Local Anyce Stone – author Rocklyn Grace
Both Books were published in 2022. They are available online (Kindle) or at Western Stars Gallery (signed copies)
Until I Am Dust (The Remnant Chronicles Book 1) by Rocklyn Grace (Author)
Dystopian Fiction, Dystopian Science Fiction, Multicultural & Interracial Romance
Soaring Eagle== Soaring Eagle dreams of reuniting his family and his western rural tribe despite the dystopian government restrictions that have forced them apart. In his efforts to pursue his goals, his plans are thwarted by his capture and a young woman who saves him from certain execution in the only way the laws of her sector allow: marriage. His entire life is upended, his secrets exposed, and now Soaring Eagle must seek a new pathway to his dream. How can he unite his family without losing the woman he also desires?
Kathleen == Kathleen is a young, independent ranch owner in the western sector. She rescues a young mixed-race, tribal man – a big risk to herself, her ranch family, and her private existence. She mistakenly believes he will move on, and leave her ranch, but she soon finds out that he’s decided to stay. Can she protect herself and her ranch? Can she keep claim over her heart, or will her own secrets ultimately destroy everything?
Soaring Wolf Howling Eagle: A Story of Friendship
by Rocklyn Grace (Author), Fares Kaze (Author) — Poetry Anthologies, Friendship
Welcome to the poetic and picturesque world of Rocklyn Grace and Fares Kaze, two friends who found each other by the happenstance of social media. Realizing they were opposites in nearly every way imaginable, Rocklyn and Fares embarked upon a journey to learn more about each other’s distant worlds.
The result of conversations within the confines of tiny text boxes is here: a friendship built beyond the separations of nations, mountains, oceans, time zones, families, ages, cultures, and religions. Open the book. Turn the pages. Walk in the mountains and valleys with Rocklyn and Fares.
If you listen carefully, you’ll hear an eagle howl. If you watch closely, you’ll see a wolf soar.
Author Bio ==
Rocklyn Grace is the pen name for Lyons resident, Dr. Annyce Stone. The Stone family has enjoyed life here in Lyons for thirteen years. Rocklyn/Annyce loves the beauty and peace of her western, mountain home where life is wildly free. She also loves morning coffee, sunsets in the cool evenings, and the interruption of a moonbeam across the living room floor late at night. She’s raised two sons with her husband (both runners for Lyons a few years ago), and she and Thomas now substitute the boy-noise with rock music in the empty nest.
Fares Kaze lives in the beautiful mountains of Algeria, in the Kabyle region. There, he works as an artist and a little bit of a farmer. He loves morning coffee, rainy winter days, and the interruption of a kitty-friend darting across his garden. Fares looks forward to his own family someday; but until then, he fills his house with all kinds of music, including Scandinavian metal. Fares hopes to come to the United States to meet Annyce and his adopted family in person along with the many new friends he has waiting here.
Together, through the happenstance of meeting on social media, Rocklyn and Fares embarked upon a journey to learn more about each other’s distant worlds. Through many conversations in tiny text boxes, they created a friendship that crosses over many separations: nations, mountains, oceans, time zones, families, ages, cultures, and religions.
Open their book. Turn their pages. Walk in the mountains with Rocklyn and Fares. If you listen, you’ll hear an eagle howl. If you watch, you’ll see a wolf soar.
Local Kat Russell, prolific children’s book author
This year 2022, the books publishing are children’s picture books for ages 0-7 and their parents. Picco and Wren Three published in September is a “new book”. The latest is a 2nd edition of Get to Bed which published in October. Use whichever one you want. In November, the book published is also a 2nd edition, of The Little Book of Why.
Picco and Wren Three by Catherine Ann Russell, Illustrated by Janell E. Robisch
Picture book for ages 0-7 and their parents
Wrens are born to sing! So, what do you do when you are a wren who can only squeak? Poor little Wren Three had this very problem. Though Mamma Wren and her other siblings, Wren One and Wren Two, loved her very much, Wren Three could not sing like they could. One day, Wren Three makes a new friend: Picco, the piccolo, and they soon share their talents with each other. Will Wren Three ever be able to sing? What could possibly turn Wren Three’s squeak into a song? Perhaps true friendship holds the key to success.
Get to Bed! by Catherine Ann Russell, Illustrated by Morgan Grace Quist Sooy
Picture book for ages 0-7 and their parents
One of the biggest challenges at the Bouncing Baby Farm is getting the animals to bed, especially on lovely summer evenings. Goats, ducks, and chickens simply do not cooperate. It takes so much time to say “goodnight” that an owl informs the owner that it will soon be dawning a new day. Regardless of critter shenanigans, all is well at the Bouncing Baby Farm. This delightful, fun poem will entertain kids and parents alike as a go-to bedtime story before they say, “Goodnight!”Get to Bed! is a children’s picture book for ages 0-7 and their parents.
Proceeds from book sales support emergency famine relief for infants and children
Find out more at http://www.basketfulreliefproject.com
BIO for Catherine Ann Russell
Catherine (Cat) Ann Russell, moved to action in 2019 to address the infant and child famine crises in Yemen, wrote and published children’s books to support organized emergency famine relief efforts through her Basketful Relief Project. She has written three children’s picture books: Get to Bed!, The Little Book of Why, and Picco and Wren Three. From there, she wrote a children’s chapter book series, The Pearls of Wisdom Series, each inspired by a Biblical Proverb: The Pond of Reflection, The Hyrax Song, and The Zoe-Chai Seed. In 2002, she started her own digital multimedia company in 2002 called Spike Productions (www.spikeproductions.com), after a career as a professional research scientist at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Cat lives in Lyons, Colorado, with her husband, Ed, and several farm animals, including two burros named Nikki and Norman.
OTHER RECENT BOOKS Appearing at the Lyons Regional Library:
Leslie Young, a regular participant in our Word Wednesday program, released Around and Around: Recollections of a bioengineer from the Bronx. (October)
Junior Burke (author of A Thousand Eyes) also released a new title in September, Buddha Was a Cowboy (no book launch, but purchased it for the Library collection.)
Amrita Rose, author of No Plaid Suits — was hosted by the Library; and also held her official release at Moxie on November 12. No Plaid Suits: how not to have a boring, normal life is a guidebook for people who want to build personal resilience, have more adventures, and feel more confident.
Amrita Rose, local author, life and career coach gives you the low-down on everything from scheduling your time or creating a meal from “nothing,” to ending any relationship and dealing with grief. Join Amrita for easy exercises, inspiring tales, and humorous advice from someone who’s been there. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about how to create a life you love.
And while not exactly a book, locals Elizabeth Marglin and Niki Dewart, have created a new oracle deck, The Wild and Sacred Feminine, with various events around town, including at the Library on December 13.