Colton Aalto

Colton Aalto lives in a century-old brick warehouse in the LoDo section of downtown Denver with his husband and two cats, neither of whom understand how good they have it. Actually, the same can be said about Colton and his husband too.

Colton grew up in Colorado, but after finishing college, he found the East Coast intriguing (plus there was a full ride for graduate school waiting). He spent a decade on the East Coast learning how to eat Italian food, ride trains, and endure humidity. He collected a masters and a law degree along the way and had a brief criminal justice career. Colton returned to Colorado when the lure of snow skiing and Colorado’s sunny skies proved too great to resist. He practices law and writes legal treatises, except on powder days.

A single state remains before Colton can claim he has traveled to all fifty states. He and his husband have bicycled on six continents, pedaled up passes in the Alps, ridden camels into the Sahara, and slept on the sand (okay, it was in a lavish tent). Colton does his best writing in his head while bicycling or skiing, but seldom remembers the captivating images or witty dialogue long enough to get to a keyboard. And when he gets to the keyboard, the result on the computer screen is never quite as entertaining as it was in his head.


Colton’s inaugural published fiction, a story titled “The Missing Piece,” is included in Jerry Wheeler’s Men in Love (Bold Strokes Books, 2016).