Lois Hjelmstad

Lois Hjelmstad.com

Compassion and courage for the times you need it.


Lois Tschetter Hjelmstad
2710 South Washington Street
Englewood, CO 80113
303.781.8974     Website: www.loishjelmstad.com      lois.hjelmstad@gmail.com

Professional Profile
Author of five award-winning books
National/International Speaker
President/CEO Mulberry Hill Press

Public Speaking

  • Presenter in 50 states, DC, Canada and England to such groups as: physicians’ grand rounds, tumor boards, nurses’ in-services, women’s groups, cancer support groups, poetry readings, conferences
  • Radio and television speaker on breast cancer and related issues, more than 600 times
  • Member of the National Cancer Survivors Day Speakers Bureau, Komen Foundation Speakers Bureau, Day of Caring
  • Breast Cancer Journey ©1998, Journey Productions
  • Living with Cancer—A Message of Hope, Silverman Communications, Inc.


  • Fine Black Lines: Reflections on Facing Cancer, Fear and Loneliness
  • The Last Violet: Mourning My Mother
  • This Path We Share: Reflecting on 60 Years of Marriage
  • Abidance: A Memoir of Love and Inevitability
  • IMPACT: The Story of Dr. Robert Pace and His Comprehensive Musicianship
  • Director of marketing and production
  • Developer of marketing strategies


  • Presenter of workshops on Writing as a Way of Healing (World Conference on Breast Cancer), Musical Creativity (Colorado State Music Teachers Association), as well as various seminars providing CEU and CME
  • Music teacher for 40 years; developed nine-year curriculum
  • Co-teacher, self-publishing classes at Colorado Free University
  • Certified Pace Teacher (International Piano Teaching Foundation)
  • Certified Teacher of Music (Colorado State Music Teachers Association)

Publications (partial list)

  • American Medical News, April 1994
  • Administrative Radiology Journal, September 1994
  • Health Progress Magazine, May 1995
  • Your Health, October 1995
  • PARENTGUIDE, October 1997
  • Art.Rage.Us, 1998
  • Living in Balance, 2002


  • 2019 Colorado Independent Publishers Association, 1st Place, Memoir plus two 3rds
  • 2010 Living Now Book Award, Relationships/Marriage
  • 2010 Mom’s Choice Award, Relationships/Marriage
  • 2010 Colorado Independent Publishers Association Award, Inspirational
  • 2005 Recipient of the Sue Miller Award, Day of Caring, Denver, Colorado
  • Colorado Independent Publishers Association 2003 Spiritual/Inspiration Award
  • Natural Death Centre, London, 1996 Best Book Award
  • Colorado Independent Publishers Association 1994 Best Non-fiction
  • Mother of the Year, Englewood Independent (1979)

Other Affiliations, Past and Present 

  • Colorado Music Teachers Association, First Mennonite Church, Colorado Independent Publishers Association, IBPA, Author U, Wellshire Presbyterian Church