ReAnimus Press is re-releasing nine science fiction titles by John E. Stith during 2016 and 2017 in paperback and ebook. Some of the titles have been unavailable in paperback for more than a decade The first title is Deep Quarry (July 1), which follows a private eye who uncovers a buried starship still occupied by nasty aliens. Deep Quarry won the Colorado Authors’ League Top Hand Award. Sign up for giveaways at www.neverend.com.
Rex Burns’ latest novel, The Better Part of Valour, came out on 6 April in e-format from an Irish publisher, Tirgearr Publishing. It follows the adventures of Cornelius Mead, a Falstaffian “hero” caught up in a Colombian revolution. His dream is to turn Guyana’s Jones-town massacre site into a theme park. The novel is available through most e-book publishers.
Prayer for the Light Baby, a poem by Gail Waldstein, was a finalist in the Mark Fisher poetry contest in Talking Gourds, Telluride, May, 2016, while her poem botanic garden silence, will be published in Switched on Gutenberg. Waldstein is the author of The Hauntings, a poetry collection that was a finalist in the 2016 CAL Writing Awards.
Laurie Weiss’ new book, Letting It Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words (Rapid Relief with Logosynthesis®) is now available in paperbook and ebook formats. Learn a revolutionary new process to help you rapidly release anxiety and stress, using only words! Experience the freedom that comes from effortlessly managing previously distressing situations and even forget to worry about things you used to obsess about. Order your book today and reclaim your life energy and the joy that is your birthright.
On June 3 Virginia White will be at the BookBar as part of the Denver Writes series, focusing on giving kids ages 8-15 a creative outlet through writing. The organization is participating in the Tennyson First Friday Art Walk and will promote their programs and showcase the skills and creativity of young writers. Kids will be working with professionals in the evening from 6-8. White notes that it is due to CAL that she was discovered and invited to this exciting event!
Antler Dust, the first book in the Allison Coil Mystery Series by Mark Stevens, is now available on Audible. (click here) In Antler Dust, hunting guide Allison Coil wades into a story of double murder involving big game poaching and animal rights activists in Colorado’s Flat Tops Wilderness. First published in 2007 and a Denver Post best-seller in both 2007 and 2009, Antler Dust was followed by Buried by the Roan, Trapline and Lake of Fire. The last three books have all been finalists for the Colorado Book Award. Trapline won the Colorado Book Award in 2015 and the Colorado Authors League award for best genre fiction.
Ten CAL Award Winners will be featured at the Colorado Authors’ League Day program at Barnes & Noble, 960 S. Colorado Blvd., on Sunday, June 26, continuing CAL’s 85th Year celebration. Each author will discuss her or his book during a 30-minute session and answer questions. Books will be available for purchase throughout the day, and authors will sign copies as requested. The program begins at 11 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m. Here’s the schedule (author, category, title): Read More
High Country News has published a very complimentary review of Robert Garner McBrearty’s novel The Western Lonesome Society. You can read the full review here.
Kent Ira Groff will teach at Chautauqua Institution, NY, in July. The two courses are “Raymond Carver Stories: Meaning in Muddled Stuff” (with Mark Altschuler), July 4-8 (info here), and “Writing Your Way Home: Finding Grace in the Grit”, July 11-15, which he has taught for many years using his Writing Tides book (info here).
Former film executive and 2016 CAL Award Winner for Mainstream Fiction, Maura Weiler, joins the faculty at the Lighthouse Writers Lit Fest June 3-17th at 1515 Race Street in Denver. Her business panel, Hollywood Know How: Networking in the Film Industry Without Living in New York or L.A. takes place on Tuesday, June 7th from 12:30 – 1:45 pm, followed by her craft seminar,From Page to Screen: Adapting Books into Screenplays, on Friday, June 10th from 2:00 – 4:30 pm. For more details and registration, click the class links.