Love Your Local Authors Festival!

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Estes Valley Library
Fireside Theater

Event Details

The Love Your Local Authors Festival is back for its sixth year! Join us at the Library to interact with local authors and hear them showcase their work. Each author will give a brief presentation on their latest writings. After everyone has presented, authors will be available to meet attendees, discuss their work, and sell and sign copies. Learn more below about some of the authors who will be presenting their work!

If you are a local author or know someone how may be interested in showcasing their work at the festival, please contact Eric White at / 970-586-8116 x832.

Here's a little bit about some of the authors who will be joining us at the festival:

Erik Stensland decided to make a career of hiking by becoming a professional nature photographer. As he trekked the many trails of Rocky Mountain National Park, he found himself overflowing with writing material. Consequently, he became an author and publisher. Now the author of Hiking RMNP: The Essential Guide, Whispers in the Wilderness, Wild Light, and several other publications, Erik’s works celebrate the natural world and the beautiful backyard we call home.

Bring the kids along to meet Michelle Hurni, author of The Berners Go Bouncing, a fun romp with Bernese Mountain Dogs where early readers can practice counting and rhyming. Michelle is also the author of Coaching Climbing, a technique book that includes insights from her decade of competitive climbing.

A few years ago, Carriage Hills resident Bob Leavitt gazed across the Southern Estes Valley from the top of Lily Mountain and wondered how the sprawling neighborhood development got started. Intrigued, Bob began researching, then learning and writing about rancher James McLaughlin and early settlement in the area. The result: A History of the Southern Estes Valley: With Special Emphasis on Carriage Hills. Connect with Bob and hear even more details about his discoveries.

Jason Van Tatenhove’s literary hero was Hunter S. Thompson, and when he had a chance to embed with the most infamous militia of our day, gaining intel to write his own Hell’s Angels, he jumped at the chance. Now authoring The Perils of Extremism, Jason shares his firsthand account of his time with the Oathkeepers and his experience testifying to the United States House Select Committee in 2022. He is also the author of the Colorado’s Chance series, a set of supernatural horror mystery novels, and operates The Colorado Switchblade, his own regional news outlet.

Event Type(s): Books & Authors
Age Group(s): Adult
Eric White
(970) 586-8116 ext. 832