Book notes, Aug. 14, 2016

Book launch planned

for Grand Junction author

Mesa County Library will host a book launch for Grand Junction author Erik Storey.

“Nothing Short of Dying” is a thriller set in western Colorado, and is being published internationally by Simon and Schuster Publishers.

Storey, who recently moved to the Grand Valley from Rangely, is scheduled to give an author talk and sign copies of his book at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Community Room at the Central Library at Fifth Street and Grand Avenue.

“Erik Storey is a former ranch hand, wilderness guide, dog sled musher and a hunter. He spent his childhood growing up on his great-grandfather’s homestead in a remote cabin in Colorado’s Flat Tops wilderness,” according to a news release.

This event, sponsored by the library, Out West Books and the Western Colorado Writers Forum, is free to attend.

Store marks anniversary

with reading, reception


Colorado Poet Laureate Joseph Hutchinson and Lithic Poet Laureate Jack Mueller will be featured at a poetry reading and anniversary celebration at Lithic Bookstore & Gallery, 138 S. Park Square, No. 202, in Fruita.

There will be an anniversary reception from 6–7 p.m. Saturday at the bookstore. Wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Then from 7–10 p.m., there will be a poetry reading with Hutchinson, Mueller and other Lithic poets.

Earlier in the day, from 1–3 p.m. there also will be a workshop titled “Poetic Form in the Digital Age” taught by Kyle Harvey.

“Topics will include online submissions, internet poetry, digital packaging and integrating the internet and social media into your poetic practice,” according to a news release.

For information on these events, call 858-3636.

Off the Shelf will highlight 
fantasy, palmistry authors


The Off the Shelf Author Series will go multiple days this week featuring several area authors at Crystal Books and Gifts, 439 Main St.

From 6–7 p.m. Thursday, Denae Christine will give a talk about “different types of magic systems — ranging from superheroes to wizards to shapeshifters — and how to construct your own magic system for your story,” according to a news release.

Christine is the author of the fantasies “Royal Deception,” “Runaway Deception,” “Risky Perception” and “Runaway Deception,” which was released in February.

The series also will feature Robin Gile, author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Palmistry,” for a lecture titled “What every hand reveals, and what exceptions are found in many hands” at 
11 a.m. Saturday

Gile will offer private personal readings Friday through Sunday at a cost of $50.

Reservations can be made for a reading at the store.

For information about these Off the Shelf events, go to or call 242-5181.

Barnes & Noble sponsors two upcoming book signings


Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, will host two book signings this week.

The first will be with Dave Butler, author of “The Kidnap Plot,” at 11 a.m. Monday.

And then from 2–4 p.m. Saturday, there will be a signing with Keith V. Loucks, author of “I Wish I Had an Orange.”


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