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Member Name
CAL President
Barb Lundy joined CAL 15 years ago. She values the benefits of connecting with other writers. Barb worked in Social Services telling the stories of people who could not speak for themselves. She is a widely published poet and teaches strategic problem solving and critical thinking. Barb's most recent book, Connections Count, Master the Human Side of Business  focuses on skills businesses need today.

Jerry Fabyanic
VP, Membership
Jerry Fabyanic is the CAL Membership Director and the award-winning author of Sisyphus Wins, a novel about self-acceptance, forgiveness, and triumph.

In the land before time, Jerry taught language arts and American history at Aurora Hills Middle School and English at Summit High School. In his current incarnation, he is a featured columnist of the Clear Creek Courant and hosts the Rabbit Hole on KYGT-FM in Idaho Springs. On his show, Jerry interviews Colorado authors in his Writers Talk segment.

Aaron LaPedis
Aaron LaPedis

             Aaron has been a published writer for the last 10 year. The Garage Sale Millionaire was his first book which is now in it's 3rd edition. He has written 3 children's book. These books are about his son who is on the spectrum Autism. Aaron is married and lives in Denver. 
Jodi Bowersox
Jodi Bowersox
Jodi has worn many hats in her life--actress, seamstress, designer, business owner, homeschool teacher, kids' choir director, and artist--but she spends most of her time these days on her last passion, writing romance novels in multiple genres from faith fiction to suspense to time travel to sci fi.

As an award-winning watercolor artist, Jodi specializes in pet portraits, and as a seamstress, she creates women's vests out of men's ties. 

She lives in the heart of Colorado Springs with her husband and too many cats where the mountain views are spectacular!

Robert Williscroft
Newsletter Editor
Dr. Williscroft is a retired submariner, deep-sea diver, scientist, businessman, adventurer, author. He has spent 22 months underwater, a year in the equatorial Pacific, 3 years in the Arctic, and a year at the Geographic South Pole. He has appeared on dozens of talk shows, the Michael Medved show, CNBC, and FOX News. Author of The Chicken Little Agenda - bestselling current events book, Operation Ivy Bells - bestselling semi-biographical Cold War novel - The Starchild Trilogy - award-winning hard science fiction, and Starman Jones - A Relativity Birthday Present, that teaches kids about special relativity, endorsed by Dr. Frank Drake of the SETI Institute, who wrote the introduction. 

  Dan Ginsberg
Awards Chair
Dan Ginsberg is a retired Denver Public School teacher with a diverse background in both science and art who began writing and illustrating activity books for children in the late 80’s. He’s been recognized with awards for his short stories and screenplays.
Today, Dan writes mystery novels and short stories in the Women’s Fiction genre while continuing to sculpt and paint in his Denver studio.

Barbara Stafford
Events Chair
I am the Events Chair until June 2019 for obvious reasons - I love food! My two award-winning Eclectic Entertaining cookbooks reflect my hunger for a variety of colors, textures and flavors in all menus. Food brings people together and I strive to bring back the lost art of entertaining.

My eclectic life includes having been a Dental Hygienist since 1983, 2 children, 2 step children, 2 Samoyeds and one very patient husband!
John Wilker
John Wilker
John Wilker runs his own conference planning and consulting company, 360|Conferences. He's also a Science Fiction writer with four, almost five books out in his popular Space Rogues series. He's married to his amazing wife, Nicole and they have two dogs; Paco and Winston.