Member Author Links
To learn more about the activities and accomplishments of our supportive Primo Members,
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*If you are a Member of the Chaffee County Writers Exchange and would like to add a link to your book, blog, and/or website,
please send an email with your website link, a head pic, and a short blurb-bio about you to
LINKS TO CCWE MEMBERS' WEBSITES AND BOOKS
Cam Torrens is a retired Air Force pilot who spends his time helping out with Search & Rescue, the Buena Vista Public Library, Boy Scouts, and serving as the CCWE Vice President. He has written two suspense novels and is in the process of finding them a home. Cam publishes a monthly newsletter and blogs on his website.
Cary Unkelbach author of Heartbreak Kennel and and it is a Finalist in the non-fiction biography category in the CAL awards, 2021. She writes a monthly article for her blog Leads and Leashes, which alternates posts about dog-related subjects and occasionally about her travels with her husband. She also shares investigative tools and tips that she used for articles and her current narrative nonfiction book. Cary's book made Finalist status in the 2021 CAL Awards!
Eve Casto is an ordained minister and director of Creekside Gathering Place in Buena Vista, Colorado, where she serves many in need with her kind spirit and spiritual writing. Her newest release, Ransomed: The Bride Price, is a spiritual journey to be exalted.
Jean "GaGa" Gabardi is an indie-author making history a mystery with her and her co-author's newly released Phoebe Korneal Mystery Series. Book 1 in the series, The Last Hurrah, is a witty, light mystery guaranteed to make you smile. It's a Finalist, Mystery category, CAL Awards, 2021. Additionally, this fun read won a Bronze Award in the CIPA EVVY Awards, category of Mystery/Crime/Detective. We are surprised and excited...now on to Book 2, The Last Slide, A Phoebe Korneal Mystery. Buy on Amazon here!
She is currently serving as President of the CC Writers Exchange and occasional webmaster.
Jennifer Sweete is an indie-author, award-winning blogger, editor, and writers' helper. Her book on self-mastery, Dear Sandy - The letter that wrote itself into a Book, and her Memoir, The Poet and The Widow, are making their way up the charts. She has served as President of the CC Writers Exchange and thanks you all for the opportunity.
Judy "Judilee" Butler is an indie-author making history a mystery with her and her co-author's newly released Phoebe Korneal Mystery Series. Book 1 in the series, The Last Hurrah, is a witty, light mystery guaranteed to make you smile and it is a Finalist in the mystery category in the CAL awards, 2021. Additionally, this fun read won a Bronze Award in the CIPA EVVY Awards, category of Mystery/Crime/Detective, 2021. We are surprised, happy, and excited with Book 1...now on to Book 2, The Last Slide, A Phoebe Korneal Mystery. Buy on Amazon here.
Judy Kiehart's writing achievements include two one-act plays that placed among the top three winners in national competitions and were staged in Salida, Colorado in 2005 and 2015. She wrote Global Holidays, a 90-minute holiday program for Stage Left's 2010 winter season. In January, 2021, Judy published her memoir, Calico Lane. Buy on Amazon here. Keep up with Judy's writing at her website www.judykiehart.com.
Kathy Taylor is a writer, musician, and a retired professor of Spanish (literature, linguistics and creative writing). She has published in English, Spanish and Papiamentu (a Caribbean Creole language): poetry, songs, short stories, translations, a bilingual ethnographic novel on Mexican taxi drivers and literary criticism. Her latest book Trees and Other Witnesses was released in 2021 and is available at local bookstores. She has lived and worked extensively in Latin America and the Caribbean and her experiences there have deeply informed her work. Her writing often involves explorations of the natural world and the diverse communities that interact. She lives off the grid with her husband in the mountains of Colorado.
Laurel McHargue, podcaster and author of Miss and the Waterwight series and so many more fun reads! Leadville Laurel's web site for blog, books, and book reviews. Her book, Peace by Piece: 10 Lessons from a Jigsaw Puzzle made Finalist in the CAL awards for 2021. Additionally, this book won a Bronze in the CIPA EVVY awards, 2021. Congratulations, Laurel. What a great year for writing!
She is presently serving the CC Writers Exchange as Membership Chairperson.
Linda Ditchkus, author of The Sasquatch Series, a paranormal trilogy with mystery, twists, and just enough fantasy to make you question reality and is a WINNER in the CAL awards, 2021. Congratulations! Be sure to check out her website for information about her books and writing tips.
She is presently serving the CC Writers Exchange as Member At Large.
Lindsey Cowherd is a licensed acupuncturist and Indie-author of four books: My Texas Streak (A Colorado Cowboy Romance Story), Awakening (Crystals of Syre, book 1), The Cost of Redemption (Assassins' Guild series, book 1), and Vision of a Torn Land (Assassins' Guild prequel book). More are in the works.
Monica Young embarked on her newest career as author in 2019. Her life's journey has included working at Walk Disney World in Florida and the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado. Monica published her first book, Before the Time Comes in 2020. She lives with her husband in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains and travels as often as possible!
Paul Hudon writes a spiritual/self-development blog titled, "Sharing the Wisdom Spoken Through My Inner Voice." He published Your Inner Guidance: The Path to Discovering Your True Happiness in 2021. Paul is also a monthly columnist for two online magazines, New Spirit Journal, and Conscious Shift Magazine.
Wendy Oliver works for the forest service in the summer and writes in the winter. She enjoys travel, reading, singing, and hanging out with nature. So far, Wendy has written two romances and two middle grade adventures. She lives in Buena Vista with her husband, dog, and fabulous views of the Collegiate Peaks. Keep with Wendy on her website https://oliverbooks.com/
If you are a current Member of the Chaffee County Writers Exchange and would like a link to your book, send an email with your website link, a head pic, and a short blurb-bio about you to president@CCWritersExchange.org