Books Are Awesome is an amazing bookstore serving Parker, Centennial, Castle Rock, Elizabeth, Franktown, and Metro Denver, Colorado. It is founded and run by people who care deeply about books and are dedicated to helping Douglas County book lovers their next great read!
Chrissy writes women’s fiction and has a penchant for the paranormal, so there’s at least a little magic in every book. Although she says she doesn’t like romance, her main characters always get a happy ending. Like famous poet Yeats, she thinks death and sex are endlessly interesting.
The books she reads, and everything she writes, must have blood and sex.
Born in the great state of Pennsylvania, Chrissy has spent her adult life in the West coast rainforest with her husband. They currently live with three children and an assortment of critters, including a 100+ pound house pig. Her other four babies have grown and ventured into the wide world, including a son who lives in Arizona and a daughter studying in Beijing.
Creative Writing Energy (Kim Petersen & Catherine Evans)
Creative Writing Energy: Tools to Access Your Higher-Creative Mind is a book created for authors from best-selling and award-winning authors, Kim Petersen and Catherine Evans – developed to help creatives discover and nurture their natural imaginative resources.
Inked in Gray is a small press dedicated to telling the stories that need to be told. We focus on stories that push boundaries, tackle morally gray issues, and explore topics that dig deeper into our world and helping our authors tell those stories. Too many issues and realities get pushed into the cracks of society. We aim to bring those stories to light, give voice to the voiceless, and tell stories that need to be told. There is always another side, another truth to what we think we know and perceive. Inked in Gray is also dedicated to supporting the Writing Community through our creation of the Indie Resource Directory as well as in person and online community writing groups.
Kriti is an avid reader and learner. She expresses her love for lifelong learning by writing regularly on Armed with A Book about a variety of topics from how-to articles on bullet journaling, teaching, to learning better, though currently she is focused on posting book reviews/thoughts, author interviews. During the work week, she wears the Data Analyst hat and once home, she applies many of the skills she learns in her day job to blogging and life.
Layton R. Turner writes technical documentation for work, but for pleasure, she prefers exercising her creative mind. As a Christian, she seeks to use her talent for God’s glory while captivating readers through multiple genres. Layton’s website—A Writer’s Journey—reflects her passion to share knowledge and experiences with new writers.
LikeOneAnother is a mental health campaign launched in 2018. LikeOneAnother's goal is to reduce the stigma of mental health conditions by showing that we're all like one another, whether we have a mental health condition or not.
RedditSerials is a community dedicated to fiction published one chapter at a time across the internet! We welcome readers as well as writers of all skill levels - we have members who have multiple published novels, as well as those writing their first story. Come share your fiction, find something fun to read, or just join in the conversations!
Shadow Spark Publishing specializes in hearing the unheard & bringing them to the world. No matter the genre, we love anything & everything unexpectedly incredible & unique. We connect with like-minded creatives, & are expanding at a steady clip, unwilling to submit to labels & preconceptions of what it takes to be successful in the publishing industry. We are building a strong base of creatives, who work with the house to ensure all voices are heard, all works are exactly as they should be, & both house and creative alike profit in all ways from mutual support & association.
Spencer Reaves McCoy’s fiction has appeared in regional and national publications. A lover of the written word, she grew up reading all genres of book, from horror to science fiction. A writer to the core, she loves nothing more than to sip cups of coffee on her back porch with notebooks strewn all around her.
One of her most notable works published is the The Warriors of Valishna series.
She lives at the footsteps of the mountains between Northern California and Nevada where she draws inspiration from lakes, trees and dark skies, alongside her family and ever-faithful dogs, Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy.
Story-Bat is a platform where you can write stories on your own or together with other people. The site supports classic linear storytelling like most known literature. But you can also create ‘Choose-your-own-adventure”-type stories where the reader has a selection of possible sequels to choose from. Besides creating and reading content, you can also enjoy quality of life features like setting bookmarks (so you always know where you left the story the last time) or messaging friends on-site.
The Writer's Workout was formed from a love of competition and encouragement. We are a community of writers with many different backgrounds, ideas, influences, and skill levels. From authors published several times over, poets featured in anthologies, to new writers just starting out, we have one important thing in common: a love of the written word.
We know that no two authors are the same; no author approaches The Craft in the same way as the next, and that's okay. We support to all skill and interest levels and our members are always happy to help aspiring writers wherever and whenever they can. Someone is always around to offer advice, motivation, support, and encouragement.