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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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.




Janet Henderson Schoniger

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Company Name: EssentiallyPR, LLC
Email: janetschoniger@gmail.com or janet@essentiallyPR.com
Phone: 303-514-0255
Address: 5924 South Elm Court, Centennial, CO 80121

Joined CAL: January 2016

Specialties: Travel, art, food, lifestyles, profiles, gardening, nature, cooperatives and photography

Skills & Media: Magazine articles, editing, corporate communications, public relations, marketing, speechwriting and fundraising

Periodicals:
Colorado Parent
EnCompass AAA Colorado
Rocky Mountain Gardening
US Airways Magazine
Zone4

Online Credit:
EnCompass – Relax and Learn
Encompass – Exploring the Colorado Trail
Colorado Parent – Let the Kids Cook
RMG Magazine-Serenity in Steamboat Springs
Zone 4 Magazine-Rocky Mountain Magic
Zone 4 Magazine-Overnighting in the Vineyard

Memberships:
Cooperative Communicators Association

Awards/Honors:
H.E. Klinefelter Award

Bio:
Janet Henderson Schoniger began her professional writing career as a news reporter in her home state of Rhode Island. She spent 25 years as a corporate communications executive for a multi-billion dollar financial institution based in Denver. Today she is a freelance writer-photographer and communications consultant. Her work has been published in EnCompass AAA Colorado, Rocky Mountain Gardening, Colorado Parent, Zone4 and US Airways Magazine. She is the mother of two grown sons and lives in Centennial with her husband, Mike, and their adopted dog, Abbey.




Ericka Kastner

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Website: www.erickakastner.com
Email: ericka.kastner@yahoo.com
Phone: 719-207-5002
Address: Salida, CO

Joined CAL: June 2015

Specialties: Photojournalism, journalism, travel writing, human interest

Skills & Media: Magazine (both print and online publications), newspaper, blog writing

Periodicals:
Colorado Life Magazine
Colorado Central Magazine
The Mountain Mail
The Chaffee County Times
Colorado Collective

Online Credit:
Colorado Life Magazine
Colorado Central Magazine
The Mountain Mail
Chaffee County Times
Colorado Collective

Bio:
Non-fiction writer and photojournalist by trade, Ericka Kastner has chosen writing as her primary art form since she developed a fondness for her first thesaurus at age 10. She finds herself extraordinarily lucky to be paid to write professionally. More than 400 of Ericka’s works have been published online and in print publications including Colorado Central Magazine, Colorado Life Magazine, The Chaffee County Times and The Mountain Mail.

Her career highlights include interviews with the artist Christo and Senator Mark Udall and being stung in the face by a bee smashed behind her camera while photographing 2,400,000 honeybees for a magazine assignment. Ericka traveled to Cuba in 2015 and spent her days wandering the streets, talking to the Cuban people so she could come home and tell their stories in print.

She lives in a loft in historic downtown Salida, Colorado with two of her children and loves wandering in the woods, experiencing big snows, digging in the dirt, and sharing a home-cooked meal with friends. Ericka envisions working as a travel writer once her children are grown.
In the meantime, she’ll travel anywhere on the globe for a story.




Gail Mencini

Ashography Event Photography
Website: www.GailMencini.com
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Joined CAL: March, 2014

Specialties:
General Fiction; Contemporary Women’s Fiction; Chick-Lit; Food, Travel and Wine Writing; Recipe development; Blogging; Photography

Books:
To Tuscany with Love

Periodicals:
Buzz in the ‘burbs

Other Credits:
9 News “Colorado & Company”
Podcasts:
The Iceberg Project
Savoring Italy
Total Tuscany

Memberships:
Colorado Authors League, Treasurer
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
Pike’s Peak Writers
Author U

Awards/Honors:
Top of the Town Readers’ Choice Author — 5280 Magazine 2014
Pike’s Peak Writers Conference: 1st Place – Mainstream Fiction
For To Tuscany with Love:
Inspirational Women’s Fiction — USA TODAY
#1 Best Seller — Denver Post
Winner of Beverly Hills International Book Award — Chick-Lit Fiction
Sons of Italy National Book Club selection — Winter 2014
Featured in Italia! magazine — February 2014




Vicki Lindner

Vicki Lindner
Email: Vlindner@Wyoming.com
Phone: 303-861-3760 or in the summer, 307-455-2042
Address: 1225 Emerson St. Apt D, Denver, CO 80218
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Joined CAL: March, 2014

Specialties:
Personal essays, opinion pieces, short fiction, and memoir: women’s issues, travel, food, social issues like medical malpractice, Western issues and experiences

Skills & Media:
Creative writing, creative nonfiction, editing, mentoring, speaking, newspapers, and magazines

Books:
Outlaw Games, Novel, Dial Press, 1982
Unbalanced Accounts: Why Women are Afraid of Money, (with Annette Lieberman), Atlantic Monthly Press, 1987.
Unbalanced Accounts, How Women Can Overcome Their Fear of Money, Viking/Penguin, 1988
The Money Mirror: How Money Reflects Women’s Dreams, Fears, and Desires, (revised edition) Allworth Press, 1996

Contributor to:
Love’s Shadow, ed. Sumrall, Crossing Press, 1992
Chicklit: Postfeminist Fiction, ed. Mazza and DeShell, Fiction Collective, 1995
American Nature Writing, ed. Murray, Random House, 1995
In Short: An Anthology of Short Nonfiction, ed. Kitchen and Jones, Norton, 1996
Bearing Life: Women’s Writings about Childlessness, ed. Rochelle Ratner, Feminist Press, 2000
Deep West: A Literary Tour of Wyoming, ed. Romtvedt, 2003

Periodicals:
Paris Review
Kenyon Review
Ploughshares
Fiction
Witness
Seneca Review
Northern Lights
New York Woman
South Dakota Quarterly
Grand Tour
Gastronomica
Witness
Western Humanities Review
American Literary Review
New York Stories
Sonora Review
Utne Reader
New Writing: The International Journal of Creative Writing Theory and Practice
Southwest Art
Omni
New Woman
Casper Star Tribune

Many other literary journals and popular magazines.

Online Credit:
Culinary Colorado (blog)
Shadowboxmagazine.org
Terrain.org
Wyofile.com
High Country News (Writer on the Range)
New Writing: The International Journal of Creative Writing Theory and Practice (Francis & Taylor – access only via an academic index)

Memberships:
PEN American Center (since 1982)
Boulder Women’s Media
ACLU Colorado

Awards/Honors:
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction
New York State Fellowship in Fiction
Wyoming fellowship in Creative Nonfiction
PEN/NEA Syndicated Fiction Prize

Residency grants to Yaddo, Ucross Foundation, Centrum, Caldera, Montana Artist’s Refuge, The Millay Colony, Altos de Chavon, Ragdale, and Surel’s Place.

Elbogen award for Meritorious Teaching, University of Wyoming




Claire Walter

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Website: www.claire-walter.com
E-mail: cmwalter@claire-walter.com
Phone: 303-442-7709
Address: 630 Spruce St., Boulder, CO 80302

Joined CAL: 1995-08-01

Specialties: nonfiction books and magazine features; new media

Skills & Media:
Writer and author; print and on-line media

Books:
Nordic Walking
The Snowshoe Experience
Snowshoeing Colorado
Culinary Colorado
The ASJA Guide to Freelance Writing
The Unofficial Guide to Skiing & Snowboarding in the West
Discovery Travel Adventures: Snow Sports
Scuba Diving: A Woman’s Guide
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fitness
Discovery Travel Adventures: Backcountry Treks
Traveler’s Tales: A Mother’s World
Plus others…

Periodicals:
Recent:
Aspen Home
Colorado Meetings & Events
Denver Post
edibleAspen
edibleFront Range
EnCompass
Sunset
Vail Home

Online Credit:
www.frommers.com

Other Credits:
www.milehighonthecheap.com
culinary-colorado.blogspot.com
travel-babel.blogspot.com
nordic-walking-usa.blogspot.com

Memberships:
American Society of Journalists & Authors
North American SnowSports Journalists Association
Society of American Travel Writers

Awards/Honors:
2004 Society of American Travel Writers Western Chapter Gold Award (guidebook category) for Culinary Colorado
2003 Frank Riley Award (Society of American Travel Writers Western Chapter)
2001-02 Lowell Thomas Award for best print article (Colorado Ski Country USA award)
1999 Colorado Book Award, one of three finalists in the non-fiction book category for Snowshoeing Colorado
1997-98 Lowell Thomas Award for best print article (Colorado Ski Country USA award)
1994 Harold Hirsch Award for Excellence in Ski Book Writing (North American Ski Journalists Assn. award) for Rocky Mountain Skiing
1991 Colorado Freelance Writer of the Year (Colorado Ski Country USA)
1988 Lowell Thomas Award (Society of American Travel Writers award), Best Guidebook of the Year, first runner-up for The Best Ski Resorts in America




Lisa Rohner Schafer

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E-mail: lisa@writecanyon.com

Join Date: 2008-02-11

Pseudonyms:
Lisa Schafer, Lisa Rohner Schafer, L.R. Schafer

Specialties: western lifestyle, equine, general interest nonfiction feature articles.

Skills & Media:
Magazines, websites, ghostwriting, co-authoring

Periodicals:
Western Horseman
Canadian Horse Journal
Horse Illustrated
Performance Horse Australia
Western Horse UK
American Cowboy
Coloradan
Flight Training
Draft Horse Journal
Trail Blazer
Cedar Rapids Gazette
Iowa City Press Citizen
Casper Star Tribune
Iowa City Magazine

Online Credit:
Horsecity.com
Americancowboy.com

Other Credits:
CU Alumni Association Travel Catalog

Memberships:
American Horse Publications

Awards/Honors:
William Randalph Hearst award for Investigative Reporting




Linda Osmundson

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Website: www.lindaosmundson.com
E-mail: LindaO@LindaOsmundson.com
Phone: 970-206-0053
Address: 1413 Cactus Ct., Fort Collins, CO 80525

Joined CAL: 2004-10-01

Specialties: children/adult magazines and books, fiction/nonfiction, art

Skills & Media:
magazines, teacher of Passing On Your Personal Stories

Books:
How the West Was Drawn: Women’s Art
Cowboy Charlie’s Art
How the West Was Drawn
Frederic Remington’s Art

Chicken Soup (8 books)

Periodicals:
Religion Teachers Journal
Boys Quest
Mature Living
Grand
Church Educator
The Docent Educator
Art and Activities
25 North
Fort Collins Forum
Whispers from Heaven
Catholic Digest
regional parenting magazines
Family Digest
Boston Parent’s Papers
Family Circle
Highlights
Rocky Mountain Parent and Senior
Lyons Recorder newspaper

Online Credit:
www.writing-roads.blogspot.com
Patricia Stoltey blog, patriciastoltey.blogspot.com

Other Credits: teacher workshops, classroom presentations, speaker for adult organizations/clubs

Memberships:
SCBWI
Northern Colorado Writers

Awards:
How the West Was Drawn: Women’s Art, Wrangler Award (juvenile category) from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum




Rose Muenker

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Website: www.getgreatresults.com
E-mail: rose@getgreatresults.com
Phone: 303-590-4118
Address: 3700 S Westport Ave., #2962, Sioux Falls, SD 57106-6360

Joined CAL: 1995-08-01

Pseudonyms:
Nancy Muenker

Specialties: magazine travel features, newspapers, electronic publications, travel books, World Heritage Sites, children’s fiction

Skills & Media:
writing coach, feature writing, travel writing, copywriting, company histories, executive profiles, video scripts, children’s fiction

Books:
Colorado Front Range History Explorer
Colorado Front Range Scenic and Historic Byways

Periodicals:
Colorado Parent
Out of Denver
Buzz in the ‘burbs
Colorado Expressions
Architecture & Design of the West
Denver Post
Sommerset Collection
Trailer Life
Wellness Living
Hemispheres

Online Credit:
One World Heritage
World Heritage Pointer
globaltraveler.com
goColoradoTravel

Other Credits:
Daniels College of Business history
Bill Daniels tribute book (U of Denver)
Franklin Burns tribute book (U of Denver)
Galen and Ada Belle Spencer biography (Spencer Foundation)

Memberships:
Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)
Denver Woman’s Press Club (DWPC)

Awards/Honors:
Gold-Travel Guidebook, SATW Western Chapter
Silver-Travel Column, SATW Western Chapter
Second Place-Business Category, DWPC




Joy Lawrance

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Website: www.makemealiveagain.com
E-mail: joy.of.travel@comcast.net
Phone: 303-526-9043
Address: 759 Kachina Circle, Golden, CO 80401

Joined CAL: 1997-08-01

Pseudonyms:
Marie Segovia

Specialties: nonfiction, travel

Books:
Make Me Alive Again

Periodicals:
Colorado Expression
Architecture & Design of the West
Confetti
Cruise Travel
Colorado Parent

Memberships:
Denver Woman’s Press Club

Awards/Honors:
First Place Essay, DWPC Writer’s Contest