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Leslie Doran

Position: Special to the Herald

Mojave Desert comes alive in eco-thriller

Author Mary Sojourner’s latest ecological novel, 29, is an invitation into a wild retro ride through the fiercely beautiful landscape of the Mojave Desert. The story is rife with the aroma of the...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Books

Book digs into living, aging artfully

Durango is a great place for retirement, or any stage of life for that matter. The quality of life, being surrounded by nature and the opportunities for physical, intellectual and spiritual growth...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Books

10 life-changing powers and a path to peace

Local therapist, teacher and author Carolyn Hobbs has penned her second book, Free Yourself: Ten Life Changing Powers of Your Wise Heart. She draws from her personal experience, her role as teacher...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Books

Book offers exhaustive look at local outlaws

“Porter and Ike Stockton: Colorado and New Mexico Border Outlaws,” a nonfiction book by debut author Michael Maddox, displays his meticulous research into the colorful history of two of the Wild...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Books

Some inspiration to keep age from getting you down

Who knew? Martha McClellan – early childhood specialist and Herald columnist who has written about patient parenting for the last nine years – is a fervent, enduring athlete. McClellan, who...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Books

A rocky journey from Egypt to U.S. academia

Sesen: The Egyptian Lotus is the first novel by Omnia El-Hakim and is published by AuthorHouse. El-Hakim is the former chair of the Physics and Engineering Department at Fort Lewis College. Born in...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Books

Colorful past comes to life

Shootout at the El Moro: A Tragedy in Durango is a compact fictional work by Michael Watson, an independently published writer, who brings to life the very real and legendary gunfight in Durango...

DATE: July 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Books

Johnson’s Any Other Name a solid, compelling read

The release of Craig Johnson’s 11th novel, Any Other Name, coincided this month with the start of the third season of the acclaimed A&E television series “Longmire.” According to Johnson, some fans...

DATE: June 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Books

Durangoan’s novel brings mystery to a national park

Durangoan and former city councilor Scott Graham has written his first mystery, Canyon Sacrifice, after successfully publishing five non-fiction books. Graham’s Extreme Kids was awarded the 2006...

DATE: May 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Spreading the wise words of women

Sometimes it is the little things in life that lead to big changes. These small choices create a paradigm shift in one’s world. Little things like deciding to go to a conference in California and...

DATE: April 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Books

Pagosa author blends raptors, shamanism

Opening the pages of Gracious Wild by Stacey Crouch is to enter into a world foreign to most readers. Couch shares her journey from a seemingly unfulfilled life as a scientist working in the wilds...

DATE: April 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Cold Storage’ is not too far from Durango

Durangotangs are getting a fresh taste of winter lately with the chilly winds, grey skies and a little snow. What could be better than curling up in front of the fire with a great book jam-packed...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Books

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