Author Potpourri

Introducing a newly published novel by Nancy Cathers Phillips

Saturday February 23, 2019


Loveland Art Exhibit

Author Potpourri at Whampus Used Books!

636 East Eisenhower, Loveland

Noon to 2 PM, Saturday JULY 21, 2018 •

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.

Book Collection

"CAL Day" Features Readings and Signings

June 26,2016

Beverly Jones, a Penstemon Publications author, was 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 discussed her or his book during a 30 minute session and answered questions. Books were available for purchase throughout the day, and authors signed copies as requested.

The program began at 11 a.m. and concluded at 4 p.m.

Here's the schedule (author, category, title):


Gary Raham was an awards finalist in the Colorado Authors League competition in the creative non-fiction 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