Calendar

*Times posted are Pacific Time zone.

Oct
13
Sat
Colorado Authors League
Oct 13 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Colorado Authors League
https://coloradoauthors.org/

Saturday October 13th, 2018 from 9:30am – Noon
Virginia Village Library Conference Room, 1500 S. Dahlia in Denver

FALL FORUM
“And the Award Goes To . . .”
Mara Purl, winner of thirty-five-plus book awards, shares her perspective and recommendations on book awards.
Judges and organizers will also present perspectives on how to apply and hopefully win an award to single out accomplishments and further elevate one’s writer status.

Dec
3
Mon
Author Holiday Tea Party on Facebook
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Author Holiday Tea Party on Facebook
December 3, 2018
4:00 – 9:00 pm Pacific
https://www.facebook.com/events/1825295960889742

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tammy Grace – Host Author

Mara Purl – Guest Author
featuring When Angels Paint, Mara’s just-released holiday Novelette!

Enjoy FREE books, great online conversations, and discovering five of your favorite women’s fiction and sweet romance authors!

Check out our Author Holiday Tea Party Pinterest Page:
https://www.pinterest.com/tammylgrace/author-holiday-tea-party/

Dec
10
Mon
Mara Purl – Guest Author – Villas Book Club
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

December 10th
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Mara Purl – Guest Author
Villas Book Club
Private Home
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Mara joins a dedicated group of ten readers and book club members to share her holiday stories. Members will discuss the adventure story Where an Angel’s On a Rope, winner of four book awards. Then they’ll receive a free Advance Reader Copy of When Angels Paint, the companion novella. Members also will receive one hardcover edition of What the Heart Knows (Book One) or Where the Heart Lives (Book Two) as part of their annual book exchange.

[Private Event, by invitation only]

Dec
11
Tue
Mara Purl – Guest Author Presenter – Mont Blanc Book Club
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

December 11th
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Mara Purl – Guest Author Presenter
Mont Blanc Book Club
Private Home
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Mara will be the honored guest of a group of dynamic group of ten readers and book club members to answer questions and discuss her novel What the Heart Knows, book one of her Milford-Haven saga, which members read as their December choice.

In addition to sharing stories about her writing process and the research she does for her books, she will also read a short excerpt from her new holiday novelette, When Angels Paint, a free download of which each member will receive. Mare will also bring additional books and audios for their annual gift exchange.

[Private Event, by invitation only]

Dec
14
Fri
“When Angels Paint” by Mara Purl
Dec 14 all-day

“When Angels Paint” by Mara Purl

Can an artist’s imagination alter reality? Can something in the heart manifest in the real world? Artist Miranda Jones might have agreed that dreams sometimes come true. But she’d never presume to believe something could leap from her canvas into the life of someone she hardly knows.

Until now, that is.

Over-scheduled during the busy holiday season, she none the less can’t help bu follow the imperative to paint an unlikely image on one of her small gift canvases. Little could she have imagined the event she depicts is actually taking place even as paints, nor that the element she’s guided to add to the image might be the very thing that saves a life. Is she painting on her own? Or might an angel be guiding her hand? What will become of the painting? Will the person apparently rescued by it ever know about his benefactor? Even if he sees it, will he believe what he sees?

Though the story stands alone, it also extends the Milford-Haven Holiday Stories, part of the Milford-Haven Saga, the critically acclaimed, best-selling, multiple-award-winning series. Based on Purl’s BBC Radio drama Milford-Haven U.S.A.

Jul
10
Wed
Christmas in July – Cozy/Sweet Hallmark Style
Jul 10 – Jul 15 all-day

Christmas in July – Cozy/Sweet Hallmark Style

Join award-winning author Mara Purl and other authors for this Christmas in July event!
Holidays are always fun and festive, and this event let’s us bring Christmas a little early.

Going to the beach or your favorite reading spot?
Pack your bag with these holiday eBooks!

When Angels Paint

Where an Angel’s On a Rope

Sep
14
Sat
Colorado Authors Hall of Fame – Inaugural Induction Ceremony
Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

CO Authors Hall of FameColorado Authors Hall of Fame
Inaugural Induction Ceremony
September 14, 2019
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Courtyard Marriot Cheery Creek
1475 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, C 80228

Purchase tickets & find out all information here:
www.ColoradoAuthorsHallOfFame.org

Join founder Judith Briles, Mara Purl and other founding Board Members as they celebrate Colorado authors as they’ve never been celebrated before!

At this red-carpet event, a stellar list of inductees will receive gorgeous crystal glass awards and permanent membership in the very first Hall of Fame for Authors!

2019 Inductees:
Living Authors
Madeline Albright, Marilyn Ven Derbur Atler, Rex Burns, Margaret Coel, Clive Kessler, John Dunning, John Fielder, WC Jameson, Jerry Jenkins, Stephen King, Ann Parker, Helen Thorpe, Jill Tietjen, Kris Tualla, Connie Willis, Mary Taylor Young
Legacy Authors:
Sybil Downing, George Cory Franklin, Louis L’Amour, Minnie Reynolds, Ann Haymond Zwinger
Lifetime Achievement in Support of Authors:
Joyce Meskis

Oct
8
Tue
Mara Purl – Presenter – It’s a Book! It’s a Play! It’s (Another) Mystery!
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Mara Purl – Presenter – It’s a Book! It’s a Play! It’s (Another) Mystery!

October 8th, 2019 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mara Purl – Presenter (Author & Performer)

SLO NightWriters
Meeting held at
United Church of Christ
11235 Los Osos Valley Road
San Luis Obispo, California

SLO NightWriters Website
http://www.slonightwriters.org/October-2019

Nov
23
Sat
Colorado Book Launch – “When the Heart Listens” by Mara Purl
Nov 23 all-day

“When the Heart Listens” by Mara Purl

Author You Autumn Tea
SATURDAY, November 23, 2019
Time: 1 – 4 pm MT
Judith Briles home: 8122 South Quatar Circle, Aurora, CO

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National Listening Day

Can the heart be telling us something we can’t quite hear?

Landscape artist Miranda Jones thought she was on track. Yet something feels off kilter. The subjects of her work all live in nature, yet she herself lives in the city. Her rep and her family emphasize money as the benchmark of success, yet her own goals have to do with the professional challenges of excellence, adventure, and authenticity. She plans a brief trip to join plein air artists in the Carrizo Plain to paint this year’s extraordinary super bloom. Yet what she experiences is a journey that opens a chapter into a new life. At least it will, if she considers what might happen . . . when the heart listens.

Though the story stands alone, it also extends the Milford-Haven Stories, part of the Milford-Haven Saga, the critically acclaimed, best-selling, multiple-award-winning series. Based on Purl’s BBC Radio drama Milford-Haven U.S.A.

Nov
29
Fri
“When the Heart Listens” by Mara Purl
Nov 29 all-day

“When the Heart Listens” by Mara Purl
November 23, 2019

National Listening Day

Can the heart be telling us something we can’t quite hear?

Landscape artist Miranda Jones thought she was on track. Yet something feels off kilter. The subjects of her work all live in nature, yet she herself lives in the city. Her rep and her family emphasize money as the benchmark of success, yet her own goals have to do with the professional challenges of excellence, adventure, and authenticity. She plans a brief trip to join plein air artists in the Carrizo Plain to paint this year’s extraordinary super bloom. Yet what she experiences is a journey that opens a chapter into a new life. At least it will, if she considers what might happen . . . when the heart listens.

Though the story stands alone, it also extends the Milford-Haven Stories, part of the Milford-Haven Saga, the critically acclaimed, best-selling, multiple-award-winning series. Based on Purl’s BBC Radio drama Milford-Haven U.S.A.