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Re: “An interview with Laura Hendrie

I knew Laura Hendrie in New Mexico 25 years ago.Recently I gave a friend "Remember Me" She said it was 'The best book she has read'. After all these years I am reading it again. Ina Koch. Hawaii. Is it possible to get in touch with Laura?

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Posted by Ina Koch on 04/02/2015 at 11:53 PM

Re: “¿Hablas Mango?

You did mentioned it in the post.. that's cool!! nice way to bring all in together.. cheers!

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Posted by on 05/05/2014 at 5:50 AM

Re: “Colorado author Diane Mott Davidson serves up her 17th novel

I have read everyone of these novels...they are really fun, and the recipes are delicious.

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Posted by TejonTech on 08/25/2013 at 5:45 PM

Re: “Radical inspiration

Huge apologies for the mistake, Nancy. We'll get that date updated online. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

Kirsten Akens, associate editor

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Posted by Kirsten Akens on 01/17/2013 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Radical inspiration

I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the book signing! It is on SUNDAY, January 20 from 3 to 5 p.m.

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Posted by Nancy Saltzman on 01/17/2013 at 1:17 PM

Re: “Poetry party

I just now saw that the poems are here. At first they didn't show. I believe there are two versions of the ending, with the thought's being the same. I may be recalling the version online......

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Posted by julianza on 08/26/2012 at 12:23 AM

Re: “Poetry party

"Red Alert" is among the favorites of mine. If you recall, the ending is something like "for years, I thought it was wolves I had to beware." In other words, it was never wolves, but the mother. Nothing can prepare one for mothers of any kind. I have heard audiences nervously, slightly giggle at the end of this one when Lois has performed it, and I have heard them outright gasp. It is a very powerful piece.

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Posted by julianza on 08/26/2012 at 12:20 AM

Re: “Poetry party

Wow. Really enjoyed Red Alert. "dressed me in the color of raw meat ..." powerful. So much our parents can't -- or won't -- prepare us for.

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Posted by Johnny on 08/25/2012 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Going it alone

Bill was an inspiration and a wonderful person! I feel lucky to have known him and am glad his story is being told!

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Posted by Kelly Cummings Snyder on 05/27/2012 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Going it alone

It was partly Bill Hyer who inspired me to become a foster parent. RIP Bill

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Posted by Michelle Vandepas on 05/23/2012 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Settling into herself

I'm not buying it. Been a Nazarene my entire life, and the church never kept me from doing anything (appropriate or inappropriate) I wanted to do (and I'm from the Southern wing of the denomination). Sanity and common sense did.

Sounds like someone is trying to make C/Naz or Christianity in general a scapegoat for her own hangups.

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Posted by moke on 02/23/2012 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Settling into herself

Go, girl!!

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Posted by Bret Wright on 02/23/2012 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Poetry party

NOW, to fix my errors! POETRY Magazine's startup was 1912! Lois' emergence into the world was 1913. So sorry! J. (aka Billy Pilgrim)

Posted by julianza on 01/26/2012 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Poetry party

Thank you SO MUCH to The Independent for advertising this event! A small clarification - POETRY Magazine's start-up was in 2012, and Poetry West organized as such in 1982; thus the 2012 celebrations. Lois did "emerge" in 2013, however! Again, thank you - and the readings will be from several of her books, including, hopefully, the one in progress/compiled/not yet published. She will also deliver some autobiography and there will be time for questions. "I know of nothing so powerful as a word." - Emily Dickinson (if possibly a slight paraphrase) Julianza

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Posted by julianza on 01/26/2012 at 11:40 AM

Re: “A fracking mess

Kirsten Akens, THANK YOU for telling us about Mark Stevens' Buried by the Roan that delves into gas & oil industry fracking in Colorado wilderness. Questioning, even of the status quo, is always good, whatever the results may be. Glad Stevens knows about the EPA pursing more analysis -- as they should have done per their own 1987 report on fracking that was only recently brought to light! Yep, it just takes mild attentiveness to realize fracking's effect on landscape and animals, which in Colorado is ruining tourism as well. I agree with your quote of Stevens regarding people's ill health: "... it seems to me that this is something that's happening wherever there's fracking." Please check out by What the Frack? Commission (Arapahoe County, Colorado). Thanks again, Randee Webb (facebook: Fracking Colorado)

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Posted by Randee Webb on 09/23/2011 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Manwhore Memoirs

What is with all these guys? here is another, worse than Tucker Max....

Posted by Tammy Windhole on 09/05/2011 at 5:23 PM

Re: “On Target

I've followed Barbara's career for more years than either of us wants to admit, and every book she's written is a keeper. I particularly enjoy her characters in these "foodie" novels, because they're so real and earthy. Coincidentally, that's an apt description of the author, too. :) Of course, these books tend to make me hungry, but visiting Ms. O'Neal's blog almost always nets a recipe or two. Thank you for the article, Kirsten. And than you, Barbara, for another keeper to treasure on a cold winter day.

Posted by debstover on 01/14/2011 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Unhappy returns

It must take a lot of talent to write murder mystery games. There's so many things someone would have to consider for the game play aspect of it, not to mention the story itself has to be interesting! Quite the challenge indeed.

Posted by jhalsey117 on 12/28/2010 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Author Fest makes reading a community event

Thanks so much for writing, Beth. Perhaps another interview subject would have given me a different impression of Author Fest. I assumed, not unreasonably, I think, that the keynote speaker interviewed for this article represented the best and brightest at Author Fest. That gave me a negative impression of the event. She seems to have muscled her way into a book deal rather than writing her way into one. In this piece she evidences the small-town pretension of needing to reassure everyone she's not pretentious, even though she's published a book. Had I known Author Fest featured presenters who care about the craft of writing and are taken seriously in the literary community, I might have gone.

Posted by ManitouMike on 10/06/2010 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Author Fest makes reading a community event

I'm not sure what led ManitouMike to this impression from the article, but cheerleading writers in a certain clique was certainly not the intent of Author Fest, nor did I see any evidence of such when I attended. The sessions I attended, and the one I presented with Laura DiSilverio on "Getting Serious about Series Writing" were focused on educating aspiring authors on the craft and business of writing, all with the aim of helping those who are new to the process learn what they need to break into that "clique" of published authors that Mike perceives.

At both the Pikes Peak Writers Conference, offered in the spring, and at this conference, I saw published authors reaching out to unpublished writers to answer questions and share what they've learned along the way to help others avoid some of the pitfalls in publishing. I see the Pikes Peak Writers Conference as a more serious one for those who may have a finished manuscript and are ready to enter a writing contest and/or pitch to agents or editors, while Author Fest may be for those who are newer to the process and are wondering what it takes to become a published author. Both are useful to the local writing community.

I'm one of those Colorado authors who is traditionally published in hardcover and reviewed in respected print and online publications, and there were many others like me presenting at Author Fest. Yes, the element of self-publishing was there as well as traditional-publishing, and while I never suggest that someone go into self-publishing with their eyes closed, attending a conference such as this and finding out what the pluses and minuses are is the best way to make an informed decision.

Posted by Beth Groundwater on 10/04/2010 at 11:35 AM

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