Welcome, Elaine! Tell us about you and how you started writing. I’m the author of two picture books I’LL NEVER LEAVE and EVEN SHARKS NEED FRIENDS. I started writing fifteen years ago, self-publishing my first, I’LL NEVER LEAVE, eleven years ago, after trying traditional publishers and believing in my story enough not to give up.
Tell us about yourself. When did you start writing? I’m a 5th generation native of Durango, CO and has been writing since kindergarten. Tell us about your book and how it came into being. I inherited a collection of lantern slides from my grandfather without any indication of where they were taken or why. In
Tell us about yourself. Why did you start writing? On August 1, 1999, I left my home in Colorado and headed west. I traveled across four continents, 22 countries and over 14,000 miles — by foot — to become the first woman to walk around the world. In a spirit of adventure, along with
Tell us about yourself. Why did you start writing? In addition to being an author and a keynote speaker, I am a management consultant who works with forward-thinking leaders who understand that managing great change means changing how they manage. I help businesses learn how to access the most untapped resource in every organization –
Allidah Hicks & Bonnie Knuti are the Past President’s Award winner for their book, “When Crisis Strikes.” Their book achieved the highest score of all the 2011 EVVY Award winners. Tell us about yourselves. Why did you start writing? Allidah sees herself as “just a friend and a neighbor.” Having gone through a tough stretch
Tell us about yourself and why you started writing. I’m a former technical writer from Denver. When my husband and I finally summoned the gumption in 1997 to cut loose from our corporate jobs and live our dream, we escaped to the Upper Arkansas Valley. In tow were