Welcome New CAL Member Joan Carol Lieberman

Joan Carol Lieberman has had a forty year career working as a management consultant for doctors, lawyers and women in leadership positions. As a full-blooded Gentile who grew up in Utah, she completed her two-part autobiography, Optimal Distance, A Divided Life, in June 2017 on her 75th birthday. She continues to consult and write speeches for key clients. A resident of Boulder since 1968, she is married and the mother of two grown children.

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Welcome New CAL Member Carole Ramsay

51tz2bqsyl-_sx326_bo1204203200_carole-and-girls-may-2016-floridaCarole Ramsay is a graduate of Robert Frost’s Breadloaf Writer’s Conference and a lifelong writer. She wrote her first story, about a bear, when she was 3 years old. Carole writes in the spiritual/inspirational and science fiction genres and also writes in the literary, non-fiction and screenplay formats. Her latest book is The God Seed and The Dalai Lama’s Wife, an inspirational journey. Carole also works as an international consultant and speaker in her role as development economist working with governments and multi- national corporations. Mining and oil and gas have been specialty areas. Carole also runs StereoATypical Press which will be seeking new and stereotype-shattering fiction in 2017.

CAL Book Beat at The Denver Press Club March 11th

Chuck Greaves, Maggie Pike, M.J. Evans and Stan Moore have been selected by the CAL Board as the four CAL authors to be featured at the first CAL Book Beat at The Denver Press Club on Friday March 11th. Their books are:

Tom-&-LuckyGreaves: Tom & Lucky and George & Cokey Flo – A Wall Street Journal “Best Books of 2015” selection, this tells the story of one of the more colorful and controversial criminal trials in American history, Thomas E. Dewey’s 1936 vice prosecution of New York mob boss Lucky Luciano. “Boisterous historical fiction . . . Mr. Greaves is one helluva good storyteller,” the Journal review praised.

In-the-Heart-of-a-MustangEvans: In the Heart of a Mustang – A boy named Hunter and a mustang mare saved from starvation by the Bureau of Land Management meet on an Arizona ranch for troubled teens, and the bond that forms between them becomes one that saves both of their lives. This is a story that brings attention to the plight of wild mustangs in the West.

Just-Listen-for-the-ThudPike: Just Listen For The Thud – “Thud” provides everyday caregivers uplifting narratives about family members who learned to embrace humor as they cared for loved ones afflicted with life-threatening illnesses; winner of the San Diego State University Conference Choice Award in 2005.

Mister-Moffat's-RoadMoore: Mister Moffat’s Road – The Denver Northwestern and Pacific Railway was formed by David Moffat and friends in 1903. Stan’s great-grandparents supplied meat and produce to one of the construction camps, and he uses their diaries and letters, along with historical research, to create a dramatized version of the epic effort that overcame a plot to thwart the project and culminated with the east portal of Moffat Tunnel at Rollins Pass, above Winter Park.

The March 11th program will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Press Club will be serving a buffet dinner for $10 per person starting at 5 p.m. Cash bar will be open, and the featured books will available for sale, throughout the evening. No sign up is required for this event – just show up and pay at the door!

Poetry Reading with Carol Grever

GLIMPSES-GreverCarol Grever will do a reading of poetry from her 2013 CAL Award winning book, Glimpses, at the Mapleton Y in Boulder, September 15.  The hour-long program will also include new work from her forthcoming memoir.  The reading is scheduled in the main lobby at 11:00 a.m.

Welcome New CAL Member Penny Rafferty Hamilton, Ph.D.

penny-hamiltonPenny is an experienced print and broadcast journalist with an award-winning career. In recent years, she has focused on aviation research and women’s history with several books published and “in the pipeline.” For relaxation she is a landscape photographer and community volunteer. She earned degrees from Temple University, Columbia College, and the University of Nebraska. She writes from the end of the electric and telephone lines overlooking beautiful Lake Granby and the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. She hopes when her feet hit the floor every morning the Devil says, “OMG, she is up again!”

The Joy of Killing, by Harry MacLean, Selected as Lead Title in 2015 by Counterpoint Press

harry macleanHarry MacLean’s novel, The Joy of Killing, will be published by Counterpoint Press as its lead title in July 2015. MacLean’s four earlier works were all non-fiction, including In Broad Daylight, which won an Edgar for Best True Crime and was a New York Times bestseller. The Joy of Killing is presented by Counterpoint as a literary thriller. 

Lois Beebe Hayna Honored with the First CAL Lifetime Achievement Award

Lois Beebe Hayna was honored at the recent CAL Banquet with the first ever CAL Lifetime Achievement Award. If you missed the banquet, you can still watch the video that was prepared for Lois’ award presentation.


Announcing Early Bird Registration for the 2014 Holiday Mart

???????????CAL is pleased to announce it will be adding authors, books and space in the CAL Co-op Book Booth at the 2014 Denver Junior League Holiday Mart, November 14th – 16th at the Marriott Denver Tech Center.

CAL is kicking off EARLY BIRD registration — only for CAL members! — with a reduced author fee of $80. New this year, CAL has waived the 10% share of net proceeds that authors paid last year, meaning more sales proceeds will go directly to our participating CAL authors.

EARLY BIRD registration opens May 9th and members will only be able to receive the 20% discount off the full registration fee of $100 through May 31st – so hurry and register today as space is limited.

Last year twenty authors sold more than 300 of their books at the event. Holiday Mart is an annual tradition for Denver and Colorado that kicks off the holiday shopping season and attracts literally thousands of shoppers looking for early bargains and unique gifts. CAL authors set their own prices for sales and chose from one-hour shifts to sign their books at a table in the booth. CAL plans to increase authors and will have two signing tables this year. CAL volunteers organize the stocking of books, display, scheduling and handle all transactions, freeing authors to meet shoppers and readers and talk about their books.

Complete details and the registration form can be found here.

Tasting Colorado Receives an IPPY

TASTING_COLORADOTasting Colorado (Farcountry Press, 2013), by Michele Morris, has been honored with a bronze medal in the category of Best Regional Non-Fiction, West Mountain Region in the recent 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards. A complete listing of all the winners can be found here. Ordering information for Tasting Colorado may be found here.