Boulder Writers' Workshop | Professional Member Directory

 

Jim Ringel

Jim Ringel, Niwot, Colorado, published his first novel Wolf with Curiosity Quills Press in 2013. It's the story of Johnny Wolfe, a sales guy who on his way to work one morning comes across the body of a colleague. The colleague has been killed by a dog, which strikes...

Sarah Elizabeth Schantz

Sarah Elizabeth Schantz is a fiction writer living on the outskirts of Boulder, Colorado with her family in an old farmhouse surrounded by century-old cottonwoods, open sky and coyote. She has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice and have won a few other...

Kelly M. Welsh

Kelly M. Welsh has always had a passion for literature. At an early age, her imaginary friends were pulled straight out of the pages of her favorite books. It’s a wonder that she ever made any real friends of her own, but luckily she did, and they turned out to be...

Lori DeBoer, BWW Director

Lori  DeBoer is a private writing coach and teacher who coaches clients across the country.  Her work has appeared in Creative Nonfiction, The New York Times, Arizona Highways, America West Airlines Magazine, Working Woman, Black Enterprise, Phoenix Magazine and...

Sheila Paxton

Sheila Paxton is an award-winning relationship coach. She is an expert in helping singles push through the barriers that keep them from connecting with the love of their life. Sheila knows first-hand about the sorrow and guilt that accompany poor relationship...

Ava Klinger

Ava Klinger is a young adult author currently working on her debut novel. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in Humanities and an emphasis in Russian History and German Language. She has been employed by Gaia University for several...

Susie Lindau

Susie Lindau is a writer, screenwriter, and blogger who likes to include humor with a little twist. This year she plans to finish a three book paranormal mystery series while continuing to chronicle her wild life adventures on her award-winning blog, Susie Lindau’s...

Susu Vieira

Susu Vieira is a life-long learner and adventurer. She enjoys being physically active in the great outdoors—hiking, dancing, skiing, and playing in the ocean. She holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Oregon State University. Susu owned and...

Lori Stott, BWW Advisory Board

Lori Stott writes with honesty and humor about recovery, travel, infertility, yoga, spirituality, parenthood and other life adventures. Originally from the Bronx, Lori has lived in the Rocky Mountain West since 1990. She lives at the top of a hill in Lyons, Colorado...

Erik V. Wolter

Erik V. Wolter is a full time author and screenwriter. The former AP Government and Politics teacher from Winter Park, Florida moved to Boulder in January, 2014 with his wife, Nancy, and their two dogs. Erik’s first book, Loyalty on Trial: One American’s Battle with...

Gary Alan McBride, BWW President

Gary Alan McBride is a writer and musician from Denver, Colorado, born during the Kennedy administration. He is a good conversationalist and has written a number of essays, plays, musicals, songs, tone poems, and choral works. Potential topics for conversations with...

Michelle Theall

Michelle Theall started her career in publishing twenty years ago and is currently the editor-in-chief of Alaska Magazine. Her memoir, Teaching the Cat to Sit, about growing up gay and Catholic in the Texas Bible Belt inspires timely discussion about the modern issues...

Ellen Nordberg, BWW Advisory Board

Ellen Nordberg’s articles and essays have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The Denver Post, The Huffington Post, Parade.com, Boulder Lifestyle, American Fitness, Adventure Cyclist, and on National Public Radio – KQED San Francisco, in addition to many literary...

Christina Antus

Christina Antus lives in Denver with her husband, two daughters, and super-sized cat. When she’s not forgetting to feed the goldfish, neglecting the laundry, or avoiding the grocery store, she’s writing and making mediocre meals for her family. She recently added,...

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks was born and raised on a farm in Iowa, traveled through Europe and Central America, and lived in Alaska for a decade before she moved to Colorado to live near her family.  When she's not writing late at night, she raises her beautiful, sassy six-year-old...

J.L. Forrest

J.L. Forrest lives in Boulder, Colorado with the actor and stage artist Shana Cordon and two enormously spoiled cats. He teaches and writes in Boulder, but migrates regularly to Seattle, Washington and Roma, Italia. Most of his work fits neatly within the...

Michael Renier

Michael Renier was born and raised in a quintessential American small town on the western shore of Lake Michigan. Paperboys still delivered the evening paper, folks left their doors unlocked at night, homes shared party lines, and the local A&W Root Beer stand...

Ann Morrill

Over the past 15 years Ann Morrill has written and edited books and chapters for educational and reference book publishers, parenting and conservation magazines, local newspapers, and one little poetry journal (many moons ago). An adjunct Spanish instructor and former...

Connie Meyer

A resident of Fort Collins, Colorado, Connie says growing up on a farm in Iowa was one of the best learning experiences of her life.  Now as an urbanite along the Front Range of Colorado, she brought country ways to town, living on a 1/3 acre urban homestead. Days are...

Karen Hemmerle

Karen Hemmerle is a writer living in Denver, CO. She is a produced screenwriter, and has written several spec scripts, currently making the rounds in LA. She co-wrote and co-produced the 2008 documentary Dandy Kids, which screened for Congress, at their request. She...

Janna Remington

Janna Remington is an emerging fiction writer who has been writing all her life, but never tookit seriously until 2012. While Janna is presently employed working full time as a lawyer and real estate broker,  she is also a former title examiner and teacher. In...

Jessica Fishman

Jessica Fishman works in marketing, but her passion is writing. She grew up in Minnesota, but moved to Israel after finishing her B.A. in Journalism and Business. Her first few years in Israel were spent serving in the army, learning Hebrew, and building a life in the...

Paula Glasscock

Paula Glasscock lives in Lakewood, Colorado. She is a retired English teacher and Physician Assistant. In addition to writing, she enjoys travel, reading, painting, watching the Broncos, and spending time with her family and friends. She is married with grown children...

Donald Samson

Raised in Los Angeles, Donald Samson spent the first twelve years of his adult life respectively in a Greek fishing village, a quaint German border town, and finally in the mountains of Switzerland. Upon returning to the States, he took up the art of teaching...

Gail Storey

Gail Storey is the author of I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail, Winner of the Barbara Savage Award from The Mountaineers Books. Her first novel, The Lord’s Motel, was praised by the New York Times Book Review as “a tale of unwise...

John Shors

John Shors first five novels, Beneath a Marble Sky, Beside a Burning Sea, Dragon House, The Wishing Trees, and Cross Currents, have won multiple awards, and have been translated into twenty-five languages. He is an international bestselling author, with his newest...

Anna Schmidt

Anna Noelle Schmidt is a Fish and Wildlife Biologist who writes short story fables and high (epic) fantasy, incorporating the nature and wildlife she loves. Anna writes to share positive messages with the world, in a fun imaginative way. When not working or writing,...

Jennipher Dallas

Jennipher has been writing short stories and poetry since 1990. She has published two books of poetry, Poetry for Emotion (CreateSpace, 2011), and Veneficus (CreateSpace, 2012).    Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Jennipher has traveled extensively throughout the...

Dawn Virnig

I write romantic thrillers, am actively querying agents to try to get published, and have been a part of writers' groups for several years. I have lived in Minnesota, Texas, and Kentucky  and recently relocated (back to) Colorado. In addition to writing (and reading),...

Carrie Koftan

Carrie Koftan is an educational specialist who provides resources to parents or teachers of children with exceptionalities. She writes a blog, Why So Special?, which is a resource guide for general and special education. She is working on a book geared toward helping...
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