Noon to 2 PM, Saturday, JULY 21 •
Author Potpourri at Whampus Used Books!
636 East Eisenhower, Loveland
Attend a short presentation at noon to learn a little about these local authors, and then meet them live and in person at their favorite spots among the well-stocked bookshelves. Learn their secrets and make them yours. Refreshments will be served to provide gustatory as well as inspirational fulfillment.
Authors will include:
Historical novelist and local journalist, Barbara Fleming, follows the life of a young girl in the late 19th and early 20th century who helps change the roles of women in America. My Name Is Meggie continues her earlier tale, Journeying.
Mystery and memoir writer, Judie Freeland, will feature Strike Vote, a novel about greed and murder in the halls of academia.
Beverly (Jones) Hadden wrote the Award-winning YA novel, War Bonds, and an amazing collection of Colorado-inspired poetry called Where You Live. Her collection of poetry and essays called At the Edge of the Horizon is coming soon.
Runner and Writer, Libby James, who is Still Running as an octogenarian, details her love for the sport in a book by the same name. Don’t miss her White Shadow true story about Janet Mondlane who fell in love with a handsome African revolutionary in the mid-twentieth century and helped launch a new country.
Mim Neal, author of a fantastical memoir called Family Time where she converses with the ghosts of her recent—and very ancient—ancestors. Neal also wrote a more conventional, but lyrically entrancing, memoir called Tree Lines.
Nancy Phillips, no longer with us, has left behind a writing legacy in the historical novel, Tardy Justice, about a young female journalist at large in 19th century Leadville in search of her missing brother.
Naturalist, author and illustrator, Susan Quinlan, encourages readers of all ages to learn more about nature and science. Her books combine delightful illustrations with natural history facts and true stories of scientific research. Check out her Birds of the Rocky Mountain Front Range, a coloring book guide for aspiring naturalists.
Gary Raham writes and illustrates both science fact and science fiction. Enjoy a whimsical look at a future you never imagined with his A Once-Dead Genius in the Kennel of Master Morticue Ambergrand or sample his artwork and essays in Confessions of a Time Traveler.
Clare Rutherford, best selling author of How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With, also entertains a younger audience with A Dog is a Dog and That’s What Makes Him Special.
And, meet an emerging author of middle-grade fantasy while you are in the store. Nancy Burns, recently retired Poudre R1 teacher, is putting the finishing touches on The Dragonspeaker’s Daughter, a chapter book that will have young readers looking for their own pet dragons to ride.
"CAL Day" Features Readings and Signings
Beverly Jones, a Penstemon Publications author, will be among ten CAL award winners featured at the Colorado Author's League Day program at Barnes & Noble, 960 S. Colorado Blvd. in Denver, on Sunday, June 26, continuing CAL's 85th year celebration.
Each author will discuss her or his book during a 30 minute session and answer questions. Books will be available for purchase throughout the day, and authors will sign copies as requested.
The program begins at 11 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m.
Here's the schedule (author, category, title):
"CAL Day" SCHEDULE
- 11:00 - Claudia McAdam (Children's Books) The Mermaid's Gift
- 11:30 - Beverly Jones (Young Adult Books) War Bonds: Remembering One Small Town in America During World War II
- Noon - Heather Hansen (General Non-Fiction) Prophets and Moguls, Rangers and Rogues, Bison and Bear: 100 Years of the National Park Service
- 12:30 - Sharon Cairns Mann (Short Fiction) Tesserae: A Mosaic of Story
- 1:00 - Margaret Coel (Lifetime Achievement) Wind River Mystery Series
- 1:30 - Carolyn Campbell (Creative Non-Fiction) Flying with El Condor
- 2:00 - Andrea Jones (Blogs) Between Urban and Wild
- 2:30 - Patricia Raybon (Essays) After Charleston
- 3:00 - Bruce Most (Genre Fiction) Murder on the Tracks
- 3:30 - Maura Weller (Mainstream Fiction) Contrition
Gary Raham was an awards finalist in the Colorado Authors League competition in the creative non-faiction category. He made a presentation about his book Confessions of a Time Traveler at the Tattered Cover Book Store in Littleton, Colorado on April 25, 2016. He also made an appearance at the BookBar in Denver on April 30, 2016
JAX Local Author Day, 2015
Penstemon Publications authors were among the many exhibiting on JAX Local Author Day in Loveland on Saturday, November 7, 2015. Below is an excerpt from the press release for this event.
This is the 7th annual Local Author Day we've held at JAX,” says Chrissy LaBarr, JAX book buyer. ” We hold this event to promote books, reading, and local authors and also to support local libraries. Ten percent of book sales from this event each year are donated to support a local library; this year the funds will go to support the Loveland Public Library. We invite folks to stop by AND START your holiday gift shopping--books make wonderful gifts for people of all ages.”
Nearly 100 authors of books including children’s stories, teen fiction, science fiction, mysteries, history, and outdoor activities will be available at the two locations to chat with the public about their work and to sell and sign copies of their books.
From 11:00-3:00pm at JAX (located at 950 E. Eisenhower), you can meet a wide range of authors with books on a dizzying array of subjects. In addition to a great variety of books on outdoor activities, from snowshoeing to horse-packing, hiking to dog-training, you will also find books on Colorado ghost towns, vineyards, painting, photography, campfire songs, changing careers, even poetry and historical fiction. Several children's book authors will be featured also.
From 12:30-1:30 pm, at the Loveland Public Library (located at 300 N. Adams) you can purchase lunch from local food trucks in the parking lot. The author showcase at the library will be open from 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Don't miss this great opportunity to visit with many talented local authors, purchase books, and get books signed for great holiday gifts. Please be sure to stop by BOTH locations to support Northern Colorado’s amazing authors and your local library!