FoCo Writers Read

 

Support local authors!

Fort Collins writers take center stage throughout the day at Art Lab Fort Collins (239 Linden St.) to share their writing and sign books during this community reading. Hosted by Northern Colorado Writers.  Drop by anytime throughout the festival!

11:00 AM Sheala Henke STORY BENDS
Death is a fine teacher, and trauma an even greater torment in the chilling tale of Story Bends, a versified young adult fantasy where bent realities wait.
11:13 AM David Sharp LOST ON A PAGE
A detective discovers he is a fictional character and sets off for the World Where the Books Are Written to murder his author.
11:26 AM Laura Mahal ROAD THROUGH THE TREES
A former soldier struggles with the duality of military/civilian life and the disparities of wealth in our community, touching upon the challenges of homelessness.
11:39 AM Kristin Owens VICTORIA FLOATS
When an eccentric aunt dies, obsolete actress Victoria must decipher clues on a Mediterranean cruise ship to find an elusive will that could change her life forever.
11:52 AM Chrysta Bairre BEAUTIFUL BADASS: HOW TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AFTER A LIFE OF HARDSHIP AND SETBACKS
A career coach and recovered perfectionist shares her stories and lessons from overcoming poverty and depression in this guide for women who want to take command of their destinies and no longer fall prey to the hardships and setbacks that previously defined them.
12:05 PM Jessica Dazzo SUPER ME
A young adult novel about a high school girl who suddenly starts hearing and seeing things not quite right, like hearing her name on the radio, and it makes her feel like she’s going crazy, but something supernatural is happening.
12:18 PM Heather Reid FOR FANTASY’S SAKE
A short story about how Marriage is made up of both the things we say and the things we don’t say.
12:31 PM Shari Simmons WHICH WAY?
This book is a memoir and self-help manual.  It is about one woman’s traumatic journey and her daughter’s explanation of how to turn pain into power.
12:44 PM Donna Bevans SECRETS ON SYCAMORE STREET
Catherine, age twelve, is abandoned on a ranch in Wyoming by her drug dealing parents and rescued by her grandmother.
12:57 PM Daniel Ausema THE SILK BETRAYAL
In a caste-bound world on the cusp of an industrial revolution, Pavresh seeks to learn a new form of magic, built on the power of archetypes, but what he finds is revolution.
BREAK
1:30 PM Pat Esposito SHADOWS
An old woman reflects on a NYC blizzard, a child and a father’s love.
1:43 PM Belle Schmidt IN THE BACK OF THE FRIDGE, ANIMAL MAIL
A collection of children’s poems.
1:56 PM Linnea Tanner DAGGER’S DESTINY, BOOK 2 IN THE CURSE OF THE CLANSMEN AND KINGS SERIES
A Celtic warrior princess accused of treason for aiding her Roman enemy lover must win back her father’s love and trust and redeem herself.
2:09 PM Eleanor Shelton BANGKOK BUTTERFLIES
Fired from the DEA and slightly rough around the edges, Geneva Grant joins the Diplomatic Corps and needs to fight demons from her past while trying to break a trafficking ring before the daughter of a high ranking official is lost forever.
2:22 PM Rae Lierheimer FEARLESS
The woman who single-handedly triggered the start of the drug war between Los Angeles and Los Diablos.
2:35 PM Veronica Brush SECOND DECEPTION ON MARS
Surviving in the first colony on Mars has its challenges: murder shouldn’t have been one of them.
2:48 PM Bob Choate THE GODS’ MARIONETTES
Hiding in plain sight, immortals bend the future towards the fate they desire, causing mischief and destruction through the 20th and 21st centuries.
3:01 PM Catherine Lawton REMEMBERING SOFTLY: A LIFE IN POEMS
Poems to celebrate the season of autumn in life and nature.
3:14 PM Cherie Nelson BELOVED
A personal essay that reflects on being known, unknown, owned, and disowned by one’s proper name.
3:27 PM Evan Senie SMOKE and BUT FOR THE LACK OF BRANCHES
A linked series of flash essays about depression.
3:40 PM Paul LeBrun THE ALTERATION
A story about a man who goes to get his suit altered, but ends up having his life altered in the bargain.