Thursday, April 11, 2013

See You at Mountain of Authors!

Friends of Pikes Peak Library District will be hosting their free annual event, Mountain of Authors, this Saturday, April 13, 12:30 to 6:00 PM. It will be located at East Library at 5550 N. Union Blvd.

Mountain of Authors is intended for readers and writers alike. They feature one keynote speaker and two panels throughout the day, as well as an Author Showcase and signing with local authors.

The keynote speaker this weekend will be New York Times bestselling author, Stephen Coonts. He writes military thrillers, filling them with personal knowledge gained from having been a Navy pilot. His first novel was Flight of the Intruder, which was later made into a film. He's a personable and charismatic speaker, and definitely worth hearing.

The first panel will be Love and War, featuring Nick Arvin, Kirsten Lieff, and Kathleen Morgan. Panel two will be Publishing Advice From the Pros, featuring Judith Briles, of Author U; Marilyn Largent, of David C. Cook; and Anita Mumm, of Nelson Literary Agency.

Books will be available for sale on the premises, and the authors will gladly sign them.

Pikes Peak Writers will be there with a table, so please stop by and say hi! We'd love to see you.

About the Author:  Shannon Lawrence is a mom of two, a freelance writer and aspiring novelist.  She lives in Colorado Springs and is inspired by the beauty of Pikes Peak and the Rockies.  After years of letting her writing fall by the wayside, she has recently thrown herself back into it.  Her main focus is fantasy and horror and she has just finished a Young Adult Fantasy novel.  She has a flash fiction piece featured in the anthology Sunday Snaps: The Stories, due out in 2013.  She has also discovered a love of photography and enjoys photographing the breathtaking Colorado scenery and wildlife, as well as her children.  She blogs about reading, writing and photography at


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