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Books Events for Soldier Sister, Fly Home, by Nancy Bo Flood

soldier sister fly homeSoldier Sister, Fly Home, by Nancy Bo Flood, cover art by Shonto Begay, will be launched in August, Flood is proud to share that Soldier Sister, Fly Home is a Junior Library Guild selection and a Scholastic Book Club selection! This middle grade novel received a starred review by Publisher’s Weekly.  Book launches are at the Tuba City Library, Navajo Nation and at the Barefoot Cowgirl in Flagstaff.  The story is a celebration of family, riding horses pell-mell in the dark, coping with a sister’s deployment, and returning to the beauty of the Navajo desert.

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I Am, by Michael Selden

I-AmMichael Selden has just published his third book, I Am, a realistic science fiction novel, written for a New Adult audience. It was published in June 2016 and uses an image he licensed from Colorado photographer Wendy Gedack. Selden’s first book, published in 2013, was The Boy Who Ran, which won the IPPY gold medal for juvenile fiction in 2014. In 2015 he published The Balance, which is a YA Scifi Dystopian story‹ and the first volume of a 3-book single story to be released over time.

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Welcome New CAL Member Robert G. Williscroft

robert-williscroftRobert Williscroft a retired submarine officer, deep sea diver, polar explorer, scientist, and general over-all adventurer. He has nine published books, five by commercial publishers and the four latest through his own imprint, Starman Press. Robert says, “I write about what I know (which is pretty eclectic), and my fiction is influenced by my adventurous life.”

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Kimberly Field’s New History Book Project

Copy-of-Kim-at-Champagne-SpringsKimberly Field’s new history book project takes her into Douglas County’s deep past as she tells the story of Blackfoot Cave: The First 7,500 Years. The archaeological excavation just ended, the book has just begun.

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Soldier Sister, Fly Home Recognized

soldier sister fly homeSoldier Sister, Fly Home, a contemporary novel by Nancy Bo Flood with cover art by Shonto Begay, was recognized as a Junior Library Guild selection and just recently received  a *starred review in Publisher’s Weekly.  More good news learned just this week, the book will be a Scholastic Book Club selection.

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Book Talk with Mark Stevens

4 Covers with ShadowsMark Stevens will give a talk about the Allison Coil Mystery Series in New Castle, Colorado On Saturday, July 30.  The talk will be at the New Castle Branch Library, 402 West Main St., at 1 p.m. The four books in the series are Antler Dust, Buried by the Roan, Trapline and Lake of Fire. Trapline won the 2015 Colorado Book Award for best mystery fiction and the 2015 Colorado Authors League award for best genre fiction. Lake of Fire and Buried by the Roan were also finalists for the Colorado Book Award.

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Swindled, New Blog from Sharon Cairns Mann

Swindled.MemeSharon Cairns Mann announces that she has launched a blog entitled “Swindled.” It’s the serialized story of the huge conservation easement fiasco in Colorado.  Sharon says, “I feel compelled to tell this story to give voice to the hundreds of landowners who have been unjustly hurt by this scandal. Many are still on the heart-wrenching journey of trying to save their precious land. I will try to post as frequently as possible, but it will take a long time to tell the entire story. If you haven’t already “liked” her Public FB page (, please do so, so you’ll get an update every time she publishes a new post – it’ll make it easier for you to follow the story. Or click on the RSS feed on the website.

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Bruce Berger Recognized

Bruce-Berger-1In April, 2016, the Headwaters Poetry Festival in Gunnison, Co, awarded Bruce Berger the Karen Chamberlain Lifetime Achievement Award for Poetry.

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Too Hot to Handel, by Sheri Cobb South

Too-Hot-To-HandelToo Hot To Handel, Book 5 in the historical mystery series featuring Bow Street Runner John Pickett, was published June 22 in hardcover and Kindle editions by Five Star/Cengage. The fifth installment of the series finds Bow Street Runner John Pickett incognito as a gentleman attending Drury Lane Theatre, where a rash of jewel thefts has taken place. Pickett’s magistrate, Mr. Colquhoun, suggests an aristocratic female companion might prevent him from making any glaring faux pas. But the only lady of Pickett’s acquaintance is Julia, Lady Fieldhurst, to whom he is accidentally married and with whom he is hopelessly in love.  Then the theatre catches fire, and Pickett and Julia must escape their box via a harrowing descent down a makeshift rope. When Pickett is struck in the head and left unconscious, it is up to Julia not only to nurse him back to health, but to discover his attacker as well. Click here to purchase or visit the author’s website

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Cobalt Blues, by Irv Sternberg

Sternberg_IrvIrv Sternberg’s final novella in his Izzy Brand comic mystery series of cozies, is now available on Kindle.  In Cobalt Blues, Izzy is taking oil painting lessons with an acclaimed Denver artist when he finds the artist dead in his bathroom, his naked body covered with a strange rash.  Cobalt Blues follows Izzy’s previous encounters with homicide in The Mayfly Murder, Death on the Not So Blue Danube and No Laughing Matter.

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