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iO9 Names “Loreena’s Gift” as “Can’t Afford to Miss!”

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iO9 Names “Loreena’s Gift” as “Can’t Afford to Miss!”

I’m excited to share that mega-media website iO9 recently named Loreena’s Gift as one of 20 science fiction and fantasy books “you can’t afford to miss in April.” I didn’t know this was coming. A kind soul caught me on Twitter and alerted me. My publisher, Dzanc Books, has described the book as crossing fantasy […]

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My Next Book—Loreena’s Gift—is Here!

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My Next Book—Loreena’s Gift—is Here!

I’m excited to announce that my second novel, and my first literary work— Loreena’s Gift—is now available for pre-order. All books are special to a writer, each one in its own unique way. I’m particularly excited about this one because it’s published by Dzanc Books, a publisher I’ve admired for awhile for their quality work. […]

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Come See Me! Productivity and the Freelance Life April 22-23, 2016

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Come See Me! Productivity and the Freelance Life April 22-23, 2016

I’m excited to announce that I’m going to be teaching two classes at the Northern Colorado Writer’s Conference in Fort Collins, Colorado, April 22-23, 2016. I’ve attended this conference in the past, and was impressed by the great group of people that run the conference. It’s fun, energetic, and inspiring, and includes lots of great […]

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My Interview with the Grand Junction “Daily Sentinel”

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My Interview with the Grand Junction “Daily Sentinel”

A big “thank you” to the Daily Sentinel for their recent feature on me and Rise of the Sidenah. I’m very grateful to Laurena Davis, editor and writer, for her insightful questions into the story and my writing process, and her kind coverage of Rise of the Sidenah and my efforts with Writing and Wellness. She […]

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Morning News Features “Rise of the Sidenah”

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Morning News Features “Rise of the Sidenah”

A big “thank you” to the Morning News for their recent feature on me and Rise of the Sidenah. I had a lovely chat with Leslie Mielke, the reporter, about the writing process, what it’s like to work with an editor, and how I wrote fiction on the side for over 15 years before finally […]

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Local News 8 & KIDK Interview

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Local News 8 & KIDK Interview

Thank you to Local News 8 and KIDK 3 for featuring me and my fantasy novel, Rise of the Sidenah! I continue to be impressed with how involved the folks at this news channel are in the community. It was only a couple months ago that I had the pleasure of playing under lead anchor […]

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North American Book Awards Winner

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North American Book Awards Winner

Rise of the Sidenah was recently honored by the North American Book Awards. Winners were announced November 9, 2015. The book was chosen as 3rd place fantasy. I’m very grateful to the organization for this honor. If you’d like to read more about Rise of the Sidenah, please see the book page.

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Congratulations Giveaway Winners!

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Congratulations Giveaway Winners!

I’m excited to announce the three winners of the YA Books Central “Rise of the Sidenah” giveaway. There was an amazing 637 entries. From those, the following three winners were randomly chosen (last names omitted for privacy): Nadine Tal Christi All three winners will receive one free signed copy of Rise of the Sidenah and […]

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My Fantasy Novel Now Available in Print

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My Fantasy Novel Now Available in Print

I’m excited to share that my fantasy novel, “Rise of the Sidenah,” is now available in print format on Amazon. You can also pre-order the Kindle version for only $4.99 for a limited time. If you’re looking for even better discounts, the publisher, Jupiter Gardens Press, is now offering both versions as follows: Get the […]

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“The Beached Ones” Recognized in AZ Literary Contest

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“The Beached Ones” Recognized in AZ Literary Contest

Colleen’s work in progess, The Beached Ones, was named 3rd place unpublished novel in the 2014 Arizona Authors Literary Contest. She has completed a cross-country road trip as part of the research for this novel, and is now back to work on the second draft. (Read more about her trip here and here.) She plans […]

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“The Beached Ones:” Finalist in PNWA International Literary Contest

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“The Beached Ones:” Finalist in PNWA International Literary Contest

Colleen was named one of eight finalists in the 2014 PNWA International Literary Contest with her novel-in-progress, The Beached Ones. She has completed a cross-country road trip as part of the research for this novel, and is now back to work on the second draft. She plans it as a follow-up to Loreena’s Gift.

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Dzanc Books Picks Up “Loreena’s Gift”

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Dzanc Books Picks Up “Loreena’s Gift”

Colleen recently signed a publishing agreement with Dzanc Books for Loreena’s Gift. She’s thrilled to be associated with this highly reputable company and looks forward to the process of getting the story ready for readers. A 2016 release is expected. For more on the story, please see the book page.

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