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Tattered Cover Presents...
Women Writers: Events, News &
Book Reviews - March 2018
Dear Readers...

It's been a few months since our last Women Writers newsletter. Now that the bustle of the holidays is long over and we're all settled into 2018, March is the perfect month to bring this back. Why? Because it's Women's History Month and this Thursday, March 8, is International Women's Day. How do you plan to celebrate?

This mailing list has gained many more subscribers since we last used it; therefore, I want to welcome anyone who may not have seen the first issue. In this newsletter, we will be highlighting author events, books, and news from women writers of all genres . You will find everything from children's literature and cookbooks to memoirs and historical fiction. Maybe you'll even discover something new that you never would've noticed before!

Thank you for being a part of this up and coming project. We promise this newsletter will soon become a regular thing. And, in the coming months you can expect interviews with female authors!

Have any suggestions for what you would like to see in this space? Email us at .

Also, if you don't follow us on social media (and you should), you may have missed our February Author Love Letter campaign. During February, we shared letters written by our staff and booksellers to express their respect, adoration, and affection for the writers who have inspired them. These letters are written to writers of all gender and genre, but there is something extra special about women supporting other women in the book industry. You can read those letters here . We can't wait until next year!

-- Ashley Lyons, Content and Communications Coordinator
Photo of the Month: February...
On February 9, Jill Santopolo, author of the internationally bestselling novel The Light We Lost , stopped by Colfax Avenue to sign copies of the paperback edition. Find signed copies on shelves now!

In The Light We Lost , Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on a day that changes both of their lives forever. Together, they decide they want their lives to mean something. When they meet again a year later, it seems fated--perhaps they'll find life's meaning in each other. But then Gabe becomes a photojournalist assigned to the Middle East and Lucy pursues a career in New York.

What follows is a thirteen-year journey of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and, ultimately, of love. Their journey takes Lucy and Gabe continents apart, but never out of each other's hearts.
Read about books and authors...
In this issue...

  • Poll of the month
  • Photo of the month
  • Books to look for
  • Read about books
  • Earlier this month
  • Upcoming events
  • Staff book reviews
Why did you sign up for this newsletter?
To stay up-to-date on events with female authors
To discover new books written by women
Just for fun
All of the above
Other (if so, email us and tell us why!)
Results from last poll...

What's your favorite genre?

Other 30%

Literary or Historical Fiction 25%

Mystery/Thriller 15%

Biography/Memoir 15%

History, Culture or Science Nonfiction 10%

Sci-Fi/Fantasy 5%
Books to Look For...
on shelves now
Abby Norman
one shelves 3/27
Tangerine by Christine Mangan
Earlier this Month...
Dr. Sheryl Zeigler discussed Mommy Burnout: How to Reclaim Your Life and Raise Healthier Children in the Process to a packed room at Colfax Avenue on Thursday, March 1.
Colorado author Emily Littlejohn presented her new mystery novel A Season to Lie at Colfax Avenue on Friday, March 2. A Season to Lie is her second Detective Gemma Monroe mystery.

Local author Danica Favorite greeted a young fan at her book talk for her latest romance novel Honor-Bound Lawman at Aspen Grove on Friday, March 2. Honor-Bound Lawman is the eighth book in Favorite's Leadville series.

Upcoming Events...
Parenting Book Talk & Signing
TODAY: Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Author Sara Blanchard will discuss and sign   Flex Mom: The Secrets of Happy Stay-At-Home Moms   ($14.95 Morgan James Publishing), which is for mothers who want a third model of motherhood, somewhere between stay-at-home mom and working mom.
Parenting Book Talk & Signing
Thursday, March 8, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Motherhood is not for the fainthearted. Tracey Tee and Shayna Ferm will discuss and sign  Parentally Incorrect: True Tales by Real Moms about the F**ked-Up Things Their Kids Have Done  ($14.95 HCI). In this uproarious book straight from the duo's irreverent mom-to-mom comedy phenomenon,  The Pump and Dump Show , you'll be relieved to know you are not alone. 
Health Book Talk & Signing
Saturday, March 10, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

As a physical therapist who has spent more than seventeen years helping patients through recovery, Elizabeth Kaufmann will discuss and sign  An Insider's Guide to Orthopedic Surgery: A Physical Therapist Shares the Keys to a Better Recovery  ($16.99 Skyhorse Publishing).
Memoir Talk & Signing
Sunday, March 11, 1:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Author Ann Doolan-Fox will discuss and sign  Celtic Road Home   ($12.95), the true story of a young, naive Irish woman who embarked on a path of "most resistance" and danced/survived her way around seven different countries. 
Fiction Book Talk & Signing
Tuesday, March 13, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Author Tayari Jones will discuss and sign  An American Marriage  ($26.95 Algonquin Books), a stirring love story and insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control.  An American Marriage  was recently named an Oprah's Book Club pick.
Young Adult Book Talk & Signing
Wednesday, March 14, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Rachel Hartman, author of the award-winning and  New York Times  bestselling novel  Seraphina , will discuss and sign  Tess of the Road   ($18.99 Random House Books for Young Readers). Returning to the spellbinding world of the Southlands, Hartman explores self-reliance and redemption in this wholly original fantasy. 
Fiction Book Talk & Signing
Thursday, March 15, 7:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Local author Tiffany Quay Tyson will discuss and sign  The Past Is Never  ($24.99 Skyhorse Publishing), a compelling addition to contemporary Southern Gothic fiction, deftly weaving together local legends, magical realism, and the search for a missing child.
Fiction Book Talk & Signing
Thursday, March 15, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Colorado author Lori Gurtman will discuss and sign Lost and Found in Aspen   ($28.00 Post Hill Press). Following an unexpected tragedy, Hope Martin loses her sense of self and stumbles through life, occasionally landing in some embarrassing situations, searching for a way to heal.
Picture Book Talk & Signing
Sunday, March 18, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Author Kim Constantinesco will read from and sign her new picture book   Solar the Polar ($17.99 MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing), a fun winter romp about a snowboarding polar bear and a skier girl who is missing her legs below the knee. This tale gives a gentle nod to Arctic warming, snow safety, and enjoying life with a disability.
Mystery Book Talks & Signings
Monday, March 19, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Join authors Alison Gaylin and Laura Lippman for an evening of mystery!

Alison Gaylin, author of the Edgar Award-nominated  What Remains of Me , will discuss and sign  If I Die Tonight ($16.99 William Morrow & Company), in which a seemingly open-and-shut police case with a clear-cut hero and villain turns out to be anything but simple. 

New York Times  bestselling author Laura Lippman will discuss and sign  Sunburn   ($26.99 William Morrow & Company), a novel of psychological suspense about a pair of lovers with the best intentions and the worst luck.
Death & Grief Book Talk & Signing
Wednesday, March 21, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Is it possible to live vibrantly again, to find joy and purpose in life after your young adult child has passed on? Corey Stiles, who lost her 17-year-old daughter, has walked the path, and her words will inspire you to reclaim your joy. She will discuss and sign  Grief Interrupted: A Holistic Guide to Reclaiming Your Joy   ($14.95 Morgan James Publishing).
Saturday, March 24, 1:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Local author Kim Tomsic will host So You Want to be a Writer: 11 Magical Tips to Make Your Writing Come Alive ​workshop for ages 8-18. Tomsic is the author of the upcoming middle grade novel  The 11:11 Wish   ($16.99 Katherine Tegen Books), about a middle schooler named Megan who wishes for "some magic" as her classroom's cat clock chimes 11:11.  Registration available NOW!
Middle Grade Book Talk & Signing
Saturday, March 24, 2:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Colorado artist and author Donna L. Cook will discuss and sign  The Tara Tree  ($10.00), a timely tale of adventure, imagination, and friendship that puts the plight of our planet at the top of the list. It is the first in the Earth-friendly series called  Tales of the West Wind .
Economics Book Talk & Signing
Sunday, March 25, 2:00 pm, Colfax Avenue

Authors Diane Sanders and E. Michael Rosser will discuss and sign A History of Mortgage Banking in the West: Financing America's Dreams   ($35.00 University Press of Colorado). Part economic history, part public history,  A History of Mortgage Banking in the West  is an insider's account of how the mortgage banking sector worked over the last 150 years.
Business Management Book Talk & Signing
Wednesday, March 28, 7:00 pm, Aspen Grove

Shelly Francis, the marketing director at the Center for Courage & Renewal, a non-profit organization, will discuss and sign The Courage Way: Leading and Living with Integrity   ($24.95 Berrett-Koehler Publishers).
Fiction Book Talk & Signing
Thursday, March 29, 7:00 pm, Historic LoDo

Author Anna Quinn will discuss and sign of  The Night Child  ($24.99 Blackstone Audiobooks), a debut novel that examines the impact of traumatic childhood experiences and the fragile line between past and present. This event also features David Lazar who will present and sign his third collection of essays  I'll Be Your Mirror: Essays and Aphorisms   ($22.95 University of Nebraska Press).
Staff Book Reviews...
On shelves now...
by Daphne Scholinski (now Dylan Scholinski) with Jane Meredith Adams

"Transgender rights are getting more attention, but not many people talk about the institutionalization of trans people that was (and in many places, still is) commonplace. Scholinski's account of his time spent as a teenager in mental health facilities is a wonderfully honest coming-of-age story transplanted into a stifling, authoritarian environment. Scholinski recalls how he was rewarded for such superficial behaviors as talking with female patients about makeup, doing his hair, or requesting lipstick, as if performing these behaviors indicates womanhood or could "train" someone who is not a woman to be one. The Last Time I Wore A Dress highlights the shallowness of traditional gender roles in a way that many cisgender people (myself included, for most of my life) don't tend to notice, but which is stark and blatant to anyone who doesn't conform to them, trans or otherwise. While I had been well-informed on transgender issues before reading it, this book made many things "click" for me, and made me a more well-rounded ally, and for that I am truly grateful." -- Izzy Brunner, Colfax Avenue bookseller
On shelves now
by Tomi Adeyemi

"Tomi's writing is intense and sensory, full of rich characters and authentic interpersonal conflicts. The world building is wonderful & the mythos the story is built on is something brand new to me. Its a well documented fact that I have a weakness for stubborn, sarcastic female protagonists who use ferocity and an unyielding sense of purpose to distract themselves from their own fears, but Tomi does something really stunning with Zelie—she breaks her. It's powerful, and heart wrenching, and emboldening, and I loved it. -- Sam Foster, Gift Buyer
On shelves now
by Lucia Berlin

"This is maybe the best collection of stories I have read. Lucia Berlin's writing gets straight to the point. She was a single mother, always moving, and an alcoholic. Every story hooked me and many made me cry. She was also a professor at CU Boulder!" -- Barrie McComas, Colfax Avenue bookseller
How Tomi Adeyemi Became A Literary Rockstar Before Her...

In the future, when people think of the book characters that shaped their childhood, they will mention Harry Potter, the boy who lived, Katniss Everdeen, the girl who volunteered as tribute, and Zelie Adebola, the maji destined to return magic to ...

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