This show caught my eye not only because it’s such an intriguing topic, but the performer is a local writer. Teresa Funke, of Fort Collins, worked as a researcher for PBS and her essays and short stories have appeared in numerous commercial and literary magazines and anthologies. Today, Funke is the author of four books, and she is a speaker, presenter and writer’s coach. Funke’s book “Dancing in Combat Boots:
How many of you have said these words, either publicly, or in your head, “I’d like to write a novel” ? Well, now is your chance. November is National Novel Writing Month. The goal of NNWM is to write a 175-page, 50,000 word novel by midnight on November 30. That’s approximately 1,666 words a day, and take it from someone who writes for a living, that’s not very many
Jon Krakauer is best known for “Into Thin Air,” the story of the fateful 1996 season on Everest and “Into the Wild,” recently adapted as a major motion picture (read my review HERE). Krakauer has long been one of my favorite non-fiction authors and this month he will be visiting the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver to discuss his newest book, “Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman.”
By, Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer to the Berthoud Weekly Surveyor Originally published October 29, 2008 Fort Collins resident, Michael Gurriero, likes to have a good time and he has turned his passion for partying into a book called, “Party Across America! 101 of the Greatest Festivals, Sporting Events, and Celebrations in the U.S.” Originally from Pennsylvania, after college, Guerriero moved to Lake Tahoe to work a little and play a lot. While
Troy Cook, Guest Writer Should I stay or should I go now? That’s the question we all face with a new movie and I have to say that “District 9″ is a definite go. It’s an unusual and highly original science-fiction film that… continue reading review.
HeidiTown is proud to feature guest writer Troy Cook. He is a former movie director and author of two popular mystery novels, “47 Rules of Highly Effective Bank Robbers,” and “The One Minute Assassin.” Cook will use his skills as a writer and his vast knowledge of the movie industry to review “District 9.” Read all about Troy Cook here. Visit Troy Cook’s Website at www.TroyCook.net.
Article originally published in the Berthoud Weekly Surveyor, December 3, 2008. By Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer As a former resident of the Tinsletown, Troy Cook worked as a child actor and eventually went to work as a cameraman and then movie director. He wrote and directed movies for fifteen years and his work took him all over the world, including crime-ridden Russia. Loveland, Colorado is a long way from the bright lights
by Carolyn Parkhurst Paul comes home to find his wife, Lexy, is dead. She has fallen from a 25-foot apple tree in their backyard; the only witness is their dog, Lorelei. The police rule the death an accident, but why Lexy had climbed the tree is a mystery. As far as Paul knows she had never climbed the tree before, or any other tree. Paul becomes obsessed with finding out
Jon Krakauer is best known for Into Thin Air, the story of the fateful 1996 season on Everest and Into the Wild (see my review of the major motion picture adapted from this book under Movie Reviews). Krakauer has written several other books, mostly concerning outdoor topics, however, one of his best books diverts from his usual subject matter. Under the Banner of Heaven: a Story of Violent Faith, is