Monday, August 7, 2017

August 2017 Letter from the Editor

Today I walked around Quail Lake, a place in which I’ve literally walked hundreds of miles
Quail Lake
during my 30 years in Colorado Springs. It was near our first home here, it’s the place I raised my kids, and it now felt appropriate to walk it one last time to say goodbye.

My husband has retired and has always wanted to live in Las Cruces, NM, while I as a writer can write anywhere. So, I’m off to let him fulfill his dream—as he has always supported mine. Still 30-years of friendships is a lot to give up. Also, the move limits my time with Pikes Peak Writers and your blog editor. However, it may in fact be the perfect time to transition as PPW board has talked at length about placing the blog on WordPress where it can be directly accessed on Pikes Peak Writers website. It’s a good plan, and we are in talks with a potential replacement for my position.

Pikes Peak Writers is in transition itself. A new president at its helm, elections are coming up in September, and this is your chance to become involved with a dynamic organization. We are also in the process of utilizing a volunteer recruiter. Don’t think you have anything to offer? Think again. Keep checking back on the website, attend Writer’s Night, Write Drunk, Edit Sober, WriteBrains to keep abreast of what is happening in your very back yard.

So many people have helped me during my tenure as editor. I’d be remiss to not thank Kathie Scrimgeour, Deb McLeod, Karen Albright Lin, Stacy T. Jensen, Darby Karchut, Jason Evans, Ann S. Hill, J.T. Evans, Natalia Brothers, Aaron Michael Ritchey, Barbara Nickless, Linda Rorhbough, Shannon Lawrence, Bowen Gillings, and many many more guest columnists.

Thank you for reading over the time I’ve served in this position. Wishing you the best in your writing careers.

About the Author: Donnell Ann Bell is the managing editor for Writing from the Peak and one of Pikes Peak Writer's board members at largeShe is a best selling romantic suspense and mystery author hard at work on her next novel. To learn more about her books, find her at 


  1. You've been a joy to work with, Donnell. Thank you for being you. Happy trails!

    1. Thank you, Darby, I have enjoyed reading your wonderful insights. See you soon!


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