Book notes, Aug. 20, 2017

GJ author releases second Clyde Barr thriller

Grand Junction author Erik Storey, whose first novel received recognition from reviewers nationally, has published a new novel in his Clyde Barr series.

“A Promise to Kill” was released Aug. 15 by Scribner, and is the sequel to “Nothing Short of Dying.”

Storey will speak at a book release event for his new thriller set for 7 p.m. Friday at Out West Books, 533 Main St.

Storey will take questions from readers and sign copies of his books.

In “A Promise to Kill,” Storey’s protagonist Clyde Barr seeks some solitude and instead ends up on a Native American reservation facing off with members of an outlaw biker gang threatening the lives of those on the reservation, according to information about the book.

Learn about Storey and his books at

Christine, Pickens selected for next ‘Off the Shelf’


Local authors Denae Christine and Terry Pickens will be featured at the next “Off the Shelf Author Series” event.

“Off the Shelf” will go from 6–7 p.m. Thursday at Crystal Books and Gifts, 439 Main St.

Christine is a math teacher at R-5 High School and has written four books: “Royal Deception,” “Runaway Deception,” “Risky Perception” and her newest, “Rebel Deception.” During the event Christine will read from and discuss her latest book.

Pickens is the author of “There’s a Lot I Forgot About Babies,” and she will be discussing personal stories and the intimidation of the writing process.

For information about the event, go to or call 242-5181.


Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

Search More Jobs

734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050; M-F 8:00 - 5:00
Subscribe to print edition
eTear Sheets/ePayments

© 2017 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy