Page Lambert’s Writing Included in New Book

Forthcoming March 2018 from Fulcrum Publishing, The Light Shines from the West, a highly anticipated book about the complex history of America’s westward development from 1820 to 2020. Included in the book is a chapter on “The Rural West” written by CAL member Page Lambert.

I WILL DANCE, by Nancy Bo Flood

Simon and Schuster recently acquired I WILL DANCE, a picture book written by Nancy Bo Flood. The illustrator states that she is challenged to create images of a young girl determined to dance – and does – even though her hands are her only mobility used to power her motorized wheelchair. (cover image is a draft)

Sea Monsters, by Joe Nigg, Now Available in Chinese

Joe Nigg‘s Scandinavian sea monsters have resurfaced in a Chinese translation, and his mythical Phoenix is not far behind. BPG Artmedia (Beijing) Co. published its edition of the 2014 CAL Nonfiction Award-winning Sea Monsters (University of Chicago Press) late last year. Nutopia Publishing’s translation of UCP’s 2016 The Phoenix (鳳凰) will be released in the coming months. 


To Love Kindness by Laurie Marr Wasmund

Laurie Marr Wasmund has released the second book of her White Winter Trilogy, To Love Kindness. The sequel to To Do Justice, the novel chronicles the lives of three young Irish-Americans in 1918. As a Red Cross relief worker, Kathleen O’Doherty’s dedication to her work is tested by her love for a man whose duty puts him in constant danger. Her cousin, Sean Sullivan, proves his valor during fierce fighting in the trenches near Verdun, but fears that he will never escape from the brutality he has witnessed and the violent deeds he has done. In Colorado, Sean’s sister, Maggie, struggles to keep her love for her husband, a Conscientious Objector, alive.

The Stone of Integrity, by Margi Evans

Margi Evans (M.J. Evans) has released the third book of her Award-winning middle-grade, YA fantasy series on January 22nd.Pre-release reviews have been excellent and she is excited that the new book is finally out! It is titled The Stone of Integrity-Book 3 of the Centaur Chronicles. Margi loves to write about horses or horse-fantasy creatures, and this series is no exception.

The Romanoffs 100 Years Later, by Daniel A. Willis

This summer the Romanoff family will gather in St, Petersburg, Russia to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the murder of the last Tsar and so many of his relatives. But who are these 21st century Romanoffs and what are they doing with the lives now, a century on? To mark the occasion, royal historian Daniel A. Willis will answer these questions in his newest book, The Romanoffs 100 Years LaterThe book will be released by Bygone Era Books on February 27th as a trade size paperback and will include many photographs and a detailed genealogy of the Romanoff family. The list price is $29.95. It will debut at the Colorado Book Festival at Denver Public Library on March 3rd.

The Glass Forest, by Cynthia Swanson

Cynthia Swanson is pleased to announce the release of her second novel, The Glass Forest, from Touchstone / Simon & Schuster on February 6. The follow-up to Swanson’s NYT bestselling novel The BooksellerThe Glass Forest is a literary thriller set in the 1960s about a troubled family and the three women who will reveal its secrets. In starred reviews, Publisher’s Weekly called The Glass Forest an “… intoxicating slow burn [that] builds to a conclusion rife with shocking reveals” and Library Journal said, “Swanson demonstrates her signature trait: a consistent, superbly executed sense of knife-edge disquiet just bordering on anxiety…Swanson is a name to be considered among the likes of Gillian Flynn, Chris Pavone, and Laura Lippman.” Swanson will launch the novel at the Tattered Cover (Colfax store) at 7:00 PM on February 6th. Additional events can be found on her website:

Mystery Loves Company, by Sheri Cobb South

Mystery Loves Company, Book 7 in Sheri Cobb South’s historical mystery series set in Regency England and featuring Bow Street Runner John Pickett, was published January 15th in trade paperback (Sonatina Press) and ebook (Belgrave House) editions. Within the first 24 hours, it achieved Amazon bestseller status on both the Regency and Historical Mystery lists. Available on Amazon in eBook or paperback.


Mystery author Charlemagne Russo thought the twisty plots and peculiar murders in her books were only products of her imagination. That is, until her agent is found dead exactly as described in her unpublished manuscript. Suspicion swirls around her and her critique group. Which of her friends is a murderer? Available from Amazon,
Barnes & Noble, or Indie Bound.

Tempest-Tost, The Refugee Experience Through One Community’s Prism, by Robert Dodge

Kahassai fled the Ethiopian Red Terror that killed his father and hundreds of thousands of others, trekking through a snake-infested jungle while hyenas followed him at night to find safety. Georgette crossed the Congo while the Hutus and Tutsis struggled for control as millions of defenseless people were murdered and displaced. “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” Asmi and Leela were children in Bhutan when soldiers burned their villages and drove out the Nepalese-speaking Hindus. Roy narrowly escaped Afghanistan after the Americans began bombing Kabul to drive our the Taliban. Mahn made it out of Vietnam only after his twenty-second attempt. Mohammed survived daily beatings when imprisoned in Syria, though many of his fellow prisoners died. What do these people have in common beyond tales of horror and hardship that caused them to flee their countries, leaving their homes, families and previous lives behind? They all found a new place to live in Denver, Colorado, in the middle the country. But would they be welcome? Available now on Amazon.