Colorado Book Award in History

We won! In case you missed it, on June 13th, we were awarded the Colorado Book Award for Denver Mountain Parks: 100 Years of the Magnificent Dream. Authors Wendy Rex-Atzet and Erika Walker traveled to Aspen with high hopes, and indeed, the trip proved to be a huge moment for the book, and for all of us involved in it.

Erika Walker, left, and Wendy Rex-Atzet accepted our award at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen June 13th.
Erika Walker, left, and Wendy Rex-Atzet accepted our award at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen June 13th.

With the award behind us, it suddenly feels as if we’re wrapping things up and I feel a little wistful. It has been an honor to work [on this project]… Producing our book has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, one I will always treasure.
—Erika Walker, co-author

We did have a marvelous team, and the product reflects everyone’s expert contributions! Couldn’t have done it without John Fielder and the production team he arranged, editor Jenna Brown and designer Rebecca Finkel, who made a huge difference in the result. Thank you to everyone for being part of the “magnificent” project.

2014 Colorado Book Awards went to writers in 16 categories!
2014 Colorado Book Awards went to writers in 16 categories!

If you don’t have a copy of our award-winning book, you should fix that right away! Please look for it at the Tattered Cover in Denver, the History Colorado Center, online at Amazon.com, or right here on our website, via Paypal (no Paypal account required).

The Colorado Center for the Book awarded authors in 16 categories. A list of all winners is here. Photos courtesy of Colorado Center for the Book.

Here’s a link to the Denver Post article on the 2014 awards.

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