Date(s) - 06/11/2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Twin Lakes Inn

Chaffee County Writers Exchange announces the long-awaited visit by celebrated western author Chris Enss to Colorado’s mountain communities has been rescheduled for June 11th. Chris Enss is a New York Times best-selling author who has been writing about women of the Old West for more than twenty years. She has penned more than forty published books on the subject. Her work has been honored with five Will Rogers Medallion Awards, an Elmer Kelton Book Award, an Oklahoma Center for the Book Award, and was a Western Writers of America Spur Finalist. Chris’ most recent work is According to Kate: The Legendary Life of Big Nose Kate Elder, Love of Doc Holliday. Her new book, soon to be released is The Widowed Ones, a new perspective on the widow of General George Armstrong Custer.

As President of Western Writers of America, Enss is currently involved in the group’s Packing the West educational program designed for second through sixth grade students. “We want to introduce kids to books about the American West and teach them about the history of the frontier,” Enss explained.

Joining Chris in this visit is award winning western author Phil Mills, Jr. His books include three historical novels set in 1800s Wyoming and six children’s books. His Wyoming series includes Where a Good Wind Blows, Where the Wildflowers Dance and most recently, Where Cold the Waters Run. Where a Good Wind Blows was a Spur Finalist Award for Best 2010 Western Audio book from the Western Writers of America. 

Chaffee County Writers Exchange (CCWE), will be sponsoring a luncheon with Chris and Phil on Friday, June 11, 2021 from 11:00 – 1:00 p.m. Based in Central Colorado since 1995, CCWE fosters writing and encourages publication through the sharing of resources and information. The luncheon will take place at The Twin Lakes Inn, in Twin Lakes, Colorado. Chris and Phill will be speaking at the luncheon on “Creative Marketing with Nothing But A Dream and A Good Book.” The talk will be primarily focused on marketing techniques for writers to use with their existing or yet-to-be-published books. Tickets for the luncheon are $30 each, and are available by visiting CCWE members are invited to attend, and tickets will also be available to the public. However, seating is limited, so please visit CCWE’s website soon to reserve your spot at!

During the authors’ Lake County visit, they will be lodging and dining at the Twin Lakes Inn. If you would like to join them for dinner, please call to make reservations at 719-486-7965.

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