Colorado Humanities and Outskirts Press Recognize Colorado Book Award Winners in Aspen

June 29, 2010 – Denver, CO – Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book announced the winners of the 19th annual Colorado Book Awards on June 25 in Aspen, Colorado.  With the Mayor of Denver, John Hickenlooper in attendance, the awards were announced in the picturesque Doerr-Hosier Center. The winners were:

Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America, by Helen Thorpe.

Voices of the American West, by Corinne Platt and Meredith Ogilby.

Grandmother, Have the Angels Come?, by Denise Vega; illustrated by Erin Eitter Kono.

Artsy-Fartsy: An Aldo Zelnick Comic Novel, by Karla Oceanak; illustrated by Kendra Spanjer

The Indigo Notebook, by Laura Resau.

A Dozen on Denver: Stories, edited by the Rocky Mountain News.

First Kill Your Family: Child Soldiers of Uganda and the Lord’s Resistance Army, by Peter Eichstaedt.

Rosalie Edge, Hawk of Mercy: The Activist Who Saved Nature from the Conservationists, by Dyana Z. Furmansky.

A Land Beyond Ravens: Book 4 of the Mascen’s Treasure Series, by Kathleen Cunningham Guler.

The Radio Magician and Other Stories by James Van Pelt.

Theory of Mind: New & Selected Poems by Bin Ramke.

Phlogs: Journey to the Heart of the Human Predicament, by George Stranahan & Nicole Beinstein Strait.

Spoon, by Robert Greer.

The Colorado Book Awards is one of the oldest state book award programs in the country and recognizes outstanding contributions by Colorado authors, editors, illustrators and photographers in multiple categories: anthology/collection, biography, children’s literature, creative nonfiction, history, fiction, genre fiction, general nonfiction, juvenile literature, pictorial, poetry and young adult literature.

“As one of the sponsors of the Colorado Book Awards, we were honored to be on-hand during the ceremony to help distribute awards to this creative group of winners,” stated Outskirts Press CEO Brent Sampson. “Based in Colorado as we are, Outskirts Press knows first-hand what talented individuals reside in this beautiful state.”

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About Outskirts Press, Inc.:

Outskirts Press, an Inc. 500 company, offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.

About Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book:

Colorado Humanities supports high-quality literary, cultural and historical programs throughout Colorado in an effort to bring the humanities to communities across the state. The mission of Colorado Humanities is to inspire the people of Colorado to explore ideas and to appreciate our diverse cultural heritage.  More information about Colorado Humanities can be found by visiting

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