The Fort Morgan Public Library’s popular “Fall into Winter Colorado Author Series” for 2019 will feature five Colorado authors. The series begins in late August and continues through November.
The first author to be featured will be Ann Doolan-Fox on Tuesday evening, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. Doolan-Fox grew up in Dublin, Ireland. She lived and worked all over the world until the age of 31 when she realized her life dream by finally coming to live in America permanently. She received her U.S. citizenship in 1998 and lives in Colorado Springs.
For nearly 15 years, she taught both English (as a foreign language) and Spanish. Fluent in four of six languages, Ann’s favorite motto is: “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today!” Her book is “Celtic Road Home” – her first publication, which tells the story of her childhood, international adventurous travels and life journey up to the present.
Other authors scheduled for the series (all appearances begin at 6:30 p.m.):
John Daly - Sept. 24
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.
Elizabeth Hyde - Oct. 15
Elizabeth Hyde is the author of six novels: “Go Ask Fannie,” “In The Heart of The Canyon,” “The Abortionist’s Daughter,” “Crazy As Chocolate,” Monoosook Valley” and “Her Native Colors.” Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times Book Review and National Public Radio’s “Fresh Air.” Her latest book, “Go Ask Fannie,” was the winner of the 2019 Colorado Book Award for General Fiction.
Jeff Broome - Oct. 29
Jeff Broome is one of the top historical writers in Colorado. His books “Dog Soldier Justice” and “Cheyenne War" are required reading for anyone interested in western history. Jeff’s October program is titled, “Researching and Writing Historical Non-fiction: The Story of Susanna Alderdice.” Susanna was a captive that was killed at her rescue at Summit Springs near Sterling Colo., on July 11, 1869. This is the 150th anniversary of that event.
Brian Mack - Nov. 26
Fort Morgan Museum Curator Brian Mack is the author of several books including “Morgan County,” “One Room Schools of Morgan County,” “Estes Park, Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain National Park” and “Scotland: Castles and Clans.”
His just released 2019 book, “1773 Scotland: An Illustrated Account of Johnson & Boswell’s Tour of Scotland,” is the subject of this presentation. This book contains excerpts from the original text of Boswell and Johnson’s tour, and features historically re-created paintings of the locations visited by the travelers. This work is a 20-year project which began in 1998. What makes this publication so unique are the incredible oil paintings by artist Karol Mack that are included with each featured site.
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