CIPA Member News

Released April 1st, the second edition of the seven-time award-winning book, If You Tell Me, I Can Fly! now comes in a male and female versions. With stunning illustrations, by Linda Nagy, and Sharon Thayer’s subtle metaphors and inspirational conclusion, If You Tell Me, I Can Fly! is the perfect gift for anyone starting a new phase in their life. From small steps to giant leaps, the dream within takes flight with one simple yet powerful message, “You can fly!” Who do you need to tell? (Available at with free inspirational window cling and signed by the author or

New Book: The non-profit Our Golden Hour has published new book, The Crocodile and The Fox, an ancient Marma folktale. To purchase, go to

Awards: Princess Monori, also published by Our Golden Hour, is a bronze medalist in the IPPY awards 2017, in the category for multicultural non-fiction for children and young adults. The same book is also a finalist in the Colorado Author’s League (CAL) 2017 awards competition in the category of children’s non-fiction.

Talk: Beth Walker, representing Our Golden Hour, will be giving a talk at the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Littleton at 2pm on April 30th, along with a few other CAL award finalists. Our Golden Hour is a non-profit dedicated to helping education and literacy of marginalized indigenous people everywhere.

The FBI Wife by Sandra Windsor has recently been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Colorado Authors League contest. She will be reading and speaking at The Tattered Cover on Saturday, April 29 at 2:00 p.m. She will also be speaking at the Grand Junction Book Club on May 16 and will be doing a book signing at Barnes & Noble, Grand Junction on Saturday, June 3.

In partnership with CIPA, the Georgetown Heritage Center will host The Road More Traveled: Independent Publishing Workshop for Aspiring Authors and Curious Readers on June 3, 2017. Details are being finalized, but the program includes a writer’s workshop beginning at 1:00 followed by a self-publishing panel presentation at 3:00. After dinner, CIPA authors will be provided space to display, promote, and sell their works.

The Georgetown Heritage Center is what was the 1874 Georgetown Schoolhouse, “the iconic structure in the Georgetown Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District.” For more about the GHC and its Cultural Arts Program, visit the Center’s website:

Circle the date and plan to spend the day in historic Georgetown and participate in the first of what will become an annual event. Read the May Signature for updates. Also, email Jerry Fabyanic at [email protected] for more information and to indicate your interest in participating.

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