The Ninth Book of Christmas


This is the ninth day of my “The Twelve Books of Christmas” blog series. Each day through December 12 I will showcase a book written by a Colorado author who lives in the Fort Collins area. Please spread the Support Local Businesses love by purchasing a book by a local author at a local bookstore. That way your purchase will put a smile on everyone’s face.

Two independent bookstores that I recommend in Fort Collins are: Old Firehouse Books in Old Town, and Reader’s Cove on Harmony Rd. You can also find books at JAX Outdoor Gear on North College, Clothes Pony in Old Town, and the Northern Colorado Writers Studio at 108 East Monroe Dr. (Across from Tres Margaritas). Ask if they have any autographed copies in stock.

If you like how-to books for writers, you’ll love…

SEIZE THE STORY: A HANDBOOK FOR TEENS WHO LIKE TO WRITE is an award-winning book jam-packed with info and exercises for teens who want to write that novel. Dive into characterization, dialogue, setting, plotting, point of view, and other topics, including suggestions for how to break free of writer’s block. Interviews with dozens of YA authors such as TA Barron, Joan Bauer, Lauren Myracle, Todd Mitchell, and Laura Resau add perspective and encouragement for those starting out on the writer’s path.

Victoria Hanley

Victoria Hanley loves to nurture emerging writers. She is an award-winning YA novelist published in thirteen languages around the world. Growing up, Victoria lived in California, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Mexico, and Oregon. She now lives with her family at the foothills of the Rockies.


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