Local Author Showcase - February

Local Author Showcase Discover local authors and the books they wrote

Saturday, February 21 at 2PM - James H. LaRue Library - Highlands Ranch

Come join us enjoy light refreshments as you listen to local authors talk about their books! The authors presenting include: Lane Cohen, Noel Chalman, Peter Griffiths, Karen Morrow Durica, Tim Deal, Donald E. Morreale, Jeff Broome, and Debi Smith-Racanelli. Registration is required.

The authors will each have five 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.

Protection by Lane CohenLane Cohen
The Gates brothers, home from the War in Afghanistan, must battle a new enemy, monsters that live in the shadows, not of every child's nightmares, not of legend and folklore, but real monsters who are fighting mad and bent on revenge for the murder of their child.


The Necklace by Noel Chalman Noel Chalman
"The Necklace"
When 12-year-old Reese finds an old necklace at a construction site, things in his life begin to change. Dreams of its previous owner haunt him and relationships in his family take a dark turn. Reese finds himself deep in a mystery which he must solve by learning the secret of the necklace.

Mystical Milestone by Peter Griffiths Peter Griffiths
"Mystical Milestone"
A tale of obsession, mysticism, loyalty and faith, The Mystical Milestone weaves a fable of insidious family feuds set against the haunting backdrop of the Gower Peninsula in Wales.

Animals You See….A to Z Karen Morrow Durica
"Animals You See….A to Z"
Watch the alphabet come alive as amusing animals take on letter shapes and sounds! Vivid illustration and humorous verse engage children as they travel through this alphabet adventure. The journey includes all letter sounds and invites children to discover hidden letters within each picture.

Survival on Green MesaTim Deal
"Survival on Green Mesa"

After the nation's power completely shuts down, society fractures. Three boys set out on a journey across Colorado in order to survive. Their goal is to reach the ancient cliff dwellings in the mountains and wait out the winter. Along the way the meet a girl and her dog. Together they work as a team to survive.

Cowboys, Yogis, and One-Legged Ski Bums: The Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary Coloradans
Donald E. Morreale
"Cowboys, Yogis, and One-Legged Ski Bums:The Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary Coloradans"
This is a collection of Don Morreale's popular Denver Post/Your Hub and Eaminer.com articles about the lives of contemporary Coloradans. From former prisoners to healers to the injured, this book is about the triumph ordinary people who overcome difficult circumstances and renew their zest for life.

Collateral Damage

Jeff Broome
"Collateral Damage: Sand Creek and the Fletcher Family Indian Captivity Story"
This is the story about the Indian victims of the Sand Creek Massacre as well as the two sisters who were held in captivity and punished in retaliation. Although the 17-year-old was eventually freed, the three-year-old lived with the Indians for the rest of her life. The sisters met 37 years after their capture and both died in the same month in 1928.

Between Baby Dolls and Boyfriends Debi Smith-Racanelli
"Between Baby Dolls and Boyfriends" 
This book is designed to guide parents of tween girls through these years that bring increased independence and influences. A combination of research and humor engages readers on topics including friendships, bullying, media and others.

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James H. LaRue Library - Highlands Ranch

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm