Sunday, May 21, 2023

Book Signing at Hooked on Books, Saturday, May 27, 2023

Catherine Dilts, Jeff Schmoyer, CS Simpson and Robert Spiller will be signing the third Pikes Peak Writers anthology, Journeys into Possibility, along with others of their books, at Hooked on Books,12 E Bijou St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 on Saturday, May 27, 2023 from 12-3p.m. Please join the authors for select readings and cookies! You may bring your own copies of the books, or purchase or order them from Hooked on Books.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Smoked: A Snack-Sized Mystery

Smoked book cover

Why do so many of food blogger Murph Murphy's restaurant reviews go sideways? All he wanted was a good plate of BBQ. All he got was one lousy scallop and a demand not to leave town. Then there is that stalker...

The Snack-Sized Mystery series offers readers quick and satisfying dips into the cut-throat culinary world of an inquisitive foodie.

The first book of the new series, Smoked: A Snack-Sized Mystery, is now available on Amazon in both ebook and soft cover print versions.

Ride along with Murph and Irma as he seeks out crimes against food and man.

And stay tuned for book 2, Griddled: A Snack-Sized Mystery.

Friday, March 24, 2023

Journeys into Possibility

The third Pikes Peak Writers anthology, Journeys into Possibility: Tales from the Pikes Peak Writers, is now available from the usual suspects, like Amazon.

Nineteen short stories and a couple of poems from a variety of authors, including Steven Anderson, Bowen Gillings, Robert Spiller, and yours truly, will take you on journeys near and far, internal and external. Sci-fi, romance, western—it's all here. Explore the possibilities.

A happy customer!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Don't Just Stand There...

...get to Thespiana 2019!

A reluctant hitman, an ambitious, amateur pianist who might be too good for his own good, and a giant from a futuristic freak show are among the amazing characters you'll meet in the fourth annual outing of Thespiana.

Thespiana is a staged-reading play festival showcasing the talents of local actors, directors, and playwrights (including yours truly). This year it features three performances of seven all-new and original rehearsed play readings. The dates for this year's performances are:

Friday, September 13, 2019, 7:30PM
Saturday, September 14, 2019, 7:30PM
Sunday, September 15, 2019, 2PM

***Opening Night Reception Friday after the show!***

Tickets and lots more information at

Thursday, June 20, 2019

It Would be a Crime to Miss Our Shorts Are Showing 7

We are thrilled to have had our latest 10-minute play, Crime Scene, selected for 2019's Our Shorts Are Showing 7!

Our Shorts Are Showing, a fully-staged presentation of original short plays, will once again be held at Springs Ensemble Theatre (SET) the first two weekends in August (Thursday-Sunday, August 1-4 and 8-11). Show times are at 7:30pm on Thursday-Saturday, and 2pm for the Sunday matinee.

Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door.

It was a fairy-tale summer with last year's production of Snow White - Alternate Ending and we look forward to having a criminally good time this year. Come join us!

Our Shorts Are Showing 6 Cast and Crew

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Oh My Disney, Our Shorts Are Showing!

Thespiana 2018 was well received with sold out shows featuring one of our works, And the Winner Is..., among its six plays and many musical numbers. Thank you all for making it a success!

But we're not done yet. Another of our works won a spot in Craft Production Resource's Our Shorts Are Showing 6. Snow White - Alternate Ending will be staged with costumes and everything over eight performances in August. The venue this time around is Springs Ensemble Theatre (SET), 1903 East Cache La Poudre St., Colorado Springs Colorado 80909.
Our Shorts Are Showing 6 opens August 16 and runs through August 26 and will feature 7 different short works by local authors. More show information can be found at Craft Production Resource. Online ticket sales are at Brown Paper Tickets.

We hope to see you there!

Friday, June 8, 2018

It's Time to Play!

Thespiana, the short play festival, is back for 2018 with all-new play readings and music to entertain and enthrall you. New works from Sue Bachman, Chuck Cabell, Warren Epstein, Phil Ginsburg, Judith McKay, and Jeff Schmoyer will be read and new songs from Lauren and Mark Arnest will echo from the stage of the Cottonwood Center for the Arts.

This marks the third year of Thespiana performances for Colorado Springs audiences. Play lengths run from 5 to about 15 minutes, ranging from one-man performances to a stage full of actors playing multiple roles. It is sure to be a good time.

There are two show times: Saturday, June 30 at 7PM, and Sunday July 1 at 2:30PM. Tickets, play, and actor information are available at