Congratulations to all the Colorado Book Awards Finalists



Broken Links Mended Lives: A selection of short stories by members of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, Janet Lane, Susan Mackay Smith and Jeanne C. Stein, editors, RMFW Press

A Dozen on Denver: Stories, Rocky Mountain News, editor, Fulcrum Publishing

Beats At Naropa: An Anthology, Anne Waldman and Laura Wright, editors, Coffee House Press


Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy: The Activist Who Saved Nature from the Conservationists, by Dyana Z. Furmansky, The University of Georgia Press

Turbulence Before Takeoff: The Life & Times of Aviation Pioneer Marlon DeWitt Green, by Flint Whitlock, Cable Publishing

Eddie Robinson “…he was the Martin Luther King of football” by Denny Dressman, ComServ Books

Children’s Literature

Always My Brother by Jean Reagan, illustrated by Phyllis Pollema-Cahill, Tilbury House Publishers

Grandmother, Have the Angels Come? by Denise Vega, illustrated by Erin Eitter Kono, Little, Brown and Company

Mule Train Mail by Craig Brown, Charlesbridge

The Splatters Learn Some Manners by Marty Mokler Banks, illustrated by Cecilia RĂ©bora, Harvest House Publishers

Creative Nonfiction

Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America by Helen Thorpe, Scribner

Power In The Blood: A Family Narrative by Linda Tate, Ohio University Press

A Dragon’s Tale by Long Lee, Tate Publishing

General Nonfiction

Voices of the American West by Corinne Platt & Meredith Ogilby, Fulcrum Publishing

Between XX and XY: Intersexuality and the Myth of Two Sexes by Gerald N. Callahan, Ph.D., Chicago Review Press

Going Green: True Tales from Gleaners, Scavengers, and Dumpster Divers, Laura Pritchett, editor, University of Oklahoma Press

Genre Fiction – Historical & Romance

A Land Beyond Ravens: Book 4 of the Macsen’s Treasure Series by Kathleen Cunningham Guler, Bardsong Press

Hawkmoon: A Novel by Nancy Williams, Loon in Balloon

Sage Cane’s House of Grace & Favor by Christy Hubbard, Five Star

Genre Fiction – Mystery/Thriller & Science Fiction/Fantasy

The Edge of the World: Terra Incognita Book One by Kevin J. Anderson, Orbit

Leaden Skies: A Silver Rush Mystery by Ann Parker, Poisoned Pen Press

The Radio Magician and Other Stories by James Van Pelt, Fairwood Press

Hooray for Holopticon by Carol Van Natta & Ann Harbour, Chavanch Press


Someone’s Daughter: In Search of Justice for Jane Doe by Silvia Pettem, Taylor Trade Publishing

First Kill Your Family: Child Soldiers of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army by Peter Eichstaedt, Lawrence Hill Books

Heroes, Villains, Dames & Disasters: 150 Years of Front-Page Stories from the Rocky Mountain News by Michael Madigan, Madideas

Juvenile Literature

Artsy-Fartsy: An Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel by Karla Oceanak, illustrated by Kendra Spanjer, Bailiwick Press

How Oliver Olson Changed the World by Claudia Mills, pictures by Heather Maione, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

V for Victory: Home-Front Heroes by Teresa R. Funke, Victory House Press

Literary Fiction

The Year That Follows: A Novel by Scott Lasser, Alfred A. Knopf

Prayers for Sale: A Novel by Sandra Dallas, St. Martin’s Press

Spoon by Robert Greer, Fulcrum Publishing


Cup Half full: Life in the Face of Breast Cancer by Katy Tartakoff, K. Tartakoff/Cup Half Full

Colorado Abstract: Paintings and Sculpture by Michael Paglia and Mary Voelz Chandler, Fresco Fine Art Publications

Phlogs: Journey to the heart of the human predicament by George Stranahan & Nicole Beinstein Strait, People’s Press


Holding Everything Down: Poems by William Notter, Southern Illinois University Press

Thresh & Hold: Poems by Veronica Patterson, Big Pencil Press

Theory of Mind: New & Selected Poems by Bin Ramke, Omnidawn Publishing

This Nest, Swift Passerine: A Poem by Dan Beachy-Quick, Tupelo Press

Swear the Burning Vow: Selected and New Poems by Marilyn Krysl, Ghost Road Press

Young Adult Literature

The Indigo Notebook by Laura Resau, Delacorte Press

After by Amy Efaw, Viking

Rage: A Love Story by Julie Anne Peters, Alfred A. Knopf

4 Responses to “Congratulations to all the Colorado Book Awards Finalists”

  1. Anonymous

    Jean,<br />Thanks for posting the list (seeing as how I&#39;m the co-author of the SF book, Hooray for Holopticon).<br />–Carol V.

  2. jeanreagan

    Jean R,<br /><br />Thanks for helping spread the word!<br /><br />–the &quot;other Jean R&quot; (Reagan!)

  3. cc harrison

    Thanks for the mention!!<br /><br />C. C. Harrison (writing as Christy Hubbard)<br />SAGE CANE&#39;S HOUSE OF GRACE AND FAVOR