Lori DeBoer is a freelance writer, writing coach, and independent writing teacher, as well as founder of the Boulder Writer’s Workshop. DeBoer is a contributing editor to Short Story Writer. More than a thousand of her essays and articles have been published in magazines, literary journals, and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Bellevue Literary Review, Arizona Highways, Pithead Chapel, Working Woman, Gloom Cupboard, PHOENIX Magazine and more. If you would like to read her essays on writing, they have been published in Keep It Real: Everything You’ve Wanted to Know About Research and Writing Creative Nonfiction, Mamaphonic: Balancing Motherhood and Other Creative Acts, and A Million Little Choices: The ABCs of CNF.
Lori admits to living through her clients’ successes. She has helped hundreds of writers accomplish their literary goals and beyond. Besides helping her clients get published in general interest magazines, including Wend, Women’s Health, 5280, Arizona Highways, Sunset, Men’s Journal, Outside, Backpacker, Go World Travel, Heartlands, The Arizona Republic, The Coachella Review, Runner’s World, Salon and more, her clients have also received several awards: First Place, North American Travel Journalists Association; First Place, Society of Professional Journalists; Finalist, Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction; Salon Editor’s Pick; Finalist, Tin House literary award; Finalist, Southwest Writers contest; Colorado Book Award; Third Place, CIPA EVVY Award for Spiritual Writing; The Glyph Award and more.
She currently lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and son. Visit www.lorideboer.com for more information.
Kelly M. Welsh is a fiction writer and poet. She has a B.A. in creative writing and her secondary education teaching licensure from the University of Colorado. She has taught literature and creative writing classes for high school students and works with all ages of talented and gifted students to help build leadership skills.
Kelly has been published in Eunoia Review, Expedition Underground and the poetry anthology Forever Spoken. She is working on her debut YA novel The Kamen District. She has a love for the bizarre and the fantastical, as well as anything that makes her cringe.
Kelly currently lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her hedgehog. For more information, visit her website at www.kellymwelsh.com.