazine, Domestic Crude, Ellipsis, Annapolis Anthology, Mississippi Valley Review, Passport Newsletter, Passport NVR (No Visa Required), Academy Update (American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine), Dickinson Studies, Pacific Crest Trail Communicator, Zone 3, Women in the Visual and Literary Arts

Online Credit: (humor)

Other Credits:
Interview on Colorado Public Radio:
Interview on New Dimensions Radio:
Interview in Nexus Magazine:
Interview in Zone 3 Magazine:
Interview in Boulder Weekly:
Interview in Experience Life Magazine:
Interview in Library Journal
Contemporary Authors, Volume 140

Authors League of America; Authors Guild
Poets & Writers
Lighthouse Writers Workshop
Boulder Media Women
Boulder Writers’ Workshop
Women Writing the West
Outdoor Adventure and Travel Writers
Avocado Sisterhood

Colorado Book Award, Memoir, 2014
Foreword IndieFab Book of the Year Award 2014
Nautilus Silver Award 2014
Colorado Authors’ League Awards Finalist 2014
Next Generation Indie Awards Finalist 2014
National Outdoor Book Award, 2013
Barbara Savage Award, Mountaineers Books, 2013
Haiku-Sine haiku winner, 1999
South Central Women’s Studies Association, Best Fiction Award, 1998
Austin Writers’ League, Violet Crown Book Award, 1997
Pen Texas Writing Award, Fiction, 1997
Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection for novel God’s Country Club, 1996
Literary Lion, Houston Chronicle, 1996
Woman on the Move, Texas Executive Women, 1993
PEN Southwest Discovery Prize, 1983 and 1984
Orange Show, First Prize for Fiction, 1985
Houston Festival Prose Award, 1983

Karen Weinant Gallob

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Phone: 970-921-3231
Address: 2240 Clear Fork Road, Crawford, CO 81415

Joined CAL: January, 2014

Specialties: A variety of fiction, essays, poetry, and news articles

The Sumbally Fallacy, Volumes I through IV
All the Bad Stuff Comes in Threes

American Anthropological Association
Maher-Onion Valley Community Club
The Fun Bookclub

Karen Gallob is a rancher and anthropologist as well as a writer. She taught several years at Metro State in Denver. She’s particularly interested in the relationships among language, culture and human perceptions of reality. Her PhD thesis was A Study of Humor in Mauritius, complete with jokes in Creole, Bhojpurl, Hindi, and French. She wrote the “Carpe Diem in the Crawford Outback” series for the North Fork Merchant Herald from 2001 to 2005.  She’s currently working on a sequel to her cozy mystery, All the Bad Stuff Comes in Threes.

Pamela Wolf

Phone: 303-883-6650
Address: 2224 Kechter Rd., Fort Collins, CO 80528-9581

Joined CAL: 2009-10-12

Specialties: nonfiction, children’s nonfiction, poetry, inspirational

Kathryn Winograd

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Company: Arapahoe Community College/Ashland University
Phone: 303-972-3058
Address: 6751 S. Kendall Blvd., Littleton, CO 80128

Joined CAL: 2010-06-01

Specialties: Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, essays, technology in education

Skills & Media:
poetry, creative nonfiction,teacher resource books, magazines, essays, children’s poems, teaching

Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation
Air Into Breath (Ashland Poetry Press)
You Can Teach Online (McGraw Hill)
You Can Learn Online (McGraw Hill)
Stepping Sideways Into Poetry (Scholastic, Inc)
Her creative nonfiction book, Phantom Canyon: Essays of Reclamation, will be released by Conundrum Press in January 2014

Cricket Magazine
The Florida Review
Fourth Genre
Hotel Amerika
Literary Mama
River Teeth
Puerto del Sol
r.kv.r.y quarterly journal
The Denver Quarterly
The Colorado Review
The Journal
The Antioch Review
The Ohio Review
The Cincinnati Review
Poets Laureate
Weber Studies
The New Yorker
Iris: A Journal Abut Women
Bloomsbury Review
The Herb Companion
Mountain Living
Natural Homes Magazine
Adjunct Advocate
Winds of Change
Converge Magazine
Cricket magazine
Shoofly: An Audio Magazine for Children

Online Credit:
A poet in the biosphere: The disjunction of lichen
On the Nature of Prose Poetry: Hummingbird or Paragraph
Bathing” as an example for In Conclusion: Tips to Create a Memorable Ending for Your Narrative Essay: Writing Center Underground
Afterward: a Draft, r.kv.r.y. quarterly literary review, essay and interview
Bathing, Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction 12(1), 2010, is available through Project MUSE; Bathing pdf
Unearthing Leetso: Yellow Monster Beneath the Four Corners of the World, River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative, v 12.1, 2010, available through Project MUSE
Talisman of the Whirlpool, essay published in Literary Mama:Readings for the maternally inclined, July 2010
Van Gogh’s Saint-Remy, poem published in Many Mountains Moving
Andre Kertesz’s Distortion #40, poem at Fusion IV
(Note to Self): The Lyric Essay, essay available at Colorado Poets Center E Words
Bar Codes and Beyond: Writers Who Teach, CAL InPrint article pdf
Dark Skies, and Finding the Well, essays published in Wazee: New Independent Writing

Other Credits:
Comparative Study into Key Issues in Online Education: national study on state policies for K12 online programs regarding funding, quality and access: Sponsored by the Colorado Department of Education, Wisconsin Virtual High School, Illinois Virtual High School, Learning Points Association (NCREL)

Enhancing Education Through Technology: creation of a statewide grant initiative on Information-based decision making and professional development for Colorado K12: Sponsored by the Colorado Department of Education

Online Course Evaluation Project, funded by Hewlett Foundation

Report on Benchmarks or Best Practices in Online Instruction: Research paper on best practices across course platforms in online learning: Sponsored by McGraw Hill Higher Education division

Academy of American Poets
Denver Women’s Press Club

“Of Wind and Fire” semifinalist for The Florida Review Editors Award and to be published in 2013
“The Lives of Cells” nominated for a Pushcart Prize 2013
On Wind and Fire, finalist for 2012 Michael Steinberg Essay Prize awarded by Fourth Genre
Interview on r.kv.r.y quarterly literary review
“The Lives of Cells” won first place in the 2011 Chautauqua poetry contest on War and Peace. Published June 2012 in Chautauqua Literary Journal
“Migrations” has won first place in the Non-Rhyming Poetry category of the 2011 Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition
“Bathing” has been named a Notable essay in The Best American Essays 2011

Her poetry won the $1000 first place prizes for the 2011 Chautauqua poetry contest on War and Peace and the 2011 Writers Digest Annual Writing Competition for non-rhyming poetry. Her poem, “The Lives of Cells,” has been nominated for a 2012 Pushcart Prize and won the 2013 Colorado Author League’s Award in Poetry. Her essay, Bathing, was named a notable essay in Best American Essays 2011 and is included, with the essay, (Note to Self): The Lyric Essay, in 6th edition of The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/an Creative Nonfiction textbook/anthology. Her essays, Heresies of the Holy and Of Wind and Fire have been finalists for the 7th and 8th Annual Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize. Her essay, Elegies, was a finalist for the University of New Orleans Study Abroad Programs in Arts and Writing Writing Contest.