CAL member Sharon Cairns Mann was featured in “Off the Page,” Broomfield Library’s Channel 8 program that promotes authors. Check out this lively interview, including a discussion of literary fiction. Sadly, it is Stacy McKenzie’s last interview. Stacy has been a great promoter of Colorado authors. #notboring #literaryfiction #shortfiction #ilovecoloradoauthors
Amy Rivers’ new novel Best Laid Plans & Other Disasters will be released on January 17, 2017. It’s the second book of her Cambria series. A year after she is elected mayor of a prosperous Colorado city, Gwen’s career and life are fully on track, all according to plan. So why is she in such a slump emotionally and physically? New conflicts keep boiling over in city government, and her earlier allies no longer support her. She and her boyfriend have an ideal relationship, which she finds inexplicably dissatisfying. Without telling her, he decides to take a new job that has him traveling out of state every week. Suddenly unexpected developments turn everything topsy-turvy, and Gwen is forced to re-examine her carefully-planned life. Find more information at www.AmyRivers.com.
Audition sign-ups for the Listen to Your Mother Show Boulder, co-produced by Ellen Nordberg, are now open. Stories about motherhood should be 5 minutes when read aloud – either essays or poems. CAL member Dian Logan – who was a cast member in 2016 and was fantastic! – heard about the show through CAL postings. Please visit the website for information about auditions.
Tanja Pajevic, the author of The Secret Life of Grief: A Memoir and 9 Steps to Heal Your Resentment and Reboot Your Marriage, has taught at the University of Colorado Denver, the Community College of Denver and Indiana University. Tanja is the recipient of a Fulbright grant, Hemingway Fellowship, Kraft Fellowship and a faculty award from the University of Colorado Denver for her project “Writing as Healing.” She lives with her family in Boulder where she leads workshops around life’s big transitions. Learn more at Tanja’s website.
Barbra Cohn, author of Calmer Waters: The Caregiver’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s and Dementia, will be interviewed on eHealth Radio by Eric Michael from 9-9:30 a.m. (Mountain) on Jan 5. Tune in to hear about seven ways to feel happier, healthier and experience inner peace at this link. Learn more about Barbra’s journey at her Healthy Care Giver blog or contact her at email@example.com.
Corinne Joy Brown will discuss her award-winning novel Hidden Star, a story about the Crypto-Jews or conversos of New Mexico, at 2 p.m. on January 14, 2017, at the Tattered Cover Bookstore, 2526 East Colfax Ave. The book was the recent winner of the New Mexico/Arizona Book Award in Historical Fiction, and a Finalist in the 2016 International Latino Book Awards, in both Historical Fiction and Inspirational. Learn more about Corrine, her books and her writing and design life at her website here.
Page Lambert will lead a one-day luncheon seminar exploring the random events that form the tapestry of our lives. The date is Jan. 14 at Mount Vernon Country Club. Inspired by the 1927 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, in which five people fall to their deaths when one of Peru’s finest bridges collapses, and a priest asks why them, Page’s seminar is entitled “Why Me? Why Not Me? Writers Explore the Random Nature of Life.” Appropriate for memoir and fiction. Early registration deadline is Dec. 31. To learn more, visit Page’s website here.
Patricia Raybon wrote the January 2017 cover story for In Touch Ministries’ In Touch Magazine. “Peace Be With You” explores the biblical call to gentleness and mercy, especially in the way we speak. To read the article, click here. Another of Patricia’s articles for In Touch, titled “Just Pass the Broccoli,” on interfaith family peace, won a first-place 2016 Higher Goals Award (first-person articles) from the Evangelical Press Association. That article can be found here. Learn more about Patricia’s essays and books at her website.
Kent Ira Groff just returned from Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, for a week-long praying and writing retreat to compose Washing Machine Stories: Graces in My Life’s Grit. He will present on Spirituality using his book Honest to God Prayer at the Interfaith Spiritual Convention on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at Park Hill United Methodist Church, 5209 Montview Blvd. in Denver. To connect with Ken, contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website at LinkYourSpirituality.com, home of Kent’s Weekly Reflection.