This page lists qualified professionals who have a positive association with Flagstaff Writers Connection:

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18 N. San Francisco St
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Editors and Coaches

  • Editor and Writing Coach
  • Nature Writing
  • Sports Writing
  • Lives in Flagstaff

  • Help connecting with Coaches and Editors
  • Author of Creative Nonfiction and Memoirist
  • Motivational Speaker

Kate Rose
With a PhD and decades of experience as a published author, journal editor, and college professor, Kate Rose offers friendly, efficient writing help to meet all of your needs, from polishing up that novel to publishing cutting-edge research.She has edited 3 collective books and published 3 of her own (2 literary criticism, 1 novel),including with leading academic publisher Routledge. Her stories, poems, and plays regularly appear in literary journals. From brainstorming to proofreading, Kate is there where you need her, every step of the way:
-Editing: proofreading, line, copy, or developmental editing-Developing: academic papers, dissertations, book projects-Workshopping: let’s improve your writing together -Writing: content, copy, or ghost writing; research and bylined articles
-Translating: to/from French, Chinese, and other languages 



Samantha Burton


Margaret Erhart

  • Author of five novels, many essays and articles. 
  • Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Best American Spiritual Writing 2005, Northern Arizona’s Mountain Living Magazine and Flagstaff Live!. Her commentaries have aired on NPR. 
  • Her fourth novel, Crossing Bully Creek, won the Milkweed National Fiction Prize. 
  • Her fifth, The Butterflies of Grand Canyon, was a finalist for an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.
  • She taught poetry to first-graders in Tuba City, and 
  • Taught fiction to college students. 
  • She lives and works in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Don Lago

  • Creative nonfiction and history of the Northern Arizona area.
  • Has lived in Flagstaff more than 30 years.

Jean Rukkila

  • Author and Illustrator
  • Creates one of a kind handmade books
  • Her essays, poems, and stories have appeared in Mountain Gazette, Sonora Review, FlagLive and The Sun.

  • Lives in Flagstaff
  • Writer of Natural History
  • Artist
  • Musician
  • Scientist