Local Authors

Here are some of our local authors and books of local interest. These selections are updated monthly, so be sure to check back!

Big Sandy, Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692715680
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Published: Open Eye Press - September 1st, 2016

Big Sandy, Stories is a wonderful portrait of growing up in eastern Kentucky, of womanhood, of discovery and of a community we rarely see portrayed in literature. I love the way the author uses language and she crafts such a specific and quirky, yet relatable characters. It's by turns funny and tragic and most wonderfully, it's sometimes not clear which is which. I highly recommend it.”
Aaron Greer, Director Gettin' Grown, and Service to Man


Trigger Point Cover Image
ISBN: 9780996403931
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Published: Hex Publishers LLC - March 21st, 2017

Kathy Barrister's life has never been better. Owner of a thriving massage school, Kathy loves passing on her knowledge of a healing profession to others. But when one of her students is murdered, Kathy must face a darker world than she ever knew existed.

Moki Steps Cover Image
ISBN: 9780997635249
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Published: Arete Book Group - February 2nd, 2017

Newbie linguistics professor Mackenzie Campbell longs for love and success but works all the time, can't connect with her students, and is afraid she is a second rate teacher. A phone call, a linguistic puzzle, an ancient Aztec codex and missing ex, bring her to Lake Powell's remote canyons on a dangerous adventure and a new future-if she makes it out alive. 


Mama Badge Cover Image
ISBN: 9781539941484
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Published: Create Space - January 1st, 1970

For some women, motherhood and the earning of their Mama Badge come to them through pregnancy and childbirth.  For others, they must take a different path.  The goal of sharing my story is to raise awareness for adoption and all involved. 


Brave Young Americans, We Love You Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692835944
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Published: Sylvie Pennaforte - December 19th, 2016

Raymonde Delaitre’s diary, written during the years 1943 to 1945, gives us an intimate look inside the mind of a young woman living in France under the German occupation.  The war is a constant backdrop to her coming of age; at times very close and dangerous, other times, less so as her personal story takes the stage.  Her life fluctuates between ordinary daily events and poignant events such as being liberated by the Allied troops or watching a newborn lose his battle for life.  But the diary is overwhelmingly about love, love lost, love found, and choosing the bitter path of reason.


The Lucky Hat Mine Cover Image
ISBN: 9781601823342
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Published: Hansen Publishing Group, LLC - September 6th, 2016

The Lucky Hat Mine is an engaging historical mystery featuring a southern belle who answers a wife-wanted ad and travels to the Colorado Territory, arriving only to find her husband-to-be dead. The Denver Post's review by Sandra Dallas describes the story as "spirited" and “filled with period detail.


Back Pocket Coach: 33 Effective Communication Strategies for Work & Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692817155
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Published: New View Press - January 6th, 2017

Have you ever been in a situation that was emotionally charged and the stakes were high? And it was difficult to find the right words? Back Pocket Coach™ provides 33 power-packed communication strategies to support you in creating satisfying conversations that result in good outcomes for you and others. These just-in-time strategies will help you move through conversations masterfully, whether you're engaging with one person or a team of people.


Cyber War I Cover Image
By Ed Mahoney, Caroline Moore (Editor)
ISBN: 9781532325885
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Published: Lobo Media Ltd. - November 26th, 2016

Cyber War I marries a high-tech thriller with a primer on computer security in this author’s debut novel.  From his vivid description of the raised floor in a data center, to detailing a ransomware attack, Ed interprets this complex world for his readers.  His authentic characters display their commitment to protecting technology in a world of bad actors.  The attacks are all too real as the technology is disclosed.  The potential for the advanced economies of the world to lose everything appears unstoppable in this avalanche of escalating assaults in cyberspace. 

Braving Bedtime Cover Image
By Allison Johnson, Jessica Ray (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781540706485
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - January 7th, 2017

Jacob struggles with bedtime. Between the creepy closet, the nightlight shadows, and the bad dreams he can't get a good night's sleep... until his parents show him how to be brave (and a bit silly). This book was born of a bedtime story I told my children to help them conquer their fears.


The Beatin' Path: A Lyrical Guide to Lucid Evolution Cover Image
By John B. Lane, Anile Prakash (Designed by)
ISBN: 9780998435633
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Published: Global Arts Ltd - January 7th, 2017

Which part of the human mind will finalize our fate? The part that wrote the Gettysburg Address – or the part that murdered Abraham Lincoln? The Beatin’ Path - a lyrical guide to lucid evolution examines both the enemies of human progress and the better angels of our nature. Presented in short bursts of truth, this book is an illustrated, inspirational kaleidoscope of poetry and prose, of heroes and villains, of humor and of hope.


Hour of the Wolf Cover Image
ISBN: 9780989091008
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Published: Mulberry Harbor Press - May 13th, 2013

Hour of the Wolf is one of the wisest, most profound, and accessible books I have ever read on the preciousness of time and ability we have been given to be the artists of our own lives. Paul Lipton is a story-teller, wisdom teacher extraordinaire and his book one of amazing grace. -Rabbi Irwin Kula


Embracing the Gap: A Memoir about Spiritual Transformation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780998133300
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Published: Enliven Books LLC - November 8th, 2016

His sanity lost, thanks to drugs and emotional upheaval, Terry Kruegel went on a quest to restore his mental health and find peace of mind. One auspicious look from a Tibetan Buddhist monk created an opening.  Returning from Europe and the Near East to find a home in Boulder, be mentored by Chogyam Trungpa Rnipoche, and begin the meditation practice that helped him embrace the gap and find his way home to himself. 


Tears Run Dry: A Story of Courage in the Face of Poverty, Tribalism and Racism Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692481134
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Published: Patrick Kalenzi - June 30th, 2015

Tears Run Dry, is a compelling story of overcoming personal obstacles. Providing valuable insight into the real experience of refugee families, Patrick Kalenzi's journey from childhood to manhood in his home country of Uganda is truly inspiring. Along the way he faces tribal warfare,  the threat of being kidnapped, and joining the army. By coming to America he hopes to start a new life.  


Curly Bear: The Little Girl Bear with the Curly, Curly Hair Cover Image
By Jerry Kosel, Anne Kosel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781499298321
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - October 6th, 2016

A charming story of self-acceptance written in delightful, rhyming prose for first readers-- but every age will love this book.  The beautiful illustrations, by local artist Anne Kosel, are inspired by her enchanting forest home west of Boulder.  Children will love discovering Curly Bear’s friends in the rich paintings and illustrated borders.  A remarkable debut, destined to become a treasured classic, say hello to your new friend Curly Bear!


Cookin' For Your Canine Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692737293
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Published: 10dogslater - September 19th, 2016

If you embrace all aspects of loving and parenting your dog, this book is for you! Filled with healthy recipes geared toward supporting and improving your dog's health, nutritional information that will help you make more informed choices about the ingredients you're using , helpful hints for daily life with your canine, a beautiful love story, and more!


Life Is Delicious!: Enjoy Getting Older! It Can Be Fun! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781504363075
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Published: Balboa Press - August 3rd, 2016

Keep a bounce in your step and a smile on your face! Live your older years with joy and fun and excitement!  This book opens the doors to the inspiration and encouragement to make that happen for you! Mary Luise published this book in the month of her 80th birthday!  Read these fresh perspectives yourself and enjoy giving this book to loved ones. It is a gift of life!