Wow, so much talent in our organization! And it looks like WWW nearly "cleaned up" in the Colorado Book Awards. Congratulations to all!
Anne Schroeder Cholama Moon (Oak Tree Press)
A young girl grows to womanhood guided by a Salinan (Mission) Indian woman and a crippled cowhand as Anglo pioneers struggle to establish ranches in 1860's California earthquake country amid banditos, cultural differences and their own internal strife.
Amy Hale Auker's short story "Quatro in the Late Afternoon" appears in Rough Country, an anthology of western stories.
Amy Hale Auker also has two poems, "Lightening Up" and "See You at the Barn" in the National Cowboy Anthology Celebrating 30 Years of Wrangling Words.
Diane Thomas The Buffalo Messenger
In 1910, two Dakota girls get sick and run away from boarding school to find the buffalo messenger--a red cricket medallion that points toward miracles and healing. Running away causes a chain of events that culminate in a deadly encounter between the tribe and local whites. The book was inspired by the author’s family history and actual events.
Stein's eclectic anthology of contemporary and historical short fiction reveals that sanctuary can often be found with those closest to us and sometimes, even with strangers. Includes her 2011 LAURA Short Fiction Award winning story, "Sulfur Springs." Also available at Barnes & Noble
Alethea Williams, Walls for the Wind:
When Kit Calhoun leaves New York City with a train car full of foundlings from the Immigrant Children’s Home, she has no clue she might end up as adoptive mother to four of them in rip-roaring Cheyenne, Wyoming.The first time handsome Patrick Kelley spies Kit in Julesburg, Colorado Territory, he wants her. But danger lurks, and they’re all forced to leave behind everything they knew to try and forge new lives in the raw American West. Also on Kindle and Nook
Susan Wittig Albert’s Death Come Quickly (China Bayles #22, Berkley Prime Crime) When China’s and Ruby’s friend Karen Prior is mugged in a mall parking lot and dies a few days later, China begins to suspect that her friend’s death was not a random assault. Karen was a filmmaker supervising a student documentary about the fifteen-year-old murder of a woman named Christine Morris and the acquittal of the man accused of the crime. Is it possible that the same person who killed Christine Morris targeted Karen?
Kayann Short, A Bushel’s Worth: An Ecobiography by Kayann Short was a finalist for the 2013 May Sarton Memoir Award. The Women's Memoir Award is named for May Sarton, distinguished American memoirist, poet, and novelist and is offered annually by the Story Circle Network, an international nonprofit association of women life-writers.
Andrea Jones, Between Urban and Wild, a collection of essays about life at the wildland-urban interface in Colorado, has been shortlisted in the Adult Nonfiction category of the Reading the West Award sponsored by the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association. The award is designed to promote books whose subject matter is set in the Association’s 12-state region.
Colorado Authors League Awards
Page Lambert’s short story "The Widow of Loreto" (published in Huffington Post's Featured Fifty) is an award finalist in the Colorado Authors' League 2013 literary competition.
Susan J. Tweit’s blog “Choose Happiness. Love all Life” is a finalist for the Colorado Authors League Awards for a series of essays about building a life after her husband Richard’s death.