Dom Testa makes his living with words, as an author, speaker, and broadcaster. For twenty-five years he has captained the morning radio show on Denver's Mix100, a four-time winner for Best Morning Radio Show, presented by the Colorado Broadcasters Association.

He also writes, both fiction and non-fiction. Among his sixteen published books you'll find the Galahad series of young adult books (Tor/Macmillan), which won the International Grand Prize from Writer's Digest, and claimed a Top Shelf selection from The American Library Association.

His Mindbender Books have reached #1 on The Denver Post's bestseller list.

Now, after years of writing and publishing, Dom will soon be launching Big Fat Words, an online community designed to help YOU finally take your writing from hobby to publication. To get an alert as soon as Big Fat Words throws the switch, just sign up here.

One of his latest books, The Color of Your Dreams, was written for anyone who has longed to see their name on a book cover. It's not as difficult as you think - if you can get beyond the doubt and insecurity holding you back.


Buster Blank

When he writes for younger students (grades 4-6), Dom writes under the pen name Buster Blank. Find out more, and check out those delightful stories, right here.


Harlan Plumber

He also writes fiction for adults under the pen name Harlan Plumber. (So many names; he's like the Sybil of authors.)

To find out how you can order some of Harlan's dark, suspenseful fiction - through multiple online stores - just follow this convenient digital path.

And there's more to come, under yet another name. Why? Different hats for different genres. It's something Dom will be addressing in the writing forum at Big Fat Words, which you can join right here.

Dom Testa lives in - and loves - Colorado. He has a remarkable son (who is an accomplished writer, under the pen name Charlie Keaton) and an exceptional daughter-in-law (a nurse and home remodeler extraordinaire). Dom makes the best spaghetti sauce west of the Mississippi, and has kept a Ficus tree alive for more than 26 years.


Awards and Distinctions

Three-time EVVY Award winner for Best Young Adult Book

  • The Comet's Curse

  • The Web of Titan

  • The Cassini Code

Two-time EVVY Award winner for Best Puzzle/Game Book

  • The Mindbender Book, Vol. 1

  • The Mindbender Book, Vol. 2

International Grand Prize from Writer's Digest Magazine

  • The Comet's Curse

2015 Selection - Youth One Book One Denver

  • The Comet's Curse

American Library Association (ALA) / Top Shelf Selection

  • The Comet's Curse

2012 Leadership in Literacy Award, Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA)

Four-time winner for Morning Radio Show of the Year

  • Mix100 / Denver

2012 Inductee in the Cooper High School Hall of Fame

Runner-Up Friendliest Boy in high school (Yes, really. He's still pretty friendly, too.)