Ethan Proud


Joined CAL: June 2017

Specialties: Fiction, particularly fantasy and sci-fi

Skills & Media: Short stories, full length novels, etc.

Rebellion: Book One of the Rebellion Trilogy
Vengeance: Book Two of the Rebellion Trilogy
Onslaught: Book Three of the Rebellion Trilogy

Ethan started writing at a young age when traveling to sporting events to watch his siblings compete or on the way to his own tournaments. He began working on his first published work Rebellion in the seventh grade with his older brother Lincoln. Since then they have co-written the Rebellion Trilogy and published all three books.

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.

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

Robert Garner McBrearty

Phone: 303-665-6225
Address: 201 Caledonia St., Louisville, CO 80027

Joined CAL: November, 2014

Specialties: Fiction, short stories and novels

A Night at the Y, a collection of short stories, Conundrum Press, a new republication 2014, originally published in 1999
Let the Birds Drink in Peace, Conundrum Press, 2011
Episode, short story collection, Pocol Press, 2009
Story included in Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses anthology, 1983
Frequent contributor to articles published in annual Writer’s Digest Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market

North American Review
Missouri Review
Mississippi Review
New England Review
Plus many more…

Online Credit:

Other Credits:
Stories performed by professional actors on several occasions at Stories on Stage in Denver and Boulder, and at the Texas Bound show at the Dallas Museum of Art.
Interviewed in The Writer Magazine’s “How I Write” section (featured on cover) November 2007
Profiled in Writer’s Digest Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market, 2001
Guest Teacher/Presenter at Writing the Rockies Creative Writing Conference, Gunnison, CO
Contributing Editor, Pushcart Prize
Consulting Editor, Narrative Magazine

Northern Colorado Writers
Lighthouse Writers
Associated Writing Programs

Winner, Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest, 2013
Winner, Sherwood Anderson Foundation Fiction Award 2007
Finalist, Balcones Fiction Award 2012
Fellowship, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA 1989-1990
New Mexico State Arts Grant, 1983-1984
MacDowell Colony Fellowship, 1978

JB (John) Winsor

Phone: 303-817-8170
Address: 568 Marine St., Boulder, CO 80302

Joined CAL: 2001-06-01

JB Winsor

Specialties: novels, short stories, magazine articles

River Stone (novel)
Love of the Hunt (memoir)

Short Stories:
The Wolf
The Lover
Finding Sugah Mamma
Senior Prom
Fire Bear

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.

Deborah Robson

Phone: 970-226-3590
Address: 418 Goldeneye Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80526

Joined CAL: 2003-01-01

Specialties: nonfiction, essays, books, articles, fiction, short stories

Skills & Media:
Magazines and books; developmental editing (and information design) of projects that closely integrate visual and textual components

The Field Guide to Fleece, Storey Publishing, 2013
The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook
Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools
Knit Lit the Third
Knit Lit (too)
The Knitter’s Gift
High IQ Kids
Uniquely Gifted
Ariadne’s Thread–A Collection of Contemporary Women’s Journals

Interweave Knits
American Artist
International Artist
The Artist’s Magazine
River Oak Review
Many Mountains Moving
Manassas Review
A Room of One’s Own
Seattle Post-Intelligencer/Northwest Magazine
Country Journal
Small Press Review
Writers Forum
Port Townsend Journal

Online Credit:

Other Credits:
Handspinning Rare Wools (DVD set)

American Society of Journalists and Authors
Publishers Association of the West
Independent Book Publishers Association
Visionary Authors

Independent Publisher Book Awards and ForeWord Book of the Year Awards (as publisher)

Samantha Prust

Phone: 970-980-5038
Address: 1013 Glenmoor Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80521

Joined CAL: 2011-02-28

M.S. Samston
M.S.D. Samston

Specialties: writing short fiction and nonfiction, editing and critiquing creative writing, and editing technical writing

Skills & Media:
Magazine writing, ghostwriting, and freelance editing for creative writing and technical writing.

A Sentence a Day: Short, Playful Proofreading Exercises. Prufrock Press, 2007. (author)
Language Is Served. Prufrock Press, 2008. (contributing writer)
Phunny Stuph: Proofreading Exercises with a Sense of Humor. Prufrock Press, 2005. (contributing writer)
More Abravocabra: The Amazingly Sensible Approach to Teaching Vocabulary. Prufrock Press, 2001. (contributing writer)

1st Place, Fiction, Minnesota State University Writing Competition. (1990)
1st Place, Fiction, MacMurray and Beck Writing Competition. (1998)

Joe Nigg

Phone: 303-322-2175
Address: 1114 Clayton Street, Denver, CO 80206

Joined CAL: 1981-08-01

Specialties: mythology, short fiction

2014 CAL Writing Award, Book Adult Creative Non-fiction for Sea Monsters

Sharon Cairns Mann


Joined CAL: 2007-11-05

Specialties: fiction (short and novel-length), nonfiction (essays and full-length books)

Skills & Media: writing coach, book doctor, editing, contract writing, web content

Tesserae: A Mosaic of Story, published by Alacrity House Publishing, November 2015
Mother of Exiles, published by Infinity Publishing, January 2008
Mother of Exiles, published as an eBook by Kindle, June 2014
The Unfolding Mystery of Yes, Covenant Publications, 2007
Called & Gifted (Covenant Publications)
Called & Gifted Study Guide (Student Version, Covenant Publications)
Called & Gifted Study Guide (Facilitator Version, Covenant Publications)
(all available at or

Online Credit:

Other Credits:
“Knife River Flint” in Rozlyn: Short Fiction by Women Writers
Divine Heat” in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Touched by an Angel
“Losing My Grip” in “Dry Spell: Tales of Thirst and Longing”
“Fighting Words,” in Arise online
“Pockets” in Progenitor (an Art and Literary Journal) online

Colorodo Authors League
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
Colorado Springs Writers Workshop

Winner, 2015, Colorado Authors League Contest; short fiction category
Finalist, 2015 Colorado Author’s League contest, for “Divine Heat” in the essay category
Winner, 2004 Colorado Gold Contest for “Mother of Exiles”
Honorable Mention, Abilene Writer’s Guild, 2004, “Mother of Exiles”