Local Author Showcase - September

Local Author Showcase

Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock
Sunday, September 21 2pm

Local Author ShowcaseDiscover local authors and the books they wrote

Come enjoy light refreshments as you listen to local authors talk about their books! The authors presenting include: Tom Adair, Lee Mossel, Michelle Rodenburg, Austin Weaver, Laurie Marr Wasmund, Scott Collins, Louis Blanc, Nancy Grisham, Natasha Jain, K.B. Lebsock, Jessica Wulf and Barbara Oliverio. Registration is required.

The authors will each have 5 minutes to discuss their work; a book sale and signing will follow. For more information on the local author showcase series or to apply, email Lisa Casper at lcasper@dclibraries.org.

BloodlinesTom Adair
CSI Sarah Richards is back in the heart-pumping follow up to The Scent of Fear. Months after the assassination of Governor Hoines, a determined genealogist stumbles upon a conspiracy that threatens to expose a plot to reshape the nation by a rich and cunning family in Colorado. Now the Gerovit, an elite group of Russian assassins returns to destroy any evidence of the conspiracy. As Sarah's mentor and his nephew Daniel crisscross the nation trying to unravel the genealogist's coded journal, Sarah must discover how two double murders separated by a century are connected to the most powerful man in Colorado.

More than 100% Dead: A Cortlandt Scott Crime ThrillerLee Mossel
More than 100% Dead: A Cortlandt Scott Crime Thriller
Somebody has murdered legendary but notorious Denver oilman, Wildcat Willie Davidson. Homicide detective Tom Montgomery immediately enlists his PI friend, Cort Scott, to help in the investigation. Scott former petroleum geologist now private investigator has the knowledge and connections in the oil business to jumpstart the investigation. Tom is pressured from all sides to solve the crime and make a quick arrest. The pressure extends to his personal life and even threatens his relationship with Cort Scott. Too many suspects, too many motives, and too little time make for a page-turning read.

The Twelve Days of Autumn in ColoradoMichelle Rodenburg
The Twelve Days of Autumn in Colorado
This lovely picture book features Colorado’s 14ers. Each page represents a different mountain peak along with information about how the peak received its name and where it is located in Colorado. A CD of music is included.

A Coconut Named BobAustin Weaver
A Coconut Named Bob
This bestselling picture book is a heartwarming story of a little boy and his friendship with a coconut named Bob. They travel everywhere together and one day, while sailing with the boy and his father, Bob is washed overboard. The story continues from Bob’s point of view about his journey floating in the ocean, landing on an island and making a new home. Weaver who has dyslexia wrote and published this when he was 13.

Clean CutLaurie Marr Wasmund
My Heart Lies Here” & “Clean Cut”
In 1913 the United Mine Workers of America led a strike against J.D. Rockefeller’s Colorado fuel & Iron Company which ended in the Ludlow Massacre. In this novel, a young Scottish woman living in the coal camp of Berwind, Colorado, learns the meaning of love, sacrifice and what it means to be an American. Wasmund also wrote Clean Cut a novel set near Yellowstone.

ScepterScott Collins
The Emerald Phaunos
Argyle has taken control of Castiglias, forced many of its citizens into slavery, and cast the others into the wild. He has destroyed the Scepter of Harmony, a key to the prosperity of the kingdom. Daniel knows he and his band of rebels must take back the Emerald of Phaunos, one of the four gems that gave the Scepter its power. This is the second book in the Scepter series.

NFL Football in a Nutshell (Written by the Nut)Louis Blanc
“NFL Football in a Nutshell (Written by the Nut)”
Finally! Here is a book that coaches you on the fine points of NFL Football without confusing you with all the football terms you haven’t learned yet. We start with the Bare Basics to describe the terms and concepts of the game. With easy-to-understand diagrams and straight talk, you are guided gently through the wonderful world of NFL Football.

Thriving: Trusting God for Life to the FullestNancy Grisham
Thriving: Trusting God for Life to the Fullest
Jesus made His followers a promise – life and life more abundantly, but it doesn’t happen automatically. Thriving helps readers learn to practically experience the abundant life that Christ offers. Using personal stories and biblical insights the author brings readers hope.

Land of Secrets: Book One of the Guardians of Urslum TrilogyNatasha Jain
“Land of Secrets: Book One of the Guardians of Urslum Trilogy ”
In a land faraway lies a kingdom called Urslum. Eight species occupy the land: humans, vampires, werewolves, dwarfs, elves, ogres, giants, and goblins. As the sole and absolute ruler, The Lord of the Full Moon grew older, and the species all tried to gain power. In their efforts to do this, four of the eight species turned evil. The vampires, ogres, giants, and goblins called themselves the Darkeners. The remaining four called themselves the Guardians of Urslum.

Princess Isabella and the Mystery of the Pink DragonK.B. Lebsock and Jessica Wulf
“Princess Isabella and the Mystery of the Pink Dragon”
Princess Isabella has a happy life with her best friend Pink Dragon. They go everywhere together and each night they snuggle under the froggie blanket to sleep. But then one day something mysterious and terrible happens: Pink Dragon disappears. And so begins Isabella’s search for her dear friend.

Love on the Lido Deck – A Nautical RomanticBarbara Oliverio
Love on the Lido Deck – A Nautical Romantic
Sharp-witted, always-organized Keira Graham has traded in her high tech career for the whirlwind world of event planning. When she gets a game-changing opportunity to organize a major event on a luxury Caribbean cruise, Keira turns to her best pal Alexandria to help recruit famous chefs who will offer classes for foodies looking for fun in the sun as they gain cooking know-how. The cruise becomes a rollicking romantic adventure. Includes recipes featured in the novel.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm