Authors

Children's and Young Adult Literature
Jeannine Bernardi
Jeannine Bernardi

Rob Hay Illustrator Jeannine loved to write stories and plays while growing up in New York, and her passion for poetry continued into college. Through the beauty of writing, Jeannine hopes to guide others down their paths that may be filled with obstacles, and offer a sense of hope and comfort.

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Fleur Bradley
Fleur Bradley

F.T. (Fleur) Bradley is not a spy, but she is the author of the Double Vision trilogy (HarperCollins Children’s), a funny middle-grade spy series School Library Journal calls, "a must-read for mystery fans, including reluctant readers." She lives in Colorado Springs with her husband, daughters and entirely too many cats.

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Cheryl Carpinello
Cheryl Carpinello

Cheryl’s a retired high school English teacher. Her education and profession introduced her to writings and authors from the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. Now, she hopes to inspire young readers and those Young-at-Heart to read more through her Tales and Legends for Reluctant Readers set in these worlds.

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M.J. Evans
M.J. Evans

LIfe-long equestrian, M.J. Evans, has been able to combine her passion for horses with her love of writing. She is well known for her popular equestrian trail guidebooks, the "Riding Colorado" series. She is an award-winning author of eight fiction novels for middle-grade and young adults that center around horses or horse fantasy creatures.

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Jo Anne Fontana
Jo Anne Fontana

Jo Fontana resides in Denver, Colorado. She is the author of the Turtle Monkey series, of which four have been published. She also recently published an anthology under a pen name, A. J. Hallows, called Approaching Darkness. The Egg Quest, her first novel, is due to be released in 2018.

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Kristen Foote
Kristen Foote

Kristen Foote is the author of HOW TO SURVIVE AS A SHARK and HOW TO SURVIVE AS A FIREFLY.  With a degree in Biology, she believes that learning about science can be fun (and funny!). A Colorado transplant, when not writing, she’s enjoying everything outdoors with her kids!

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Charmayne Hafen
Charmayne Hafen

Charmayne has a BS degree in journalism and psychology and a MA in counseling.  When she’s not writing, she’s running counseling groups for adults and a therapeutic photography group for teens.  She lives in Lakewood, Colorado with her husband, John, and her two Chihuahuas, Pepe and Frida.

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Victoria Kimble
Victoria Kimble

Victoria is the author of the Choir Girls series. She is a full-fledged homebody, a so-so housekeeper, a mediocre musician and has dreamed of writing her whole life. She lives in Littleton, and is usually the tallest person found in the children’s section at the library.

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Holly Arnold Kinney
Holly Arnold Kinney

Holly Arnold Kinney, author and proprietress of The Fort, spent her childhood in the restaurant, helping run what would become a world-renowned business out of the family home. The Fort maintains its legacy as a culinary destination, and Holly has written several award-winning books about its history and beloved recipes.

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Judy Kundert
Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert an award-winning middle-grade novelist loves to inspire and intrigue children. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in the vast Colorado outdoors.

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Heather Sappenfield
Heather Sappenfield

HEATHER SAPPENFIELD lives in a tiny log home in Vail, Colorado, where she teaches narrative writing at a school for future Olympic skiers and snowboarders. If you visit, you might find her pedaling her mountain bike along summer trails or schussing down winter slopes.

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Beth Walker
Beth Walker

Beth Walker has written award-winning books, including Princess Monori, which won an IPPY in 2017. She has an MFA in writing from Vermont College. ​She is currently writing mystery novels.

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Ann West
Ann West

Ann Nye West helped her granddaughter write and illustrate a lift-the-flap board book for toddlers, WHERE’S MY FOOTBALL? when her granddaughter was 12. Ann will be exhibiting with Andrea Antico, former school librarian and author of BUSTER THE BULLY, a book about how a bully changes his ways.

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Joyce Williams Books
Joyce Williams Books

Joyce Williams was born and raised in Oklahoma. Her book was published in 2012. She wants Father's to know In a girls life the first male relationship will be her Father. We often hear about the importance of Father's in the lives of boys, but they are important to girls to.

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Natasha Wing
Natasha Wing

Natasha Wing is the author of the Night Before series which regularly appears on bestselling lists. She also writes non-fiction picture books including When Jackie Saved Grand Central. Her newest, Bagel In Love, is a punny story about a bagel looking for a dance partner. Natasha lives in Fort Collins.

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