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Posted on: September 12, 2018

'Fall Into Winter' Series to Feature Colorado Authors

The Fort Morgan Public Library and the Fort Morgan Heritage Foundation are proud sponsors of the upcoming Fall into Winter Colorado Author Series.

The program will offer patrons a chance to meet and hear five of Colorado’s most popular and current authors.  Two authors will be featured in September, followed by one author a month through December. All appearances will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the main library.

Library author series flier

Laura Resau – Sept. 18

Laura Resau has lived and traveled in Latin America and Europe, which inspired her books.  Her latest novel, “The Jade Notebook,” was praised by the Library Journal.  The Journal noted that “the lush descriptions, intermittent action sequences, and sprinkling of fantasy, all come together to form an engaging reading experience.”  Her other books have garnered several starred reviews and awards, including the IRA YA Fiction Award, the Americas Award and inclusion on Oprah’s Book List.  Resau’s writing has been called “vibrant, large hearted, powerful and magical.”  Resau lives with her husband and young son in Colorado.

Margaret Mizushima – Sept.25 

Margaret Mizushima is the author of the critically acclaimed Timber Creek K-9 Mysteries.  Her books have garnered a Reader’s Favorite gold medal and a Top Shelf Indie Book Award, and are listed as finalists in the RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards, the Colorado Book Awards, the International Book Awards and the Silver Mystery Writers of America.  Her fourth book was just released on Sept. 11, 2018.


John Daly – Oct. 18

John Daly currently writes political, cultural and media-based columns.  He is also a contributor to Paste Magazine and National Review.  His first novel began the popular Sean Coleman thriller series.  There are currently three books in this series and John is currently working on the fourth installation.   

DeAnna Knippling – Nov. 8

DeAnna Knippling is an author of 10 books including the highly acclaimed “A Murder of Crows.”  Ms. Knippling specializes in fantasy, science fiction and horror.  She notes that her stories come from the worlds that she created growing up as a farm kid.

Helen Thorpe – Dec. 11

Helen Thorpe is a British-born author and freelance writer. After graduating from Princeton University, Ms. Thorpe worked as an intern for the Atlantic Monthly.  She was also a staff writer for The New York Observer and New Yorker Magazine.  For five years, Helen also lived in Austin and was a writer for Texas Monthly.  Her stories have been featured in George, New York, Westword, The New York Times Magazine, 5280, The New Yorker, Slate and Harper’s Bazaar. 

Her first book, “Just Like Us,” won the Colorado Book Award and was named one of the best books published that year by the Washington Post. Her second book, “Soldier Girls,” was named the No. 1 nonfiction book of the year by Time Magazine. Her third book, “The Newcomers,” was named as a finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Work In Progress Award.


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