American Christian Fiction Writers
Colorado Springs Chapter

We are the local Colorado Springs area chapter of the American Christian Fiction Writers - The Voice of Christian Fiction - a professional organization devoted to the craft of Christian Fiction.

Whether you're a multi-published author or just taking the first steps in your writing career, ACFW is the place for you to learn more about the craft and expand your knowledge of the publishing industry.

Our group provides fellowship, encouragement and learning along the writing journey. We are committed to helping you succeed.

Meet Our Board:    
Jeanne Takenaka   Jeanne Takenaka, President

Award winning aspiring novelist, Jeanne Takenaka, writes contemporary inspirational fiction that tackles real life issues with a heart to draw women closer to God and those around them. She lives near the mountains in Colorado with her amazing husband and two exuberant boy-men. She loves being God's girl - always learning about His grace, hanging out with friends and enjoying a great cup of coffee. When she's not writing you can find her with a camera in her hand, looking for #alittlebitofpretty in her days. You can connect with her on her blog, on Facebook and on Twitter

Erin Kohler   Erin Kohler, Vice President

Inspirational writer and aspiring novelist, Erin Kohler, did something she said she’d never do: marry an Army guy. Not only did she fall in love with him, she fell in love with military life. Though her husband is now retired from the Army, she continues to write about the challenges and blessings that accompany military life. She is blessed to be the mom of two amazing girls and two sweet dogs. She also enjoys encouraging other moms as a contributing writer for Colorado Springs Moms Blog. She counts herself lucky to watch the sun set behind Cheyenne Mountain every evening, and enjoys reading, gardening, hiking, and any time spent with her family. You can follow her at, and

Chris Richards
  Chris Richards, Secretary

Diane Campbell
  Diane M. Campbell, Treasurer

Diane M. Campbell has always been a daydreamer. As a child, she’d concoct adventures while perched in the crook of a tree on her family’s farm. Idle hours in the forest have continued to be source inspiration for tales of adventure and mystery, though tree-climbing has been traded in for hammock-swinging. These days, the 2017 Genesis winner is working to complete her second novel, the first in a futuristic series.

Mission Statement:
ACFW's mission is to advance Christian Fiction by inspiring writers to join with God in the creative process, training them in the craft, and educating them in the publishing industry.

Statement of Faith: Jesus is God incarnate; salvation comes through Him alone: "Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." John 14:6 NIV

The Bible is God's Infallible Word:"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness." 2 Timothy 3:16 NIV

Please contact us at:

P.O. Box 7862
Colorado Springs, CO 80933

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