Here are some of our local authors and books of local interest. These selections are updated monthly, so be sure to check back!
November 1086--The borders of England and Normandy are strangled in the throes of constant war, William the Conqueror's tyrannical Royal Family is splintered by treachery, and brothers poisoned by avarice vie for power. Trapped within the turbulent clan, Simon, a bastard, and Maura, a ward, are forced to wage a desperate and endless battle for survival, peace, and the freedom to love.
September 1087-Simon, a physician and Maura, his wife, life a life of precarious bliss in the cathedral village of Mynyw in Wales. At William the Conqueror's deathbed, Williams family coerces him into releasing his vile brother Odo, Bishop of Bayeux, from prison. Odo blames Simon and seeks revenge unleashing a plague of devils to abet his ultimate aim-to destroy Simon and Maura's bliss forever
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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
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, 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.