David Hicks will discuss and sign his novel, White Plains ($15.00, Bower House Books). In his book, David gives us the story of Flynn Hawkins. Flynn is a graduate assistant at a prestigious university, on his way to greatness and wisdom. But in the aftermath of 9/11, Flynn leaves his unhappy marriage and beloved children, resigns his teaching position and heads west, only to get lost in his guilt and in the mountains of Colorado. When he ends up stuck overnight in a snow drift during a blizzard on the Continental Divide, he realizes he needs to remake himself into the kind of man his children need him to be.
Lauree Ostrofsky is the author of Simply Leap ($15.00) and I’m Scared and Doing it Anyway ($15.00). Lauree will discuss her memoir, where she details a series of scary moments and missteps followed, and ultimately led her to launching #hugtour, plotting routes to office buildings and coffee shops hugging people she cares about along the way.
The process teaches her that running hugs in traffic are exhilarating, and that unabashedly sharing love is more worthwhile (and sometimes scarier) than she could ever have imagined.
I'm scared & doing it anyway is a memoir about the choices you make when you feel like you don't have any...and just how far they can take you.
Tracy Beach will be discussing and signing her true crime book, Michael. In January 1986 the Wheat Ridge Police Department uncovered one of the most vicious crime sprees in Colorado’s history. Dating back to 1920, in the small town of Stratton, Colorado, the officers discovered decades of brutal killings involving transient farm workers that had been hired to work the fields of the McCormick farm. The farm’s new owner helped discover over 70 bodies on the 2,800 acres.
After skiing 200 miles along California's John Muir Trail, Jean faces death from a mountaineering accident on Mount Whitney. Broken and bleeding on the highest peak in the continental United States, she vows to realize her greatest dreams if she lives until morning.
Local author Joni Franks was recently awarded the Colorado Independent Publisher’s Association Merit Award and American Book Fest Fiction Award for her children’s book, “Sagebrush Meets the Shuns.” The book is a continuation of Joni’s Corky Tails series, about a tailless dog named Sagebrush.
Joni will also be discussing her lastest book about Sagebrush at the event. Join us to hear Joni read from her series, and to congratulate her on her recent awards! This is a free event open to the public. Please RSVP to Jessie either in store or by email to email@example.com.
Salida local Nate Calderone (Naters) will be at The Book Haven on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 3-4 p.m. signing copies of “Enduring Love,” a graphic novel written by Peter Rollins and illustrated by Naters.
The first edition of this book is already sold out, so come snag your copy from Naters while they last!