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Loveland! What are you doing today?

We have 50 authors waiting to show off their books.  Stop by this afternoon.  A perfect event for children.

Set your radar screen for Ellen Raine and her new book, Splat!  The color and honesty will captivate young readers.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 –

2:00pm to 5:00pm

The Loveland Public Library will be sponsoring a Local Authors Showcase on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 from 2:00-5:00pm. Come meet Northern Colorado’s finest Authors as you browse their works, shop for books and have them autographed.

Loveland Public Library – Gertrude Scott Room & Galleria


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And The Winner Is….

Crystal Publishing is proud to announce that Jack Gregson & The Forgotten Portal has just won a Moonbeam Award in YA Fantasy.

Something has changed at the Gregson Manor.  An evil force from the family’s past has returned to upheave their lives.  Jack and his cousins explore the family secrets as they are pulled through a portal into a universe of endless worlds and possibilities.  Together, they race to escape and destroy the evil Theorden and his followers who strive to unlock the power of the Forgotten Portal and wreak havoc on Gregson Manor and the World.

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Write AND Help Dogs

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Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

RMFW held its Colorado Gold Conference this weekend in Denver, CO. #RMFW2017 @RMFWriters

I have been encouraging new writers to join an organization. It is the number one way to improve your writing, get the latest information on the publishing industry, get help for your stuck points, practice pitches, and talk to agents, editors, and publishers.  This conference targeted new writers.  Tons and tons of workshops and panels, tons and tons of experts willing to give you some individual time, and lots of master classes for the already accomplished author.

AND we got to meet Diana Gabaldon, author of the OUTLANDER series, which premiered on STARZ last night.

Throughout the week, I will be posting sage advice I gleaned from the conference and pass that along to you in segments.

You can join for as little as $45.  Check out the online classes, free help sessions, and monthly events–all designed to make you a better writer.


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A Purple Cow?!

“What would you do with a Purple Cow?”

Would you say, “How do you do?”

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So, what would you do with that Purple Cow?  L.T. Garvin can answer that question in her latest book of poetry for children, Animals Galore.  Forthcoming from Crystal Publishing.

Illustrations by Corbin Hillam.

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Talent Galore

L.T. Garvin’s wide range of talent is about to be available.

She has written a short story, “A Night at Bailey’s Grocery,” printed in The Texas Writers Journal, and Confessions of a 4th Grade Athlete, a humorous children’s story about the pressure of sports in a world where football, basketball, baseball, and track reign.

Now available at

Enjoy her wry humor as she journeys into a past of memories, colorful characters, and the dust storms in West Texas.  Dancing with the Sandman will take you back to the 50’s and 60’s in a nostalgic and humorous manner.  Guaranteed to give you a laugh and bring back memories of your own.

Fiction, forthcoming from Crystal Publishing.

And last, but not least, Garvin rounds out her talents with a children’s book of poetry, Animals Galore.  Children will love reading about the Animeau, the Fredator, the Purple Cow, and the Eggplant Elephant.

Forthcoming from Crystal Publishing.