Sammi Jo and the Best Adventure Ever!, by Dede Stockton

The third book in Dede Stockton’s Sammi Jo Adventure Series, Sammi Jo and the Best Adventure Ever!, was released on 11.20.2017, and the Sammi Jo Adventures Activity and Coloring Book was released on 11.18.2017. This makes a total of five books in the series, and the two newest books join these other titles already available on Amazon:
Sammi Jo and the Best Day Ever! (May 21, 2017)
Sammi Jo and the Best Rodeo Ever! (July 26, 2017)
My Daily Adventure Journal (May 22, 2017)

Shadows Within the Roaring Fork, by Jared Smith

Jared Smith’s 13th book, Shadows Within The Roaring Fork, has just been released by Flowstone Press. Jared Smith’s 13th book of poetry, Shadows Within The Roaring Fork, has just been released by Flowstone Press. A powerfully written collection, Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchison writes of it, “Smith’s approach is coherent, wide-ranging, unabashedly direct, and fiercely humane. Like Blake, Whitman, Jeffers, and Thomas McGrath, Jared Smith refuses to speak just for himself: in these poems the personal and transpersonal form a kind of confluence, each stream joining and energizing the other. This is necessary poetry….” The book is available from Flowstone Press or Amazon.

As The Crow Flies, by Art Elser

Art Elser announces the publication of his new book of poetry, As The Crow Flies: Haiku from the High Plains. The 120 haiku in As The Crow Flies were selected from over 2,000 haiku written over six years. They express the poet’s sense of wonder and awe for the beauty and variety of nature and his love for humankind. They were written in a daily exchange of haiku with Christine Valentine, a gifted poet, his mentor and friend. As The Crow Flies is available in paperback from Amazon and B&N, can be ordered from your local book store, and is also available for Kindle, Nook, and Kobo readers.

Little Honker and the Swinging Tails, by Virginia White

Can a cat really start his own band?  Warren the Honking Cat decides to do just that, and Little Honker and the Swinging Tails is born – but not without some surprises. This is a much-anticipated third book in the series about a cat whose meow is a honk. Virginia White’s book is available at Barnes and Noble as well as on Amazon in both print and eBook format. It may also be purchased from Ingram.

RUSH, by Jayme H. Mansfield

Award-winning author, Jayme H. Mansfield, is thrilled for the release of her historical fiction, RUSH, on November 1st. Based on her great-great grandmother’s participation in the Cherokee Strip Oklahoma Land Run of 1893, the research and ensuing storyline was a labor of love. The adventure will have readers riding along with hair blowing in the wind! For more information and to view photos that inspired the novel, visit

The Woman in the Camphor Trunk, by Jennifer Kincheloe

Jennifer Kincheloe’s new novel, THE WOMAN IN THE CAMPHOR TRUNK, is coming to bookstores November 14th from Seventh Street Books.It is the sequel to her award-winning debut, THE SECRET LIFE OF ANNA BLANC. In early-1900s Los Angeles– an era of courting, ragtime, suffragettes, and widespread corruption– a socialite turned police matron tracks down the murderer of a white woman in Chinatown, while trying to prevent the outbreak of a bloody tong war. ISBN-10: 1633883639 / ISBN-13: 978-1633883635
Purchase links: Tattered Cover and Amazon.

Small Bites, by Eliza Cross

Just in time for autumn and holiday entertaining, the new cookbook Small Bites: Skewers, Sliders and Other Party Eats has been released by Gibbs Smith, Publisher.  The four-color hardback book is 128 pages, and features 75 easy appetizer recipes for finger foods, skewers and picks, and sandwiches and sliders. The book also includes helpful tips and hints plus recipes for party basics like miniature slider rolls, crostini, and choux puffs. For more information, visit

Blood Business, Edited by Mario Acevedo

Hex Publishers announces it’s newest anthology, Blood Business: Crime Stories From This World And Beyond, edited by CAL member Mario Acevedo. The grift. The scam. The double-cross. Blackmail and burglary; murder and larceny. Blood Business tracks the underbelly of human nature as it drags itself through the muck of our lesser angels in twenty-seven crimes set in this world… and through the shadows cast by the next. Book launch, November 10, Tattered Cover, Colfax.

The Last Panther, by Todd Mitchell

Todd Mitchell’s middle grade novel, The Last Panther, was released this August by Delacorte Press. Kirkus called it “A powerful tale,” and School Library Journal called it “Difficult to put down… An important addition on a timely subject.” He’s doing a several events across the state in September to meet readers and writers. To learn more, please visit

Works by Caroline Stutson to be Published Posthumously

Long time CAL member Caroline Stutson passed away in June of 2015 without knowing that two manuscripts she submitted in 2014 had been accepted for publication by Sleeping Bear Press. The first one, “Blue Corn Soup” was recently released this Month With the second “Four Floors Up” scheduled to be released in February 2018. Stetson was a children’s picture book author, and a past CAL award winner, having over 10 books published over the years.