Book notes, April 6, 2012

Pam Houston reading set for May 12

Pam Houston, author of “Contents May Have Shifted,” “Cowboys Are My Weakness” and “Waltzing the Cat,” will be in Grand Junction on Saturday for a reading and the first of three author visits for “Earth, Wind and Water,” the Visiting Writers’ Series 2012 organized by the Western Colorado Writers’ Forum.

Houston’s reading will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the South Ballroom of the Colorado Mesa University Center.

Advance tickets are $10 and may be purchased at Tickets at the door will cost $12.

Earlier Saturday, Houston will be part of a guided raft trip on the Colorado River through the Fisher Towers section of Professor Valley in Utah. The deadline to register for that trip has passed, but those interested still may be get a spot on a raft depending on space. The trip costs $130 and includes equipment and food for the trip and a ticket to Houston’s evening presentation. Go to for registration information.

The Visiting Writers’ Series continues with presentations on July 21 by Rosemerry Wahtola-Trommer and Daniel Ladlinsky and on Nov. 3 by Craig Childs.

Author back in GJ for signing


Barbara Tyner will sign copies of her book “Wait Here, Wait There.” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Unique Expressions, 336 Main St.

Tyner is a 1972 Grand Junction High School grad and now lives in Black Forest. Her book “chronicles the story of a woman who loses her mother to Alzheimer’s and struggles through the grief process,” according to a news release.

Tyner’s website is

Two authors plan joint book-signings


Marne Ann Kirk of Delta is the author of the fantasy romance novel “Love Chosen: Book One of the Fae Dragon Chronicles,” released in March.

Betsy Dornbusch of Superior and Grand Lake is the author of the “Archive of Fire,” the first in her urban fantasy series “Sentinel,” released in January. Her short fiction work also has appeared in various anthologies and online.

The two authors have three upcoming area book-signings.

From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday they will be at Artist Michael’s Coffee House & Art Gallery, 326 Main St., in Delta.

From 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday they will sign books at Hastings, 2401 North Ave., in Grand Junction.

And from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 13 they will be at The Coffee Trader, 845 E. Main St., in Montrose.


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