Teton Writers Showcase

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Two evenings with local writers!

Join us for the 2nd annual (but 1st in-person) Teton Writers Showcase. Meet established and emerging authors who call this place home, and find out what inspires their work during their short presentations and Q & A sessions.

6-7:30 p.m.
Ordway Auditorium

Kevin Grange 
James Ross 
Christine Stevens

6-7:30 p.m.
Ordway Auditorium

Betsy Bernfeld 
Michael Murray
Nanci Turner Steveson

Writer Bios


Kevin Grange is a firefighter paramedic in Jackson Hole and the award-winning author of Wild Rescues: A Paramedic’s Extreme Adventures in Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton and also the memoirs Lights & Sirens: The Education of a Paramedic and Beneath Blossom Rain: Discovering Bhutan on the Toughest Trek in the World. When he’s not writing or working on the ambulance, he enjoys backcountry skiing, mountain biking and surfing. Visit him on Instagram @kevin.m.grange

Christine Stevens

Christine Stevens calls herself a Nature Bard. She travels internationally teaching drumming & flute for healing, peace-making and spiritual growth. Her publications include include Music Medicine, The Healing Drum Learning Program and The Art and Heart of Drum Circles. A certified naturalist, Christine belongs to the Encinitas and Jackson Hole poetry groups. She honors her teachers from Lakota Sioux, Radiance Sutras, Sufi Ruhaniat, Agape Spiritual Center, Orishas and Women’s Way Long Dance.

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James A. Ross has at various times been a Peace Corps volunteer in the Congo, a Congressional staffer and a Wall Street lawyer. His debut novel, Hunting Teddy Roosevelt, won the Independent Press Distinguished Favorite Award for historical fiction and the American Fiction Award in the Adventure/Historical category. It was a finalist for the National Indie Excellence Award and the American Book Festival Award for historical fiction. Ross’s debut mystery novel, Coldwater Revenge won the Firebird Book Award for legal thrillers, the Maincrest Media Award for Mystery/Suspense, the American Fiction Award for Hard-boiled Crime, the Pinnacle Award in the Thriller category and the Pencraft Award in the Thriller-Terrorist category. His short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals and his short story, Aux Secours, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is a frequent contributor to, and several times winner of, the live story telling competition, Cabin Fever Story Slam and he has appeared as a guest story teller on the Moth Main Stage. His live performances, on-line stories, newsletter sign-up and more can be found on his website: https://jamesrossauthor.com

Nanci Turner Steveson photo cred Lindley Rust

Nanci Turner Steveson writes realistic fiction for young readers. Her first three novels, Swing Sideways, Georgia Rules, and Lizzie Flying Solo (HarperCollins), have achieved starred reviews, state award nominations, and foreign translations. Georgia Rules was named A Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Book of 2018 with Outstanding Merit. Lizzie Flying Solo was named a Kirkus Best Book of 2019 with starred reviews. Her fourth novel, Midnight at the Shelter, which is told through the point of view of a dog, is due November 1st, 2022 (HarperCollins). Nanci wears many hats, including that of a Book Coach for writers and Education Director for Off Square Theatre Company. She has served on the board of JH Writers for seven years and runs the free Almost Authors Youth Programs. Nanci is a life-long horse girl and dog lover. She spends much of her free time riding her horse in the mountains with her rescue dog, Sufi, by her side.

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Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Betsy Bernfeld is a writer, librarian and lawyer in Wilson, Wyoming. She is former Director of the Teton County Library and founder of the Teton County Access to Justice Center. Betsy was the recipient of the Wyoming Arts Council’s 2020 Creative Writing Fellowship for poetry. Her publications include an anthology of historical Wyoming poetry written for the Wyoming Centennial and two books of her own poetry—a chapbook Eve, and a full-length collection The Cathedral Is Burning. Three of her short plays have been produced by Wyoming community theater companies, and her first novel The Journal of Henry David Tarantula is due out around the end of 2022. Betsy lives with her husband Joe and black lab Magnolia in a little log cabin in the shadow of the Grand Teton Mountains.

Michael Murray

Michael James Murray was born and grew up in Sudbury, Massachusetts. After graduating college in 1988, he spent the following year living as a ski bum in Aspen, Colorado. Upon returning from the Rockies, he moved to New Hampshire. In 2007, at the age of forty-three, he retired after he and his two business partners built and sold a successful financial service business. He lives in North Hampton, New Hampshire, is married, and has three grown children. He is an avid outdoorsman and loves to backcountry ski, fly-fish, hike, cycle, and surf. He has a second home in Wilson, Wyoming, at the base of the Tetons where he resides part of the year, pursuing his passions. My Pain-Body Solution is Michael Murray’s first book.