Colorado Book Award Finalists 2012

I’m incredibly honored to be in the company of these incredible writers! See the list below.

Please join me and the other finalists as we read and sign our books at this special event:
Colorado Book Awards Finalist Readings

April 19, 2012
5 – 8 p.m.
Residence Inn Marriott, Denver City Center
1725 Champa St., Denver, CO

Readings will be followed by a book sale and signing. The event is free, but attendees can partake in the Residence Inn’s Happy Hour for $6 per person (includes hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer). Event parking is available for $5. Special hotel rates are available for attendees coming in from out of town or for those interested in taking advantage of a night in Denver.

Now finally, the finalists!

Climb: Tales of Man Versus Boulder, Crag, Wall and Peak, Edited by Kerry L. Burns and Cameron M. Burns, FalconGuides
Denver Inside and Out, Managing Editor, Steve Grinstead, History Colorado Monumental
Majesty: 100 Years of Colorado National Monument, edited by Laurena Davis Mayne, The Daily Sentinel


Elevated Perspective: The Paintings of Joellyn Duesberry by Joellyn T. Duesberry, Rose Fredrick Fine Arts Publishing
Serengeti: The Eternal Beginning by Boyd Norton, Fulcrum Books
Thomas W. Benton: Artist/Activist by Daniel Joseph Watkins, People’s Press


Helen Ring Robinson by Pat Pacoe
The Man Who Never Died by William Adler
WD Farr by Daniel Tyler

Children’s Literature

Raj the Bookstore Tiger by Kathleen T. Pelley, illustrated by Paige Keiser
Light Up the Night by Jean Reidy, illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irvine
Young Henry and the Dragon by Jeanne Kaufman, illustrated by Darla Tessler

General Non-Fiction

Math for Life by Jeffrey Bennett
The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook by Debora Robson and Carol Ekarius
The Beekeeper’s Lament by Hannah Nordhaus


Breaking the Ties that Bound: The Politics of Marital Strife in Late Imperial Russia by Barbara Alpern Engel, Cornell University Press
From Jars to the Stars by Todd Neff,
The Beasts of the Buchenwald: Karl & Ilse Kock, Human-Skin Lampshades and the War-Crimes Trial of the Century by Flint Whitlock, Cable Publishing

Juvenile Literature

Letters to Jupiter by Peggy Tibbetts
Rescue in Poverty Gulch by Nancy Oswald
City of Orphans by Avi

Literary Fiction

Kings of Colorado: A Novel by David E. Hilton
The Bride’s House by Sandra Dallas
The Weird Sisters: A Novel by Eleanor Brown

Popular (Genre) Fiction

Buried by the Roan by Mark Stevens
Mercury’s Rise by Ann Parker
The Soul Mirror by Carol Berg

Young Adult Literature

Queen of Water by Laura Resau
Lucy Dakota: Adventures of a Modern Explorer Book 1 – Rocky Mountain Beginnings by Carol Sue Shride
The Dragon, the Blade and the Thread: Book Three of the Star Trilogy by Donald Samson

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