Here are some of our local authors and books of local interest. These selections are updated monthly, so be sure to check back!
Author Joe Reed brings the beautify area of Salida, Colorado to life, while the characters of his suspense novel do everything in their power to hang onto life, love and family. Set in the summer of 1980 during the towns biggest event two families collide and crimes are committed. Will these crimes go unsolved and the guilty walk free or will justice finally be served?
“A delightful depiction of humanity's future and the role of art and governance within it, all told through the innocence and honesty of a child. Plaster wraps the grim overtones and serious considerations of our future in a young protagonist's simple and humorous opinions, making it both thought provoking and a superb page turner.” - Reader
Leaving her carefully ordered life behind, Diane accepts her friend's invitation and immerses herself in the harsh, unfamiliar environment of Burning Man. After an intense, life-changing two weeks of unimaginable experiences, she emerges into a reality more extraordinary and rewarding than she ever could have hoped for or imagined. Diane's world will never be the same.
In this inspiring book, Tobias Gale offers a step-by-step approach for developing a conscious relationship with our Inner Child. Using references from a variety of spiritual and religious texts, psychological research on parent-child attachments, and the authors' personal experience with Inner Child Work, Another Way will help readers transform their suffering to experience the freedom and joy of living from their authentic self. "A man recounts his long road to spiritual maturity, a journey marked by a gruesome accident, in this memoir.
Trotter had all the worldly trappings of conventional success: wealth and its appurtenances, an accomplished career as an entrepreneur, and a happy family. But he experienced a tedious absence of complete fulfillment, a discontentment he could not comprehensively articulate. In the troubled wake of the author’s divorce, that sense of dissatisfaction intensified, and finally he took the advice of his eldest daughter, Amy, to seek solace and guidance in his Christian faith. Trotter began to read the Bible regularly—he calls it a “central component of my life”—and started to frequent church as well. He even had a mystical experience during a religious retreat, a vision that left him “trembling in awe.” Still, the culminating moment of his spiritual development came in 2012 while he was on a hunting expedition on the plains of South Africa. He was charged and gruesomely mauled by a Cape buffalo, a beast so dangerous it has earned the moniker Black Death. Abrie, the professional hunter leading the safari, subsequently said he saw the author bathed in a column of light and an angel overhead “boxing the horns of the beast.” In his heartfelt book, Trotter, with impressive candor and unabashed emotion, denotes this as his turning point, the event that finalized his utter devotion to God. This lucid story of spiritual enlightenment offers some rich and thought-provoking details that many Christians will find comforting. But ultimately, this is a familiar, even formulaic account of finding God in the detritus of catastrophe. Even the crucial lesson—openness and submission to God and the complete authority of the Bible—won’t surprise believers or persuade skeptics. In addition, the author writes with a self-confidence that rules out philosophical circumspection: “Why can’t we experience the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth as Jesus asked us to pray in the Lord’s Prayer? The answer is, of course, we can.”
A frank but familiar account of an extensive spiritual odyssey."--Kirkus Review 2021
A heartfelt debut, Fragile Saints follows the journey of a woman bruised by betrayal and divorce to her father's ancestral home in Peru. Like the silkworms on the family farm, Elsa emerges from her cocoon transformed and ready to brave a new life. ...
The Poopicorn will make kids giggle while they learn about the important job that Cozmo, a beautiful unicorn-like dung beetle, does on the prairie. Find hidden unicorns, try a new recipe, and learn more about the Rainbow Scarab Beetle from an interview with an entomologist
This is a powerful and captivating exploration into the firm and compelling archeological evidence of a global ancient “Lost Civilization” of light workers. What is even more significant is how this evidence, in the form of the Ancient Egyptian “Spirit of Light Cubit,” shows that this lost civilization’s journey and purpose was one of global unity and the evolution toward a higher consciousness for humanity. Still the journey of today.
“From the dazzling lights of Times Square to the deserts of Utah, the gilded decadence of the French Quarter to the fish markets of Seattle, Nathan Thompson spent a decade driving 26,000 miles across thirty-four states. All together, Chasing Butterflies is a patchwork tale about coming of age behind the wheel.
Forever Wild, Forever Home showcases the 40 yr anniversary of The Wild Animal Sanctuary, home to more than 500 exotic animals, including bears, lions and tigers. It’s a story that has never been told about a place like nowhere else, just 30 miles from Denver. The sanctuary’s wild residents have been rescued from pet homes, circuses, cub petting outfits and roadside zoo. But our story does not end with rescues. Forever Wild, Forever Home highlights the Sanctuary's groundbreaking rehabilitation programs, compassionate care, and unique Mile into the Wild Walkway where each year more than 200,000 sky-high visitors observe these magnificent survivors. Both heartwarming and humorous, this well-researched and timely feel-good book with over 100 color photos honors the nobility of the wild animals who call the Sanctuary their "forever home," and the heroic and gratifying labors of those who care for them. The authors are donating the majority of the proceeds to The Wild Animal Sanctuary.
“Frohlich transports the reader to various settings with...colorful descriptions and inclusions of historical backgrounds.” In this second book in the Continuously Hostile trilogy, Samuel Struthers creates a criminal cult empire with the help of his old mentor and friend, Percival, and money he stole from his grandfather.