Based on real characters who lived on the frontier during the lead up to America’s 1846 war with Mexico, David M. Jessup has woven a spellbinding prequel to his award-winning first novel, Mariano’s Crossing. The new book, Mariano’s Choice, is to be released by Pronghorn Press on September 30, 2016. According to New York Times bestselling author Sandra Dallas, the book “adds flesh and blood to the bones of one of the West’s legendary mountain men.” Read More
Carol Dow, who has written What’s Your Potion?, will be selling and signing her books at the Colorado Book Festival in Denver on September 10. On October 1, she will also sell and sign copies of all of her books at the Longmont Library Author Open House in Longmont from 10 AM to 3 PM.
Don Brewer has a book signing in Cripple Creek at the Fall Festival, Saturday, September 17th. Don will be at the Museum by the train terminal signing both of his books, Worthy of Trust and Confidence and Thunder Canyon, which is set in Cripple Creek during the 1900’s. It is a Secret Service Counterfeit Gold Coin Case.
Each year, Denver-based AuthorU delivers the 3-day AuthorU Extravaganza. This year’s is September 15-17. Included is a trade show that is peppered with 30 national printers, book and cover designers, and marketing pros—all here to support you and your book. Intensive workshops delivered by 25 experts (from the how-tos to get your book into libraries; an insider’s scoop on Amazons AMS programs—and which ones to avoid; the how-tos in creating the media kits and press releases that turn you into a magnet; how to create a book in less than 8 hours; and much more. Of course, your meals, and a not-to-be-missed Friday night entertainment are included. A special discount has been created for CAL members. To see what’s happening: www.AuthorUExtraqvaganza.org / To save money: http://bit.ly/AUEX2016 then use this code: AUSP2016 and $270 will be chopped off the 3-day registration.
“Partisan Politics Are Pulling My Small Town Apart,” Susan J. Tweit’s latest commentary for High Country News’ Writers on the Range syndicate, appeared in newspapers around the West in late August, and has generated quite a conversation on the website and on Facebook. In September, Tweit is a featured speaker at Rocky Mountain Gardening Magazine’s annual Live! garden inspiration event at Chico Hot Springs, Montana, with a talk on “Why Gardens Matter, From Global Climate Change to Local Food and Community Revitalization.” Tweit heads to Santa Fe in late October for a Fellowship in Residence at the Women’s International Study Center at Acequia Madre House, where she says she is “honored and thrilled” to have been awarded the gift of a month away in an inspiring location to work on researching her next book.
Manuel Ramos has a busy September planned. On September 2 he will participate in the Tennyson Street Lit Crawl. He’s one of the writers scheduled to read at Tea for Ewe, 4234 Tennyson Street Denver, 7:00 p.m. September 10 finds Manuel at the Colorado Book Festival, Denver Public Library, along with several other CAL members, including a panel on creating memorable sleuths. On September 23-25 he’s one of the guests at the Jaipur Literature Festival — reading, signing, and taking part in two panels at the Boulder Public Library. Finally, he spends all of September 29 on the beautiful University of Colorado campus in Colorado Springs where he will lead a student workshop on creative writing and then make an evening presentation on Chicano Noir and crime literature.
Jeannie Mobley’s third middle grade novel, Bobby Lee Claremont and the Criminal Element, has been acquired by Holiday House Publishers. Robert E. Lee Claremont, or Bobby Lee when he’s not walking the straight and narrow, is leaving New Orleans with ambitions to join the Prohibition-era gangsters in Chicago. But when he crosses paths with a young widow and her associates, he finds himself longing for the comforts of home and family—and running afoul of the very gangsters he had hoped to join.