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COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1942 

Adult Book: Marie Sandoz [Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Ogalalas]

Juvenile Book: Florence Crannel Means, Whispering Girl: A Hopi Indian Story of Today

juvenile Short: Ann Warner

slick paper story: Lenore Mattingly Weber

action pulp story: Dabney Otis Collins

ROMANCE PULP STORY: Dabney Otis Collins

NON-FICTION ARTICLE: Alice Spencer Cook

TRADE-JOURNAL ARTICLE: Loduska Yont

POEM: Helen Prommel

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1943

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COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1944

WILLIAM McLEOD RAINE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENT BY A COLORADO WRITER: Mary Coyle Chase, Harvey (play)

ADULT BOOK: Mary Buirgy, Strangers in My Heart

POETRY: Inez Thorson, “Corn Still Grows” (The American Mercury 59 [August 1944]: 199)

SLICK SHORT STORY: Marian Castle, “Career Casualty” (Liberty)

ROMANTIC PULP FICTION: Marian Castle, “Alias Hanna Wynn” (Ranch Romances)

JUVENILE SHORT STORY: Edwina Falls, “Steel” (Child Life)

SHORT SHORT STORY: Donna Geyer, “First Mission” (This Week)

NONFICTION ARTICLE: Grace Igoe Hall, “Neuro Surgery at Fitzsimons General Hospital” (Hygeia)

TRADE/TECHNICAL JOURNAL ARTICLE: Halleck McCord, “Hiring Discharged Veterans” (Wine and Liquor Retailer)

PULP ACTION STORY: Stephen Payne, “Long Rider’s Last Trail” (Western Aces)

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1945

ROMANTIC STORY: Alice Cook

SHORT STORY: Dorothy E. S. Hanson

SHORT SHORT STORY: Mildred Melleville

ACTION STORY; Henry Haldeman

NONFICTION ARTICLE; Lila Noel Liggett

TECHNICAL ARTICLE; J. Levette Davidson

ADULT POEM: Inez Thorson

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1946

NONFICTION BOOK: Mary L. Cairns, Grand Lake: The Pioneers

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1947

(Drawings by Charles M. Russell)

ADULT NONFICTION: Charles B. Roth, Handbook of Spelling

ADULT FICTION: Helen Rich, The Spring Begins

ROMANTIC SHORT STORY: Dabney Otis Collins, “Another Day Tomorrow” (The Progressive Farmer)

ADULT ACTION SHORT STORY: Ray Gaulden, “Gun Ghosts Never Die” (Fifteen Western Tales)

NONTECHNICAL ARTICLE: Agnes Wright Spring, “Home on the Range Has Wheels” (The Westerner)

ADULT TECHNICAL ARTICLE: Helen McCord, “The First 150 Markets Are the Hardest” (Writers Markets and Methods)

ADULT FEATURETTE: Maurine Russell, “Touring Gaspe” (Ford Times)

ADULT POETRY: Alan Swallow, “Series for My Friend” (University of Kansas Review)

SPECIAL AWARDS

Arthur Carhart, “Fishing is Big Business” and “This Is Your Land and Hunting”

Alfred M. Bailey, “Desert River Through the Navajo Land” (National Geographic)

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1948 

BOOK OF THE YEAR: LeRoy R. Hafen, Colorado and Its People

POEM: Burge Buzzelle, “I’m Not Hungry, Thanks”

Helen Howland Prommel, “Day That Dances”

JUVENILE FICTION—SHORT STORY: Juanita Jones, “Winter Wonderlands”

Virginia G. Millikin, “Lost Birthday”

ADULT SHORT STORY: Donna M. Geier, “The Kid Who Didn’t Care”

ACTION SHORT STORY: Stephen Payne, “Gold Fever”

GENERAL ARTICLE: Herbert P. White, “Only in America—the Bolton Story”

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1949

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COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1950 

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COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1951

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BOOK OF THE YEAR: Arthur H. Carhart, Water or Your Life (Lippincott)

JUVENILE BOOK: Lloid and Juanita Jones, Sentinel in the Saddle (Westminster Press)

SHORT STORY: Lenore Mattingly Weber, “Sergeant Suan Speaking” (Saturday Evening Post)

PULP STORY: Stephen Payne, “The Stormbound Herd” (Blue Book)

JUVENILE STORY: Marie Halun Bloch, “The Electrical Mouse” (Story Parade)

ARTICLE: Levette J. Davidson, “The Literature of Western America” (Western Humanities Review)

ADULT POEM: Inez Clark Thorson, “Smoke Prophecy” (Farm Journal)

JUVENILE POEM: Helen Howland Prommel, “Thanks for the Vision” (Classmate Magazine)

UNCLASSIFIED CATEGORY—BEST LITERARY PIECE: Alan Swallow, “Golden Girl” (New Mexico Quarterly)

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1952 

ARTICLE—FACTUAL: Alice Spencer Cook, “Blackwater Fire,” Pen, August 1952

BOOK—JUVENILE FICTION/NONFICTION: Vera Graham, Treasure in the Covered Wagon (Lippincott)

POETRY: Thomas Ferril, “Words for Time” and “Some of the Boys a Little While Had Names”

SHORT STORY—PULPS: Harald H. Prommel, “Tuesday in Times Square,” Blue Book, March 1952.

ARTICLE—PERSONAL: Marian Castle, “I’ll Take My Modern in Moderation,” Better Homes & Gardens, April 1952

SHORT STORY—JUVENILE FICTION/FICTIONALIZED FACT:

Carolyn St. Clair King, “Beautiful and Free,” American Girl, November 1952

Ida Rimer Gleason, “The Medicine Bag,” Junior Red Cross Journal, November 1952

UNCLASSIFIED:

Arthur H. Carhart, “The Future Course in Water Management”

Helen Ferril, “The Dumb Friends League,” Rocky Mountain Herald,August 2, 1952. (Column)

SHORT STORY—SLICKS: Dorothy Kostka, “They Thought I Was White,” True Story, August 1952.

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1953 

Ruth M. Underhill

Lewis B. Patten

Lloid and Juanita Jones

Lillian de la Torre

I. R. Gleason

Billie Mayo Eschenburg

Edward Mack Miller

Helen Howland Prommel

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1954

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COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1955

MAGAZINE:

SHORT SLICK: Edward Mack Miller

PERSONAL ARTICLE: Edward Mack Miller

SHORT PULP: Gladys Bauer

JUVENILE: Gladys Bauer

FACTUAL ARTICLE: Alice Spencer Cook

BOOK:

Adult POPULAR: Lewis B. Patten

adult serious: Mar

non-fiction: Arthur Hawthorne Carhart, Timber in Your Life

juvenile: Ida Riner Gleason

juvenile nonfiction: Virginia Greene Milliken

POETRY: Thomas Hornsby Ferril

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1956 

MAGAZINE:

SHORT SLICK: Edward Mack Miller

SHORT PULP: Teddy Keller

JUVENILE: Gladys Bauer, “How the Easter Bell Saved a Town”

FACTUAL ARTICLE: Edward Mack Miller

PERSONAL ARTICLE: Marian Castle

BOOK:

Adult fiction: William E. Barrett, Sudden Strangers

adult non-fiction: Agnes Wright Spring & Maurice Frink, When Grass Was Green

juvenile fiction: Marian Huxoll Talmadge & Iris Pavey Gilmore, Pony Express Boy (Dodd, Mead)

POETRY: Dr. Alan Swallow, “Four Notes on Love”

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1957

BOOK:

ADULT FICTION (WESTERN): Lewis B. Patten, Five Rode West

ADULT NONFICTION: Marshall Sprague, Massacre

JUVENILE FICTION OR NONFICTION: Lillian de la Torre, The Actress

MAGAZINE:

ARTICLE, PERSONAL: Nell Womack Evans

ARTICLE, GENERAL: Nell Womack Evans

ARTICLE, SPECIALIZED: Ed Mack Miller

FICTION, SLICK: Ed Mack Miller

FICTION, CONFESSION: Frances Traher

FICTION, JUVENILE: Carolyn King

NOVELTY: Marian Huxoll Talmadge, Iris Pavey Gilmore

POETRY: Thomas Hornsby Ferril, “What Trinkets?” (New Poems by American Poets II, ed. Rolfe Humphries)

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1958

BOOK:

ADULT FICTION: Gordon H. Sales, Cornbread and Milk

Margaret Cobb Shipley, The Sound of the Sun

ADULT NONFICTION: Arthur H. Carhart, The National Forests

JUVENILE FICTION OR NONFICTION: Ruth Underhill, First Came the Family

MAGAZINE:

ARTICLE, PERSONAL: Dorothy Kostka, “Your Child Is Retarded”

ARTICLE, GENERAL: Hugh Duncan and Ed Mack Miller, “Bush Pilot of the Tetons”

ARTICLE, SPECIALIZED: Alice Spencer Cook, “Wizard with Wood”

FICTION, CONFESSION: Virginia Morris, “I Won’t Be a Small Town Nurse”

FICTION, JUVENILE:

Marian Talmadge and Iris Gilmore, “The Mystery of the Silver Bridles”

Barbara Ritchie, “The Men From the Boys”

ARTICLE, NOVELTY: Maurine Russell, “The Lady in the Capitol Dome”

POETRY: Margaret Cobb Shipley, “Boys in the House”

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1959

BOOK:

ADULT FICTION: Curtis Casewit, The Peacemakers

ADULT NONFICTION: Robert L. Perkin, The First Hundred Years

Wilma Reiva La Sasso,  The All-Italian Cookbook

JUVENILE FICTION OR NONFICTION:

Margaret Hagler, Larry and the Freedom Man

Barbara Ritchie, Ramon Makes a Trade

PAPER BACK: Marian Huxoll Talmadge & Iris Pavey Gilmore, Colorado Highways & By-Ways

MAGAZINE:

ARTICLE, PERSONAL: Curtis Casewit, “You Came to Die!”

ARTICLE, GENERAL: Joseph H. Rush, “Tall Shadow Down Under”

ARTICLE, SPECIALIZED: Margaret Cobb Shipley, “Writer, Go to the Poet”

Curtis Casewit, “Ski Pioneer Georg Bilgeri: He Died on Skis”

FICTION, SLICK: Lenore Mattingly Weber, “The Fugitive Grandmothers”

FICTION, CONFESSION: Mildred McClellan Melville, “A Love the World Forbade”

FICTION, JUVENILE: Neola Tracy Lane, “What to Do About Egghead”

NOVELTY: Alice Spencer Cook, “Waiting to Ambush a Fisherman”

POETRY: Thomas Hornsby Ferril, “Cadetta—C & S”

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1960

BOOK:

ADULT FICTION (GENERAL): Marian Castle, Silver Answer

ADULT FICTION (WESTERN): Wayne D. Overholser (as Joseph Wayne), Pistol Johnny

ADULT NON-FICTION: LeRoy R. & Ann W. Hafen, The Far West and the Rockies Historical Series (Collaboration)

JUVENILE FICTION OR NONFICTION: Alma Kehoe Reck, Neola Tracy Lane

MAGAZINE

SLICK STORY: Vernon H. Kurtz, Lenora Mattingly Weber

CONFESSION STORY: Dorothy Kostka

JUVENILE FICTION OR FICTIONAL FACT: Teddy Keller

ARTICLE, PERSONAL: Joseph H. Rush

ARTICLE, GENERAL: Paul Friggens

ARTICLE, SPECIALIZED: Kay Nelson, Curtis Casewit

NOVELTY: Marian Castle and Iris Gilmore (Collaboration)

POETRY: Thomas Hornsby Ferril

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1961-1962

BOOK:

ADULT FICTION (WESTERN): Ray Humphreys, Trouble at Hot Sulphur

ADULT NONFICTION: Forbes Parkhill, The Last of the Indian Wars

JUVENILE FICTION OR NONFICTION: Ruth Underhill, Antelope Singer

MAGAZINE:

ARTICLE, PERSONAL: Kay Nelson

ARTICLE, GENERAL: Olive Peabody

ARTICLE, SPECIALIZED: Ed Mack Miller

FICTION, SLICK: Ann Gibbons

FICTION, CONFESSION: Dorothy Kostka

FICTION, JUVENILE: Virginia Morris

NOVELTY: Marian Huxoll Talmadge, Iris Pavey Gilmore

POETRY: Margaret Cobb Shipley, “Girl Child”

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1962-1963

FICTION:

BOOK, ENTERTAINMENT: Helen Ferril, The Complete Indoor Birdwatcher’s Manual

BOOK, JUVENILE: Dorothy Kostka

NONFICTION:

BOOK, SPECIALIZED: Maurine Fletcher Russell, Billie Mayo Eschenburg

BOOK, JUVENILE: Louise Prechtl

SHORT, GENERAL: Nell Womack Evans

SHORT, TECHNICAL: J. Arthur Thompson

SHORT, JUVENILE: Alice Spencer Cook

POETRY: Thomas Hornsby Ferril

NOVELTY:

HUMOROUS: Kay Nelson

SHORT PROSE: Olive Peabody

UNCLASSIFIED: Louisa Ward Arps, “Front Range Panorama” (map)

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1963-1964

FICTION BOOK:

ADULT: Stephen Payne, Brand Him Outlaw

            JUVENILE: Barbara Ritchie, To Catch a Mongoose

NONFICTION BOOK:

GENERAL: Forbes Parkhill, Mister Barney Ford: A Portrait in Bistre

SPECIALIZED : Dr. Arthur L. Campa, “Treasure of the Sangre de Cristos”

JUVENILE: Richard M. Pearl, “Wonders of Gems”

ARTICLE:

GENERAL: Donna Geyer, “This Is Why I Hunt”

SPECIALIZED: Kay Nelson, “The Professional Attitude”

JUVENILE: Mary DeLapp, “Teenager, What Can You Do?”

SHORT PROSE: Kay Nelson, “Letter-Bugs”

POETRY: Thomas Hornsby Ferril, “Horn of Flowers

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1964-1965

BOOK:

ADULT FICTION: Ray Humphries

JUVENILE/TEEN AGE FICTION : Etta DeGering

ADULT NONFICTION: Richard M. Pearl

CHILDREN’S NONFICTION: Lucy Post Frisbee, John Burroughs, Boy of Field and Stream

SHORT STORY: Curtis Casewit

ARTICLE:

GENERAL: Dorothy Kostka

SPECIALIZED: J. Arthur Thompson

JUVENILE: Florence K. Frame

POETRY:

POEM: Margaret M. Cram

HUMOROUS VERSE: Kay Nelson

SHORT PROSE NOVELTY: Nell Womack Evans

UNCLASSIFIED: Mary Lapp

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1965-1966

BOOK:

ADULT NON-FICTION: Stephen Payne, Where the Rockies Ride Herd

ADULT SCIENTIFIC: Dr. Ruth Underhill, Red Man’s Religion

JUVENILE NONFICTION: Aylesa Forsee, Pablo Casals—Cellist for Freedom

SHORT STORY: Dorothy Kostka, “I Couldn’t Love My Sister”

ARTICLE:

GENERAL: Dabney Otis Collins

SPECIALIZED: Marshall Sprague, “Goodbye, Little London”

POETRY: Margaret Cobb Shipley, “Burning the Trees”

UNCLASSIFIED: Jane Fitz-Randolph, “If You’re For Colorado” (film strip)

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1966-1967

BOOK:

ADULT NONFICTION: Marshall Sprague, Gallery of Dudes

TEENAGE NONFICTION: Iris Pavey Gilmore and Marian Talmadge, NORAD—North American Air Defense Command

JUVENILE NONFICTION: Richard M. Pearl, Wonder World of Metals

BOOK ADAPTATION: Barbara Richie, The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

SHORT FICTION:

SHORT STORY: Pat Crickenberger, “A Difference of Dreams”

HUMOROUS FICTION: Margaret Cobb Shipley, “Fields of Mr. Honor”

SERIOUS FICTION: Margaret Cobb Shipley, “A Day of Judgment”

JUVENILE SHORT STORY: Kathleen C. Phillips, “But, However, Nevertheless, Umbrella”

ARTICLE:

GENERAL:  Dabney Otis Collins, “Jeeping the Black Bear”

JUVENILE SHORT: Dorothy D. Warner, “Gift That Grows”

SCIENTIFIC/TECHNICAL : Nell Womack Evans, “Mountain Country Meeting House”

POETRY: Thomas Hornsby Ferril, Words for Denver

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1967-1968

BOOK:

ADULT BIOGRAPHICAL: Amanda M. Ellis, Rebels and Conservatives

TEENAGE NONFICTION: Marian Talmadge and Iris Gilmore, Six Great Horse Rides

SPECIALIZED: Henry Hough, Development of Indian Resources

SHORT FICTION: Elizabeth Shafer, “And Pride and Stubbornness Remain”

ARTICLE:

SHORT PROSE: Rae Cross, “February Prayer”

TEENAGE: Curtis Casewit, “Beattie

GENERAL: Ed Mack Miller, “Aviation’s Articulate Man—Ernie Gann”

SPECIALIZED ARTICLE: Ed Mack Miller, “The Eaglerock and the Bullet”

POETRY: Margaret Shipley, “Understatement”

SPECIAL AWARDS:

John T. Eastlick, Librarian, Denver Public Library

Alys Freese, Western History Dept.

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1968-1969

BOOK:

TEENAGE FICTION: Curtis Casewit, Ski Racer

CHILDREN’S FICTION Blanche Boshinski, Aha and the Jewel of Mystery

TEENAGE NONFICTION: Aylesa Forsee, Famous Photographers

SHORT STORY:

SERIOUS: Joanne Greenberg, “Timekeeper”

CHILDREN’S: Blanche Boshinski, “Straight Up to Grandma’s”

ARTICLE:

GENERAL: Donald Bower, “The Indian Giver”

SPECIALIZED: LeRoy Hafen, “Etienne Provost”

TEENAGE: Beverly Anderson Nemiro, “A Teenage Beauty Happening”

CHILDREN’S: Helen S. Phillips, “The Gravity and Bronco Railroad”

NOVELTY:

SHORT PROSE: Mary DeLapp, “The Dilemma of a Woman Voter”

UNCLASSIFIED:

FILM SCRIPT: Jane Fitz-Randolph, “The Dream That Became California”

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1969-1970

BOOK—FICTION:

ADULT: Edward Hawkins, Well Spring

SHORT STORY—FICTION:

JUVENILE: Blanche Boshinski, “The Brave Groundhog”

BOOK—NONFICTION:

ADULT (HISTORICAL, BIOGRAPHICAL,TRAVEL): Caroline Bancroft, Trail Ridge Country

ADULT (SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL, BUSINESS, AND “HOW TO”): Jane Fitz-Randolph, “Writing for the Juvenile and Teen-Age Market”

YOUNG ADULT: Florence Crannel Means, Our Cup Is Broken

JUVENILE : Bonnie Stahlman Speer, Errat’s Garden

ARTICLE:

ADULT (HISTORICAL, BIOGRAPHICAL, TRAVEL): Dabney Otis Collins, “A Happening at Ogalala”

ADULT (RELIGIOUS, PHILOSOPHICAL, SOCIAL SCIENCES: Dr. Arthur Campa, “Teaching Hispanic Culture Through Folklore”

JUVENILE: Kathleen C. Phillips, “What I Meant To Say Was . . . “

POETRY: Karl Edd, “Sometime”

NOVELTY AND UNCLASSIFIED:

HUMOR: Betty Swords, “How Much Do You Pay a Drummer?”

UNCLASSIFIED; Frances Traher, “I Didn’t Want to Be the Only Girl Who Didn’t”

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1970-1971

BOOKS—FICTION:

ADULT: William Dieter, The White Land

JUVENILE: Nancy Garber, Amy’s Long Night

BOOKS—NONFICTION:

ADULT (HISTORICAL, BIOGRAPHICAL, TRAVEL: Harold V. Knight, Working in Colorado

JUVENILE: Marian Talmadge & Iris Gilmore, Emma Edmonds: Nurse and Spy

NONFICTION ARTICLES:

ADULT (HISTORICAL, BIOGRAPHICAL, TRAVEL): Maurice Frink, “Peter MacDonald: From Space Scientist to Chief of the Navajos”

ADULT (SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL, BUSINESS, HOW TO): Joann Temple Dennett, “Alaska: Land of Extremes”

SHORT NONFICTION: Mary DeLapp, “Beating the Bulldozers”

POETRY:

BOOK: Helen Lowrie Marshall, Quiet Power

SINGLE POEM: Elizabeth Schafer, “Old River”

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1971-1972

BOOKS—NONFICTION:

ADULT (SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL, BUSINESS, HOW TO): Beverly Anderson Nemiro, The Busy People’s Cook Book

YOUNG ADULT: Barbara Ritchie, Memoirs of a Fugitive

SHORT STORY:

ADULT: Dorothy Kostka, “Dawn Comes to the Inn”

JUVENILE: Blanche Boshinski, “Beat of the Tom”

NONFICTION ARTICLES:

ADULT (HISTORICAL, BIOGRAPHICAL, TRAVEL): Polly Chandler, “The Man Who Lived on Hope”

ADULT (SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL, BUSINESS, HOW TO): Marshall Sprague, “Confessions of an Otter Addict”

ADULT (RELIGIOUS, PHILOSOPHICAL, SOCIAL SCIENCE): Polly Chandler, “The Miracle of the Apricot Tree”

JUVENILE: Barbara Steiner, “All About Animals With Pockets”

SHORT NON-FICTION:

JUVENILE: Norma Lee, “Only a Hill”

POETRY: Karl Edd, “I Stood Morning Watch”

SPECIALITY WRITING: Jane Fitz-Randolph, “The Right Tool for the Right Time”

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1972-1973

BOOKS—NONFICTION:

ADULT (SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL, BUSINESS, HOW TO): Ed Mack Miller, Wild Blue U: The Story of the U. S. Air Force Academy

YOUNG ADULT: Curtis Casewit, Mountain Troopers: The Story of the Tenth Mountain Division

SHORT STORY:

ADULT: Frances Traher, “Cannibal Mothers”

NONFICTION ARTICLES:

ADULT (HISTORICAL, BIOGRAPHICAL, TRAVEL): Mary DeLapp, “People of Pakistan”

ADULT (SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL, BUSINESS, HOW TO): Betty Swords, “You Can Write Book Reviews’

ADULT (RELIGIOUS, PHILOSOPHICAL, SOCIAL SCIENCE): David Summer, “Fence of Death”

SHORT NON-FICTION:

Nell Womack Evans, “The Dragon That Flies”

POETRY:

BOOK: Sheila Nickerson, Letter from Alaska

SHORT HUMOROUS VERSE: Elizabeth Shafer, “Fairy Tale Revised”

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1973-1974

BOOKS—NONFICTION:

ADULT (HISTORICAL, BIOGRAPHICAL, TRAVEL): Curtis W. Casewit, Colorado Text

ADULT (SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL, BUSINESS, HOW TO): Richard M. Pearl, Handbook for Prospectors

YOUNG ADULT: Marian Talmadge and Iris Gilmore, Barney Ford, Black Baron

SHORT STORY:

ADULT: Dorothy Kostka, “A Gift for Leah”

SHORT SHORT: Elaine O’Rourke Long, “They’d Banish Us, You Know”

NONFICTION ARTICLES:

ADULT (HISTORICAL, BIOGRAPHICAL, TRAVEL): Elizabeth Shafer, “Sojourner Truth: A Self-Made Woman”

ADULT (SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL, BUSINESS, HOW TO): Marilyn Stoddard, “Authentic Selling Atmosphere Matches Idaho’s Primitive Area”

ADULT (RELIGIOUS, PHILOSOPHICAL, SOCIAL SCIENCE): Dolores Curran, “Why Are People Afraid to Have Children?”

SHORT NON-FICTION:

Betty Swords, “No-Fault Divorce Has Some Faults”

Dolores Curran, “I Can’t Hear You With My Glasses Off”

POETRY: Dorothy Sands Beers, “If I were the Wind”

SPECIALITY WRITING:

Jane Fitz-Randolph, “Your Community Animal Shelter”

Polly Chandler, “Christmas in Out Mountain Valley”

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1974-1975

FICTION:

ADULT BOOK: Marlys Millhiser, Nella Waits (mystery, gothic)

ADULT SHORT STORY: Elizabeth Shafer, “Don’t Pity Me, Touch Me” (mystery, gothic, confession)

ADULT SHORT SHORT: Dolores Curran, “A Christmas Story”

JUVENILE SHORT STORY: Kathleen C. Phillips, “Four Riddles for a Fortune” (mystery, fantasy)

ADULT NONFICTION:

HISTORICAL, WESTERN, REGIONAL, TRAVEL: Franklin Folsom, Give Me Liberty

SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL, BUSINESS: Victor Argenazio, Diamonds Eternal

RELIGIOUS, INSPIRATIONAL, PHILOSPHICAL, SOCIAL SCIENCES; Josephine Robertson, Meditations for the Later Years

“HOW TO”, COOKBOOKS, RETIREMENT, HOUSE AND GARDEN: Donna Hamilton, The After-50 Cookbook

ADULT ORIGINAL PAPERBACK:

Ed Mack Miller, Maryknoll

ADULT ARTICLES:

HISTORICAL, BIOGRAPHICAL, TRAVEL: Franklin Folsom, “An Amateur’s Bonanza”

SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL, BUSINESS: Sidney L. Werkman, “Psychiatric Disorders of Adolescence”

RELIGIOUS, PHILOSOPHICAL, SOCIAL SCIENCE: Betty Swords, “ERA—A Matter of Simple Justice”

“HOW TO,” COOKING, RETIREMENT, HOUSE AND GARDEN: Harald H. Prommel, “Making Christmas Glow With Glass”

GENERAL: Arlene Zimmerman, “Help, Not Punishment”

JUVENILE ARTICLES:

GENERAL: Nancy Garber, “Energy From the Sun”

SHORT NON-FICTION: Harald H. Prommel, “Dare To Be Different”

HUMOROUS ARTICLE: Nancy Garber, “I’d Really Love to, But—“

SPECIALITY WRITING: Harald H. Prommel, “The Wonderfully Wacky World of the CR&S”

HONORABLE MENTION: Will Simms, “Every Day is Halloween in New York”

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1975-1976

FICTION:

ADULT BOOK: Clive Cussler, Iceberg

JUVENILE BOOK: Barbara Moe, Pickles and Prunes

ADULT SHORT STORY: Shirley N. Olde, “A Green Willow Switch”

JUVENILE SHORT STORY: Elizabeth Shafer, “Killer”

NONFICTION:

ADULT BOOK: Bill Hosokawa, Thunder in the Rockies

JUVENILE BOOK: Frances Cavanah, The Truth About the Man Behind the Book That Sparked the War Between the States

TEXTBOOK, TECHNICAL, BUSINESS: Lyle W. Dorsett, “Kansas City and the New Deal”

SHORT NON-FICTION: Carole R. Schmelzel, “Family Fun on Tape”

POETRY:

ADULT BOOK: Sheila Nickerson, To the Waters and the Wild

ADULT POEM: Evelyn Mullenax, “Question”

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS;

FILM STRIP: Dolores Curran, “Family Celebrations for Religious Education”

SPECIALITY WRITING: Polly Chandler, “Re-creating an Old Custom of Europe”

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1976-1977

FICTION:

ADULT BOOK: Mela Meisner Lindsay, The White Lamb

ADULT SHORT STORY: Frances Traher, “Who Calls to Me in My Daughter’s Voice”

NONFICTION:

ADULT  BOOK: Don Bower, Fred Rosenstock: A Legend in Books and Artˆ

Arminta Neal, Exhibits for The Small Museum

JUVENILE  BOOK: Barbara Steiner, Biography of a Kangaroo Rat

ADULT ARTICLE: Elizabeth Shafer, “Saint Francis and the Crusaders

Carol H. Schmelzel, “How to Make Your Own Fortune Cookies”

TEXTBOOK, TECHNICAL, BUSINESS: Carol H. Schmelzel, “Four Steps to Improve Classroom Public Relations”

JUVENILE ARTICLE: Carol H. Schmelzel, “How Does the Nose Know?”

POETRY: Thomas Hornsby Ferril, “Desert Epilogue”

ORAL COMMUNICATION:

FILM SCRIPT: Bonnie S. Speer, Your United Way Dollar

SPECIALITY WRITING: Florence Frame, “Madame Butterfly: The Dramatists”

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1977-1978

FICTION:

ADULT BOOK: Rex Burns, The Farnsworth Score

NONFICTION

ADULT BOOK: Lyle W. Dorsett, The Queen City

Sidney Workman, Bringing Up Children Overseas: A Guide for Families

F. Peter Wigginton, The Complete Guide to Profitable Real Estate Listing: Program for the Pros

JUVENILE BOOK: Victor Argenzio, Crystal Clear: The Story of Diamonds

ADULT ARTICLE: F. Peter Wigginton, “Only The Blind Can See” (Empire)

Harald H. Prommel, “T Hangers: Get Back to Basics and Save”

Betty Swords, “Standing in the Shadows (Women in Spain)”

Helen S. Philips, “Smalltown USA Auto Toy Town”

POETRY: Thomas Hornsby Ferril, “Anagoge for an Island”

ORAL COMMUNICATION:

SCRIPT: Willard S. Simms, St. Francis of Assisi

FILMSTRIP: Dolores Curran, Parents as Sex Educators

SPECIALITY WRITING: Harald H. Prommel, “Concrete Wall Sections”

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1978-1979

FICTION:

ADULT BOOK: Rex Burns, Speak for the Dead

ADULT SHORT STORY: Lawrence Dunning, “The Man in the Purple Wool Suit”

JUVENILE SHORT STORY: Beverly Dickerson, “Homeruns and Watermelons”

NONFICTION

ADULT BOOK: Bill Hosakawa, Thirty-Five Years in the Frying Pan

ADULT TEXTBOOK: Roberta Stroh, Government Handbook

ADULT “HOW TO” BOOK: Adeline McConnell and Beverly Anderson, Single After Sixty

JUVENILE BOOK: Victor Argenzio, Crystal Clear: The Story of Diamonds

ARTICLES:

GENERAL: Franklin Folsom, “Space Age Archaeology”

SHORT NONFICTION: Olive Peabody, “Denver Lady Automobile Pioneers”

“HOW-TO”: Bruce Most, “Rent and Save for Occasional Equipment Needs”

POETRY: Thomas Hornsby Ferril, “Down Riverside with Ulysses”

ORAL COMMUNICATION (SCRIPTS): Betty Burris, “The Mistake”

SPECIALITY WRITING: Theo Eson, “Grandma’s Corner”

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1979-1980

FICTION:

ADULT BOOK: Rex Burns, Angle of Attack

JUVENILE SHORT STORY: Blanche Bashinksi, “The Same as Yesterday”

ORAL COMMUNICATION (SCRIPTS): Teddy Keller, Reluctant Vampire

ARTICLES:

GENERAL: Jacqueline Lewin, “The Beer Wars Are Coming to A Head”

TEXTBOOK AND TECHNICAL: Carol Schmelzel, “The Magic of Games”

“HOW-TO”: Jacqueline Lewin, “The Beauty and Challenge of High-Attitude Tennis”

POETRY: Sheila Nickerson, Songs of the Pine Wife

SPECIALITY WRITING: Polly Chandler, “A Christmas Feeling”

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1978-1979

FICTION:

ADULT SHORT STORY: Dorothy Sands Beers, “Papa and PeterElla”

JUVENILE SHORT STORY: Beverly Dickerson, “Incident at Coalville High”

ADULT BOOKS, NONFICTION

GENERAL: Thomas J. Noel, Denver; Rocky Mountain Gold

TEXTBOOK/SCIENTIFIC/TECHNICAL BUSINESS: Jacquelyn Peake, Public Relations in Business

“HOW TO” BOOK: Beverly Anderson and Donna M. Hamilton, The New High Altitude Cookbook

ADULT ARTICLES:

GENERAL: Thomas J. Noel, “A Chat with Louis L’Amour”

TECHNICAL/BUSINESS: Carol Schmelzel, “Revitalize Your Classroom Now!”

SHORT NONFICTION: Willard Simms, “Of Moles and Men: An Allegorical Quest in an Earthy Epic Fantasy”

POETRY:

ADULT POEM: Elizabeth Shafer, “Canyon Road”

JUVENILE POEM: Barbara Steiner, “Christmas Ornaments”

ORAL COMMUNICATION (SCRIPTS): Willard Simms, Albert Einstein: The Man Behind the Genius

SPECIALITY WRITING: Polly Chandler, “October: When Solitude Is Magic”

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1981-1982

ADULT ARTICLES:

GENERAL: Frances Traher, “Charles Wynsocki: Wit, Warmth, and a Flag in the Wind”

TEXTBOOK, BUSINESS: Beverly Anderson (Nemiro), “Baltic Area Art Study Voyage Stimulating and Enlightening”

“HOW-TO”: Ken Freed, “Dreams”

SHORT NONFICTION: Bruce Most, “Molly’s Place”

POETRY: Sheila Nickerson, Waiting for the News of Death

ORAL COMMUNICATION (SCRIPTS): Willard Simms, Jim Bridger and the Wilds of Civilization

SPECIALITY WRITING: Elaine Long, My Story . . . A Valiant Lady Remembered

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1982-1983

JUVENILE BOOK: Sharon Nastick, Mr. Radagast Makes an Unexpected Journey

ADULT SHORT STORY: Edward Bryant, “In the Shadows”

ADULT BOOK, NONFICTION: Joe Nigg, The Booke of Gryphons

ADULT BOOK, SCIENTIFIC/TECHNICAL/BUSINESS: Doann Houghton-Alico, Alcohol Fuel: Policies, Production, and Potential

ADULT BOOK,  “HOW TO”: Suzanne Molucas, A Provencal Kitchen in America

JUVENILE BOOK, NONFICTION, GENERAL: Jane  Valentine Barker and Sybil Downing, Martha Maxwell, Pioneer Naturalist

JUVENILE BOOK, TEXTBOOK/SCIENTIFIC/TECHNICAL: Carol Schmelzel, Nasco’s Activities for Food Garnishing

ADULT ARTICLE, TEXTBOOK/SCIENTIFIC/TECHNICAL: Ernest Mau, “Modifying Word Star for an Epson Printer”

ADULT ARTICLE, GENERAL: Bonnie Speer, “Ned Christie: Wolf of the Cookson Hills”

ADULT ARTICLE, “HOW-TO”: Ken Freed, “Bringing Home the Bacon”

SHORT NONFICTION: Bruce Most, “Seeds on Ice”

Olive Peabody, “Denver Lady Automobile Pioneers”

POETRY: Elizabeth Shafer, “Painted Ladies”

SPECIALITY WRITING: Polly Chandler, “Memory of Another May”

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1983-1984

JUVENILE FICTION BOOK: Barbara Steiner, A Hat Full of Love

ADULT SHORT STORY: Edward Bryant, “The Overly Familiar”

ADULT BOOK, GENERAL NONFICTION: Ann Zwinger, A Desert Country Near the Sea

ADULT BOOK, TEXTBOOK/SCIENTIC/TECHNICAL: Ernest E. Mau, Secrets of Better Basic

ADULT BOOK, “HOW TO”: Mary F. Cook, Human Resource Director’s Handbook

JUVENILE BOOK, TEXTBOOK/SCIENTIFIC/TECHNICAL: Mary Elting, Mysterious Seas

JUVENILE BOOK, “HOW TO”: Mary and Dewey Blocksma, Easy to Make Spaceships That Really Fly

ADULT ARTICLE, GENERAL: Phyllis Smith, “Colorado Women Hold Many Firsts”

ADULT ARTICLE, TEXTBOOK/SCIENTIFIC/TECHNICAL: Ernest E. Mau, “Adding Editing to Word Processing”

ADULT ARTICLE “HOW TO”: Ernest E. Mau, “Networking with Wordstar”

SHORT NONFICTION: Bruce W. Most, “The Little Known Sport of Curling”

ADULT POETRY: Mildred Yeager Murray, “Night Court”

JUVENILE POETRY BOOK: Mary Blocksma, Flight of the Birdfish

ORAL COMMUNICATION (SCRIPTS): Edward Bryant, Prairie Sun

SPECIALITY WRITING: Franklin and Mary Folsom, “America’s Ancient Treasures”

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1984-1985

ADULT BOOK, FICTION: Marlys Millhiser, The Threshold

JUVENILE BOOK, FICTION: Barbara Steiner, See You In July

ADULT SHORT STORY: Elaine Long, “Kate’s Blond Rival”

JUVENILE SHORT STORY: Edward Bryant, “GiAnts”

ADULT BOOK, GENERAL NONFICTION: Joe Nigg, A Guide to the Imaginary Birds of the World

ADULT BOOK, “HOW TO”: Jacquelyn Peake, How to Recognize and Refinish Antiques for Pleasure and Profit

JUVENILE BOOK, SCIENTIFIC: Mary Elting, The MacMillan Book of Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Creatures

ADULT ARTICLE, GENERAL: Thomas J. Noel, “William D. Haywood: The Most Hated and Feared Figure in America”

ADULT ARTICLE, BUSINESS: Ernest E. Mau, “Buying a Computer”

ADULT ARTICLE “HOW TO”: Ernest E. Mau, “Having Trouble Creating Tables?”

JUVENILE ARTICLE, TECHNICAL: Carol Schmelzel, “Nasco’s Garnishing Tool Kit”

SHORT NONFICTION: Bruce W. Most, “It’s a Dog-Race-Dog World”

SPECIALITY WRITING: Theo Eson, “Portrait of Grandma—Grandma’s Corner”

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1985-1986

ORIGINAL PAPERBACK, FICTION: Lee Carr, Tangled Mesh

YOUNG ADULT BOOK, FICTION: Barbara Steiner, Is There a Cure for Sophomore Year?

CHILDREN’S BOOK: Barbara Steiner, Oliver Dibbs to the Rescue

ADULT SHORT STORY: Edward Bryant, “The Man Who Always Wanted to Travel”

SHORT STORY, CHILDREN: Helen Phillips, “The Dumb, Crazy, Mixed-up Day”

ADULT BOOK, GENERAL: Margaret Coel, Goin’ Railroadin’: A Century on the Colorado High Iron

ADULT BOOK, TEXTBOOK: Kathleen C. Phillips & Barbara Steiner, Creative Writing: A Handbook for Teaching Young People

ADULT ARTICLE, GENERAL: Ann Zwinger, “Wandering”

ADULT ARTICLE, TECHNICAL: Maurice R. Franks & J. Bruce Teichman, “A Physician’s Guide to Divorce”

ADULT BOOK OF POETRY: Evelyn Mullenax, The Nut Tree—Laugh Lines from Serious Subjects

ADULT SINGLE POEM: Dorothy Sands Beers, “Dichotomous”

ADULT SCRIPT: Edward Bryant, “The Baku”

SPECIALITY WRITING: Josephine Robertson, Rock Garden in the Rockies

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1986-1987

ADULT PAPERBACK, FICTION: Jasmine Cresswell, The Moreton Scandal

CHILDREN’S FICTION BOOK: Barbara Steiner, Oliver Dibbs and the Dinosaur Cause

ADULT SHORT STORY: Elaine Long, “When the First Snow Flies”

ADULT NONFICTION BOOK, GENERAL: Perry Eberhart, Ghosts of the Colorado Plains

ADULT NONFICTION BOOK, TECHNICAL: Edward Hoffman, Modular Fixing

YOUNG ADULT BOOK, FICTION: Carol Schmelzel, Nazro’s Learning to Get Organized

CHILDREN’S NONFICTION BOOK: Mary Elting, The Macmillan Book of the Human Body

ADULT GENERAL ARTICLE: Frances Traher, “Nancy Jellico—Cavaliers of the West”

ADULT SCIENTIFIC ARTICLE: Bruce Most, “Waiting for the Shaking”

YOUNG ADULT ARTICLE: Barbara Sherrod, “Making Money with Math Skills”

ADULT SINGLE POEM: Elizabeth Shafer, “Christ on a Motorcycle”

ADULT NONFICTION SCRIPT: Ken Freed, “Weekly Newspaper”

SPECIALTY WRITING: Phyllis Smith, “History of Mapleton School”

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1988

ADULT FICTION HARDBACK: Elaine Long, Jenny’s Mountain

ADULT FICTION PAPERBACK ORIGINAL: John E. Stith, Death Toll

ADULT SHORT STORY: Edward Bryant, “Predators”

YOUNG ADULT SHORT STORY: Elizabeth Shafer, “Killer”

YOUNG ADULT BOOK, FICTION: Barbara Steiner, Is There a Cure for Sophomore Year?

ADULT BUSINESS BOOK: Mary F. Cook, New Directions in Human Resources

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION BOOK: Carol R. Schmelzel,  Nasco’s Activities for Child Care Classes: Toys

CHILDREN’S NONFICTION BOOK: Mary Elting, Snakes and Other Reptiles

ADULT NONFICTION ARTICLE: Yale Huffman, “Prairie Pluck: The Mission of Emily Griffith”

ADULT TECHNICAL ARTICLE: Yale Huffman, “Punish”

SPECIALTY: Phyllis Smith, “History of Floods and Flood Control in Boulder, Colorado”

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1989

ADULT FICTION HARDCOVER: M. E. Morris, The Iceman

ADULT FICTION PAPERBACK ORIGINAL: John E. Stith, Deep Quarry

YOUNG ADULT BOOK, FICTION: Barbara Steiner, Tessa

CHILDREN’S FICTION BOOK: Jody Sorenson, The Secret Letters of Momma Cat

ADULT SHORT STORY: Edward Bryant, “While She Was Out”

YOUNG ADULT SHORT STORY: Edward Bryant, “Good Kids”

CHILDREN’S SHORT STORY: Nancy West, “The Red Wagon”

ADULT GENERAL NONFICTION BOOK: Joe Nigg, The Great Balloon Festival

ADULT SPECIALTY NONFICTION BOOK: Kathleen C. Phillips & Barbara Steiner, Catching Ideas: Activity Book for Creative Writing

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION BOOK: Carol R. Schmelzel,  Nasco’s Guidelines for Latchkey Adolescents

CHILDREN’S NONFICTION BOOK: Lorle K. Harris, The Caribou

ADULT GENERAL ARTICLE: Susan Kaye, “Dude Ranches”

ADULT SPECIALTY ARTICLE: Margaret Coel, “Keeping Time by the Atom”

CHILDREN/YOUNG ADULT SCRIPTS: Joyce Gellhorn, Autumn’s Color Palette

SPECIALTY: M. E. Morris, “The Hercules”

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1990

FICTION BOOK: Mary Jo Adamson, May’s Newfangled Mirth

YOUNG ADULT BOOK, FICTION: Barbara Steiner, The Photographer

CHILDREN’S SHORT STORY: Nancy West, “Joey’s Place”

ADULT NONFICTION BOOK: Joy Overbeck, Love Stinks

ADULT GENERAL NONFICTION BOOK: Thomas J. Noel, Colorado Catholicism 1857-1990

ADULT GENERAL NONFICTION ARTICLE: Frances Traher, “Chutzpa, Hope, and an Ace in the Hole”

ADULT TECHNICAL ARTICLE: Carla Black, “Corkscrew Gulch Turntable”

ADULT TRAVEL ARTICLE: Jacquelyn Peake, “Narrow Boating”

SPECIALTY: Susan Kaye, “A Guide to Whale Watching”

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1991

ADULT FICTION BOOK: Warwick Downing, A Clear Case of Murder

ADULT NONFICTION BOOK, GENERAL: Franklin Folsom, Impatient Armies of the Poor

ADULT NONFICTION BOOK, TECHNICAL: Mary Kouri, Volunteerism and Older Americans

ADULT SHORT STORY: Larry Dunning, “A Walk to Shinaburu”

ADULT GENERAL ARTICLE: Yale Huffman, “The Man Who Invented Steamboats”

ADULT TECHNICAL ARTICLE: Yale Huffman, “What a Difference a Fair Trial Means Abroad”

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION BOOK: Jane Fitz-Randolph & Jim Jesperson, Looking at the Invisible Universe

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION BOOK: Eleanor Ayer, Everything You Need to Know About Teen Marriage

CHILDREN’S SHORT STORY: Nancy West, “Terrible Teddy, the Unbearable Bear”

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1992

BOOK LENGTH FICTION—GENRE: Jerry Earl Brown, Snowmen

BOOK LENGTH FICTION—MAINSTREAM: Elaine Long, Bittersweet Country

BOOK LENGTH FICTION—CHILDREN: Franklin Folsom, Sand Dune Pony

SHORT FICTION—YOUNG ADULT: Edward Bryant, “Country Mouse”

BOOK LENGTH NONFICTION—ADULT: Mary K. Kouri, Key to Dealing with the Loss of a Loved One

BOOK LENGTH NONFICTION—YOUNG ADULT: Eleanor Ayer,  Determination

BOOK LENGTH NONFICTION—CHILDREN’S: Charlotte Foltz Jones, Mistakes That Worked

NONFICTION ARTICLE—ADULT: Sally Stich, “Brief Encounters of the Word Kind”

NON-PRINT MEDIA—ADULT NONFICTION: Joey Porcelli, “Rocky Mountain Regional Brain Injury Center”

SPECIALTY: Eleanor Ayer, The Anasazi: A Guide to Ancient Indians

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1993 

BOOK LENGTH FICTION—GENRE: Warwick Downing, Lingering Doubt

BOOK LENGTH FICTION—MAINSTREAM: Yvonne Montgomery & Mary Jo Adamson, Bridey’s Mountain

BOOK LENGTH NONFICTION—YOUNG ADULT: Mary Pace Finley, Soaring Eagle

SHORT FICTION—ADULT: Doug Hawk, “Plane Scared”

SHORT FICTION—CHILDREN: Nancy West (ala Casey Garber), “The White Sox’s Greatest Fan,” in The Play of the Week

BOOK LENGTH NONFICTION—YOUNG ADULT: Barbara Moe, Coping with Bias Incidents

NONFICTION ARTICLE—ADULT: Margaret Coel, “A Silver Streak”

NONFICTION ARTICLE—YOUNG ADULT: Mary Bahr Fritts, “A Little Life Music”

POETRY—ADULT SINGLE POEM: Ida Fasel, “Aspens”

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1994

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COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1995

BOOK LENGTH FICTION—GENRE: Ann Ripley, Mulch

BOOK LENGTH FICTION—MAINSTREAM: Timothy Hillmer, The Hookmen

BOOK LENGTH NONFICTION—ADULT: Sally McClain, Navajo Weapon

NONFICTION ARTICLE—ADULT: Thomas J. Noel, “Antonio and Angies”

POETRY: Kathryn Winograd, “It Is Spring, Yes”

SPECIALTY: Carolyn Evans Campbell, Reflections of a White Bear

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1996

GENRE FICTION BOOK: Margaret Coel, The Eagle Catcher

YOUNG ADULT FICTION BOOK: Claudia Mills, Dinah Forever

ADULT NONFICTION BOOK: Dianne Bakke & Jackie Davis, Places Around the Bases

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION BOOK: Kathleen Phillis, How to Write a Story

ADULT SHORT FICTION: Joe Nigg, “The River Maiden of Spring Creek”

CHILDREN’S SHORT FICTION: Regina Hanson, “The Duppy Tree”

ADULT NONFICTION ARTICLE: Sandra Lamb, “Tragic Delusions”

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION ARTICLE: Mary Peace Finley, “The Eight Thousand Year Old Man”

ADULT SINGLE POEM: Carolyn Campbell, “The Women from the Barrio”

ADULT WORKBOOK: Cherry Hill, 101 Arena Exercises

 

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1997

GENRE FICTION BOOK; Margaret Coel, The Ghost Walker

MAINSTREAM FICTION BOOK: Sybil Downing, Fire in the Hole

JUVENILE FICTION BOOK: Barbara Steiner, Desert Trip

ADULT SHORT FICTION: Ed Bryant, “Disillusionment”

ADULT NONFICTION BOOK: Sureva Towler, Faster Horses, Younger Women, Older Whiskey

JUVENILE NONFICTION BOOK: Lynn Kuntz, The Naturalist’s Handbook

ADULT NONFICTION FEATURE ARTICLE: Rod Seiderman, “Crossing Over”

ADULT NONFICTION ARTICLE—ESSAY: Sally Stich, “What’s Wrong With Average?”

POETRY: Carolyn Campbell, “A Love Story”

NONPRINT MEDIA: Patricia Walsh, For the Other Angels

SPECIALTY WRITING: Marilyn & Tom Ross, The Span Connection Newsletter

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1998

BOOKLENGTH FICTION—MAINSTREAM: Jane Valentine Barker

BOOKLENGTH FICTION—GENRE: John Stith Reckoning Infinity

BOOKLENGTH FICTION—YOUNG ADULT: Claudia Mills, Losers, Inc.

BOOKLENGTH FICTION—YOUNG ADULT: Julie Anne Peters, Revenge of the Snob Squad (Little, Brown)

BOOKLENGTH FICTION—CHILDREN’S: Mary Bahr Fritts

SHORT FICTION—YOUNG ADULT/CHILDREN’S: Charlotte Foltz Jones

ADULT NONFICTION MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Vickie Bane

ADULT ESSAY: Ann Cooper

POETRY: Carolyn Evans Campbell, Tattooed Women

SPECIALTY WRITING: Mary Taylor Gray

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 1999

BOOKLENGTH FICTION–MAINSTREAM: Mary Saracino, Finding Grace

Specialty Writing: Cherry Hill, 101 Horsemanship and Equitation Patterns: A Western and English Ringside Guide for Practice and Show, Storey Books, 1999

Children’s Nonfiction: Phyllis J. Perry Bats: The Amazing Upside-Downers, Franklin Watts, 1999

Specialized Writing: Phyllis J. Perry Exploring Our Country’s History: Linking Fiction to Nonfiction, Teacher Ideas Press, 1998

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 2000

GENRE FICTION: Christie Golden (as Jadrien Bell) A. D. 999

YOUNG ADULT FICTION: Claudia Mills

CHILDREN’S FICTION: Caroline Stutson

SHORT FICTION—ADULT: Ed Bryant

SHORT FICTION—YOUNG ADULT: Mary Bahr Fritts

BOOKLENGTH NONFICTION—ADULT: Vickie Bane

BOOKLENGTH NONFICTION—YOUNG ADULT/CHILDREN’S: Charlotte Foltz-Jones

ADULT FEATURES: Joey Porcelli

ADULT ESSAY: Adeline McConnell

POETRY: Carolyn Campbell

SPECIALTY WRITING: Cherry Hill

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 2001

BOOKLENGTH FICTION—YOUNG ADULT: Lou Dean, Reaching for the Reins

BOOKLENGTH FICTION—CHILDREN’S: Linda Arms White, Comes a Wind

SHORT FICTION—ADULT:  Edward Bryant, “Mr. Twisted”

SHORT FICTION—YOUNG ADULT/CHILDREN’S: Mary Bahr Fritts, “The Broken Tree”

BOOKLENGTH NONFICTION—ADULT: Stephen J. May, Maverick Heart

BOOKLENGTH NONFICTION—YOUNG ADULT/CHILDREN’S: Constance Hardesty, Grow Your Own Pizza

ADULT FEATURE: Catherine Bauer, “Writing as a Path to Self”

ADULT ESSAY: Beverly Haley, “All Too Suddenly ‘Happily Ever After’ Is Here”

NONFICTION ARTICLES—YOUNG ADULT/CHILDREN’S: Gary Rahm, “The Dinosaur Mummy”

POETRY: Joseph Hutchison, The Rain at Midnight

SPECIALTY WRITING: Joey Porcelli, “Historic Denver Annual Report”

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE TOP HAND AWARDS 2002

ADULT BOOKLENGTH Fiction: Edward Bryant, The Baku

ADULT SHORT FICTION: Dawn Dunn, “Pink Marble”

CHILDREN’S SHORT STORY: Nancy West, “Here Comes the King”

ADULT ARTICLE—FEATURE: Joey Porcelli & Nancy Switzer, “Painting with Passionate Intensity”

ADULT ARTICLES—ESSAY: Carol McAdoo Rehme, “Gethsemane”

CHILDREN’S/YOUNG ADULT ARTICLE: Nancy Bo Flood, “Tree of Plenty: The Coconut Palm”

CHILDREN’S BOOKLENGTH NONFICTION: Phyllis J. Perry, Animals Under the Ground

POETRY: Carson Reed, Selected Poems

SPECIALTY WRITING: Joyce G. Gellhorn, Space Weather: Living with a Turbulent Sun

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE AWARDS 2003

ADULT BOOKLENGTH Fiction: Margaret Coel, The Shadow Dancer

CHILDREN’S BOOKLENGTH FICTION: Claudia Mills, 7×9=Trouble

ADULT SHORT FICTION: Elaine Long, “The Violinist’s Story”

ADULT BOOKLENGTH NONFICTION: Mary Taylor Young, Land of Grass and Sky

YOUNG ADULT/ Children’s BOOKLENGTH NONFICTION: Joseph Nigg, Book of Dragons and Other Mythological Beasts

ADULT ARTICLE—FEATURE: Mary Kouri, “Is the ‘Informed Consumer’ Any Healthier?”

ADULT ARTICLES—ESSAY: Sureva Towler, “Next Time, Lock the Gate”

POETRY: Kathryn Winograd, Air Into Breath

SPECIALTY WRITING: John Stansfield, Writers of the American West (An Instructional Guide for Grades 4-8)

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE AWARDS 2004

Genre BOOKLENGTH Fiction: Stephanie Kane, Extreme Indifference

ADULT SHORT FICTION: Elaine Long, “Letters to the Stove”

CHILDREN’S BOOKLENGTH FICTION: Nancy Bentley, The Case of the Garden Monster

YOUNG ADULT BOOKLENGTH FICTION: Claudia Mills, Alex Ryan, Stop That1

ADULT ARTICLE—FEATURE: Nancy M. Peterson, “Buffalo Bill’s Lost Legacy”

ADULT ARTICLES—ESSAY: Cameron M. Burns, “Digging for Roots at the Highland Games”

ADULT BOOKLENGTH NONFICTION—SERVICE: Doris Kennedy, Fun with the Family in Colorado

ADULT BOOKLENGTH NONFICTION—NARRATIVE: Don Davis, Dark Waters: An Insider’s Account of the NR-1, the Cold War’s Uncover Nuclear Sub

SPECIALTY WRITING: Norma J. Livo, Bringing Out Their Best

COLORADO AUTHORS’ LEAGUE AWARDS 2005

Book Length Fiction – Mainstream: Chris Ransick, A Return to Emptiness

Book Length Fiction – Genre: Stephanie Kane, Seeds of Doubt

Book Length Fiction – Young Adult: Claudia Mills, Perfectly Chelsea

Book Length Fiction – Children: Phyllis J. Perry, The Secrets of the Rock

Short Fiction – Adult: Lawrence Dunning, “Rondo and Fugue for Two Pianos”

Short Fiction – Young Adult/Children: Phyllis J. Perry, “Fribble Mouse Goes on a Library Treasure Hunt”

Book Length Nonfiction – Service and Informational: Carol Ekarius, How to Build Animal Housing

Book Length Nonfiction – Narrative: Pamela McCreary, Out of the Shadows

Book Length Nonfiction – Young Adult/Children: Sean McCollum, Theodore Roosevelt: America’s 26th President

Adult Feature Article: Cameron M. Burns, “Having a Blast”

Adult Essay: Sureva Towler, “Sex After Sixty”

Nonfiction Article –Young Adult/Children: R. Gary Raham, “The Rovers Have Landed”

Poetry: Bruce Berger, “Desert Boots”

Specialty Writing: Carolyn Evans Campbell, “The Ballad of Hallelujah House”

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