Amy Rivers

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Website: www.amyrivers.com
Email: amy@amyrivers.com
Phone: 575-430-7543
Address: Boulder, CO
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Joined CAL: September 2016

Specialties: Women’s fiction, personal essays

Skills & Media: Website design, graphics design, Internet marketing

Books:
Wallflower Blooming
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses

Periodicals:
Novelty Bride Magazine

Online Credit:
ESME.com
Splice Today
Novelty Bride Magazine

Memberships:
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
Northern Colorado Writers

Awards/Honors:
Women of Merit 2014 (Albuquerque First Business Journal)

Bio:
Amy Rivers was born and raised in southern New Mexico and currently resides in Colorado. She had an idyllic childhood despite a severe visual impairment and, perhaps because of her disability, she learned a lot about compassion and empathy from a young age. Her keen interest in social issues and violence prevention led to a Master’s degree with concentrations in psychology and politics. Amy was the director of a sexual assault response program and remains an advocate for social justice. Amy has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Nurses, Novelty Bride Magazine, ESME.com and Splice Today. Wallflower Blooming is her first novel.




Cassi Clark

Cassi-Clark
Website: www.cassiclark.com
Email: cassileith@yahoo.com
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Joined CAL: August, 2016

Specialties: Historical fiction, strong female leads, parenting, memoir

Skills & Media: Magazine articles, website development, Social Media Campaigns

Books:
Breastfeeding is a Bitch, But We Lovingly Do it Anyway

Periodicals:
Colorado Biz
http://www.cobizmag.com/Articles/Going-global-for-the-greater-good/
http://media.wix.com/ugd/c9faea_8d05e58351d4987b8c4242eeeba9f40d.pdf
http://media.wix.com/ugd/c9faea_c6b9e7622f92eb0e7b2210b388913e37.pdf
http://media.wix.com/ugd/c9faea_e423616c863fb31367822a464aa795a8.pdf
http://media.wix.com/ugd/c9faea_87a84f1b9a3483ed521bd74d710ff088.pdf

Denver Life
http://media.wix.com/ugd/c9faea_907a7fe0cc758468691ab42a7652c6a7.pdf
http://media.wix.com/ugd/c9faea_bffc823b0c0ac716bf6fe7e3883e418e.pdf

Clear Creek Courant
http://media.wix.com/ugd/c9faea_cb456c5c8ffa27c57a6cdc9562b68369.pdf
http://media.wix.com/ugd/c9faea_74536c77175cf3614f6f89ae8c677392.pdf
http://media.wix.com/ugd/c9faea_9da455ccc9e2f175f4165d3d1ea9b5f6.pdf
http://media.wix.com/ugd/c9faea_29964b84437d5ad57c7fbd13a3530b7e.pdf
http://media.wix.com/ugd/c9faea_8256e20e9fe9b8eda0883e1cb30000b8.pdf

Horizon Air
http://media.wix.com/ugd/c9faea_ad2cd797abcdaa24aafe085ff304b5a0.pdf

Dandelion Magazine (now Women’s Adventure Magazine)
http://media.wix.com/ugd/c9faea_f259809cabd46a2b3ea363d2cf6c1e70.pdf

Ski Magazine
http://media.wix.com/ugd/c9faea_ecb39fad6992e6b178357813a6744153.pdf
http://media.wix.com/ugd/c9faea_85b59d0550af9299dbd2fc1055ad79bd.pdf
http://media.wix.com/ugd/c9faea_e32aad3415b0b5be29daeda7e42dc66e.pdf
http://media.wix.com/ugd/c9faea_fe103f9599632df317da9abc840ce3c7.pdf

Online Credit:
Big City Moms
http://bigcitymoms.com/blog/archive/2016/05/intentional-parenting.html

SpitFire Mom Society
http://www.spitfiremomsociety.com/alicia-rosauer-unison-home/

Chiclit Club
http://connect.chicklitclub.com/wp/2015/08/25/got-milk/

Homegurls
http://media.wix.com/ugd/c9faea_f3226c63fe4792b870c6ac3ed50ac1c8.pdf

Runnersweb.com
http://www.runnersweb.com/running/news/rw_news_20050520_YBR.html

Memberships:
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
Denver Writers’ Workshop
NormalizeBreastfeeding

Awards/Honors:
IndieBrag Medalion Honoree

Bio:
I have been a writer most of my life. I am a Master of Public Administration, a mother, a knitter, a skier, and an adventurer. I am a Colorado Native, an Oregon Duck, a former Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Ski Instructor and a New York City survivor. My writing comes from a bottomless curiosity about human nature and the experiences we share. In addition to Breastfeeding Is a Bitch, But We Lovingly Do it Anyway I am working on my first Historical Fiction novel about a female psychopath vying for power in 1912 Denver.




Jennifer Kincheloe

Jennifer-Kincheloe
Website: www.jenniferkincheloe.com
Address: 1645 Ivanhoe Street, Denver, CO 80220
Facebook (book)
Facebook (author)
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Joined CAL: January 2016

Agents:
Zoe King, The Blair Partnership

Specialties: crime fiction, fiction books, historical fiction, humor, mystery, thriller, women’s, romantic suspense, romance

Skills & Media: magazine articles, ghostwriting, blogging, social media

Books:
The Secret Life Of Anna Blanc

Periodicals:
RT BOOK REVIEWS
Various academic journals

Online Credit:
Writer’s Digest

Memberships:
Mystery Writers of America (Rocky Mountain Chapter)
Sisters in Crime (Colorado Chapter)
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
Romance Writers of America

Awards/Honors:
Winner of the 2013 Colorado Gold Writing Contest for Mystery
Nomination for the 2016 Left Coast Crime Lefty Award for Historical Fiction

Bio:
Jennifer is a research scientist turned writer of historical fiction. She was on the faculty at UCLA, where she spent 11 years conducting research to inform health policy. She currently lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two children.




Cynthia Swanson

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Website: www.integritymodern.com
Email: cynthia.swanson.denver@gmail.com
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Joined CAL: September 2015

Agents:
Susanna Einstein, Einstein Literary Management

Specialties: fiction, fiction books, historical fiction, women’s, romance, upmarket fiction, book club reads

Books:
The Bookseller: A Novel (HarperCollins, 2015)

Memberships:
Women’s Fiction Writers Association, member
Lighthouse Writers Workshop, member and presenter/panelist

Awards/Honors:
Indie Next Selection (March 2015) for The Bookseller: A Novel
Pushcart Prize Nomination for short story, “One of Four”

Bio
Cynthia Swanson is an author and a designer. Her debut novel The Bookseller was published to critical acclaim in March 2015 and is being translated into 11 languages.




Jayme H. Mansfield

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Website: www.jaymemansfield.com
Email: jayme.mansfield@me.com
Phone: 303-902-0968
Address: 11069 W. Bear Creek Dr., Lakewood 80227-4203
Facebook (author page)
Facebook (personal page)
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Instagram
LinkedIn
Goodreads

Joined CAL: January, 2015

Agents:
Diana Flegal of Hartline Literary Agency

Specialties: Historical Fiction, Women’s Fiction

Books:
Chasing the Butterfly

Periodicals:
MOPS Magazine

Memberships:
ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers)
RWA (Romance Writers Association)
ANN (Advanced Novelist Network)
Mile High Scribes

Awards/Honors:
2016 Illumination Book Award – Enduring Light Bronze Award – Christian Fiction
2015 Inspirational Readers Choice Award – Women’s Fiction
2015 Christian Small Publishers Book of the Year Award – Historical Fiction
CWG – Operation First Novel Finalist 2011
Writers Advance Boot Camp – 1st Place Runner Up 2014
Badge of Honor Book context Winner 2015 — RUSH




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




Ellen Nordberg

Ellen Nordberg
Website: www.ellennordberg.com
Email: ellen@ellennordberg.com
Phone: 303-242-4861
Address: 760 Orchard Drive, Louisville, CO 80027
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Joined CAL: March, 2014

Specialties:
Health and Fitness, Profiles, Personal Essays, Humorous Essays, Chick Lit, Twin Mom Blog

Skills & Media:
Magazine and newspaper articles, humor, novels, readings-performance, web content,
Producer, Listen to Your Mother Show Boulder

Books:
Bicycle Love: Stories of Passion, Joy, and Sweat Anthology, Edited by Garth Battista
Simple Pleasures of Friendship: Celebrating the Ones We Love, Edited by Susannah Seton
Multiples Illuminated: A Collection of Stories and Advice from Parents of Twins, Triplets and More, Edited by Alison Lee and Megan Woolsey.
So Glad They Told Me: Women Get Read About Motherhood, Edited by Stephanie Sprenger

Periodicals:
The Denver Post
The Chicago Tribune
American Fitness
5280 Magazine
Boulder Lifestyle
Boulder County Lifestyle
Colorado Babies
River Oak Review
Adventure Cyclist
Recumbent and Tandem Rider
LA Sports and Fitness
Windy City Sports
Rocky Mountain Sports
Twin Cities Sports

Online Credit:
Scary Mommy/Club Mid
Blunt Moms
Good Men Project
Conde Nast
Huffington Post
Errant Parent
Rodale News

Other Credits:
National Public Radio – KQED San Francisco
“Listen To Your Mother Show” – Cast Member Denver 2014, Cast Member Boulder 2015, Co-Producer 2016

Memberships:
Boulder Writers Workshop – Professional Member
Boulder Media Women
Denver Woman’s Press Club

Awards/Honors:
Colorado Authors’ League Essay Award 2015
2nd Place, Boulder Writers Workshop Comedy Writing Contest – 2014
Winner, “Stories on Stage” Memoir Contest – 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




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