Deborah Turrell Atkinson

Deborah Turrell Atkinson

Fiction

Deborah Atkinson weaves the legends and folklore of Hawaii into suspense-filled contemporary crime fiction. Atkinson lives in Honolulu, Hawaii and is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, University of Iowa Writers’ Summer Workshop, and a recipient of the University of Hawaii’s Meryl Clark Award for Fiction. Her books include Primitive Secrets, which is the introduction to the Storm Kayama series, The Green Room, which was a Book Sense Notable pick, Fire Prayer, and Pleasing the Dead. She has also written a non-fiction book for parents struggling with a child’s addiction. Stay tuned for the first in a new mystery series.

David Riley Bertsch

David Riley Bertsch

Fiction

David Riley Bertsch, a native of Pittsburgh, graduated from Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Since 2009 he has lived in Jackson, Wyoming, where he is a professional fly-fishing guide. He is the author of Death Canyon and River of No Return, the first installments in the Jake Trent novels, set in Jackson Hole.

Broughton Coburn

Broughton Coburn

Creative Nonfiction

Broughton Coburn is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Colorado College, and he has worked on environmental conservation and development projects in Nepal, Tibet and India for two of the past four decades. He has written, edited, or collaborated on eight books, including two national bestsellers. His latest title, published by Crown, is The Vast Unknown: America’s First Ascent of Everest and a recently-completed ghost writing project is now at press with Knopf. Next up, in addition to some developmental editing, is an ambitious work of creative non-fiction. He lives in Wilson, Wyoming.

Matt Daly

Matt Daly

Poetry

Matt Daly’s poetry has been published in various journals including: Clerestory, The Cortland Review, High Desert Journal, and Pilgrimage. Matt also integrates his work into collaborations with literary, visual and performing artists as well as with organizations such as the Jackson Hole Land Trust, Jackson Hole Public Art, Center for the Arts, and Dancers’ Workshop. Matt received the 2015 Neltje Blanchan Award for writing inspired by the natural world and a 2013 creative writing fellowship in poetry from the Wyoming Arts Council. He teaches poetry-writing workshops in schools and communities in the West. He is also on the faculty of a week-long continuing medical education course offered by Harvard Medical School in Orvieto, Italy.

Tiffanie DeBartolo

Tiffanie DeBartolo

Fiction | Graphic Novel

Tiffanie DeBartolo is the author of three works of fiction: God-Shaped Hole, How To Kill a Rock Star and the forthcoming Sorrow, as well as the graphic novel, Grace: The Jeff Buckley Story, and the film, Dream For An Insomniac. Tiffanie is also the Chief Executive Super Goddess of Bright Antenna Records and founder of the charity organization ShineMaker Foundation. She lives in Mill Valley, California with her husband and two Irish Wolfhounds.

Kevin Grange

Kevin Grange

Creative Nonfiction

Kevin Grange is an award-winning freelance writer with an emphasis on the medical field, adventure and travel. In June 2015, Berkley Books, a division of Penguin Random House, published Kevin’s memoir, Lights & Sirens - The Education of a Paramedic. In 2011, The University of Nebraska Press published Beneath Blossom Rain, about Kevin’s 24-day trek through the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. His new book, Dirt Medicine, details his experience working as a paramedic for the National Park Service and will be published by Chicago Review Press in 2021.

Shawn Klomparens

Shawn Klomparens

Fiction

Shawn Klomparens is the author of the novels Jessica Z and Two Years, No Rain. He studied English literature and geological sciences at Ohio University before moving to Wyoming

Laurie Kutchins

Laurie Kutchins

Poetry

Laurie Kutchins has published three books of poetry, as well as numerous lyric essays. Her book, The Night Path, published by BOA Editions, received the Isabella Gardner Award and was also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Her poems and lyric essays have appeared in periodicals and anthologies, including The New Yorker, The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, Orion, Ploughshares, Poetry, Bellevue Literary Review, and many others. Most recently, she’s completed a nonfiction memoir about the active imagination in the pilgrimage of healing. She teaches in the creative writing program at James Madison University in Virginia, and was a faculty member at the Taos Summer Writers Conference in its first ten years. Wyoming-born and raised, Laurie maintains her deep roots to Wyoming even when in the Shenandoah Valley.

Mark Hummel

Mark Hummel

Fiction | Editor

Mark Hummel has been publishing fiction, essays, and poetry in literary magazines and anthologies since 1991. He is the author of the novel In the Chameleon’s Shadow and the short story collection Lost and Found. His work has appeared, among many other places, in the pages of The Arlington Literary Journal, The Bloomsbury Review, Dogwood, Fugue, Per Contra, Talking River Review, Weber: the Contemporary West, and Zone 3.

Mark has taught fiction and essay writing at colleges and universities for much of his career, where he also administrated writing programs, directed a writers’ conference, and ran a visiting writer’s series. He is the founding and managing editor of the nonfiction literary magazine bioStories. Hummel taught in an International Baccalaureate curriculum at Journeys School of the Teton Science Schools and worked in the county library system.

Susan Marsh

Susan Marsh

Fiction | Creative Nonfiction

Susan Marsh lives in Jackson. Her work has appeared in journals that include Orion, North American Review, and Fourth Genre, and in many anthologies. Her books include the award-winning novel War Creek, A Hunger for High Country, Cache Creek: A Trailside Guide to Jackson Hole’s Backyard Wilderness, and Saving Wyoming’s Hoback, winner of the Wallace Stegner Prize in Environmental Humanities. She writes a column Back to Nature for the online Mountain Journal.

Catherine McKenzie

Catherine McKenzie

Fiction

Catherine McKenzie is the bestselling author of Hidden, Fractured and The Good Liar, which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Her ninth novel, I’ll Never Tell, releases June 1, 2019. An avid skier and runner, Catherine lives and writes in Montreal, Canada. She looks forward to returning to Jackson Hole every year. She climbed the Grand Teton in 2014.

Amy Kathleen Ryan

Amy Kathleen Ryan

Young Adult

Amy Kathleen Ryan is the author of the young adult The Sky Chasers trilogy, which has been published in fifteen countries. The first book, Glow, was selected as a Best Book of 2011 by School Library Journal. She is also the author of Vibes, a quirky comedy about plus-sized love. She lives in Wyoming with her family.

Tim Sandlin

Tim Sandlin

Fiction

Tim Sandlin is a novelist and screenwriter. His novels include Sex and Sunsets, Western Swing, Honey Don’t, Jimi Hendrix Turns Eighty, Rowdy in Paris, and the GroVont Quartet, including his newest novel, Lydia. Movie credits include the Showtime original Floating Away, based on Sorrow Floats, and Skipped Parts, a TriMark film. He is also a contributor to the New York Times Book Review and has judged several writing competitions, including the Western States Book Awards.

Jeremy Schmidt

Jeremy Schmidt

Creative Nonfiction

Jeremy Schmidt is author of almost 20 books and hundreds of magazine articles. He writes about natural history and adventure travel in places where the wild and the indigenous still survive. His book Himalayan Passage won the first Barbara Savage Award for adventure writing; it’s recently been called a “classic of Himalayan travel as it used to be.” He figures that just means it’s an old book.

Assignments have taken him to all continents, including Antarctica where he has recently begun a natural history of Weddell seals, the world’s southernmost breeding mammals. His latest book, Looking for Tao Canyon, Rocky Mountain Books, 2018, is set in the slickrock country of America’s desert southwest.

Scott Schumaker

Scott Schumaker

Children’s

Scott Schumaker’s passion for travel was the catalyst for his first children’s book, Henry’s Big Star Adventure. The book is about a boy’s journey to retrieve the stars he has lost from his heart, and was inspired from the author’s time exploring Peru’s Amazon jungle and solo camping in Utah’s Canyonlands. Scott’s own writing adventures include a long study of creative writing, attending the NYU Summer Writing Workshop, as well as a graduate degree in journalism, and being a contributing editor for various outdoor and lifestyle publications. He is currently working on a memoir. When he is not writing, he is the managing partner of Bright Antenna Records. Scott lives in Mill Valley, CA with his wife Tiffanie DeBartolo and their dogs, Dipsea and Kazoo.

Nanci Turner Steveson

Nanci Turner Steveson

Middle Grade

Nanci Turner Steveson writes realistic fiction for children and young teens. Her first two novels, Swing Sideways and Georgia Rules (HarperCollins 2016/2017), have achieved starred reviews, state award nominations, and foreign translations. Georgia Rules was named A Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of 2018 with Outstanding Merit. Her next novel, Lizzie Flying Solo, received a starred Kirkus review and is coming from HarperCollins in April 2019; and a fourth book, The Lyric of Sunny Jupiter, is due in 2021. Nanci is on the Board of Directors of the Jackson Hole Writers Conference, is an active member of SCBWI, and an energetic presenter and instructor at writing workshops and conferences. She runs the JHW Kids Summer Writing Camps and is the founder of The Literacy for Hope Project, which helps get books into the hands of the homeless.

Patti Sherlock

Patti Sherlock

Fiction | Creative Nonfiction | Young Adult

Patti Sherlock’s A Dog for All Seasons, St. Martin’s, 2010, described her years with Duncan, a border collie who assisted her on an Idaho sheep farm and saw her through many life changes. Letters from Wolfie, Penguin-Putnam, won numerous awards and told the story of a 13-year-old boy who volunteered his dog to be a scout dog during the Vietnam war. Her other books are Taking Back Our Lives, a meditation book, youth novels Some Fine Dog and Four of a Kind, Holiday House, and Alone on the Mountain, Doubleday, which chronicled the life of western sheepherders.

Tina Welling

Tina Welling

Fiction | Creative Nonfiction

Tina Welling is the author of Writing Wild: Forming A Creative Partnership With Nature, and the novels Crybaby Ranch, Fairy Tale Blues, and Cowboys Never Cry. Her essays have been published in Shambhala Sun, The Writer, Body & Soul, and other national magazines, as well as six anthologies. she conducts writing and journaling workshops internationally and is a creative energy coach. Welling resides in Jackson Hole.