It’s time to renew your connection with the best writing resource in Colorado—Colorado Authors’ League. June is the month to renew your membership. It is time. Now. And if you look back on the past year and consider what CAL offered you, how can you pass up the promise of an even more rewarding year ahead: Read More
Gail Storey’s book trailer for I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail is featured along with an interview with her on the site of Animoto, the program she used to make the book trailer: https://animoto.com/blog/business/promoting-book-sales-animoto/
Bruce Most’s two-act dramatic play Dealer’s Choice has received an honorable mention award in the Fourth Annual New Play Contest held by Ohio State University at Newark. When the Pittman family gathers for its annual Father’s Day poker game, the eldest son announces plans to sue his mother for control of the family business. The resulting quarrel with his brothers rips open long-held family secrets and reveals the destructive consequences of overprotecting the people we love from life’s challenges and their own self-destructive behavior.
Karen Gallob is excited that her book, Baby Skulls and Fowl Odors, has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 Eric Hoffer Award Competition. Baby Skulls is a cozy mystery which Karen entered in the commercial fiction category. You’ll find more information about the awards on the Hoffer Award website.
In addition to the usual slew of rejections, Art Elser had five poems published in the online journal Vietnam War Poetry. Four of the poems were from his chapbook, We Leave the Safety of the Sea, the 2014 CAL Poetry Award Winner, He also had three poems accepted for publication in the Owl Moon Raptor Center special anthology. “Dinner of Fire and Ice” and “Morning Thoughts Over Coffee” were published in Emerging Voices. And “A Villanelle of War” was published in The Human Touch, the annual arts journal of the University of Colorado Hospital department of Ethics and Humanities.
The Joy of Killing, by Harry MacLean, is being released in hardcover on July 14 as the lead title of Counterpoint Press. Harry will be talking and signing books at the Boulder Bookstore on July 14th and the Colfax Tattered Cover on July 30th. The book received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, and has been referred to as literary thriller, a psychological thriller and a philosophical thriller.
Gail Mencini’s novel, To Tuscany with Love, (Capriole Group, 2014) was named a General Fiction Category Finalist in the 2015 Eric Hoffer Book Awards. Complete information about the awards can be found here.
The Lives Between Us is about family and love. It’s about desperate people doing what they need to, to save the ones they love. Grief-stricken reporter, Skylar Kendall, plots revenge on Michigan Senator Hastings who opposed life-saving stem cell research and therapy. She gains access to Hastings, learning secrets that would launch her career and satisfy her need for retribution… Only, she hadn’t counted on falling in love. Can she avenge the lives lost to politics at the expense of her new love and friends? You can read more about the author in this recent article in the Grosse Pointe News, or find Theresa on the web at www.theresarizzo.com, or connect with her on Facebook, Twitter or and Goodreads.
Betty LaVelle will recite her new poetry at Innisfree Poetry Bookstore, 1203 13th Street in Boulder, on July 14th, from 6-7pm. Information about Innisfree Poetry Bookstore’s events can be found on their website at www.innisfreepoetry.com/events/.
Colorado: A Historical Atlas has just been published by the University of Oklahoma Press. Tom “Dr. Colorado” Noel’s culminating work surveys 90 key fields in our state’s development with concise text, color maps and photos. Tom explores everything from dinosaurs to DIA, from Mesa Verde to today’s exploding suburbs, from stagecoaches to brew pubs, from sports to the contributions of women and various ethnic groups, from tragedies such as Sand Creek to the strangest things about the highest state in this full-color, glossy, coffee table treasure. Tom writes a monthly column for the Sunday Denver Post and appears regularly on Channel 9’s Colorado & Company as Dr. Colorado. Please visit dr-colorado.com for info about tours, talks, courses, books and other info.
You’ll love getting to know Jake. Cheer him on as you read about how his spirit and determination carry him through his challenges as a stray cat. Find out how he manages to discover his gift and his royal ancestry. This is a story for all ages. Buy Jake’s Gift: The Story of a Cat Who Wouldn’t Quit online at Amazon.com or TulipTreePub.com. Visit Pam’s blog, Writing Outside the Barn: www.pamelawolf.blogspot.com and look for “Jake the Therapy Cat” on Facebook.