Susan J. Tweit is on the faculty of two national writing conferences this fall: The 20th annual Women Writing the West Conference in Golden, CO, October 16-19, where SCN’s own Susan Albert is one of the keynote speakers (click here for full information), and the 10th annual Tony Hillerman Writing Conference in Santa Fe, NM, November 6-8 (click here for full information). She is also featured in the upcoming national film, “Hometown Habitat,” about ordinary people across the country reversing habitat loss for songbirds and pollinators in home gardens, parks, church- and schoolyards, and farms. Hometown Habitat aims to inspire each of us to restore our own patch of earth where we live, work and play. The film is being shot by award-winning filmmaker Catherine Zimmerman and will be released in spring of 2015. Detailed information can be found here.
Power and Justice collide in a riveting post-civil war drama.
It’s 1881 and a US Army unit led by Colonel Joseph Kindred, the military’s most famous Indian fighter, has been charged with forcibly moving a Colorado Ute tribe to a reservation in Utah as retribution for the massacre of an Indian agent the previous year. When, in a fit of rage, Colonel Kindred murders a beloved Ute sub-chief, an investigation follows, and Kindred, a decorated Civil War veteran, faces the possibility of a court-martial and the end of his military career. Eventually, the trial is ordered, and a young former corporal, Hiram Marlow, is called on to testify against his former superior—a task that forces him to recall events he’d rather forget and casts a shadow over his own future. A sweeping story that examines the realities of racism, duty versus honor, and the nature of revenge, Red, White & Army Blue exposes the dark side of Manifest Destiny and the American Dream. Read More
Kasey Cordell, senior editor at Denver’s 5280 magazine; Doug Ottewill, editor of Mile High Sports magazine; and freelance writer Rachel Cernansky, who writes for local and national print and electronic publications on a variety of subjects, round out the five-person panel for the Colorado Authors’ League’s first program of the season.
They join Diana Rowe, a successful freelance writer for more than a decade who specializes in travel stories, and Rob Reuteman, former business editor at the Rocky Mountain News and now a regular contributor to Entrepreneur magazine.
The 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 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Panelists will discuss what every freelance writer needs to know, including: Read More
Nancy Mayborn Peterson spoke about her novel, Not to be Forgiven, on August 28th at the Blossom Luncheon in the Capital Hill Community Center, and has been invited to take part in the Arapahoe County Library District Author Open House on Saturday, October 4th from 2 to 4 pm. The event is in the Southglenn Library at the Streets of Southglenn, 6972 S. Vine St., in Centennial. Nancy will also be displaying Not to be Forgiven, a World War II novel, in the CAL booth at the Colorado Association of Libraries convention in Longmont on October 17th and 18th. The book won the Colorado Authors’ League Award in the Book Adult Fiction Mainstream category of the 2014 competition.
Lou Dean Jacob’s new book, On My Ass/Riding the Midlife Crisis Trail was released in June by High Plains Press. The memoir is about a month long ride Jacobs took across the state of Colorado in 2001 to promote non-violence in the schools. Jacobs, a two-time CAL Award Winner, was nominated in the creative non-fiction category in 2013 for The Boys from the Bushes. Jacobs is busy this summer promoting the book in CO and will be traveling to OK this fall for more signings.
Manuel Ramos is scheduled to speak, read and sign his books at various events to help promote Desperado: A Mile High Noir, winner of the 2014 Colorado Book Award. Scheduled events so far include: Read More
Pat Postek’s children’s book, Bandit, The Chubby Chihuahua, won three awards in three separate categories (Illustrations, Children’s Story Book, and Ebooks) at the annual Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) EVVY Book Awards banquet dinner held on August 23, 2014. Click here for the full list of 2014 EVVY Award Winners.
Vicki Lindner was the artist-in-residence at Surel’s Place, a new residency program in Boise, Idaho, for the month of April. While in residence Lindner worked on revising her book, Baby, It’s You, a memoir about her romance with the only African-American in her New Jersey High School, and taught a workshop series about starting a memoir. More information about Surel’s Place can be found here.
Gail D. Storey’s memoir, I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail, has just been released in its second printing in both print and ebook, with the addition of a Reader’s Guide, including an interview between Gail and her editor, and questions and topics for group discussion (perfect for book clubs!). Gail also has a number of events coming up, for P.E.O International’s Books and Tea in Boulder on September 6, The Book Haven in Salida on September 9, the Adventurous Women’s Meetup on September 14, and the AAUW Meet the Authors luncheon in Golden on September 20. For details please see her events page at www.gailstorey.com/events.
Carol Dow, who writes under the pen name Caroline Dow, has a new book to be released in November by Llewellyn Publications titled The Healing Power of Tea: Simple Teas and Tisanes to Remedy and Rejuvenate Your Health. She also recently signed a contract with Schiffer Publishing for her completed cookbook, titled What’s Your Potion? Liquid Refreshments to Nourish Body, Mind and Spirit, to be released in the fall of 2015. This will be her seventeenth book.