Nan Phifer was recently interviewed by the Institute of Noetic Sciences about writing in our elder years and her book Memoirs of the Soul. You can listen to the full interview on the website here. Nan was also interviewed by the “Excellence Reporter”, and in March will lead a writing workshop in Washington, D.C. for the conference of the American Society on Aging: Joys and Sorrows Reconciled: A Lively Life-Review Workshop: Contentment in aging involves acceptance of both grief and gladness. To observe how our own suffering and wellbeing are connected, we’ll first identify the times when, in our individual lives, we were miserable and the times when we felt joy. Next we’ll graph the ways our emotional experiences are interwoven; our graph lines will reveal how the threads of our lives intertwine. We’ll see relationships that help us ascent to sorrows, as well as gratitude, components in lives that are whole. Get the full conference schedule here.
Bruce Most will be a panelist February 27 at the Left Coast Crime Conference in Phoenix in support of his latest mystery, Murder on the Tracks, set in 1949 Denver. The panel is Before Technology Made It Simple: 1930-1970s Historicals.
CAL Member Peg Brantley will be attending Left Coast Crime and appearing on a panel called HEROES WITH A BADGE in Phoenix, February 24-28. She has also accepted a regular gig on a group blog called Mysteristas where her interview post was last month, but her first solo post will be February 17 and once a month thereafter. In early April Peg will travel to Hollywood to learn more about screenwriting and talk to “the powers that be” about the potential for The Missings, which has gotten some nice reviews, to be made into a movie.
With an obsession to spend a night alone in Machu Picchu and communicate with Los Dios, a spirited young woman pursues adventure in Peru in 1958. What begins with Carolyn’s first teaching job in Lima becomes a ten year commitment working and raising a family in South America during the Cold War years, when Communism was a dangerous threat around the world. Through a series of humorous vignettes, we follow Carolyn’s romances: Read More
Michele Morris, award-winning cookbook author, food blogger and food photographer, will be releasing a series of single subject cookbooks in an ebook format, starting with Ice Cream, to be published in February. The cookbooks were created using iBooks Author and include Michele’s full color food photography, with a picture for every one of her original recipes. Ice Cream features 31 of Michele’s favorite flavors – from salted caramel to peanut butter cup and olive oil, featured on the cover.
Jan Benson Lindsey graduated from Brigham Young University in 1977 with a B.A. in English. She received her Juris Doctorate from the J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University in 1980, and has practiced law, primarily handling commercial financial transactions, for 36 years. The opportunity to begin her writing career arose while she was representing a friend in a contract dispute, and she is the author of 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness. Jan is married to Gary Lindsey, a marketing consultant, and is the mother of three sons. She is also an accomplished pianist and organist, and has been the organist at her church for 10 years.
Manuel Ramos was interviewed about his recent short story collection by Andrea Dukakis for Colorado Matters on Colorado Public Radio. The interview has been archived on the Colorado Public Radio website at this link. The title of the piece is “A Foray Into Short Fiction With Denver’s Own ‘Godfather of Chicano Noir.'”
One day, as Nan Phifer scanned the handouts she’d prepared for participants in her writing workshops, she realized they composed chapters of a book. Memoirs of the Soul: A Writing Guide, was first published by Writers Digest Books. Nan presents workshops for continuing education and library programs, writers’ groups, renewal and religious organizations. While in Oregon she was affiliated with the Oregon Writing Project at the U. of O. Because she enables inexperienced writers to produce deep, reflective writing, veterans asked her to create a writing-to-heal manual for their members who suffer from post-traumatic stress, which is her current undertaking. You can learn more about Nan from her website.
Four special Colorado Authors’ League events, featuring recent books by CAL authors, will be held at the Denver Press Club in 2016 in an expansion of the Press Club’s Book Beat program. Four CAL authors will be chosen to participate each CAL Book Beat evening. All programs will be scheduled on Fridays, one each quarter of the year. The first CAL Book Beat will be held on Friday, March 11, starting at 6:30 p.m. Read More