Award Winner: Demon Riding Shotgun
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

I'm so thrilled and honored to be named a Colorado Author's League 2022 winner!

CAL is a great group dedicated to local authors and every year (for over 80 years!) they judge the written works of the community in a variety of categories and give out awards for writing excellence. If you want to learn more about the group, or are an author looking to join, hop over to the CAL web page at

The awards ceremony took place on Sunday, June 19th at the Washington Park boathouse. It was a beautiful day with lots of people out enjoying the park and boating on the lake, and there was a nice breeze through the open-air pavilion that kept the heat at bay. It was wonderful to get to see so many familiar faces in person and reconnect with old acquaintances. I sat at a table with Todd Fahnestock and Kendra Merritt, whom I knew from previous author events. I was also able to make a new author friend named Chris Mandeville. Demon Riding Shotgun was entered in two categories: scifi/fantasy and paranormal, and managed to take first in both. Between Todd, Kendra, and me, our table took home five trophies!
For those of you unfamiliar with Todd and Kendra, I suggest you check out their work. They're both very talented.
I also got these nifty book stickers:
There's a video of the entire award ceremony if you'd like to watch it, but for those short on time here are the winners and finalists: