Book Notes, Sept. 4, 2012

‘Donut Butt’ deals with insecurities

Deborah Hull of Whitewater will sign copies of her book “Donut Butt: The Bighorn Sheep” from 1–3 p.m. Saturday at Bibs to Cribs, 2923 North Ave., No. 1.

Hull’s book for children and parents is about Donut Butt, a bighorn sheep living in Rocky Mountain National Park, who has a birthmark in the shape of a doughnut on his hindquarters that makes him particularly self-conscience, according to a news release,

In the book, “Hull takes the kinds of insecurities common to the human experience and mixes in childhood wonder with a sprinkling of current-events humor,” the release said.

Crystal Books hosts local author


Author Vicky Thurlow will have a book-signing during the ANB Bank Farmers Market on Thursday at Crystal Books and Gifts, 439 Main St.

Thurlow’s books are “Dowsing ... For Answers and Healing” and “Affirmations to Change and Heal Your Life.”

Book-signing set for mystery/romance


Sharlene Nusser of Nucla will has two upcoming book-signings for her mystery/
romance novel “Burn Valley Vengeance.”

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday she’ll be at Twice Upon A Time, 2885 North Ave.

From 1–3 p.m. Saturday she’ll be at Grand Valley Books, 350 Main St.

Nusser’s book is set in western Montrose County.

Editor, author featured at readings


Hear M. John Fayhee, the editor of the Mountain Gazette, read from his two new books — “Smoke Signals: Wayward Journeys Through the Old Heart of the New West” and “The Colorado Mountain Companion: A Potpourri of Useful Miscellany from the Highest Parts of the Highest State” — during two upcoming book-signings.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Fayhee will be at Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen St., in Fruita. Then at 2 p.m. Oct. 13, he will be at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road.

“The Colorado Mountain Companion,” which references Grand Junction and Fruita a number of times, is the culmination of four years of work, according to a news release from Fayhee.

The idea for the book came about 10 years ago when “I realized how little some residents of the Colorado mountains actually knew about the place they live,” Fayhee said in the release. “Stuff like what’s the highest paved road and what’s the coldest town.”

“Smoke Signals” is a compilation of the longer versions of stories in Fayhee’s monthly column in the Mountain Gazette.

Learn about Fayhee at


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