CIPA Member News

slide1Karen Douglass’ Second Book Launches Soon  Karen’s new novel, Providence, will launch on Saturday, November 19th, 7:00 pm at Ziggi’s Coffee on 104th and Federal in Westminster. This is a change in venue. There is ample parking, great snacks (gelato!) and beverages. She’ll remind everyone at the next CIPA meeting this Saturday, and hope to see some of our CIPA Brigade members at Ziggi’s!

Quick Book Review from Karen Douglass  The #ArtOfTwitter: A Twitter Guide with 114 Powerful Tips for Artists, Authors, Musicians, Writers, and Other Creative Professionals by Daniel Parsons

Karen’s commentary: “I found it very helpful and have more than doubled the number of followers I have on Twitter by following Parsons’ advice.”


bookcoverimageLaurel McHargue Publishes New Classroom Workbook  Laurel is excited about her new classroom workbook! Hai CLASS ku provides 90 warm-ups (or homework assignments of substitute teacher plans) and an opportunity for students to see their work published in an anthology of exemplars which she’ll publish in December 2017 (at cost)! Here’s a link to her PRWeb page for more details. Please help her spread the word to middle, high, and home school teachers!

intowindsMonique de Jong Ward Writes a Captivating World War II Story  Reading “Into Crosswinds”, a WWII novel, prepare to be lifted to peaks of joy or plunged into pits of despair as you follow the tumultuous lives of its characters. About half of it is based on my family’s experience and the rest is corroborated by known events. You’ll travel from France to Germany and the Ukraine. If you are a history buff you’ll enjoy the ride and may find some aspects of the war you didn’t know. If not, you’ll appreciate its countless thrills and get an education too. The suspense is guaranteed to lead you quickly to the last page.

In August 2016 it received the CIPA second prize, Silver, for Historical Fiction. Thank you so much CIPA.


“Last month at the Mountain and Plains Booksellers Fall Discovery Show CIPA author’s books received great exposure to the many booksellers in attendance. Mike Daniels not only set up a wonderful display showcasing our books, but he spoke with booksellers extensively, bringing attention to books that would work well in their shops.

Every author represented at the show would like to thank Mike for taking his time to promote our books while building a strong professional reputation for CIPA. Thank you, Mike for helping us all step into the winner’s circle.”

—From all the CIPA authors who participated at CIPA’s author showcase table at MPIBA 2016 Fall Discovery Show

dswmedal1Kathleen McCormick in the Running to Receive Two More Book Awards  Kathleen McCormick’s Dodging Satan: My Irish/Italian Sometimes Awesome But Mostly Creepy Childhood, which won two CIPA EVVY Awards, was shortlisted for The Book Viral 2016 Book Awards and a runner up for the Shelf Unbound 2016 Best Indie Book! Congratulations Kathleen!!