Book notes, June 18, 2017

‘Dragonkyn’ author gives reading

Nathan Smith Jones, author of “Dragonkyn,” is coming to Grand Junction for an upcoming event for teens.

Jones will give a reading from his book at 10 a.m. Saturday in the teen area of Mesa County Libraries’ Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St.

This reading is open to teens age 12–18 and their families. Seating is limited.

“‘Dragonkyn’ is about a teen with unusual powers who discovers that he is part dragon. The book was written with a teen audience in mind,” according to a news release from the library.

For information on this and other library events, go to

‘Off the Shelf’ back with 2 authors


The “Off the Shelf Author Series” is set to begin Thursday by highlighting two area authors.

Judith Blevins and Carroll Multz will discuss the art of co-authoring novels from 6–7 p.m. Thursday at Crystal Books and Gifts, 439 Main St.

Blevins and Multz have co-authored “The Plagiarist,” “Rogue Justice,” “Blue,” “Operation Cat Tale” and “One Frightful Day” as well as written their own books.

“They will discuss the interaction, expectations and benefits of collaboration,” according to a news release.

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

‘Creative Chameleon’ book-signing set


Author Adrianne Wagner, author of “Creative Chameleon Finds Acceptance: A story for gender self-identifying kids,” will sign copies of her books from 2–4 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road.

“Creative Chameleon” is a children story, and includes drawing pages for kids as well as questions, recommendations and resources for parents.


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