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Cheryl Carpinello to Visit Manorbier Castle in Wales

TheKingsRansomSilver copyCheryl Carpinello has been invited to Manorbier Castle in Wales, one of the settings from her second middle grade/tween Arthurian tale Young Knights of the Round Table: The King’s Ransom, to visit with guests at the castle and talk about her book. Young Knights of the Round Table: The King’s Ransom is set in medieval Wales, and Carpinello and her husband will be visiting a number of settings from the book, including Manorbier Castle, Pembroke Castle, St. David’s Head, Cardigan Bay, and the town of Fishguard. Read More

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Searching for Silverheels, by Jeannie Mobley, and Book Event

JSearching for Silverheelseannie Mobley’s second novel, Searching for Silverheels, (Margaret K. McElderry Books) arrives in bookstores September 2nd. As thirteen-year-old Pearl debates the truth behind the local Colorado legend of Silverheels with a cranky old women’s suffragist, the early days of World War I bring accusations of sedition and un-American behavior to the small town of Como, and force Pearl to discover the true nature of heroism–and the danger of standing up for what she believes. Kirkus Reviews calls it “An engrossing, plausible story of several unlikely feminist heroines with a touch of romance and intrigue.” Ages 12 and up.

Join Jeannie to celebrate the release of her new book on Saturday, September 13th, from 3:00-5:00 PM at the Longmont Public Library, 409 4th Avenue, Longmont. There will be refreshments and activities for all ages. Wear your best–or most creative–silver heels for a prize. Free. For more information, contact Jeannie Mobley at

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Welcome New CAL Member Jeannie Mobley

jeannie-mobleyJeannie Mobley writes fiction for young readers. Her debut novel, Katerina’s Wish has received multiple starred reviews, honors and awards. Her second novel Searching for Silverheels will be published in 2014. She is also an anthropology professor at Front Range Community College. Her second novel, Searching for Silverheels, (Margaret K. McElderry Books) arrives in bookstores September 2nd.

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Rowe, Reuteman Help Kick off CAL’s “Second Saturday” Series on September 13th

diana roweDiana Rowe, a successful freelance writer for more than a decade, and Rob Reuteman, former business editor at the Rocky Mountain News and now a regular contributor to Entrepreneur magazine, are among the experts who will share their experience and knowledge of the world of freelance writing in the Colorado Authors’ League’s first program of the season.

Rob ReutemanThe panel discussion, titled “Here Comes The Pitch – How To Succeed As A Freelance Writer”, will kick off CAL’s “Second Saturday” Series on Saturday, September 13th. The program will be held at Front Range Community College, 3645 W. 112th Ave., Westminster, from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Panelists will discuss what every freelance writer needs to know, including: Read More

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Tracks: How Stories Give Shape to Our Lives


A Roaring Fork Valley Writing Seminar with Page Lambert
Saturday, September 13, Carbondale, Colorado
Co-Sponsored by Platinum Expression

Nature, the original storyteller, has been leaving tracks, telling stories, since time immemorial. Why is telling our stories any different? How can knowing more intimately the physical world where the outer story of our lives takes place, help us to more fully inhabit our inner landscapes? If the wind and rain and sun shape the landscape of the earth, what stories give our lives shape? What tracks do we leave behind? We’ll explore these questions, and more, during this one-day September seminar is beautiful Carbondale, Colorado (between Glenwood Springs and Aspen). The perfect time for a breathtaking mountain drive! Open to all levels and genres – only 3 spaces still available. Read More

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Tasting Colorado Book Signing and Tasting

TASTING_COLORADOMichele Morris, author of the multiple award winning cookbook, A Taste of Colorado, will be offering up tastes from the book and signing books this Saturday, August 9th, from 11 am until 2 pm at the Kitchen Collage cooking store in Edwards (34323 Hwy 6, Edwards, CO 81632 ~ Phone:(970) 926-0400). Stop by to say hi, and get a jump on your holiday shopping!

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The Editing Lab at DU

du logoEvery writer needs a good editor, and the University of Denver’s University College Enrichment Program is trying to meet that need in an innovative way. CAL co-VP of Programs Denny Dressman, who has edited several books as well as editing award-winning work at several newspapers (and is the author of six books of his own), will provide individualized, face-to-face editing in a unique offering called The Editing Lab. The opening group class is October 8th, with two 30-minute, one-on-one editing sessions per person between October 13 and November 5, and a concluding “writers’ group” discussion on November 12. For more information or to sign up, call 303-871-2291 or visit the website at

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Announcing the CAL Second Saturdays Series

38055867In a time when more books and all types of writing are being published than ever before, CAL is offering local authors and writers a series of six programs to sharpen skills in the CAL ‘Second Saturday Series’ – you won’t want to miss these programs, so mark your calendars now!

The first session, Here Comes the Pitch: How to Succeed as a Freelance Writer, is set for Saturday, September 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the Front Range Community College Westminster campus. Panelists will include local writers/authors Diana Rowe, Rachel Cernansky and Rob Reuteman, as well as editor Jon Rizzi. Visit the event page on the CAL website to sign up today for this first event in the series. Read More

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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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