Douglas County Libraries are emphasizing meet-the-author events. Some need advance registration, according to program liaison Lisa Casper. Visit www.douglascountylibraries.org. or call 303-791-READ.
Roxborough Library, 7 p.m. Jan. 26 and Philip S. Miller Library, 7 p.m. Feb. 9 — Colorado Author Maria Sutton will talk about the riveting journey to find her father in “The Night Sky from Dachau to Denver and Back Again.” Books will be for sale at both events. This extraordinary and unflinchingly honest memoir tells the story of three enigmatic people whose destinies are forever changed by the events of World War II. The secrets of misguided love and passions are revealed as the author travels between the past and the present to solve the mystery of a handsome Polish officer with piercing blue eyes and sun-colored hair. From the Carpathian Mountains to Poland and finally to Dachau death camp. Sutton takes readers on this odyssey to solve a decades-long mystery. She learns the family secrets of untold heroism, quiet courage and a mother’s love – and of tragedy, disillusionment and heartbreak. At the end of her long journey, Sutton uncovers a shattering and painful truth. But the secret, however heartbreaking, also would become the greatest gift she would receive.
Highlands Ranch Library 2 p.m. Jan. 28 — Local Authors Chris and Marlow Felton will talk about their book: “Couples Money — What Every Couple should know about money and relationships.” Learn from one local couple’s story on nearly losing everything and re-working their finances and goals to succeed and how to keep financial issues from affecting your relationship. Books will be for sale at the event. Marlow and Chris Felton are a married couple living in Denver. They have over 19 years combined experience in the financial services industry, working with couples of all walks of life. They are business partners, mentor over 90 financial professionals and are recognized public speakers in the financial services industry. They also facilitate seminars to help people overcome destructive money patterns. The Feltons are students of personal development, which led to their financial transformation they share in “Couples Money.” Books will be on sale at the event.
Highlands Ranch Library, 7 p.m. Feb. 8 — Best-selling author, columnist, international corporate trainer and speaker Randy Ferguson will present “Thrive in Times of Accelerating Change.” The internal workings of any business (attitude, enthusiasm and innovation) set the stage for external results (revenue, cost reduction and profit). Yet most business training focuses on managing the external. Ferguson will help you manage the essential internal keys to success in a program designed to help you eliminate fear and embrace opportunities, in any economy. As an acclaimed international speaker and corporate trainer, Ferguson has trained CEOs extensively throughout the United States, Mexico, Spain, Germany and Thailand. Clients include companies like Ford Motor Company, Gerber, United Airlines, Caraustar, International Truck, Schering Plough, Novartis, Mazda and multiple departments of the U.S. Government.
Highlands Ranch Library and its community partner the Tattered Cover Book Store invite you to an evening with New York Times best-selling, Edgar Award-winning mystery author Dana Stabenow at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Tattered Cover Book Store in Highlands Ranch Town Center. Stabenow will talk about her new Kate Shugak novel “Restless in the Grave.” This is the 19th in the series (the last one is “Though Not Dead”). The series takes place in Alaska and private investigator Kate Shugak is up to her eyes in solving murders and mysteries. Dana’s done four in the mystery series featuring Alaskan Trooper Sgt. Liam Campbell. She also has written three sci-fi novels, two thrillers and writes for “Alaska” magazine. Dana was born and raised in Alaska. Her childhood was spent on a 75-foot Fish Tender. She wrote stories about “normal children who lived on shore,” whenever she wasn’t seasick. Since the great Alaskan earthquake in 1964 happened on her 12th birthday, Dana knew she was destined for great things — because she survived it! She’s worked on the pipeline and traveled all over, but home is Alaska. Her wit will draw the readers as much as the mystery does. No registration is necessary. http://www.stabenow.com/
Highlands Ranch Library and its community partner Tattered Cover Book Store invite you to an evening with mystery author Deborah Coonts at 7:30 p.m. March 15 at the Tattered Cover Book Store in the Highlands Ranch Town Center. Mystery writer of the Vegas-based Lucky O’Toole series, Coonts will talk about “So Damn Lucky.” The first book in the series is “Wanna Get Lucky,” followed by “Lucky Stiff .” Lucky O’Toole is a 6-foot, sturdy beauty who doesn’t say no to food, wine or fashion, and works as a “Fixer” at the Babylon Casino. She is the problem-solver for the big boss and ends up solving murders. She is the daughter of Mona, the madam who runs a brothel (Mona’s) outside of town. Having a mom in the brothel business causes its own misadventures. The books are all page turners and you’ll find yourself wiping your eyes from laughing so much. Coonts is a gifted writer and wickedly funny. You will be in for a fun evening if you join us for this event at the Tattered in the ranch. No registration necessary. http://deborahcoonts.com/
Parker Library, 6:30 p.m. March 16 — Refreshments followed by 7 p.m. talk and signing Author After Hours Event with New York Times best-selling author Eleanor Brown, who will talk about “The Weird Sisters” which is just out in paperback and is a perfect choice for book clubs. Brown is a talented writer and this debut hit the book world in a big way. She is not only a wonderful writer and extremely funny, she is also a huge fan of libraries. We are fortunate to have her in our community. Registration begins Feb. 1. Books will be on sale at the event.
Highlands Ranch Library, 2 p.m. March 17 — Local author Kristen Kidd and photographer Alisa Brennan will talk about and sign their book “The Dogs of Highlands Ranch.” Enjoy images of your hometown and its dogs. Join us for this fun, family friendly event. Books will be on sale at the event. (Registration begins Feb. 1.)
Philip S. Miller Library, 2 p.m. March 17 — Colorado author and fly-fishing guide Kirk Deeter will talk about “Fly Fishing in Colorado and Ireland!” Perfect fly fishing-St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Deeter is an accomplished fresh and salt water fly fisherman. He circles the globe in search of exceptional fishing and his next story. Deeter is well known for his fly-fishing books and magazine articles. He is the editor of “Angling Trade” and he co-authored “Little Red Book of Fly Fishing” with the late Charlie Meyers. He also wrote “Castworks” and “Tidelines.” Registration required and begins in February. Books will be on sale at the event.
Highlands Ranch Library, 7 p.m. March 21 — Join us for Book Lover’s Evening, a fun, book talk, special guest and door prizes. Registration begins Feb. 21.
Highlands Ranch Library, 7 p.m. March 29 — Colorado author and award-winning journalist Dusty Saunders will talk about his new memoir “Heeere’s Dusty,” which covers his 54-year career as a columnist, broadcast radio and sports journalist in Denver. He now writes for the Denver Post. You will enjoy meeting him and listening to his stories. Books will be on sale at the event. Registration begins Feb. 1.