Parker author a finalist for award

Colorado Authors League to announce winner at virtual ceremony on June 7

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Posted 6/2/20

An author from Parker is a finalist for the 79th annual Colorado Authors League Writing Award. Laurie Marr Wasmund is one of more than 90 authors league members who submitted published works for …

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Parker author a finalist for award

Colorado Authors League to announce winner at virtual ceremony on June 7

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An author from Parker is a finalist for the 79th annual Colorado Authors League Writing Award.

Laurie Marr Wasmund is one of more than 90 authors league members who submitted published works for consideration this year, according to a news release. Her novel “To Walk Humbly” is the final novel of the White Winter Trilogy.

The first two novels, “To Do Justice” and “To Love Kindness,” chronicle America's involvement in World War I on the home front in Colorado and in the trenches in France. “To Walk Humbly” centers on the years 1923-1925, when the Ku Klux Klan governed the state of Colorado.

The Colorado Authors League plans its first-ever virtual awards ceremony, which will be broadcast at 8 p.m. June 7 in a live Facebook Watch Party, on YouTube, and at coloradoauthors.org.

Each spring since 1942, the authors league has recognized multiple works across several categories and genres, and one author with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Past Lifetime Achievement Award winners include poet Lois Beebe Hayna, children's writer Phyllis Perry, and mystery writer Clive Cussler.

“We are certainly living in unusual times,” Barb Lundy, Colorado Authors League president, said in the news release. “In 1931, the founders of CAL wanted Rocky Mountain readers to know our Rocky Mountain authors. With social distancing our new normal, we are excited to showcase our CAL authors and Lifetime Achievement Award winner with a virtual ceremony for all of Colorado to enjoy.”

The Colorado Authors League was founded 89 years ago as an organization of professional writers. Past presidents include notable Colorado authors Clive Cussler, Rex Burns and Margaret Coel.

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