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Mountain of Authors

This guide provides information about a free annual community program for local authors and writers.


Join local authors Stewart Green, Susan Joy Paul, and Tanja Britton as they talk about everything guidebooks.

Ever thought of sharing your passion for travel and everything outdoors with others?  Wonder what it takes to create and assemble a successful guidebook?  Our three panelists will share their insights, advice, and tips for being successful in this endeavor.

They will also share their experiences of writing in general and discuss what it takes to be a successful author.

Join us on Saturday, June 22, 1 - 2 p.m., the Venue at Library 21c.

Panel authors will have books available for purchase and signing.

Find out more about our panelists below or by clicking on the tabs to the left.

Tanja Britton

Tanja Britton

Originally from Germany, Tanja Britton first visited the Pikes Peak region, where her husband grew up, in 1990. After living in Indiana, Alaska, and Summit County, Colorado, she made Colorado Springs her permanent home in 2013. Her interest in medicine led her to explore the captivating history of tuberculosis in the area which catalyzed wider historical studies and volunteer work at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum starting in 2015. Also enamored of nature, photography, and writing, she combined her interests by starting a blog in 2016 and by publishing her first book in 2021.

Places and People of the Pikes Peak Region: Exploring 14 Signature Sites contains a collection of 14 separate yet interconnected essays. Each explores a natural or manmade landmark in the Pikes Peak region, the person(s) for whom the chosen site is named, and the relevant historical context. From Ute Pass and Pikes Peak to Palmer Park and the Fannie Mae Duncan sculpture, the text covers significant local history beginning with the Utes and culminating with the sesquicentennial of Colorado Springs in 2021.

Every chapter includes historic as well as present-day photographs, and the book’s narrative is complemented by a bibliography, chronology, and index. 

Visit the author's website at

Susan Joy Paul


Susan Joy Paul

Susan Joy Paul is a guidebook author, ghostwriter, and book guide based in Colorado Springs. Her guidebooks, published by Falcon Guides, include Touring Colorado Hot SpringsHiking Waterfalls ColoradoBest Lake Hikes ColoradoClimbing Colorado’s MountainsTrails to the Top, and Woman in the Wild: The Everywoman’s Guide to Hiking, Camping, and Backcountry Travel.

As a ghostwriter, she has written more than sixty books, mainly business-related nonfiction and memoirs. Several have appeared on the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller lists.

When she's not on the trail or writing books, Susan coaches authors through the book planning, writing, pitching, and publishing processes.


Connect with Susan here:

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Stewart Green

Stewart M. Green

Stewart M. Green, a Colorado Springs native, has hiked, climbed, photographed, and traveled across the American West as well as the world in search of memorable images and experiences to document. Stewart, a freelance writer and photographer for Globe Pequot Press, FalconGuides, and Every Adventure Publishing, has written and photographed over fifty travel and outdoor adventure books, including Best Easy Day Hikes Colorado Springs, Scenic Driving Colorado, Best Hikes Colorado Springs, Best Climbs Moab, Best Hikes Albuquerque, Rock Climbing Colorado, Scenic Driving New England, and Rock Art: The Meanings and Myths Behind Ancient Ruins in the Southwest and Beyond. His photographs and writing are also published in many magazines, books, catalogs, and ads. Stewart’s newer books include Hiking Colorado’s Hidden Gems, Scenic Driving California’s Pacific CoastHiking Waterfalls Colorado (2nd edition co-authored with Susan Joy Paul) and Best Lake Hikes Colorado (co-authored with Susan Joy Paul). 

Visit Stewart Green's website here.