Holiday Gifts Featuring Colorado Authors

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It’s that time of year…Aren’t there some children, tweens, or teens on your list who would love receiving a book for Hanukkah or Christmas? As a child, a book was (and still is) my favorite gift!

Today’s post is dedicated to Tween and Teen books. A follow-up will feature middle grade, chapter books, and picture books. And this year, since we have an amazing community of writers right here in our state, I’m featuring Colorado authors exclusively. All links are to author web sites, where you can obtain more information about each book from the expert–the person who wrote it.

Let’s begin with Tween books.

Victoria Hanley: VIOLET WINGS

Traci L. Jones: FINDING MY PLACE

Denise Vega:  ACCESS DENIED

Lauren Myracle:  THIRTEEN PLUS ONE; VIOLET IN BLOOM

Ingrid Law:  SAVVY (Newbery Honor Book)

Now, onto Teen (YA) novels.

Julie Anne Peters:  RAGE; BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS, I’LL BE DEAD

Laura Resau: THE INDIGO NOTEBOOK; THE RUBY NOTEBOOK

Hilari Bell:  THE GOBLIN GATE; TRICKSTER’S GIRL

Todd Mitchell: THE SECRET TO LYING

Claudia Cangilla McAdam: THE AWAKENING

Paolo Bacigalupi: THE WINDUP GIRL; SHIPBREAKER (National Book Award nominee)

Alane Ferguson: THE DYING BREATH

Becca Fitzpatrick: HUSH, HUSH; CRESCENDO

Sarah Ockler: FIXING DELILAH

Linda Sandoval: FATHER KNOWS BEST

Tucker Shaw: ANXIOUS HEARTS

Brenna Yovanoff: THE REPLACEMENT

Tara Kelly: HARMONIC FEEDBACK

Whew! When I started compiling this list, I had no idea it would be so long. Which proves my earlier point: Colorado writers are amazing (and prolific)!


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