Valorie L Cochrane

Valorie Cochrane is a mother of three. She lives with her husband on a farm north of Denver. She has retired and writes full time. Song writing and poems are favorites. Agricultural family lives is an upcoming project.

Joan Jacobson

I started writing stories as a girl, then moved on to a career writing nonfiction. I reported news, wrote magazine features and crafted legal briefs for lawyers, all along honing my skills as I waited for that opportunity to write a novel. Small Secrets is the kind of book I love to read - a story peopled with characters who are fun yet flawed, charming and complex.

Geri Westphal

Geri Westphal, Author of Beautiful Lady, shares her tea-Life story of how cancer changes her life for the better through reawakening and rebirth. We are intensely aware of what cancer takes from us, but we do not often acknowledge the hidden gifts it leaves behind.

Geri’s inspirational story will touch your heart. You will laugh, cray and cheer her on as she fights her way through her own cancer storm to a place of greater strength and inner peace.

Sara Evans

Sara Evans is a creative mind who's life's purpose is to inspire. For the last 10 years, she has been a muse to arts, posing for artists from all over the world. With a BA in photography and design, Sara has concentrated her focus on the fundamentals of art, creating a platform for people to make their dreams come true. Whether she is photographing people, places and things, designing logos and websites, or posing before artists perfecting their craft, Sara is a source of inspiration.

"I believe we all have greatness within us and my goal is to pull that greatness out to share with the rest of the world."

Carter Wilson

USA Today and #1 Denver Post bestselling author Carter Wilson explores the depths of psychological tension and paranoia in his dark, domestic thrillers. Carter is a two-time winner of the Colorado Book Award and his novels have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal. Carter currently lives outside Boulder in a spooky Victorian house.

Amber Cantorna

Amber Cantorna is an author, speaker, musician, and coach with a passion for helping LGBTQ people through their coming out process, especially those that come from conservative faith communities. As the home-schooled daughter of a 30-year executive at Focus on the Family, she grew up entrenched in the values that the organization embodies, and her conservative Christian parents worked hard to protect her from the outside world. But when Amber came out as gay at the age of 27, she shattered the perfect persona that

Sherry D. Ficklin

Sherry D. Ficklin is a full-time writer from Colorado and the author of over a dozen novels for teens and young adults including the best-selling Stolen Empire series. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other. That is, unless she’s on deadline at which time she, like the Loch Ness monster, is only seen in blurry photographs.

Matthew Sullivan

Matthew Sullivan grew up in a family of eight children in suburban Denver, Colorado. He received his B.A. from the University of San Francisco, his M.F.A. from the University of Idaho, and has been a resident writer at Yaddo, Centrum, and the Vermont Studio Center. His writing has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and other awards, and has won the Florida Review Editor's Prize and the Robert Olen Butler Fiction Prize.

Barbara Stafford

Master cook and author Barbara Stafford says:

“If you can read you can cook!”

“Those very words were uttered by my mother when my sister and I turned to her for cooking instruction at young ages.”

Betsy Schwarm

Music historian Betsy Schwarm spent a dozen years as announcer/producer at the vintage KVOD radio, “The Classical Voice of Denver,” and also taught music appreciation at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She gives pre-performance talks for Opera Colorado and the Colorado Symphony and has written seven books on classical music.