Here are some of our local authors and books of local interest. These selections are updated monthly, so be sure to check back!
Oregon novelist M. Louis takes his readers on a wild ride through the rain-soaked streets of Portland, as his protagonist PI Jake Brand accepts his latest shady client. Kirkus Reviews calls Secondhand Smoke "endlessly entertaining in any situation, especially the perilous kind." You won’t be able to put down this heart-pounding novel.
In 1986, Gulliver was brought into Avian Reconditioning Center (ARC) with a broken wing she suffered after falling out of her nest. Although she recovered, she had imprinted on people and couldn't survive in the wild. Gulliver was 10 years old when she fostered her first owlets. Gulliver's Babies is the story of her raising these owlets. in the past 19 years, Gulliver has helped raise more than 230 baby owls who have been released back into the wild.
Ashtanga yoga, though familiar to some as strictly a series of postures accompanied by specific patterns of breathing and gazing, is actually the broad system of yoga that forms the context for posture and breathing practices. The opportunity to start again at the very beginning is always available, but we often overlook it. Ashtanga Yoga For Beginner's Mind provides a solid introduction this process of inquiry.~Richard Freeman
Encouraging Positive Bedtime Behaviors! "Whoo is Ready for Bed?" is an interactive children's book that will positively reinforce a good bedtime routine. The book involves the child with a checklist of bedtime tasks and will end with a reward from a comforting and friendly owl. This method will help make bedtime a positive and enjoyable time!
When your skin gets old and wrinkled does your heart get wrinkled too? Lance and Lola prove it does not! She loves hugs, bakes cakes and sends cards. He wears a bowtie, buys Lola flowers and walks his spotty dog. Their six year old neighbor boy watches and learns how to take care of someone you love. When finished you'll wish you lived next door to Lance and Lola too!
The FBI Wife paints one young woman's struggles to establish a life separate from the secrets and rigidity of her husband's employer. the Federal Bureau of Investigation, during the tumultuous social revolution of the 1960's and 70's. There is no villain in this story, the FBI is only the jet fuel propelling the players forward. December 8, 1984, her world crashes. Cliff is dead and Sandy's life can never be the same, but it never was like anyone else's anyway.
Wendy De Rosa’s new book Expanding Your Heart: Four Stages of a Spiritual Opening takes readers on a personal journey of enlightenment to find meaning and strength in the painful and chaotic moments of their lives. When she had a revelation one day while out hiking of how a spiritual opening boils down into four stages, she knew she had found the tool to teach others how to work through the struggles to their greatest opening.
Each crisis we face is an awakening; a fresh opportunity to discover if we’re living from our soul’s perspective, our divine view, or from the ego self. Once we’re aware of these warring perspectives within and their consequences, we can choose to view life through the Divine Lens. That choice changes everything - for the better
Timmy the Button is a story about a brave little spare button who's decides to go on an adventure. Along the way, he meets many interesting characters, and learns that having an adventure and doing the right thing can be the same.
From the Bushmen in Africa to high society in Egypt, from Morocco to the caves of ancient Jerusalem, Moghul India to Medieval France, we meet priests and priestesses, Swamis and monks, midwives and healers, medicine men and aristocrats as we discover the intriguing stories of two souls, and two intertwined destinies.
Blind Thrust – Book #1 of Joe Higheagle Environmental Sleuth Series
#1 Denver Post Bestselling Novel - Fiction
Award-Winning Finalist USA Best Book Awards (Fiction: Thriller/Adventure)
Award Finalist Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year (Adult Fiction: Thriller & Suspense)
Award-Winning Finalist Beverly Hills Book Awards (Suspense)
“Blind Thrust kept me up until 1 a.m. two nights in a row. I could not put it down. An intriguing mystery that intertwined geology, fracking, and places in Colorado that I know well. Great fun.”
—Roy R. Romer, 39th Governor of Colorado
Horrific earthquakes are devastating the Front Range between Denver and Colorado Springs in an area long believed to be seismically quiescent. Environmental Geologist Joe Higheasgle is on a mission to find out the answer. But he soon finds himself in a deadly duel of wits against powerful forces. Can he solve the enigma of the earthquakes and gather enough evidence to stop those responsible? Will the tremors continue to wreak death and mayhem across the Front Range?
In Willow’s Gift, author Connie Myslik-McFadden introduces us to modern heroine Willow, who has just survived a heartrending, near-death experience. In the days that follow, Willow discovers a new telepathic bond with the animals around her and soon realizes they are to become her greatest allies and teachers.This sweet and insightful story, beautifully illustrated and elegantly designed, conveys to children the important message that science and reason are the foundation of a humanist worldview, which includes respect for all living things and shows how morality can be grounded in rationality and even the scientific method. Storytelling with a rational message—what could be better?!”
—Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for Scientific American, author of The Moral Arc
An intimate and honest glimpse through art and words into the life of a woman moving beyond child-rearing into creative solitude. Hilarious and tender, Dancing Alone, recalls crazy hippie days in 1960's Haight Ashbury through life as an artist in a tiny French village. Along the way it speaks of Menopause as a rebirth into deeper power and authenticity, the call of late blooming romance and the great joy of loving oneself.
St. Catherine's is the only place 15 year-old James Cook has ever called home. When a young boy arrives in the arms of his distraught mother she whispers, with her dying breath, the words that will set James on a collision course with destiny, "NEVER GROW UP, PETER.” Before he was Captain Hook he was simply James and perhaps he was not such a dastardly villain after all.
Val Shakely’s intentionally quiet life is disrupted when she decides to help her cousin Gwen win a contentious election. The stress of the campaign and personal attacks by the opposition, leave Val shaken. And as if that weren’t complicated enough, Val finds herself falling in love.