CIPA Member News

The award-winning parenting book, Stepparenting the Grieving Child, is now on the shelves at all three locations of the Tattered Cover in Denver, CO, and through Tattered Cover online. Published by Merry Dissonance Press (March 2017), Stepparenting the Grieving Child provides information relevant for any parent or helping professional who supports grieving children.

Author Diane Ingram Fromme shares the assumptions and presumptions, steps and missteps that occurred raising her own grieving family and along the journeys of five other stepfamilies. She weaves in salient research on grief, loss, and stepparenting in the midst of it all. Stepparenting the Grieving Child is the winner of the IBPA 2018 Benjamin Franklin Gold Award in Parenting and Family, the 2018 Mom’s Choice Gold Award, and the 2017 CIPA EVVY Gold Award in Self Help.

As an author, you know there’s no better stocking stuffer than a book. So, come and support your fellow Colorado authors at the Second Annual Bighorn Book Nook at the 58th Annual Georgetown Christmas Market. A very wide variety of genres from over 45 authors! Dates: December 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th.

Visit the Bighorn Book Club site for the schedule of authors.

Helen’s book The Mad Hatter’s Son has won the 2018 National Indie Excellence Award in the mystery category. The second book in the Annie Collins mystery series, No Pity In Death will debut at a book launch on November 14, 2018. Find out more at

Thank you to Pacific Book Review for awarding my book, “Sagebrush and the Butterfly Creek Flood” the review star of excellent merit.

“Master storyteller and author Joni Franks brings the cast from Corky Tails together for an episode filled with adventure, life-and-death survival, plus a good lesson to be learned in Sagebrush and the Butterfly Creek Flood. Viewed as a series of books titled Corky Tails: Tales of a Tailless Dog Named Sagebrush, we are once again brought to the imaginary of a world only Joni Franks could deliver. In a synergic way, being the whole is greater than the sum of its parts; this book in the series of Sagebrush adventures makes for a collection worth keeping.”

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