Book Talks and Cooking Demos with Michele Morris

Michele Morris will be talking about her award-winning cookbook, Tasting Colorado: Favorite Recipes from the Centennial State, and doing a cooking demo and tasting of a recipe from the book. Tasting Colorado, released five years ago this month, has sold over 10,000 copies. The book features 120 recipes from top chefs and destinations around the state and making it a fun housewarming or hostess gift. All events start at 6:00 PM – tasting and book signing following book talk and demo.

Monday, January 8
Pine River Public Library
395 Bayfield Center Dr.
Bayfield, CO 81122

Tuesday, January 9
Cortez Public Library
202 N. Park St.
Cortez, CO 81321

Wednesday, January 10
Wilkinson Public Library
100 W Pacific Ave.
Telluride, CO 81435

Book Readings and Signings with Natasha Wing

Natasha Wing will have the following readings and signings for her new book, Bagel in Love: Saturday, February 10: Tea with An Author from 2-3 p.m. at the Longmont Public Library, 409 Fourth Avenue, Longmont, CO / Sunday, February 11: 12:30-2:30 p.m., Valentine’s Party, reading and crafts, Council Tree Library, Fort Collins, CO

How to Get Your Book into the World, with Tanja Pajevic

Ready to get your book into the world, but aren’t sure what to do or where to start? In today’s rapidly-changing world, it can be tricky to figure out whether to pursue traditional publishing or publish it yourself, much less promote your book. Maybe you’re wondering whether self-publishing still carries a stigma. And what the heck are you supposed to do first—write your book, contact publishers, create a website, start blogging? What? Pajevic will walk you through the exact steps it takes to publish your book with a traditional publisher or publish it yourself—whichever is right for you. You’ll learn the exact steps involved in each path, then figure out which one is right for you. Pajevic will show you how to successfully promote your book, no matter which path you choose. In this clear, easy-to-follow 5-week online course, participants will identify your goals for your book and create your own personalized road map to get your book published and will leave this course with a clear command of the steps involved, as well as a simple, straightforward plan for moving forward.

5-Week Online Course
January 24—February 28, 2018
For more information, please visit:
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CAL Day at Barnes & Noble

Tuesday, December 19, is CAL day at Barnes and Noble in Glendale (960 S Colorado Blvd Glendale, CO 80246). A portion of all books sold on 12/19 will be donated to Colorado Author’s League in support of the Colorado Book Festival. Please stop by to the store to say hello, purchase a few gifts and help support the Colorado Book Festival. Be sure to pick up a CAL voucher at the CAL table in front of the store to use with your purchase!

Book Event with CAL Members

Join four picture book authors as their celebrate their books through readings, discussion and a book signing.
Dec 2, 11am – 2:00pm
Hooked on Books
12 E. Bijou
Colorado Springs, CO
CAL members Maria Faulconer, Dian Curtis Regan and Denise Vega will join author Ana Crespo for this special event!


Transforming Our Lives

A One-Day Luncheon Seminar with Page Lambert
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 8:30 – 4:00
Mount Vernon Canyon Club, Golden, CO

Picasso believed that the true artist could paint a yellow spot and transform it into the sun. Our lives, too, are worthy of such transformation. During this one-day seminar we will explore the craft of memoir, discussing how thematic threads weave together the tapestry of our lives, how synchronicities create meaning from chaos, how to write reflection and portray events, and how to practice the art of discernment.

WHERE:  Mount Vernon Canyon Club, Golden, CO (25 minutes from downtown Denver)
COST: $105 early registration (by 12/02/17). $110 late registration (12/03/17 or later)
INCLUDES: Morning coffee, tea, pastries, catered luncheon, afternoon beverages
APPROPRIATE FOR: Narrative nonfiction and memoir writers
Questions?  303.842.7360 or

Pagosa Springs: Meet the Author

Co-author of the Rebellion Trilogy, Ethan Proud will be holding a book signing at BookEnds in downtown Pagosa Springs on December 14th from 4-7. Come meet a local author and check out the first book in the epic fantasy series!

The Book Festival Takes Off

Next March’s Colorado Book Festival, co-sponsored by CAL and the Denver Public Library’s Western History Department, has gotten bigger again. Eighty-two authors signed up in just the first month after registration opened to show their wares at the event.

There’s still a little room left. Click here for information about exhibiting at the festival and sign up instructions.

The crowd is growing. There will be reader-oriented programs through the day, with writers and CAL members leading interactive discussions tying books to some of the larger themes of modern life as well as how much wine to drink at book club meetings. Also on tap: backstage and art tours of the library, a live podcast for and with middle-grade readers and more. Keynoters are bestselling Colorado author Peter Heller and, in the afternoon, state historian Patricia Limerick with a “not-always-nice look at how the West was won.”

The whole festival got off to a fun (and funny) start with Monday night’s launch event at the library with Denver7’s Lisa Hildalgo and the wonderful Orin Hargraves, author of It’s Been Said Before, and his entertaining take-down of the clichés that can make reading a hard slog.

And so is support. Not least, community leaders are signing on to support the Colorado Book Festival. Sponsors now include the Denver Post Community Foundation, the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, ANB Bank, the Colorado Humanities Center for the Book, Fulcrum Publishing, Denver7 and the Scripps Howard Foundation. The Tattered Cover will provide book sales support at the festival itself.

For information regarding the festival, contact Rachel Kodanaz by email at

Book Talk with Lee Mossel

CAL member and Parker, CO, novelist, Lee Mossel, will be presenting his latest Cortlandt Scott crime thriller, Fracked to Death, at Douglas County Libraries Local Authors’ Showcase at the new Parker Library, 20105 East Main Street, in Parker 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18th.  The Local Authors’ Showcase usually features 10 local authors of all ages and writing genres who make 5 minute presentations of their latest books.  Book sales and signings and opportunities to talk to the authors are available and light refreshments are served. Fracked to Death is the fourth Cortlandt Scott crime thriller featuring Denver petroleum geologist turned private investigator, Cortlandt Scott.  This time, Cort becomes involved in a “ripped from the headlines” case to protect Denver’s richest woman from sabotage and death threats emanating from within her own company.  Fast action and the help of Cort’s friends and associates in Denver area law enforcement are required to solve the case and, more importantly, save Cort’s life in this fast paced crime thriller.

Writing at Hemingway’s Favorite Spots in Paris, June 10-15, 2018

Eight writers will spend a week immersed in new experiences in the magical setting of Paris’s Left Bank. Part writers retreat, part tour of Hemingway’s Paris, The Left Bank Writers Retreat is for anyone who would like to break out of a writing rut and build momentum in their work. Will you be one of the 2018 Left Bank Writers? The cost of $1999 includes morning workshops, breakfast, a fabulous lunch each day, snacks, museum passes, literary tours, Seine boat ride and Metro tickets and a farewell happy hour on the Seine followed by dinner. Writers pay for their own transportation to and from Paris, lodging and additional meals. CAL members receive a 20 percent discount if they register by December 31, 2017! To sign up for our newsletter go to For additional information contact Darla Worden at