Our Authors

 Kudos to our published Western Slope authors!

Robin Densmore Fuson
Robin Densmore Fuson is a self-published author through WestBow Press. is a  chapter book for grade school-aged children.
Rosita Valdez and the Giant Sea Turtle

Robin is also a runner-up in the Flash Fiction Contest printed in the Harpstring Special Edition Magazine by Written World Communications: Boarding Pass. She currently has a romance submitted and is a top three finalist, and is waiting to hear the contest results to be announced at Peak Writing Conference on Feb. 1 in Colorado Springs. She has also been published by various magazines and blogs.

Writing has been a consistent theme in Faye Roberts' life. Raised in Steamboat
Springs, Colo., she was blessed to have an encouraging high school creative writing teacher who told her that her talent with words was a gift to be shared.
Faye Roberts
Faye's writing received another boost when she entered a short story in a Guideposts magazine contest for first-time authors—and won! First prize was a trip to New York City, where she received a tour of the Guideposts editorial offices and met magazine founder Norman Vincent Peale. Her winning story, about her first Christmas following the death of her husband, was published in the magazine, followed by several more articles for Guideposts and stories in other Christian magazines.
Faye then branched into books and published Hey Lord, Can Angels Type? a compilation of devotionals for working women, followed by Fragile Treaties, a novel that captured her fascination with Chipeta, the sincere, kind-hearted wife of Ute Chief Ouray. Chipeta attained brief fame in the white man's world, but later died in obscurity and poverty on a reservation in Bitter Creek, Utah. The novel was selected as a finalist for a Willa Cather award from Women Writing the West.

Templa Melnick
Templa Melnick lives in Grand Junction, Colorado, and is married to her high school sweetheart, Chris. Together, they have raised three sons and a menagerie of animals. Templa loves history, out of the way museums, and dusty attics filled with forgotten treasures. She’s always ready to listen as old timers talk about how things were back in their day. Raised in the mountains of Colorado and influenced by colorful family memoirs, these elements naturally weave their way into her stories, creating rich, realistic details. Templa has wanted to be an author since she was in first grade. This July, that dream will finally become a reality with the debut of her first novel, Season of Forgiveness. 

Niki Turner
Niki Turner is a novelist, blogger, and co-owner and editor-in-chief of the Rio Blanco Herald Times weekly newspaper in Meeker, Colorado. She blogs at www.nikiturner.net and is a co-blogger at www.inkwellinspirations.com. Her books are available at her Author Page on Amazon.


1 comment:

  1. Wonderful. Am looking forward to getting my signed copy!