2016 Authors’ Day

November 5, 2016 9:00-3:00

Doubletree by Hilton 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd, Colorado Springs


Presentations by these Colorado authors:

  • Nancy Atherton graduated with honors from the University of Chicago in 1983. A long time later, she became the best-selling author of the Aunt Dimity mystery series. Her first book, Aunt Dimity’s Death, was chosen by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association as one of the 100 favorite mysteries of the twentieth century. Her twenty-first book, Aunt Dimity and the Buried Treasure was published in 2016.
  • Nancy Parker Brummett is the published author of six books. A former writer, editor and manager at Current, Inc., USA, she also wrote a column for the Colorado Springs Gazette and the Pueblo Chieftan. Her two latest books are for older adults and those who care for them. The Hope of Glory is a devotional for seniors. Take My Hand Again is a guide for those helping aging parents. Nancy lives in Colorado Springs with her husband, Jim, and two cats.
  • Kathleen F. Esmiol, a Florida State graduate with an MA from UCCS, taught English in Academy District 20 for twenty-five years. Working with students to research the experiences of local figures who dealt with challenges during historic eras, she wrote and produced six original plays. Everybody Welcome: A Memoir of Fannie May Duncan and the Cotton Club is the outcome of one of those theatrical endeavors.
  • David Jessup co-owns Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch in Loveland, Colorado and is a popular speaker at book clubs and community organizations. His award-winning first novel, Mariano’s First Crossing, is complimented by a prequel, Mariano’s Choice. According to New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman, the book “shines brightly” because of a vulnerable, wily, complicated protagonist…”highly recommended”.
  • Ausma Zehanat Khan holds a Ph. D. in international human rights law with a specialization in military intervention and war crimes in the Balkans. A British-born Canadian and former adjunct law professor, Khan now lives in Colorado with her husband. The Language of Secrets is her second novel, following The Unquiet Dead.
The authors’ books will be available for sale (and signing ) thanks to Mary Ciletti with Hooked on Books, with all proceeds going to the scholarship fund. The event includes morning coffee and a delicious lunch served by the Doubletree Hotel, and a silent auction.

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