Holly Arnold Kinney

Company Names: Fur Trade Press, LLC; The Fort Restaurant; Tesoro Cultural Center
Website: www.thefort.comwww.tesoroculturalcenter.org
Email: kinneyholly1@gmail.com
Phone: 303-697-4771
Address: PO Box 569, Morrison CO 80465

Joined CAL: September 2016

Selling Representative : Derek Lawrence- Imprint Group
PR: Jordan Blakesley- JB PR,jordan@wearebpr.com, 303-658-0605
Advertising: Phil Dineen at Designo, phil@designo.com, 303-733-9800

Specialties: Cookbooks, young readers stories, mostly involving The Fort historical site

Skills & Media: Advertising/PR/Marketing campaigns, event planning and execution, broadcast voice, on camera appearances for both national and regional media, magazine articles, copy writing, etc.

Sissy Bear at The Fort(2016)
Shinin Times at The Fort..stories, recipes, and  celebrations at the landmark Colorado restaurant;(2010)
PBS TV series and companion cookbook from Sam Arnold’s Frying Pans West (aired 1967-1986) (published 2011)

Colorado Chapter of Les Dames D’Escoffier, Past President and founder
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Colorado Chapter
Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association
International Association of Culinary Professionals
Colorado Restaurant Association (past Board member)  
Tesoro Cultural Center, Executive Director
Colorado Historical Society (past Board Member)

Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Business Woman of the Year Award in the Mile High Leadership category- (August 2016); Appointed by Secretary Commerce John Bryson and President Obama to serve on the Secretary’s National Advisory Board for Tourism, to create the first federal strategy on increasing jobs through Tourism (2013-15); Governor’s Commission for the Sand Creek Massacre Remembrance (2015) ;Governor’s Commission to study American Indian symbols and mascots in high schools (2016). Ms. Kinney’s cookbook Shinin Times at The Fort received the finalist award in 2011 by the Colorado Council for Humanities Book Awards.

Holly Arnold Kinney-Colorado author of a young reader’s book: Sissy Bear at The Fort, 2016. A charming and true story of the author’s pet bear who lived at the famous Colorado landmark,The Fort restaurant from 1963-1982. Original photographs and beautifully illustrated by Christine Wald. Hardback.

Ms. Kinney also wrote the award-winning cookbook: Shinin’ Times at The Fort  (2010),and re-published her father Sam Arnold’s 10 week PBS TV show on DVD’s  and companion cookbook Frying Pans West (2011). All three books are published by Fur Trade Press, LLC., Ms. Kinney’s publishing company.  Ms Kinney is also the proprietress of the Fort restaurant and Executive Director of the Tesoro Cultural Center.

Sandra Windsor

Website: www.sandrawindsor.com
Email: Sandrawindsor@comcast.net
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.

Heather Sappenfield

Website: www.heathersappenfield.com
Email: alpineheather@comcast.net

Joined CAL: June, 2016

Brianne Johnson, Writers House

Fiction: novels and short stories for adults and YA
Nonfiction: features, interviews

Life at the Speed of Us (novel)
The View From Who I Was (novel)

The Writers Chronicle
Mountain House & Home
Mountain Flyer

Online Credit:
Shenandoah: “Real Cowboy” (story)
Joyland: “Klan” (story)
The Writers Chronicle: “Not for the Faint of Heart: Bonnie Jo Campbell on Writing”
“More Scope & Kindness & Power in My Books: An Interview with George Saunders”

Lighthouse Writers

Danahy Fiction Prize
Arthur Edelstein Short Story Prize
Pushcart Prize nomination
Finalist: Flannery O’Connor Award

Heather Sappenfield’s fiction has won the Danahy Fiction Prize and the Arthur Edelstein Prize. It has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and been a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award. She has an MFA in Writing from Pacific University. Her debut novel The View From Who I Was (Flux, 2015) was nominated for the Boston Globe Horn Book Award. Her second novel was Life at the Speed of Us (Flux, 2016). She lives in Vail.

Judith Robbins Rose

Website: www.jrrose.net
Email: jrose@ecentral.com
Phone: 303-798-7462
Address: Centennial, CO

Joined CAL: January 2016

Sean McCarthy Literary Agency, New York

Specialties: Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction

Skills & Media: Marketing, Media Relations, Corporate Communications

Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
Pikes Peak Writers
Wyoming Writers, Inc
Boulder Writers Workshop
American Library Association
International Literacy Association

2015 INK Writer of the Year
Look Both Ways In The Barrio Blanco:
2015 INK Best Children’s Novel
American Booksellers Association New Voices Selection
2015 ABC Best Books for Young Readers
2015 New York Public Library Best Books
2015 Iowa National Public Radio Best Children’s Books
2015 Politics and Prose Best Books
Reading the West Nominee
2015 CYBILS Nominee
New York Public Library 2016 Recommended Reading List
Burn Trilogy
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Southern California Retreat 1st Place/Young Adult
Wyoming Writers, Inc. 2nd Place/Children’s/YA
Zebulon Historical Fiction, 3rd Place
Colorado Gold Historical Fiction Finalist

Judy Rose is a volunteer tutor and mentor for at-risk youth. She is available for free school visits, giving preference to Title 1 schools.

Dian Curtis Regan

Dian Regan
Email: dian@diancurtisregan.com
Website: www.diancurtisregan.com

Joined CAL: November, 2014

Curtis Brown Literary Agency

Specialties: Books for Young Readers

Picture books: The Snow Blew Inn, Monster Baby
Board books: Peek-a-Boo Zoo, Nice Catch
Beginning readers: The Friendship of Milly and Tug, SpaceBoy (series, 2015)
Chapter books: The World According to Kaley, Rocky Cave Kids
Middle Grade novels: Monster of the Month Club (series), Ghost Twins (series)
Young Adult novels: Princess Nevermore, Cam’s Quest
Anthology stories: “El Golpe de Estado” (Shattered/Knopf), “Second Culture Kids” (First Crossing/Candlewick)
Plus many more…

Writers Digest
Byline Magazine
Scholastic Scope
High Five
Humpty Dumpty
Look and Listen
Children’s Digest
Oklahoma Today


Children’s Choice Awards
Junior Library Guild selections
Children’s Book of the Month Club selections
American Booksellers’ “Pick of the List”
Children’s Literature Choice Books
Los Angeles Times’ Recommended Books
New York Library’s yearly “100 Titles for Reading and Sharing”
Benjamin Franklin Award nominee
Multiple states children’s book award nominations

Dian is the author of 60 books for young readers, ranging from picture books to novels for teens. Recent and popular titles include: Princess Nevermore, The World According to Kaley, Barnyard Slam, and Rocky Cave Kids. She is a former “Member of the Year” of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and the namesake of a library in Venezuela. Dian, a Colorado native, has also lived in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and South America. In 2012, she moved home to Colorado.

Todd Mitchell

Company Name:
Email: ToddMitchellBooks@hotmail.com
Phone: 970-493-2972
Address: 2727 Pleasant Valley Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80521

Joined CAL: January, 2014

Specialties: Young adult


2014 CAL Writing Award, Book Young Adult for Backwards

Sandra J. Welchel

Website: www.sandywhelchel.com
E-mail: authorsandy@hotmail.com
Phone: 303-656-7235
Address: 11844 County Road 1, Parker, CO 80138

Joined CAL: 2008-07-15

Specialties: Thrillers, History, Childrens & Young Adult

Skills & Media:

Hide and Seek (novel)
Check and Mate (novel)
The National Writers Association Guide for Beginning Writers(nonfiction)

The Writer magazine
National Writers Associationfic

Marilyn (Shepherd) Warner

warner marilyn
E-mail: warnerwrit@aol.com
Phone: 719-475-9455
Address: 1015 Valley Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80904-1514

Joined CAL: 1992-08-01

M.N. Warner
M.Naomi Warner

Liza Pulitzer Voges
Eden Street Literary

Specialties: adult and young adult fiction and nonfiction, private writing teacher and editor

Skills & Media:
Writing teacher and personal writing coach
Editor of anthologies, fiction and nonfiction books
Workshop instructor in fiction and non-fiction writing, greeting cards, essays and articles, and writing for True Confessions

I have published essay/stories in two of the Cup Of Comfort anthologies

St. Anthony Messenger
Highlights for Children
Byline Magazine
Ford Times
Woman’s World
The Phoenix
Group International
One Fantastic Book
The Junction City Daily Union
The Chapman Sentinel/ Lincoln Sports Times
Cup of Comfort for Families Touched By Alzheimer’s
Cup of Comfort for Single Mothers
All of the Dorchester (formerly Sterling/MacFadden)

Online Credit:
“Things I Want To Tell My Mother”–award-winning blog at warnerwriting.wordpress.com

Other Credits:
B.A., McPherson College
M.A.T., The Colorado College
30 year teacher, high school English, Creative Writing and Speech/Mock Trial/Forensics

National League of American Pen Women

Lamplighter’s Best Short Story By a Published Writer
Winner, Highlights Writing Contest
Winner or finalist in several categories, Paul Gillette Writing Contests and Pikes Peak Writing Contest
Author of the Month (twice) for stories published by Highlights
First Place Winner in short story writing in 2012 ACC Writer’s Studio Literary Contest

Denise Vega

Website: www.denisevega.com
E-mail: authorvisits@denisevega.com
Phone: 303-639-5473
Address: PO Box 101596, Denver, CO 80250-1596

Joined CAL:

Specialties: children’s and young adult fiction

The “blog” books:
Click Here (to find out how i survived seventh grade)
Access Denied (and other eighth grade error messages)

Teen novels:
Rock On and Fact of Life #31.

Picture books:
Build a Burrito (a counting book in English and Spanish)
Grandmother, Have the Angels Come?

Highlights for Children
Plus others…

Author’s Guild
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (also Co-Regional Advisor for the Rocky Mtn Chapter)

Fact of Life #31 tied for the 2008 Colorado Author’s League Top Hand Award for Young Adult Literature and won the 2008 Colorado Book Award for Young Adult Literature.

Click Here (to find out how i survived seventh grade) won the 2005 Colorado Book Award for Young Adult Literature, was selected as a NY Public Library Book for the Teen Age, and for VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers. It was a finalist for the Louisiana Young Readers Award.

Grandmother, Have the Angels Come?–Colorado Book Award winner, CAL winner, 2010 Americas Award Commended Title.

John Stansfield

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

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

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

National Storytelling Network

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