CIPA Member News

Corinne Brown – Denver-based author Corinne Joy Brown (Loose Cayuse Productions) is proud to announce that her first Middle-Grade book Finding Home, illustrated by co-writer and illustrator Ginny McDonald, has been named a Finalist in the 2019 Western Writers of America SPUR awards. It was also judged a Finalist in the international Book Excellence Awards.
Inspired by the plight of America’s imperiled mustangs across the West, this coming-of-age tale about trust, reliance, self-confidence and love is winning the hearts of young readers everywhere. Launching her new collection of compelling books for this age group, she is thrilled to draw on her life experience with horses and teaching children of all ages.

Price Colman – Stormfront Publishing is pleased to announce that Second Skin, a mystery-thriller by Price Colman, is now available. Check out for more information and to order Second Skin.

Bill Thompson – Bill Thompson’s latest book The Experiments won a bronze medal IPPY award for horror. His next book, Die Again, is the sixth in his Bayou Hauntings series. It will be released on May 22.

Carol McIntyre – I Just Want to Paint!: Mixing the Colors You Want is the INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD 2020 winner in the how-to category.


Janice McDermott – I am a new CIPA member who published my memoir this past year: Resilient, My Life Story. You can order it here:

This description is from the back cover. This story must be told. Thank you. Janice

Leaving her tattered faith on the convent doorstep, Sister Janice grabs her suitcase of unusable clothes and steps into her sister’s car—and into her new life. It’s the beginning of her jaunt through “the rest of her life.” Navigating the totally foreign world that is now her life, Janice experiences the challenges, and the joys, of all that world offers—numerous ill-fitting jobs, world travel, raising a family, and so many other completely unexpected life events. Continuing the journey started in Janice’s successful memoir, What Would Your Father Say?, her new memoir, Resilient, leads readers on a highly personal trek toward a life of normalcy and self-esteem. And the many surprises life threw her way that even Janice could have never imagined.


DJ HillHomespun Mercies, 2019 CIPA EVVY™ winner in poetry, was recently named a gold medalist in the 32nd annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards and a silver medalist in both the Nautilus and IPPY Book Awards! It was published in partnership with Light of the Moon, Inc. and features poetry and original artwork by author/artist DJ Hill.

The cover art, Release, was awarded the ‘Spirit of the Suffragists’ prize during the opening reception of VOTE: A Centennial Celebration at the Loveland Museum in Loveland, Colorado.

Watch for the release of DJ’s first children’s book Who’s That I Hear? in the summer of 2020. A story of empathy and empowerment, the book features illustrations by Colorado artist Julie Adriansen. Perfect for ages 2-6. Find out more at

Joni Franks – Joni Franks is proud to announce that the fourth book in her Corky Tails Tales of a Tailless Dog Named Sagebrush, Sagebrush and the Butterfly Creek Flood has earned the international Book Excellence Award and the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award! To learn more about the author visit

Amy Rivers – All The Broken People received a Gold Medal for Suspense/Thriller in the 2020 Independent Publishers Book Awards. I am so honored to be among the winners of this year’s IPPYs!

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