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Jean Alfieri
Jean Alfieri – Easy Reader Rhyming Stories

Jean knew when her eyes locked with those of a smooshy-faced little dog, who sat inside a kennel at her local Humane Society, that it was love at first sight. He captured her heart and she captured some of their many adventures in sweet short story poems starring her often mischievous and always adorable rescue pug named Zuggy. Jean enjoys visiting school and community events, sharing these light-hearted and beautifully illustrated books. See their fun photo gallery at:  ZuggyThePug.com.

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Jodi Artzberger

Jodi ArtzbergerChristian Romantic Suspense

Jodi writes inspirational romantic suspense stories that are Gospel centered and intertwined with God’s love and plan of redemption. Her passion for the Word has led her to teach women how to study their Bibles for themselves. She loves living in beautiful Colorado with her wonderful husband, two awesome boys, and rescue dogs. In her spare time, you can find her playing with her latest kitchen gadget and exploring where God has graciously place her in Colorado.

 

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Diane Campbell

Diane M. CampbellThriller/Suspense

Diane M. Campbell is the award-winning author of Point Blank, a contemporary mystery/suspense novel set in her beloved Colorado Rockies. Diane loves adventurous stories and mysteries, especially those that include unexpected plot twists and lovably quirky characters. She’s also a lover of all things outdoors, so if she’s not at her desk, you’ll likely find her under a shade tree or out on a backcountry trail, soaking in some fresh inspiration. She currently serves as treasurer of the Colorado Springs chapter of ACFW.

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Bryan E. Canter

Bryan E. Canter – Historical Fiction

Bryan Canter has a keen interest in history and the Christian faith. He has a passion for lifelong learning in an eclectic array of subjects. Bryan has earned a Batchelor of Science degree in engineering physics, a Master of Arts degree in religious studies, as well as a Master of Arts in liberal arts from a “great books” program at St. John’s College. He writes historical fiction in order to make history come alive for his readers, allowing them to experience the past in new and engaging ways.

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Carol Rose Cuppy

Carol Rose CuppyBlogger – Science and Adventure


Carol loves to bring vibrant stories to the world around her, whether it be through her writing or her career as a graphic designer. With a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication, she has learned to pluck all the strings of a reader’s senses in order to make her stories sing. When not writing or designing, Carol can be found hiking the dramatic slopes of the Rocky Mountains with her husband, volunteering with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, or snuggled up with her cats and a volcanology textbook. Carol is a member of Pikes Peak Writers, ACFW, and Romance Writers of America, and actively posts on her blog Volcano Hopper.

 

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Gina Holder

Gina HolderRomantic Suspense/Women’s Fiction

Gina Holder dreamed of being a writer from her early teen years and lives in Colorado with her husband and daughter. When she’s not homeschooling her daughter or working on her next novel, she enjoys reading, watching movies, cooking, singing, and playing the piano and organ. Her indie published debut novel was released in 2017.

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Susan G. Mathis

Susan G. MathisHistorical Romance


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.

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Suzanne Norquist

Suzanne NorquistHistorical Romance


Suzanne Norquist explores past and present through story.

Everything fascinates her, so she never settled on a career. She has worked as a sales clerk, chemist, professor, financial analyst, and even earned a doctorate in economics. As an author, she experiences different worlds without starting a new career every time. Research feeds her curiosity and she shares the adventure with her readers.

She lives in New Mexico with her mining engineer husband and has two grown children. When not writing, she explores the mountains, hikes, and attends kickboxing class.

 

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Gordon Saunders

Gordon Saunders – Young Adult Fantasy, Fiction, and Historical Fiction


Dr. Saunders grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, steeped in history. Later, he lived in Europe for over twenty-five years and experienced the contemporary history of the end of European communism while teaching in more than 30 countries. This gave him the desire to know and share the history that’s shaped the world we live in today. Also, however, he wanted to consider ideas crucial to thriving in today’s world, apart from its baggage. Hence, he writes history and fantasy as well. And who needs it more than young people? So these works are for young adults.

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Davalynn Spencer

Davalynn SpencerInspirational Western Romance


Wife and mother of professional rodeo bullfighters, Davalynn Spencer writes cowboy romance. She teaches Creative Writing at Pueblo Community College, served as a columnist for two daily newspapers, and has sold countless nonfiction pieces to American Cowboy, Western Horseman, Power for Living, The Quiet Hour, Standard, and other periodicals. She is an ECPA and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling novelist, and winner of the Will Rogers Gold Medallion for Inspirational Western Fiction. And she’s fairly certain her previous career as a rodeo journalist and award-winning crime-beat reporter prepared her for life in Colorado wrangling Blue the Cowdog and mouse detectors Annie and Oakley.

 

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Jeanne Takenaka

Jeanne TakenakaContemporary Fiction


Award winning aspiring novelist, Jeanne Takenaka, writes contemporary inspirational fiction that tackles real life issues with a heart to draw women closer to God and those around them. She hosts an inspirational blog where she shares about life and relationships and walking well with God. She lives near the mountains in Colorado with her amazing husband and two exuberant boy-men. She loves being God’s girl—always learning about His grace, hanging out with friends and enjoying a great cup of coffee. When she’s not writing you can find her with a camera in her hand, looking for #alittlebitofpretty in her days.

 

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Becky Van Fleet

Becky Van FleetChildren’s Picture Books


Becky has been married to her college sweetheart for almost 45 years. They have raised four daughters and are enjoying life as empty nesters in Colorado Springs. She enjoys blogging on her website about creating and preserving family memories. Becky relishes spending time with her grandchildren, especially reading books to them. When she is not busy with the Grands, she enjoys gardening, oil painting, and hiking and biking around in God’s great playground He designed in Colorado.

 

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Margie Wood

Margie WoodInspirational Suspense with a Twist of Romance


Margie Wood’s heart is to help others find their way to forgiveness. She infuses this mantra into her fiction novels, where her characters live imperfect lives and experience truth and freedom.

A long-time Colorado resident, Margie fosters a love for Victorian mansions and the Rocky Mountains. In addition to a fascination with Colorado history, Margie’s happy places are sipping tea with good friends while dressed in Victorian fashions, and attending writing retreats in the serenity of the majestic mountains.

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