Bev Hadden, writing as Beverly Jones, has won the 2016 CAL (Colorado Authors League) writing award in the Young Adult category for her novel War Bonds – Remembering One Small Town in America During World War II.

Beverly will particpate in the Colorado Author's League Day program at the Barnes & Noble, 960 S. Colorado Blvd. in Denver, on Sunday, June 26. See the Events page for more details.

FROM THE JUDGES: Well written coming of age story takes full advantage of the WWII time period and small town setting to explore a girl’s shattered view of life by prejudice and intolerance where she least expected to find it. Jones has created a confident and brave character who learns from all the “rocks” Jones throws her way. Betsy is a delight, and the period details ring true.

War Bonds, is a story about growing up on the eastern plains of Colorado during World War II, written by Beverly (Jones) Hadden. Another book by Hadden, Where You Live, was a finalist in the Poetry Collection category. book cover
Confessions of a Time Traveler, a collection of articles and essays by R. Gary Raham, was a finalist in the Creative Non-Fiction category and his essay written for the Fort Collins Coloradoan entitled "To New Beginnings" was a finalist in the essay category. book cover

The Colorado Authors League established May 3, 1931 to develop "a center of authorship in Colorado", celebrates its 85th anniversary this year. Winners in twelve writing categories were announced at their May 6 banquet at the Courtyard Marriott-Denver Cherry Creek.

Penstemon Publications is proud to have the work of its authors recognized by the Colorado Authors League.