WHO WE ARE
Kristi Rathbun-Nimmo: Editor-in-Chief
Kristi Rathbun-Nimmo holds a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Northern Colorado. Her work has appeared in UNC's The Crucible, the High Plains Register, and is forthcoming in Poetry Pacific. With experience in marketing and SEO optimization, she currently works as a freelance editor/writer; she also coaches high school girls basketball and is heading into her ninth season this winter. Colorful Colorado is the place she calls home, alongside her husband and their two dogs.
David Jensen: Senior Editor
David Jensen holds a Bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Northern Colorado. After teaching himself to read at age four, he quickly developed a love of storytelling and started writing his own by age ten. His works include everything from full-length screenplays to haiku poetry and have been published in UNC's The Crucible and UMD's Aisthesis. Having tried his hand as a dishwasher and truck driver (not at the same time, thankfully), he now works as a reviewer and editor for Everything Board Games.
Betty Darnall: Acquisitions Editor | Social Media Liaison
Betty Darnall holds a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Northern Colorado. She hopes to one day become a fiction editor for a publishing house. In the meantime, she works at Starbucks and as a freelance editor. Her work has appeared in UNC's The Crucible. She enjoys writing and spending time with her friends in her free time.
Jackie Havens: Acquisitions Editor | Social Media Liaison
Jackie graduated from Cornell College in Iowa with her Bachelor's in English & Creative Writing. Her poetry has appeared in Cornell's Open Field and she was named an All-State Poet in 2010. Recently, she moved to Colorado, working as a Content Creator for Madwire during the day, and spending her evenings reading, writing freelance articles, and cuddling with her cat, Draco Meowfoy.
Amanda O'Dell: Acquisitions Editor
Amanda has a Bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing from James Madison University. Being Fiction Editor for Gardy-Loo, JMU's literary magazine, is still her favorite "job" to this day. Born and raised in Roanoke, Virginia, she still lives there today with her husband who shares her passion for hiking, reading, taking advantage of all movie-going experiences, and Disney.