Sureva Towler wins awards for essays about her vintage Coleman cooler, and books about the county fair. She lives in Steamboat Springs where she disobeys leash laws and delights in the laughter and lies that remain the hallmark of frontier towns. Prior to moving West, Towler worked for the Democratic National Committee when JFK was president, the National Endowment for the Arts when it was brand new, and HUD when model cities were hot.

Today she collects outhouses, sheep wagons and stories about Smalltown, USA. Her experience as county admistrator, newspaper publisher and plumber's wife have generated humor for The Denver Post and awards from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, Denver Newspaper Guild, Colorado Author's League and Colorado Historical Foundation.