Carolyn Evans Campbell, a Colorado native, a graduate of East High School and the University of Colorado, teaches poetry and creative writing in Evergreen and the region. Her six books of poetry, an historical novel Fireweed, A Woman's Saga in Gold Rush America, a memoir, and a play with her original music, have won wide recognition, in-cluding seven first-place awards from the Colorado Authors' League. Her novel was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award, the Willa Literary Award, and the Heekin Literary Award. It won the Hackney Literary Award. She presently lives and teaches in Evergreen and continues to cherish her creative journey with other writers.