Feeling Honored!

Every year, Leadville’s Herald Democrat newspaper–Leadille’s hometown newspaper since 1879— runs a “favorites” poll. Readers can vote on their favorite things, including everything from restaurants to, well, just about everything!

Yesterday, a knock on my door delivered a most lovely surprise:

Thank you, Leadville and Lake County residents, for taking the time to vote in the last poll, and for nominating me as your favorite local author. I feel truly honored.

I will continue to do my best to provide books for a variety of readers, and I would encourage you to do what you can to support our other local authors. How fortunate we are to live in a county with so many talented and committed artists!

Other local authors with links to their latest work include (and please contact me if I’m missing any!):

Carol Bellhouse: Sentinel
Kathleen Fitzsimmons: Leadville: Then and Now
Peggy Forney: Healthiest Places To Live: Where You Live Makes a Difference
Amy Frykolm: See Me Naked: Stories of Sexual Exile in American Christianity
Lynn Hall: Caged Eyes: An Air Force Cadet’s Story of Rape and Resilience
Bob King: For My Grandchildren: Principles for a Successful LifeStephanie R. Sorensen: Toru: Wayfarer Returns (Sakura Steam Series) (Volume 1)
Hal Walter (former Leadville Newspaper Editor): Full Tilt Boogie: A journey into autism, fatherhood, and an epic test of man and beast
Christine Whittington: Body Marks (out of print)
Stephen Whittington: Archaeology and Ethnohistory of Iximché (Maya Studies) and Bones of the Maya: Studies of Ancient Skeletons (1997-12-31)

Special thanks to Elise Sunday (Fire On The Mountain) and Brenda Marine (B&B Shipping and More) for carrying and selling my books since my first publication in 2013.

And if you haven’t yet heard, I’m hosting a podcast (which I started in late January) called Alligator Preserves in which I tell stories and interview others with stories. Perhaps you’d like to share yours? Listen to one or two and see (*hear*) what you think!

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Laurel lives and laughs and publishes and podcasts in Colorado's Rocky Mountains! She has published several multi-genre books and hosts the podcast "Alligator Preserves," where she interviews fascinating people, talks about the human condition, and shares scary stories from her "Dark Ebb" collection.

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