Stephanie Harper received her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Fairfield University with an emphasis in fiction. Her debut poetry collection, Sermon Series, was published in September 2017 with Finishing Line Press. Her work can be found in The Huffington Post, HelloGiggles, HerStories, Feminine Collective, Matador Review, Poetry Quarterly, Midwest Literary Magazine, Haiku Journal, and Spry Literary Journal. She lives in Littleton, CO.
Award-winning author Theresa Crater brings ancient temples, lost civilizations, and secret societies back to life in her visionary fiction. She has published three novels to date, Under the Stone Paw, Beneath the Hallowed Hill, and The Star Family. Her short stories explore ancient myth brought into the present day. The Star Family won the 2015 Indie Spiritual Book Award in the fiction category. She blogs with the Visionary Fiction Alliance and Women Write the Rockies, and is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Alliance of Independent Authors. She teaches meditation and is a speaker on tours with the Khemit School of Ancient Mysticism. Currently, she teaches creative writing and British lit.
Irene Woodbury grew up in Pittsburgh and has lived in Chicago, Los Angeles, Honolulu, and Denver. The University of Houston 1993 graduate also called Texas home for seven years. Her writing career began In 2000. After five years as a successful travel writer, she switched to fiction. Irene’s first novel, the humorous A Slot Machine Ate My Midlife Crisis, was published in 2011. The darkly dramatic A Dead End in Vegas followed in 2014. Pop-Out Girl was another dramatic effort.
Geoff Laughton is a Relationship Expert, known as Your Relationship Architect. He is also the author of the internationally best-selling books Building a Conflict-Proof Relationship and Built to Last: Designing & Maintaining a Loving, Lasting and Passionate Relationship.He is a speaker, retreat leader, and sought-after relationship coach serving people across the world.
Kate Jonuska is a Colorado native with a B.A. in creative writing from the University of Denver. She has a decade of experience writing features for top-notch regional publications, including the Denver Post, the Daily Camera, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette and Boulder Magazine. Kate's short fiction was nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize, and Transference is her first published novel.
Lauren Hallstrom is the author of the CIPA EVVY award-winning novel Dreamweaver, which she wrote at the age of 15 during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a nationwide challenge to write a novel in 30 days. Her novel won Douglas County Libraries’ 2012 Teen NaNoWriMo contest and was chosen to be sponsored for publication. She won the contest for the second year in a row and published her second award-winning book, One Hundred Words, at the age of 17.
Lauren lives in Parker, Colorado with her parents, three younger brothers, and a hyper cat. When she’s not working at the library, she spends her time reading voraciously, writing poetry, and dreaming up new stories.
Ethan and Lincoln are brothers from Pinedale, WY. They started writing at a young age to pass the time on trips to sporting events throughout early childhood to college. Rebellion, their first novel, began as a few sentences in the seventh grade and eventually became a published work. Currently Ethan lives in Pagosa Springs, CO and enjoys hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, and camping. Lincoln recently moved from Japan to Portland after receiving a job offer.
Author J.v.L. Bell is a Colorado native who grew up climbing fourteeners, exploring old ghost towns, and enjoying stories from Colorado’s vibrant past. Her first novel, The Lucky Hat Mine, was published in October, 2016 by The Hansen Publishing Group. The Lucky Hat Mine is an engaging historical mystery set in 1863, Idaho Springs, about a southern belle who answers a wife-wanted ad and travels to the Colorado Territory, arriving only to find her intended dead. J.v.L. Bell loves researching Colorado history and intertwining colorful historical characters and stories into her novels.
Jayme H. Mansfield is an author, artist, and educator—and feels a bit incomplete when she’s not juggling all three balls. An award-winning author, her debut book Chasing the Butterfly, is a book club favorite and Amazon bestseller. Based on a true family story that begs to be told, RUSH, releasing Nov. 1, 2017, provides a tension-filled, moving tale of a pioneer woman’s determination to survive.
She and her husband live near the base of the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains, having survived raising three hungry, hockey-playing sons. Currently, a very needy Golden Retriever runs the roost. When Jayme isn’t writing, she teaches art to children and adults at her long-time art studio, Piggy Toes. Visit Jayme at www.jaymehmansfield.com.