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As The Crow Flies, by Art Elser

Art Elser announces the publication of his new book of poetry, As The Crow Flies: Haiku from the High Plains. The 120 haiku in As The Crow Flies were selected from over 2,000 haiku written over six years. They express the poet’s sense of wonder and awe for the beauty and variety of nature and his love for humankind. They were written in a daily exchange of haiku with Christine Valentine, a gifted poet, his mentor and friend. As The Crow Flies is available in paperback from Amazon and B&N, can be ordered from your local book store, and is also available for Kindle, Nook, and Kobo readers.

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Book Talk with Lee Mossel

CAL member and Parker, CO, novelist, Lee Mossel, will be presenting his latest Cortlandt Scott crime thriller, Fracked to Death, at Douglas County Libraries Local Authors’ Showcase at the new Parker Library, 20105 East Main Street, in Parker 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18th.  The Local Authors’ Showcase usually features 10 local authors of all ages and writing genres who make 5 minute presentations of their latest books.  Book sales and signings and opportunities to talk to the authors are available and light refreshments are served. Fracked to Death is the fourth Cortlandt Scott crime thriller featuring Denver petroleum geologist turned private investigator, Cortlandt Scott.  This time, Cort becomes involved in a “ripped from the headlines” case to protect Denver’s richest woman from sabotage and death threats emanating from within her own company.  Fast action and the help of Cort’s friends and associates in Denver area law enforcement are required to solve the case and, more importantly, save Cort’s life in this fast paced crime thriller.

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Writing at Hemingway’s Favorite Spots in Paris, June 10-15, 2018

Eight writers will spend a week immersed in new experiences in the magical setting of Paris’s Left Bank. Part writers retreat, part tour of Hemingway’s Paris, The Left Bank Writers Retreat is for anyone who would like to break out of a writing rut and build momentum in their work. Will you be one of the 2018 Left Bank Writers? The cost of $1999 includes morning workshops, breakfast, a fabulous lunch each day, snacks, museum passes, literary tours, Seine boat ride and Metro tickets and a farewell happy hour on the Seine followed by dinner. Writers pay for their own transportation to and from Paris, lodging and additional meals. CAL members receive a 20 percent discount if they register by December 31, 2017! To sign up for our newsletter go to For additional information contact Darla Worden at

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Little Honker and the Swinging Tails, by Virginia White

Can a cat really start his own band?  Warren the Honking Cat decides to do just that, and Little Honker and the Swinging Tails is born – but not without some surprises. This is a much-anticipated third book in the series about a cat whose meow is a honk. Virginia White’s book is available at Barnes and Noble as well as on Amazon in both print and eBook format. It may also be purchased from Ingram.

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RUSH, by Jayme H. Mansfield

Award-winning author, Jayme H. Mansfield, is thrilled for the release of her historical fiction, RUSH, on November 1st. Based on her great-great grandmother’s participation in the Cherokee Strip Oklahoma Land Run of 1893, the research and ensuing storyline was a labor of love. The adventure will have readers riding along with hair blowing in the wind! For more information and to view photos that inspired the novel, visit

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Speaking Opportunity for CAL Authors

Looking for an opportunity to talk about you and your work? Sign up to be a guest on the Writers Talk on the Rabbit Hole, hosted by Jerry Fabyanic author of Sisyphus Wins. The show broadcasts on KYGT-FM in Idaho Springs on alternating Saturday afternoons. Shows are streamed/podcasted, recorded, and uploaded to Jerry’s site where they reside among the plethora of wondrously brilliant works written by fellow Coloradans. In-studio discussions only. Learn more at his website Email him at

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Book Signing with Stan Moore

Join CAL member Stan Moore at Tattered Cover Aspen Grove, November 29, 7PM where he will read and sign his 75th Anniversary Commemorative Edition of Seesaw, How November ’42 Shaped the World. On October 20, 1942, the Axis were astride much of the earth, and had enjoyed a long run of victories. By December 2, 1942, the Allies had won a string of battles and had turned the momentum. Seesaw is a look at five campaigns around the world as well as related political, economic, and social issues. These developments turned the outlook and outcome of the greatest war in history during November 1942. The author draws on previously unpublished photos, diaries, and letters as he explores the month that made the modern world.

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Heather Sappenfield a Housatonic Award Finalist

Heather Sappenfield’s novel Life at the Speed of Us was a finalist for the Housatonic Award for Writing for Middle Grades or Young Adults.

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Book Release Party

“An Evening of Mystery” Triple Book Release Party with Jennifer Kincheloe, Cynthia Kuhn, and Barbara Nickless will be held on November 14th, 7:00 PM at Tattered Cover Colfax. Please come celebrate three new books,THE WOMAN IN THE CAMPHOR TRUNK, by Jennifer Kincheloe, DEAD STOP, by Barbara Nickless, and THE ART OF VANISHING, by Cynthia Kuhn. There will be cake, sparkling beverages, readings, and a slide show. Barbara is bringing her cover model (who is also a PTSD service dog). For more information, call 310-266-7458

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Robert Shop Honored

CAL member Robert Shoop of Colorado Springs recently was named a DISTINGUISHED FACULTY OF THE YEAR by Colorado Technical University. Robert has been in adult education since 1989; he has taught Criminal Justice classes at CTU since 2011.

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