When I started twelve years ago to write my historical novel, Mariano’s Crossing, I never thought I would be sharing a speakers platform with two of my favorite authors, Laura Pritchett and Patty Limerick. Now, I am pleased to say, that moment has come.
On Saturday, October 5, starting at 10:00 AM, the three of us will be speaking at a “Conversations with Authors” event at the Embassy Suites Hotel near the Budweiser Events Center Near Crossroads Blvd and I-25. Sponsored by the American Association of University Women, the event raises funds for post-graduate scholarships for women. The cost is $50.
For reservations, including lunch, contact Martha Diccico by e-mail or call 970-461-5794. The RSVP deadline is Monday, September 30, but if you get this too late, try anyway!
I first learned about Laura Pritchett when I got hooked on her book, Hell’s Bottom, Colorado. It’s a collection of inter-connected short stories which, taken together, create a compelling account of three generations of a ranching family in a town suspiciously like Bellvue, Colorado, where Laura lives. Word is out she has a sequel in the works, and I’m elbowing everyone else aside to be first in line to buy it.
Patty Limerick runs the Center for the American West at CU, and in her previous books has transformed the way we view the history of the American West. Her latest book, A Ditch in Time, tells the fascinating story of Denver Water, with some characters that appear stranger than fiction. Each wonderfully readable chapter begins with–you guessed it–a limerick.
Hope you can join us. For me, it will be a nice break from Sylvan Dale flood recovery!
PS. Click here to read an article about this event in the Loveland Reporter Herald.