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Mountain of Authors

This guide provides information about a free annual community program for local authors and writers.

Local Authors Database

Are you a local author? We recommend that you join our listing of authors within the Pikes Peak Region. The database is used by both the public and library district when looking for a speaker on a particular topic, or author of interest. Click on the link below to check it out.

Call for Showcase Authors! - Mountain of Authors, Sat. Apr. 27, 2019


Please email with any questions.

Thank you for your interest in Mountain of Authors!


SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019,  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Showcase Author

Mountain of Authors is pleased to invite over thirty regional authors annually to participate as Showcase Authors.  As a Showcase Author:

  • You will have a table of your own to decorate and set up and sell your books.  (The Friends of the Library manages all booksales for a 20% commission)
  • Be able to attend both panels and the keynote speech.
  • Connect with program attendees and other authors as well as area writing groups.
  • There is no charge to participate as a Showcase Author!  We'll even provide an early lunch as well as drinks and snacks throughout the day.  Family and friends are welcome to attend.
  • Get your biography and photo printed in our annual Mountain of Authors program, web site, and program slide show.

We will begin accepting names of interested authors on January 25, 2019 via this web page.  The final date for applying to be a Showcase Author is February 19, 2019.  Accepted authors will be notified via email by March 1, 2019.  Please review the guide below for selection criteria guidelines.  

We look forward to hearing from you!

Selection Criteria:

  • Relevant to community needs and interests
  • Favorable attention to critics, reviewers, and the public
  • Reputation/qualifications of author, artist, publisher, or producer without regard to political, religious, or other affiliations
  • Date of most recent publication should be within the last 3 years
  • Artistic merit, literary value, or recognized award recipient
  • Local or national significance
  • Permanence or timeliness of published works
  • Quality of presentation in relation to content and audience
  • Legal, licensing, or copyright issues
  • Representation of various cultures, viewpoints, and interests
  • Self published/subsidy published works must be reviewed by established publications

Writer's Groups

If your writing group is interested in participating in Mountain of Authors, please send an email to