Pamela Nowak

Pamela-Nowak
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Website: pamelanowak.com
Email: pamelanowak@pamelanowak.com
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Joined CAL: September 2015

Specialties: historical, historical romance, western

Skills & Media: novel writing, editing, blogging, teaching and presentations

Books:
Chances
Choices
Changes
Escaping Yesterday

Memberships:
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
Women Writing the West
Romance Writers of America

Awards/Honors:
Booklist “Top Ten Romance Novel of 2008” (Chances)
2009 HOLT Medallion for Best First Book (Chances)
2009 WILLA Finalist Award in Historic Fiction (Chances)
2010 HOLT Medallion Award of Merit in Historic Romance (Choices)
2010 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Writer of the Year
2014 HOLT Medallion Award of Merit in Historic Romance (Changes)
2014 Colorado Book Award in Genre Fiction (Changes)
Booklist “Top 101 Romance Novel of the Past Ten Years” (Chances)

Bio:
Pamela Nowak is an award-winning small-press author. Her 2015 release, Escaping Yesterday, has received critical acclaim from major reviewers for its blend of history and modern issues and her 2008 release, Chances, was recently named one of the “101 Best Romances of the Past Ten Years” by Booklist. Her book, Changes received the 2014 Colorado Book Award for genre fiction and won a HOLT Medallion Finalist Award. Previous honors include the HOLT Medallion and HOLT Medallion Finalist Award, a WILLA Finalist Award, a listing among Booklist¹s “Top Ten Romance Novels of 2008,” and being recognized as the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ 2010 Writer of the Year. Pam has a B.A. in history and has been in love with history and rich characters for most of her life. Her novels straddle the fence between historical fiction and historical romance and she frequently weaves modern issues into her stories.




Jan Sumner

Jan-Sumner
Company Name: JaDan Publishing Co. LLC
Website: Jansumner.com
Email: jan@therealstrikezone.com
Phone: 303-300-2866
Address: 4460 E. Montana Place, Denver, CO 80222
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Joined CAL: June 2015

Specialties: baseball, baseball history, American history, westerns

Books:
Fat Pitch – My Six Seasons With the Colorado Rockies
Legacy of a Monarch – an American Journey
Seams
Eli Cooper – A Saga of the Old West
Veto
If You Come to a Bridge You’ve Gone to Far
Face to Face With Sports Legends
Independence, Mantle, and Miss Able

Other Credits:
Denver Post article – Colorado Classics by Irv Moss, posted 9/6/11 – Rockies’ Batting Practice Pitcher Jan Sumner served up fat pitches.

Awards:
Legacy of a Monarch was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame June 10, 2006




Jerry Mitchell

JM Mitchell
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Website: www.prairieplumpress.com
Email: email@prairieplumpress.com
Phone: (303) 948-7763
Address: P.O. Box 271585, Littleton, CO 80127
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Joined CAL: January, 2015

Pseudonyms: J.M. Mitchell

Publicist:
Mary Bisbee-Beek, Portland, OR
(734) 945-7656
mbisbee.beek@gmail.com

Specialties: Mystery novels set in national parks and the west

Skills & Media:
-Development of scientific/technical training, including e-learning, for biologists and natural resource professionals.
-Scientific / technical writing

Books:
The Height of Secrecy (2014)
Public Trust (2012)

Memberships:
Western Writers of America, Associate Member
George Wright Society, Member and Vice President, Board of Directors
Nature Fund for National Parks, Member and Secretary, Board of Directors
The Wildlife Society, Member




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




Donald Brewer

Brewer Don
Website: DonaldBrewer.com
E-mail: DonBrewerBooks@gmail.com
Phone: 719-942-5554 or 912-634-2254
Address: Deep Water Ranch, 284 Escondido Lane, Cotopaxi, CO 81223

Joined CAL: 01-2014

Agent:
Bruce Moran, Total Recall Press

Specialties: Historical fiction in an Old West setting, primarily Secret Service counterfeit investigations

Books:
Worthy of Trust and Confidence
In the works: a fictional novel set in modern times detailing a sophisticated conspiracy to counterfeit U.S. currency

Periodicals:
Peruvian Horse Digest

Memberships:
Western Writers of America
Association of Former Agents of the Secret Service
National Association of Eagle Scouts
National Association of Peruvian Horses of America

Awards:
Grand Prize Winner Western Division, Ultimate Hero Writing Contest




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




Janet Robertson

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E-mail: jan@robsoft.com
Phone: 303-442-7793
Address: 1001 Pine Street, Boulder, CO 80302

Joined CAL: 1989-08-01

Specialties: nonfiction, western history, women’s history




John Stansfield

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Website: www.colo-performingartists.com
E-mail: jorcstan@juno.com
Phone: 303-660-5849
Address: PO Box 588, Monument, CO 80132

Joined CAL: 2003-09-01

Specialties: children’s and young adult fiction and nonfiction; Western history; Adult fiction

Skills & Media:
Interpretive writing for historic and environmental sites, including museums, nature centers, wayside exhibits, and audio recordings
Young adult biographies
Colorado Humanities Chautauqua performer and coach

Books:
Writers of the American West: Multicultural Learning Encounters
Enos Mills: Rocky Mountain Naturalist
John Denver: Man for the World

Periodicals:
Storytelling Magazine

Other Credits:
CDs–Listening For the Sound of Wheels: A Living History of the Mountain Route of the Santa Fe Trail; Favorite Stories Told by John Stansfield; Stories for All Seasons

Memberships:
National Storytelling Network

Awards/Honors:
Writers of the American West: Multicultural Learning Encounters, CAL Award winner and Colorado Book Award finalist
Enos Mills: Rocky Mountain Naturalist, CIPA Award finalist
John Denver: Man for the World, CAL Award finalist
The Wilderness Society Environmental Heroes Award
Pikes Peak Arts Council Award
National Storytelling Network Oracle Award




Joyce B. Lohse

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Website: www.lohseworks.com
E-mail: joyce@lohseworks.com<
Phone: 303-773-8349
Address: 3165 E. Phillips Drive, Centennial, CO 80122

Joined CAL: 2002-09-01

Pseudonyms:
Joyce Lohse
Books By Joyce

Specialties: nonfiction, journalist, books, western regional history, adult and juvenile, magazines

Skills & Media:
Journalist, Genealogist, History Presentations

Books:
First Governor, First Lady: John & Eliza Routt of Colorado
Justina Ford: Medical Pioneer
Emily Griffith: Opportunity’s Teacher
Unsinkable: The Molly Brown Story
A Yellowstone Savage: Life In Nature’s Wonderland
General William Palmer: Railroad Pioneer
Baby Doe Tabor: Matchless Silver Queen

Periodicals:
Women Out West magazine
Steamboat magazine
True West magazine

Online Credit:
www.lohseworks.com
www.joyce4books.wordpress.com

Other Credits:
B.S. Degree in Journalism
Administrator, Women Writing the West

Memberships:
Women Writing The West
Columbine Gen & Hist Society
Denver Woman’s Press Club
National Genealogical Society
Colorado Historical Society
Western Writers of America

Awards/Honors:
CAL Award-2010 BEST YA Nonfiction Book
3 CIPA Awards
1 WILLA Award