My Community

Celebrating Our Community

Just like any industry, us authors cannot do this alone. While writing itself is mostly a solitary act, a strong author community helps to connect fellow writers in a way that supports everyone – from discovering new marketing opportunities to working through issues with a story.

On this page I will give shout-outs to my author friends and highlight organizations and opportunities that have helped me along the way.

Groups and Organizations

Colorado Authors League Membership

Colorado Authors League

The Colorado Authors League (CAL) is a fantastic organization that helps a wide variety of authors and book cover artists. From non-fiction and poetry to memoirs and mysteries, CAL promotes and supports published authors in Colorado by creating an open and welcoming community. They also hold holiday co-op events, book racks, writing contests, and more.

Learn more about CAL

Colorado Independent Publishers Association

Colorado Independent Publishers Association

The Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) is a nonprofit composed of authors, independent book publishers, and publishing professionals. They put on various webinars to help educate and support their community. They also run a popular book contest and provide a number of wonderful opportunities for their members, including their booth at the FallCon Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association tradeshow.

Learn more about CIPA

My Word Publishing

My Word Publishing

My Word Publishing (MWP) is your go-to resource for all things self-publishing. They guide experienced authors and first-time authors through the self-publishing process in a way that helps the author control all their distribution and copyrights. They also allow you to cherry-pick the services you want, so you can choose how you work with them.

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Individual Shout-Outs

Erika M. Weinert

Erika M. Weinert, dba The Werd Nerd, is my wonderful editor. I literally could not have published my book properly without her. Her advice and guidance really helped me grow into the author I am today.

Erika is an author herself – Cursing with Style: A Dicktionary of Expletives is a fantastic guide to curse words that is helpful for any author or word enthusiast.

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A C Whikcom

A C Whikcom is a UK based author who published his first novel in September 2023. His debut fantasy novel, Dead Surprise: A Ferox Tale is heavily inspired by Dungeons & Dragons and based on Whikcom’s own world: Ferox. Dive into his unique world today. Dead Surprise is available on Amazon or directly through his website.

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A. James

A. James is a fellow Colorado author. His debut science fiction novel, Crystal of Tears: Book One of the Seersinger Chronicles was published August 2023. The story is set in a broken United States where a civil war rages over dwindling resources. Crystal of Tears is available on Amazon.

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Walter Robinson

Walter Robinson is the author of The Northern Route, the first book in The States of Vesta Fortuna Series. The Northern Route is an action-packed romantic and political science fiction adventure. The Northern Route is available on Amazon.

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