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CAL Authors Release New Books!

Five women and their will to survive

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A grumpy troll makes room for two

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Taking risks is how friendship and love begins.

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A case of mistaken identity turns a Brazilian vacation deadly.

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A Copper Colored Cajankler lives in chandeliers, cravats, castles, and chifforobes. 

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Helping Students

In 2020 CAL members joined together to create Prompts For Young Writers, a book to inspire and launch great stories Our authors also provided writing tips in the book available in both English and Spanish. To download this FREE Resource, Click here: Prompts Book.

Helping the Community

In the difficult summer of 2020, CAL authors rose to the occasion with the Little Library Book Bomb!

Dozens of authors donated their books to Little Free Libraries all over Colorado. Way to go, CAL!

Watch our slideshow and read the Little Library article 2020 from the Denver Post

Book Bomb Participants
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CAL books are on GoodReads!

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CAL will participate in the 2021 Colorado Country Christmas Gift Shows in November. The Denver booth is waiting list only, but a couple spots are still open for Colorado Springs. Click for more details. 

Christmas Booth

Celebrating 90 Years

Thomas Hornby Ferril,

first Colorado Poet Laureate 

Poet Thomas Hornsby Ferril was a founding board member Colorado Authors League. Born in 1896, Ferril graduated from Colorado College. He worked for Great Western Sugar Company as publicity director for more than 40 years. He and his wife Helen also published the weekly Rocky Mountain Herald from 1939 to 1972. Ferril remained active in Colorado’s writing community and was appointed Colorado’s first Poet Laureate in 1979.
Ferril’s poetry engages the American West through science and mythology. Read More


Lillian de la Torre,
Early CAL Member


During the 1940s, de la Torre began her writing career in earnest. After a year's absence in 1945, working as a technical advisor to 20th Century-Fox in Hollywood, she began to write mystery stories. Her 1946 collection of Dr. Sam Johnson stories were well received. She held board positions in national and local writers organizations. A regular contributor to Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and the Armchair Detective, she also reviewed books. Her byline appeared in The New York Times and the New Republic, and local newspapers. Read More

CAL Writing Awards

Submission period: Nov 1-Jan 31

Eligibility: You must be a CAL member to enter (See Membership tab above)

Categories: Multiple categories are judged from essays, articles, and poetry to full-length novels.

Awards announcements: May or June

Contest Info & Entry

Mary Taylor Young,

recipient of the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award


Book Trailer

The Colorado Authors League held their first-ever virtual awards ceremony on the evening of June 7, 2020 to announce the winners of the 79th Annual CAL Writing Awards. You can see a complete list of finalists and watch the video right here!

Awards Finalists