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Jodi Bowersox: President / Web Master / Co-op Booth Coordinator

Jodi's lifetime of writing got its start in 4-H news reporting, but she moved on to essays, skits, plays, children's picture books, and award-winning novels. Under the big umbrella of clean romance she writes 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 many wonderful things. 

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

Stefan Scheuermann: Promotion

Stefan Scheuermann has degrees in History and Literature. He has taught English Composition at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His writing spans multiple genres in fiction and non-fiction, from comparative language and biography to alternative history and historical fiction/fantasy and has been honored with awards from the Colorado Authors League and The Bookfest.

His fiction aspires to demonstrate the fantastical nature of real human lives and show how thin the line can be between history and fantasy. 

He is passionate about the promotion of his fellow Colorado authors and the elevation of our state’s hidden talents.

Laurie Marr Wasmund

Laurie Marr Wasmund: VP / Membership

Laurie holds an M.A. in literature from the University of Denver. She has worked as an editor, community college instructor, and writing workshop presenter. Her short stories have appeared in literary magazines, and she is the author of the White Winter Trilogy. To Walk Humbly, the third book of the series, set in Colorado during the Great War and the 1920s, was a 2020 CAL finalist in the Mainstream/Literary category. It also received a 2020 EVVY third place award in Historical Fiction from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association. She lives in Parker with her husband.

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Robert G. Williscroft: Treasurer

Robert G. Williscroft is a retired submarine officer, deep-sea and saturation diver, scientist, author, and lifelong adventurer. He holds degrees in marine physics and meteorology, and a doctorate for developing a system to protect SCUBA divers in contaminated water. An author of nonfiction, Cold War thrillers and hard science fiction, he lives in Centennial, Colorado.

Kendra Merritt

Kendra Merritt: Secretary

"Kendra Merritt is the author of the Mark of the Least series and the Mishap's Heroes series. Books have been Kendra's escape for as long as she can remember. She used to hide fantasy novels behind her government textbook in high school, and she wrote most of her first novel during a semester of college algebra.

Older and wiser now (but just as nerdy) she writes fantasy and science fiction with main characters who have disabilities. If she's not writing, she's reading, and if she's not reading, she's playing video games.

She lives in Denver with her very tall partner, their book-loving progeny, and a lazy black monster masquerading as a service dog."

Todd Fahnestock: At Large

Todd Fahnestock is a fantasy/sci-fi author of the bestselling Tower of the Four, Threadweavers and The Whisper Prince series. He was a winner of the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age, a finalist for the Colorado Book Award in 2021 for Tower of the Four: The Champions Academy, and a finalist in the Colorado Authors League Writing Awards for the past two years, for Charlie Fiction and The Undying Man. His passions are fantasy and his quirky, fun-loving family. When he’s not writing, he teaches taekwondo, swaps middle grade humor with his son, plays Ticket to Ride with his wife, scribes modern slang from his daughter and goes on morning walks with Galahad the Weimaraner.

Awards Director: Judy White

Judy is a native of Colorado and earned a degree from the Colorado Institute of Art and attended Metropolitan State University.

She is fairly new at being an official Children’s Book Author/Illustrator but has always dreamed of having her stories in print for children to enjoy.

She was recently part of the Colorado Author Program through the Tattered Cover Book Store where her books were for sale, and where her first book signing was held. She also currently has her books for sale on Amazon. She is now very excited to be part of the Board of Directors with the Colorado Authors League and is looking forward to this new journey and forging new friendships.

Judy feels fortunate that her family lives close by and spends as much time as possible with them. She enjoys being a “Gammie.”

Andrea Spoor: Event Director

Andrea is a ICF accredited certified professional coach, award winning inspirational writer, speaker, and leader of empowerment programs for teenage girls. Andrea has dedicated her career to helping girls manage the confusion, challenges, and chaos of the teenage years so they can positively define and own who they are and who they want to become. 

Andrea's book, That's So Diva, provides girls with powerful tools to help them find their voice, gain confidence, build self-esteem, and understand the power behind their choices so they can live their most Diva AMAZING life!