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Spots Still Open for CAL Booth at the Holiday Mart

Mart DisplayOnly a few authors spots remain in the Colorado Authors’ League Co-Op Book Booth, where more than 80 titles will be on sale at the annual Denver Junior League Holiday Mart shopping extravaganza Nov. 14-16 at the Marriott Tech Center. Last year CAL sold more than 300 books for its authors, who have the opportunity to talk about their work and sign copies all three days.

Registration is now open to CAL members and non-members. Registration for members ($100) and non-members ($150) can be found at the CAL website on the registration page. Non-members who apply for membership in CAL and are approved will receive a $50 refund and all CAL benefits through May, 2015. Read More

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Meet Your CAL Board – Margi Evans

EvansMargi Evans, author of the children’s Mist Trilogy and two books about equestrian riding in Colorado, joined CAL in 2011 and has served on the board almost every minute since. She was editor of the InPrint newsletter for two years, and this year is already at work planning the annual Awards Banquet as chairman. She also planted the CAL flag at a new event this past month when she herded several finalists from the writing contest to appear and read their work at the Colorado Librarians Association Conference in Loveland.

Margi has owned horses since she was 12 and currently stables three at her home and arena in Foxfield. In between writing and riding, she competes with and trains equestrians. All this from a proper lady with the voice of Glinda who prefers to work with horses rather than their owners. “Because I know how to think like a horse,” she says. “I don’t always know how to think like people.”

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Margi Evans Book Signing at JAX Local Author Day

EvansMargi Evans will be signing books in Fort Collins at the 6th Annual Local Author Day event sponsored by JAX Mercantile Co. on Saturday, November 8th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Evans will be signing her fantasies and her equestrian trail guide books at the popular event. For information, visit the store’s Facebook page.

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CAL Award Winners to Read at CAL Conference

calcon_logo-01Colorado Authors’ League Book Award recipients will share readings from their award winning books and offer their books for sale at CAL CON, this weekend’s Colorado Association of Libraries Convention at the Embassy Suites hotel, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, in Loveland. The schedule for readings is: Read More

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CAL Second Saturday Program a Success

CAL program "The Creative Side of Selling a Book" panel: Scott JCAL’s second program of the year, “Sizzle! Sizzle! The Creative Side of Selling a Book,” offered attending authors a wealth of insight about marketing tools and strategies for selling their new books. The panel included Scott Johnson, founder of Sputnik Design Works; Nate Guy, Barnes & Noble bookseller; Jen Halligan of Jen Halligan PR; and Terry Wright, local author and publisher. Read More

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Trapline, by Mark Stevens

traplineTrapline, the third novel in the Allison Coil Mystery Series by Mark Stevens, will be released Nov. 8 from Midnight Ink.  Denver launch event: 7 p.m.,  Friday, Nov. 21 at Tattered Cover in Lower Downtown (1628 16th St.).  Mark will be at Barnes & Noble in Loveland (5835 Sky Pond Dr.) in Loveland on Nov. 22 (11 a.m.) and later the same day at Barbed Wire Books (3 p.m) in Longmont. “Colorado’s stunningly beautiful Flat Tops Wilderness hides some nasty secrets … Allison’s third adventure (Buried by the Roan, 2011, etc.) combines a loving portrait of a beautiful area with an ugly, all-too-believable conspiracy that could have been ripped from today’s headlines.” – Kirkus Reviews

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Intro to the Children’s Picture Book with Denise Vega

VegaJoin author Denise Vega as she presents an overview of the children’s picture book.This course is for anyone interested in learning what a picture book is as well as some of its unique aspects. We’ll review structure, language usage, and character development, as well as de-construct current best-selling and popular picture books to understand what makes them work. Then you’ll apply what you’ve learned to books and manuscripts provided by the instructor so you can begin to approach your own manuscripts with a new eye. Bring a favorite picture book (or one you can’t believe got published) to share!  For more information or to register, visit Lighthouse Writers.
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Pre-Election Commentary by Joy Overbeck

the daily caller logoJoy Overbeck has been publishing pre-election commentary pieces at The Daily Caller, Townhall, The Washington Times, My Colorado View and elsewhere. You can view her latest, a pre Halloween commentary at The Daily Caller, a site with over 400K Facebook likes, by clicking here.

 

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The Joy of Killing, by Harry MacLean, Selected as Lead Title in 2015 by Counterpoint Press

harry macleanHarry MacLean’s novel, The Joy of Killing, will be published by Counterpoint Press as its lead title in July 2015. MacLean’s four earlier works were all non-fiction, including In Broad Daylight, which won an Edgar for Best True Crime and was a New York Times bestseller. The Joy of Killing is presented by Counterpoint as a literary thriller. 

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Gluten Free Talk and Tasting by Carol Fenster

100 best quick gluten freeGluten-free author, Carol Fenster, will speak at 6 PM, Thursday, November 13, at the Gluten-Free Homemade Holidays Event at the Bookworm of Edwards Bookstore in Edwards, Colorado. Her topic is how to save time in the kitchen and attendees will taste dishes from her new book, 100 Best Quick Gluten-Free Recipes. Tickets are $10.  For more information, visit www.bookwormofedwards.com.

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