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Book Signing with Don Brewer

worthy of trust and confidence copyJoin CAL member Don Brewer for a book signing of Worthy of Trust and Confidence this Saturday, August 2nd, from 1-4pm at Hastings Books, Music and Video, 1811 Fremont Dr., in Canon City, Colorado. For information about the author, visit his website at

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A Taste of Washington, by Michele Morris

Taste_of_Washington_FRONTCOVERA Taste of Washington: Favorite Recipes from the Evergreen State, the second cookbook from Michele Morris, has just been released by Farcountry Press. A Taste of Washington showcases Washington state’s remarkably diverse cuisine, from classic Pacific Northwest fare to innovative fusions of global flavors. Mouthwatering photographs complement 120 recipes both simple and sumptuous from the finest restaurants, inns, lodges, bistros, cafés, and bed-and-breakfasts across the state. For a fresh take on fabulous food, sample irresistible dishes like these from the Evergreen State: Blueberry Morning Glories with Warm Blueberry Sauce, Crispy Fried Walla Walla Sweet Onions, Baked Halibut with Morels, Cherry Chipotle Short Ribs, Pine and Spruce Smoked Salmon, and Theo Chocolate Ganache Cake. Read More

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Welcome New CAL Member Becky Clark

Becky clarkBecky Clark published her first book in 2001. Since then she’s published for both children and adults, fiction and nonfiction, electronically and in print. Her most current titles are Lazy Low Cal Lifestyle Complete Cookbook and a cozy mystery for adults entitled Banana Bamboozle. She’s currently working on the next title in that mystery series, Marshmallow Mayhem.

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Heretics: A Love Story, by Mary Saracino

heretics a love storyThe most recent book from Mary Saracino, Heretics: A Love Story, is set in the 1480s and tells the tale of Shardana and Sarda—twin sister healers in Orune, a remote village in the mountainous Barbagia region of Sardinia—and their encounters with Antonio Albóndiga, a heretic-obsessed Spanish priest who’s fervent wish is to become a member of Spain’s Inquisitional Tribunal. After Antonio is exiled to Orune, the sisters welcome him and their families try to integrate him into the village—although many of the villagers are initially suspect and are not eager to embrace the stranger, who is unable to speak their dialect. Read More

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Jerrie Hurd to Speak at the 1st Annual Coloradocado Retreat

avocado1st Annual Coloradocado Retreat
Hosted by The Avocado Sisterhood

When: Wednesday–Monday, October 22–27, 2014
Where: Sunrise Ranch, Loveland, CO
(Rocky Mountain foothills northwest of Denver)
Who: Women and girl writers of all genres and levels of experience
Why: Inspiration, education, expansion, community, contribution Read More

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Gail Mencini to Appear at the Local Author Showcase in Lone Tree

LocalAuthorShowcaseLTGail Mencini will join other local authors on Sunday, July 20 at the Lone Tree Library, 8827 Lone Tree Parkway in Lone Tree, CO, to speak about, sign, and sell her best-selling and award-winning novel, To Tuscany with Love. Gail Mencini won the Readers’ Choice Author award in the 5280 Magazine’s 2014 “Top of the Town”. Her debut novel, To Tuscany with Love, was released in January 2014, and she is busy writing the second novel in her Tuscany series. Come by to say hello and meet Gail!

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Reviewers Wanted for Writing, etc.

writing etc. kindleWriting, etc. is a compilation of writing advice and inspiration that includes more than 250 tips on craft, marketing and the writer’s life from the Colorado Authors’ League. Many members contributed content for the book, which was also edited by CAL members. Last year, Writing, etc. was released as an e-book, and CAL would really like to get some reviews on Amazon for the book. If you have the book, and have found value in the lessons it offers, won’t you consider visiting the Amazon site and writing a customer review? Click here to start writing your review!

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Carol Grever Reading from Glimpses

GLIMPSES-GreverCarol Grever will give a public reading from her award-winning Glimpses: A Memoir in Poetry at Boulder’s premier historic book store. Winner of the CAL 2013 award for poetry collections, Glimpses reveals distinct lifetime stages in slices of time and moments of insight that echo readers’ own experience. The reading will be followed by dialogue with the audience and a book signing.
When: Wednesday, July 16, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl, on the Pearl Street Mall
Cost: $5, which can be applied to cost of the book or any store purchase
More Information: Carol Grever, or 303-499-1532,
or Boulder Book Store, 303-447-2074

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Mazatlan, by Lawrence Dunning, Published Online

MazatlanCAL Member Lawrence Dunning has just had a short story (“Mazatlan”) published online by a new literary magazine out of Boulder, Flatirons Literary Review. Click here for the link to the full story.

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North Mystic, by Margi Evans, Receives Award

purple dragon fly awardIt was just announced that Colorado Author League member Margi Evans’s middle grade fantasy, North Mystic, was the winner of the prestigious Purple Dragon Fly award for excellence in children’s literature in the Science Fiction/Fantasy Category.

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