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January 11, 2020

Join us on Saturday, January 11th for a reading and cheesemaking presentation by Kate Johnson, author of Tiny Goat, Big Cheese. The reading will be followed by an author reception.


Tiny Goat, Big Cheese is a farm-to-table, hobby-to-career memoir about how Kate Johnson went from being a stay-at-home suburban mom to running one of the busiest cheesemaking schools in the country. Her journey is told through a series of heartfelt and humorous stories, interwoven with cheese recipes and homesteading tips.

While Tiny Goat, Big Cheese is about goats and cheese, it’s about much more than that. It’s also about how tiny ideas can turn into big adventures if you let passion, purpose, and persistence take the helm. Kate’s enthusiastic and resilient story will entertain, educate and inspire you to follow your own dreams, live life fully, and maybe even make some cheese (and money) along the “whey!”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kate Johnson is the founder and lead instructor at The Art of Cheese, a cheesemaking school based in Longmont, Colorado that specializes in hands-on classes for home cheesemakers. She also raises dairy goats on her family’s picturesque Boulder County farm and her classroom is located there.

Kate may be a country girl now, but she grew up as a city kid and later was a suburban stay-at-home mom when she first met a sweet herd of dairy goats that changed the course of her life. Not only is she raising goats and teaching cheesemaking now, but she is also an active leader with 4-H and writes cheesemaking and goatkeeping articles for a national homesteading journal. Prior to launching The Art of Cheese in 2014, Kate was a professional life coach, working with individual clients and teaching workshops on Living Your Life with Passion & Purpose. She loves that she is truly practicing what she used to preach!





January 19, 2020

Please join us on Sunday, January 19th for a lively, poetic discussion with author Ian Hayes. The reading will be followed by an author reception.


In Other Words is a ten volume collection of unique poems, variations on existing themes, that revisit the past, bring smiles today, and could reshape the future. As Vicky Dorvee wrote in the Left Hand Valley Courier: "Putting words together is Ian's passion or as he says, 'a requirement.' The origin of Hayes' works is what makes them particularly rare - they're more often than not, a rephrasing of other people's words. Speeches and stories, quotes and songs, and online reads can launch Hayes into his poetry-writing mode."


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ian Hayes is a professional engineer who has reached retirement age but is still working in Denver, Colorado. Most of his poems have been written since immigrating to California with his family in 1976, at the age of 45. Since then he has divorced both English wife, Beryl, after nearly 20 years of marriage, and also his American second wife, Thea, after nearly 10 years being married. In 1992 work took him to Boston, Massachusetts, where he, and his first wife, Beryl, and their younger daughter bought and shared a house. Ian "fiscally" retired in 1996, but stayed on working add his bosses request.

While assisting the Toronto transit agency in 1997, over the course of three weekends he met Marina, soon to become his Canadian wife. Though based in Boston, he worked on projects in Portland, Seattle, and San Jose on the West Coast. He then changed employers and relocated to Denver. He commuted regularly to and from Denver every two weeks, until, after a brief illness, Marina died of pancreatic cancer in late 2003.

After settling back in Denver for a short time, he met his soon-to-be fourth wife, Jackie, at a bus stop, after she had worked all night as chaplain in University Hospital. They married 10 weeks after they first met, And Ian relocated yet again in 2004, this time to Boulder, Colorado. He and Jackie now live in Niwot.

Now attached very much to the congregation of the local Seventh-day Adventist Church, he says he was "required" to attend their Bible classes, where he identifies himself to them as the "Church of One," expressly identifying himself as a missionary to them. As the sole member of the COO, he freely shares his relationship with God whom, when he cares to look back, has been pursuing and guiding him all his life.





January 24, 2020

Join us on Friday, January 24th for a presentation and reading by Sandra Dallas, award-winning author of Westerning Women. The reading will be followed by an author reception.


New York Times best-selling author Sandra Dallas was dubbed "a quintessential American voice" by Jane Smiley in Vogue, and her themes of loyalty and friendship have long resonated with readers. Sandra's upcoming novel WESTERING WOMEN (St. Martin's Press, on-sale: January 7, 2020) is an inspiring, feminist twist on the epic westerns she watched growing up in the 1950's. A celebration of sisterhood on the perilous Overland Trail, this new novel is not to be missed in the New Year.

It's February, 1852, and all around Chicago, Maggie sees the postings soliciting "eligible women" to travel to the gold mines of Goosetown. A young seamstress with a small daughter and several painful secrets, she has nothing to lose.

So she joins forty-three other women and two pious reverends on the dangerous 2,000-mile journey west. None of them are prepared for the hardships they face on the trek through the high plains, mountains, and deserts, or for the triumphs of finding strengths they did not know they possessed. And not all will make it.

As Maggie gets to know the other women, she soon discovers that she’s not the only one looking to leave dark secrets behind. And when her past catches up with her, it becomes clear a band of sisters will do whatever it takes to protect one of their own.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR


SANDRA DALLAS is the author of fifteen novels, including A Quilt for Christmas, Fallen Women, True Sisters, The Bride's House, Whiter Than Snow, Prayers for Sale, Tallgrass and New Mercies. She is a former Denver bureau chief for Business Week magazine and lives in Denver, Colorado.










                 Photo by Povy Kendal Archinson

Praise for Sandra Dallas:

"As comforting to read as a hot cup of tea."
—Denver Post on The Patchwork Bride

"Putting down a Sandra Dallas novel is nearly impossible."
—Daily Camera (Boulder, Colorado) on Prayers for Sale

"As heartwarming as a homemade quilt."
—USA Today on A Quilt for Christmas

"A born storyteller, Dallas excels not only at plot but also at peopling her novels with memorable individuals."
—Richmond Times Dispatch on True Sisters

"[Dallas'] sense of time and place is pitch perfect and her affection for her characters infectious."
—Kirkus Reviews for Whiter Than Snow

"A tale of family, desire, vengeance and betrayal that more than transcends the ordinary."
—RT Book Reviews on The Bride’s House

"The author's depiction of 19th-century Denver, especially its seedier side, is vividly authentic, while the nascent bond between Mick and Beret will have readers eagerly anticipating their next encounter."
—Publishers Weekly on Fallen Women