It will come as no surprise to women in their 30s that romance novels account for a quarter of all fiction sales in America, outpacing mysteries, fantasies and science fiction. In 2017 the Romance Writers of America® reported that 82 percent of romance readers are women in the 35-39 age range and most read electronically using Kindle and other devices.
Story and history lovers filled the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center on Jan. 31 to hear about "Murder and Mystery on Grand Mesa."
During the hour-long event local author and historian James K. (Jim) Wetzel shared his about his book which details discoveries on the disappearance of William Alexander in 1892 which appeared to set in motion the events that led to the murder of Surface Creek cattleman William Womack in 1901.
Francie Mion of Delta is an illustrator of children's books. Francie and writer Lois Wickstrom have a series of Loretta books out, which have received praise from professionals in the literary world and delight among their young readers.
The Loretta books include "Bees in Loretta's Bonnet," "Ladybugs for Loretta" and "Loretta's Pet Caterpillar."
Cedaredge author Carolyn White recently published her second book, "Trucks are for Girls."
Book one, "Bricks Underneath a Hoop Skirt," was about the years White spent as a licensed guide, packer, and cook, living in the Idaho wilderness without electricity, telephone, or daily mail service.
Delta historian Jim Wetzel announces the publication of his fifth book capturing more of the history of the area. His new book, titled "A History of Delta, Colorado and Beyond," is a collection of many historical articles he has written over the past 20 years, some of which have appeared in prior issues of the Delta County Independent in years past.
"Wherever you go, wherever you look, you'll never find anyone more worthy of love than you."
-- John Records
A newly published book of essays by artist-in-residence Joe Colwell highlights the scenery and serenity of Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area. Sponsored by Colorado Canyons Association, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, "Echoes of Time: Reflections on the Mesas and Canyons on the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area" is a first-time artist-in-residence production for the national conservation area.
It's harvest time in Delta County and not just for fruits and vegetables. New works by local authors are adding to the county's homegrown banquet of creativity.
When it comes to romance writing, the Golden Heart competition for unpublished writers is about as good as it gets. Sponsored by the Romance Writers of America (RWA), the competition is a giant stepping-stone toward earning a publishing contract.
Cedaredge resident and freelance writer Carolyn White has written a humorous, family-friendly memoir about life without electricity, telephone, or hot tap water.
Entitled "Bricks Underneath a Hoop Skirt," it documents her time on an isolated, backcountry ranch in central Idaho where she cooked on a wood stove, sewed on a treadle machine, had mail dropped out of an airplane, and used a team of horses to haul supplies.
Actress, artist, photographer, poet, writer ... it's hard to decide where to start when featuring Felicia Sabartinelli.
By day, she's the volunteer coordinator for HopeWest, an "amazing organization" that gives her the flexibility to pursue her passions.
Author Knox Williams, two-year resident of Cedaredge, has published the fourth in a series of books about avalanches.
"The Snowy Torrents: Avalanche Accidents in the U.S. 1996-2004" is co-authored with former colleague, Spence Logan.
The Montrose County Historical Society will sponsor the second annual Author's Affair on Saturday, May 6, at the Centennial Room in Centennial Plaza, 422 S. 1st, in downtown Montrose from 1-4 p.m. If you have written a book you would like to showcase, please come.
Who was Hazel Short, what was she like, and how did she live?
Those questions have puzzled Joe and Kathryn Colwell since 1990 when they purchased 40 acres on Redlands Mesa where Short lived for almost 50 years.
Karen Gallob's newest book is out, just in time to poke fun at the political turmoil of an election year.
The Crawford resident will be signing "The Climbing Dog Affair" Friday, Oct. 7, during the monthly opening reception at the Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss.
Author Flannery O'Conner once suggested that anyone who survives childhood has enough material in them to write for the rest of their life.
For Hotchkiss resident Sunshine Knight, that material began to flow eight years ago while on a solo trip through New England seeking inspiration for her first novel.
Keith Loucks, Delta County resident, recently published a novel titled "I Wish I Had An Orange," which discusses physical and spiritual survival in a society brought to Third World conditions by electromagnetic pulse. Anything connected to the electric grid was rendered useless.
"The Devastation of Bartholomew Ka" is a work of fiction written by local author Susan Knight. It was published on June 15 by Knight IndiePub through CreateSpace, a division of Amazon. It is book one in The Ka Series Trilogy.
Visitors to the Grand Mesa last Saturday got a bonus to their weekend recreation with a program on native peoples of the area given at the Visitor's Center.
The Grand Mesa Visitor Center's summer interpretative programs schedule that began last month is continuing on Saturdays through Sunday, Sept. 25, which is Color Sunday this year.
The story of the Lewis & Clark expedition is among the most well-known and studied voyages of all time. It has been told and retold from the human perspective. But what did the dog see?
Cedaredge resident John Mitchell has drawn upon his experience as a hospital administrator to write a novel titled "Medical Necessity," with the subhead, "Sometimes the Worst Complication is Standing Right in Front of You."
Mitchell worked at Delta County Memorial Hospital during a career that took him from Washington state to the Front Range of Colorado.
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