Monday, December 20, 2010

Looking for a Good Read or a Last Minute Gift?

Here are a few books that might interest you from authors who belong to Northern Colorado Writers:

I've mentioned Teresa Funke's Dancing in Combat Boots: and Other Stories of American Women in World War II before. It's a wonderful collection of stories, and the perfect gift for women of all ages. Best of all, the book has just become available in a Kindle Edition.

Local health and wellness writer and blogger, Peter D. Springberg, MD, FACP, has a wonderful piece called "Life Changes" in the new Chicken Soup for the Soul: Shaping the New You: 101 Encouraging Stories about Dieting and Fitness... and Finding What Works for You. This edition is scheduled for release on December 28th, and will also have a Kindle edition.

Ellen Javernick read from two of her children's books, The Birthday Pet and What If Everybody Did That?, at the NCW Holiday Mart. These books are charming and well-illustrated and would be great for pre-school through the second grade.

Amateur sleuth mystery lovers will enjoy Cricket McRae's home crafting series. Her newest release, which is also available in a Kindle edition and in large print, is about cheese making: Something Borrowed, Something Bleu. Coming next summer: Wined and Died.

Elizabeth Maxim has a variety of books available in trade paperback and e-book: Riding the Waves: Diagnosing, Treating and Living with EMF Sensitivity, After Here: The Celestial Plane and What Happens When We Die, and a newly released novel, Psychic Hangover.

YA novel Zen and Xander Undone by Amy Kathleen Ryan was released earlier this year. Amy's earlier novel, Vibes, a wonderful read, is now available in trade paperback, and both are available as e-books.

Well-known fantasy author Victoria Hanley's Violet Wings, for grades 4-6, was released in 2010.

If you're looking for inspirational books for entrepreneurs, scientists, millionaire women, and more, take a look at Brian Schwartz's 50 Interview series. Laura Lee Carter, another NCW member, worked with Brian on the Finding Speaking Success book.

There are more published authors in Northern Colorado Writers, but these are the books I've heard about most recently.


Margot Kinberg said...

Patricia - Thanks for these terrific suggestions. Books really do make such wonderful gifts, don't they? There really is a book for everyone's taste.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You have a lot of great writers in your area!

Lydia K said...

So much to choose from! Sweet!

Monti said...

You have a fantastic writing community!


Patricia Stoltey said...

I'm not sure whether Colorado and the Front Range influence folks to write, or whether writers just migrate in this direction. Whichever it is, we celebrate them all.

Bob Sanchez said...

You have a great bunch of writers, Patricia.

Merry Christmas!

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Sounds like Northern Colorado is a group of diverse and talented authors. I’ll check some of these out for my own want-to-read list.

Rena said...

Great suggestions. And, I love the covers on all of them, too!

Mason Canyon said...

A great list of wonderful books.

Thoughts in Progress

Cricket McRae said...

I count myself very lucky to be associated with such a talented group. Thanks for the mention, Pat.