Mountain of Authors (MOA) is an annual community program that provides an opportunity for the public and local authors to network, listen to notable authors, as well as learn more about the craft of writing and trends in publishing. Click on one of the tabs to the left to discover more information about this library program. It is free to attend, there is no registration, and all are welcome!
CHECK OUT OUR 2021 MOUNTAIN OF AUTHORS BOOK BUZZ AUTHORS!
We are proud to introduce you to these talented local authors and their works. Click on a link to view the presentations for each genre.
15th Annual Pikes Peak Library District's Mountain of Authors Keynote Speaker Joe Kenda
Lt. Joe Kenda, a twenty-three-year veteran of the Colorado Springs Police Department, spent twenty-one years chasing killers as a homicide detective and commander of the major crimes unit. Kenda and his team solved 356 of his 387 homicide cases, getting a 92 percent solve rate—one of the highest in the country. After retiring from law enforcement, he starred in Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda, an American true-crime documentary series that ran for nine seasons on the Investigation Discovery network and was aired in sixty-nine countries and territories worldwide. At its peak, Homicide Hunter averaged 1.9 million viewers in the US. See Lt. Kenda on his new crime series, American Detective, available to stream now on discovery+.
His new book from Blackstone Publishing, Killer Triggers, was released March 9, 2021.
Photo credit Investigation Discovery, Stephanie Diani
UPCOMING AUTHOR PRESENTATIONS AND OTHER PROGRAMS OF NOTE
THROUGH THE PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT
PROGRAMS ARE FREE TO ATTEND - PLEASE CLICK ON LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER
PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT PRESENTS THE PIKES PEAK REGIONAL HISTORY SYMPOSIUM:
NICE, NAUGHTY, & NOTABLE: COLORADO SPRINGS AT 150
SAT., JUNE 26, 2021 - 10AM : https://ppld.librarymarket.com/pikes-peak-regional-history-symposium-9
SAT., JULY 24, 2021 - 10AM : https://ppld.librarymarket.com/pikes-peak-regional-history-symposium-8
SAT., AUGUST 28, 2021 - 10AM : https://ppld.librarymarket.com/pikes-peak-regional-history-symposium-7
AUTHOR CHRIS MANDEVILLE PRESENTS
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO WRITE A NOVEL: A BEGINNING WRITER'S WORKSHOP
PART I - SAT., AUG. 7, 2021 - 10AM : https://ppld.librarymarket.com/everything-you-need-know-write-novel-beginning-writers-workshop-part-1
PART II - SAT., AUG. 14, 2021 - 10AM : https://ppld.librarymarket.com/everything-you-need-know-write-novel-beginning-writers-workshop-part-2
LOCAL AUTHOR, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND CLIMBING ENTHUSIAST STEWART GREEN PRESENTS
COLORADO SPRINGS: A PHOTOGRAPHER'S LOOK AT A CHANGING LANDSCAPE, 1971-2021
EAST LIBRARY COMMUNITY ROOM THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2021 - 4 PM