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Don’t Miss the 2014 CAL Banquet!

skyline ballroomJust when you thought this year couldn’t get any better, CAL is about to bring you an event that will inspire you, excite you, and motivate you to move forward in your career as a writer: our annual banquet and business meeting. On Thursday, May 8, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. join other CAL professional writers in the Skyline Ballroom of the newly remodeled Courtyard by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek, for an evening everyone will be talking about. Read More

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Successful Book Event by Patricia G. Martin

Stepping Stones to the SunCAL Award Finalist Patricia G. Martin (pen name Nawashani) gave a presentation on her children’s book, Stepping Stones to the Sun, recently at the “Cuddle Up & Read” evening at Loma Elementary School in Loma, Colorado. The story, told through the eyes of a Cheyenne boy coming of age during the clash of cultures that marked the American frontier in the late 1800s, was well received by staff, parents, and children.

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No Summit Out of Sight Selected by the Junior Library Guild

NO SUMMIT OUT OF SIGHTNo Summit Out of Sight, by Linda LeBlanc, about Jordan Romero, the youngest to climb Everest and the Seven Summits, has been selected by the Junior Library Guild in “keeping with its goal of providing extraordinary reading experiences for children and young adults.” Congratulations Linda!

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Michele Morris Interviewed on Off the Page

TASTING_COLORADOMichele Morris, author of Tasting Colorado: Favorite Recipes from the Centennial State, was recently interviewed on Broomfield’s Off the Page program, hosted by Stacy McKenzie. During the show she discusses the making of the cookbook, her journey to a food career, and her involvement in community efforts to end hunger. You can view the full episode online here. Tasting Colorado was released in 2013 and is now in its second printing. Information about the book can be found here.

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Nine CAL Authors Selected as Finalists for the Colorado Book Awards

co book awards logoCongratulations to our nine CAL authors who have been named as finalists for the 2014 Colorado Book Awards by Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book! The Colorado Book Awards is part of the Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book’s mission to promote Colorado’s rich literary culture throughout the state. Winners will be announced on June 13 at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen (information can be found here). Read More

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Book Signing by Bruce Most

Rope Burn by Bruce W. MostBruce Most will be signing copies of his murder mystery Rope Burn (a finalist in the CAL book awards) on April 12th from 12-1 at the BookBar, a bookshop and wine bar on 4280 Tennyson St. in northwest Denver.

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Longmont Public Library’s Anthology Day

EvansMargi Evans has been invited to attend the Longmont Public Library’s Anthology Day on Saturday, April 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. She will be signing her middle-grade fantasies including North Mystic, a finalist for the Colorado Author’s League Book Awards. For information on the event, contact the library at (303) 651-8477 or

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Author You Continues to Receive Accolades

AU-frontCAL member Judith Briles’ book Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms was selected as the winner in the Writing/Publishing categories in the Beverly Hills Book Awards. The book has also been named a finalist in the ForeWord Book Awards with winners to be announced at the 2014 ALA Conference in June. Click here for more information about the ForeWord Book Awards.

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To Tuscany With Love Honored

To Tuscany with LoveGail Mencini’s book, To Tuscany with Love, was selected as the winner in the Chick Lit category of the Beverly Hills Book Awards. Gail is a new CAL member and you can read more about her book on the CAL website page of Fiction Books by CAL Authors. For a full list of finalists and winners, click here.

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Cowboy Up! Book Event in Grand Junction

cowboy up coverBarnes & Noble, Grand Junction: April 26th, Saturday, 11 am, enjoy a bit of wrangling practice. Nancy Bo Flood will read from award-winning, Cowboy Up! Ride the Navajo. Everyone will have a chance to rope a wild rocking horse plus toss their name in the hat to win a free book.

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