American Christian Fiction Writers 

Colorado Springs Chapter


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We are the local Colorado Springs area chapter of the American Christian Fiction Writers – The Voice of Christian Fiction – a professional organization devoted to the craft of Christian Fiction.

Whether you’re a multi-published author or just taking the first steps in your writing career, ACFW is the place for you to learn more about the craft and expand your knowledge of the publishing industry.

Our group provides fellowship, encouragement and learning along the writing journey. We are committed to helping you succeed.


Susan G. Mathis
Susan G Mathis, President

Susan is an international award-winning, multi-published author of stories set in the beautiful Thousand Islands, her childhood stomping ground in upstate NY. She has been published more than twenty times in full-length novels, novellas, and non-fiction books. Susan has seven in her fiction line including, The Fabric of Hope: An Irish Family Legacy, Christmas Charity, Katelyn’s Choice, Devyn’s Dilemma, Sara’s Surprise, Reagan’s Reward, and her newest,Colleen’s Confession. Peyton’s Promise and Rachel’s Reunion releases in 2022 and she’s working on book ten. Her book awards include two Illumination Book Awards, three American Fiction Awards, two Indie Excellence Book Awards, and two Literary Titan Book Awards. Reagan’s Reward is a Selah Awards finalist. 

Susan is also a published author of two premarital books, two children’s picture books, stories in a dozen compilations, and hundreds of published articles. Susan makes her home in Colorado Springs and enjoys traveling around the world but returns each summer to the islands she loves. Visit for more.

Jean Alfieri

Jean Alfieri, Vice-President

When Jean’s eyes locked with those of a smooshy-faced little dog who sat inside a kennel at the Humane Society, it was love! He captured her heart. She captured their many adventures in short story poems starring Zuggy the Rescue Pug. An author and speaker, Jean enjoys sharing these stories at elementary schools and other community events. She and her husband live in Colorado Springs with their vintage puppies. They often joke that although they pay the mortgage, it’s really the dog’s house!

Alicia Whittle

Alicia Whittle, Secretary

Alicia Whittle received her undergraduate English degree from Regis University, Colorado, and is board member of ACFW-CS. Alicia spent forty years as a secretary, executive secretary, and administrative assistant for various corporations and the federal government. She is published in an RV blog, a secretarial manual for a pizza company headquarters, and a jewelry company training resource. Alicia was a finalist in the ACFW 2016 Phoenix Rattler Contest and second-place Finalist in the ACFW 2019 Phoenix Rattler Contest. She is also a finalist in the 2022 ACFW First Impressions Contest. She is currently working on a three-book series in western romance. Alicia enjoyed thirteen years RVing full-time with her husband and two dogs, enjoys baking, reading, and time with family.


Diane Campbell

Diane M. Campbell, Treasurer

Diane M. Campbell has always been a daydreamer. As a child, she’d concoct adventures while perched in the crook of a tree on her family’s farm. Idle hours in the forest have continued to be source inspiration for tales of adventure and mystery, though tree-climbing has been traded in for hammock-swinging. These days, the 2017 Genesis winner is working to complete her second novel, the first in a futuristic series.
Mission Statement: ACFW’s mission is to advance Christian Fiction by inspiring writers to join with God in the creative process, training them in the craft, and educating them in the publishing industry.

Statement of Faith: Jesus is God incarnate; salvation comes through Him alone: “Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6 NIV

The Bible is God’s Infallible Word: “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16 NIV


Please contact us at:

P.O. Box 7862
Colorado Springs, CO 80933

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