I am an author, writing consultant, presenter, and freelance writer with over 20 years’ experience in the publishing industry. I am the author of, The Writer's Digest Guide to Magazine Article Writing and the creator of the Magazine Writing Blueprint. In addition, I have published seventeen other books, including three series’ with co-author Chuck Harrelson, under the pen names, C.K. Wiles and C.G. Harris. Our book, Showtime Rendezvous, was a finalist in The Beverly contest and also received an Honorable Mention for the Writer’s Digest self-published books awards.
My articles and essays have appeared in publications and anthologies including Writer's Digest, Alaska Magazine, The Writer, FamilyFun, and six Chicken Soup for the Soul books.
I was the founder of Northern Colorado Writers, and led the group for ten years, along with organizing the annual writing conference and retreat. Over the years, I have worked with hundreds of authors through classes and individual consultations. My background in teaching, and enjoyment of helping writers has led me to present at writing conferences across the country and teach continuing studies classes through Stanford University.
Now as the cofounder of the Wordsmith Institute, I help coordinate one-day online writing conferences and events.
When I am not writing I enjoy spending time with family & friends, fly-fishing and enjoying the beautiful Colorado outdoors.
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