2017 Authors’ Day

October 28, 2017 8:30-12:00

Colorado Springs Shrine Club

6 South 33rd Street Colorado Springs

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Barbara Nickless lives in Colorado where she loves to snowshoe, cave, hike and drink single malt scotch–usually not at the same time.  Her debut novel, Blood on the Tracks, was a SUSPENSE MAGAZINE Best of 2016 selection. It won the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, the Colorado Authors’ League Writing Award, and the Colorado Book Award. Hank Phillippi Ryan calls the book ‘devastatingly good’, while Jeffery Deaver promises “you’ll fall in love with one of the best characters in thriller fiction.’


Anna Blake is a horse advocate, professional trainer, clinician and author of three books:

  • Stable Relation, a Memoir of One Woman’s Spirited Journey Home, by Way of the Barn a People’s Choice Gold Medal Winner

  • Relaxed & Forward: Relationship Advice From Your Horse

  • Barn Dance, Nickers, Brays, Bleats, Howls, and quacks: Tales From the HerdBlake resides at Infinity Farm on the windy, treeless plains of Colorado, home to a multi-species herd of horses, llamas, goats, and our moral compass, Edgar Rice Burro. Blake also writes a popular, yet unconventional blog (www.annablakeblog.com) about life on the farm and horse training.


    Dr. Frances T. Pilch is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the United States Air Force Academy, where she served on the faculty for 17 years. She was awarded her B.A. from the University of Connecticut and her M.A. and Ph.D. in International Relations from Yale University. At the Air Force Academy she developed and taught a course titled “War Crimes, Genocide, and Human Rights”. Her areas of expertise are International Law and Gender Violence. Her book is Invisible: Surviving the Cambodian Genocide. In fall 2017 she will be a Visiting Lecturer in Political Science at Colorado College. She has served as a Fulbright-Hays Scholar in South Africa and a Fulbright Scholar in Mongolia, where she taught International Law at the School of Diplomacy, National University of Mongolia, in Ulaanbaatar. In 2011-12 she was named the Case Carnegie Colorado Professor of the Year.