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More CAL 2019 Awards
Published on: 7/15/2019
eBOOK: FICTION -Margaret Mizushima, Burning Ridge
eBOOK: NON-FICTION -Lisa Reinicke, Football Flyboy
SCREENPLAY/STAGEPLAY -Jennie MacDonald, A Merry Widow or Two
COVER DESIGN -Aaron LaPedis & Scott Johnson, A Boy Named Penguin
CAL 2019 Award Winners
Published on: 7/15/2019
POETRY, SINGLE POEM -Dan Guenther, Seventy Miles Outside of Denver
POETRY, COLLECTION -Carolyn Evans Campbell, What Kind of Love Was That?
ESSAYS -Penny Rafferty Hamilton, A Pink Warrior Shares Insights from Her Oncology Odyssey
CHILDREN’S PICTURE BOOK -Phyllis Perry, All About Julia Morgan
CHILDREN’S/YOUNG ADULT: Chapter book -Phyllis Perry, Missing Bones
Category A: Romance -Sheri Cobb South, The Desperate Duke
Category B: Mystery, Crime, Suspense -J.A. Turley, The Hole Truth
Category C: Science Fiction, Fantasy -Jane H. Bock & Carl E. Bock, Swamp Guide
Category E: Western -J.M. Mitchell, Killing Godiva's Horse
Category F: Literary -Courtney Miller, Ghili, The Chief Named Dog
Category A: Cookbooks, Travel, Self Help, Health and Fitness, etc. -Michele Morris, Poco a Poco
Category B: Historical -Jeffrey B. Miller, WWI Crusaders
Granby resident (And CAL Member) wins award for essay sharing her battle with breast cancer
Published on: 6/19/2019
It was a sudden, unexpected blurt from her long-time radiologist that led Penny Hamilton to discover she likely had breast cancer.

The rapid-fire sentence: “We probably found breast cancer,” stung her ears that day in October 2017. But it wasn’t unfamiliar as Hamilton first received a breast cancer diagnosis 10 years earlier.

Today, Hamilton is a two-time breast cancer survivor. And it has led her to share some important perceptions.
“Good human reporting together with clever automation”: Using AI to revive local news
Published on: 6/26/2019
In the UK and Ireland, the Press Association delivers a continuous feed of content via a national newswire including text, images, video and data. The 151 year old news agency is privately owned by a collection of 26 shareholders, most of whom are national and regional newspaper publishers such as the Daily Mail and News UK.
CAL Authors Participate in Mountain of Authors
Published on: 5/9/2019
CAL was represented in Colorado Springs on April 27 at the Pikes Peak Library District's Mountain of Authors. Peg Brantley and Barbara Nickless shared their experience and expertise on writing an award winning book, while other CAL members--Jodi Bowersox,John D. McKenna, Nancy Oswald, Dian Curtis Regan, Sarah B. Rickman, and Cindy Skaggs-- were invited by the library to display and sell their books. Nancy Saltzman and Joe Murphy held down the CAL information table.

Event announcement

Sign up for the CAL Co-op Booth at Country Christmas Gift Show!
Published on: 2/19/2019
CAL will once again return to the Colorado Country Christmas gift show in 2019, setting up a booth for CAL authors to sell their books. The 7th annual CAL Co-op Book Booth will be a part of the show at the Denver Merchandise Mart on November 1, 2 and 3, 2019.

Of Interest

Kathleen Hale Came For Her Goodreads Critic. Then The Internet Came For Her.
Published on: 7/17/2019
When you start writing professionally, namely about yourself, people don’t really tell you that putting that kind of work out into the world can feel dangerous. Dangerous to your sense of safety, dangerous to your sense of self, to your relationships, and perhaps even to any potential future career. Write the wrong thing — and here, wrong can mean anything from merely obnoxious to cruel or racist or wildly incorrect or otherwise offensive — and it’s easy to be misunderstood, or eviscerated online, or fully canceled, whether for good reason or not.
Study: Toddlers Prefer Print Books over Tablets
Published on: 7/3/2019
Despite the popularity of electronic devices and e-books, a recent study shows, for toddlers, nothing beats an old fashioned print book.
The CASE ACT SmallClaims Court for Copy Right Infringment
Published on: 6/20/2019
On May 1st, Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) introduced the latest version of the Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act). Like its predecessor bills in 2016 and 2017, the 2019 CASE Act would establish a copyright small claims tribunal within the United States Copyright Office with the authority to hear and decide some copyright infringement claims.
The Books of College Libraries Are Turning Into Wallpaper
Published on: 6/4/2019
No need for tea leaves when we look at trends. And no better trends for writers to follow than the behavior of educated readers. As book use in university libraries trends down globally, understanding how students stay informed turns quickly to into the question why students stay informed.