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book signing with Ken Keffer and Carrie Merrill

Join us on July 22 for two great signings

Ken Keffer

Ken Keffer was born and raised in Wyoming. A vagabond naturalist, he's done a little bit of everything, from monitoring small mammal population in Grand Teton National Park to researching flying squirrels in southeast Alaska, and monitoring Bactrian Camels in Mongolia's Great Gobi Strictly Protected Area. He's also worked as an environmental educator in Wyoming, northern New Mexico, coastal Maryland, and along the shores of Lake Erie in Ohio and along the shores of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin. Ken enjoys birding, floating on lazy rivers, fly fishing in the mountains out west, and walking his dog Willow The Wonder Mutt. One of Ken's favorite childhood memories is building Fort Fishy along the creek at his grandparent's place.

From short scenic day trips to multi-day backpacking excursions, Hiking Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains covers dozens of trails throughout the region including lands of the Bighorn National Forest, the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area, as well as surrounding state and federal lands.  Written by outdoor enthusiast and author, Ken Keffer, Hiking Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains takes new and veteran hikers alike through the beautiful alpine lakes and wilderness of northern Wyoming.

From short scenic day trips to multi-day backpacking excursions, Hiking Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains covers dozens of trails throughout the region including lands of the Bighorn National Forest, the Cloud Peak Wilderness Area, as well as surrounding state and federal lands. 

Written by outdoor enthusiast and author, Ken Keffer, Hiking Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains takes new and veteran hikers alike through the beautiful alpine lakes and wilderness of northern Wyoming.

Does moss only grow on the north side of a tree? Is the North Star really the brightest star? Will a mother bird abandon its baby if you put it back in its nest? Will toads really give you warts? The Truth About Nature answers all of these questions and more.  This useful compendium for parents and children to read together sets the record straight on nature myths once and for all. It breaks down 144 everyday nature myths, identifying how true the myth really is, with the book’s unique “myth scale” (level 1 being somewhat true to level 3 being a complete myth). Organized by season and covering facts that are so strange they must simply be false (but they’re true!), this interactive guidebook also offers readers the chance to do their own science experiments to bust a few myths on their own.

Does moss only grow on the north side of a tree? Is the North Star really the brightest star? Will a mother bird abandon its baby if you put it back in its nest? Will toads really give you warts? The Truth About Nature answers all of these questions and more. 

This useful compendium for parents and children to read together sets the record straight on nature myths once and for all. It breaks down 144 everyday nature myths, identifying how true the myth really is, with the book’s unique “myth scale” (level 1 being somewhat true to level 3 being a complete myth). Organized by season and covering facts that are so strange they must simply be false (but they’re true!), this interactive guidebook also offers readers the chance to do their own science experiments to bust a few myths on their own.

Nature is a destination, but you don't have to travel anywhere to find it. Just open the door and step outside. A fun, hands on approach to getting involved in nature, The Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book is a year-round how-to activity guidebook for getting kids outdoors and exploring nature, be it catching fireflies in the cool summer evenings; making birdfeeders in the fall from peanut butter, pine cones, and seed; building a snowman in 3 feet of fresh winter snow; or playing duck, duck, goose with friends in a meadow on a warm spring day. The Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book includes 448 things to do in nature for kids of all ages--more than one activity for every single day of the year. Each of the year's four seasons includes fifty checklist items, fifty challenge items, three each of projects, destinations, garden recipes, and outdoor games. Throughout the book, you'll also find fascinating facts, useful tips and tricks, and plenty of additional resources to turn to. Complete with whimsical, vibrant illustrations, this book is a must for parents and their kids.

Nature is a destination, but you don't have to travel anywhere to find it. Just open the door and step outside. A fun, hands on approach to getting involved in nature, The Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book is a year-round how-to activity guidebook for getting kids outdoors and exploring nature, be it catching fireflies in the cool summer evenings; making birdfeeders in the fall from peanut butter, pine cones, and seed; building a snowman in 3 feet of fresh winter snow; or playing duck, duck, goose with friends in a meadow on a warm spring day. The Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book includes 448 things to do in nature for kids of all ages--more than one activity for every single day of the year. Each of the year's four seasons includes fifty checklist items, fifty challenge items, three each of projects, destinations, garden recipes, and outdoor games. Throughout the book, you'll also find fascinating facts, useful tips and tricks, and plenty of additional resources to turn to. Complete with whimsical, vibrant illustrations, this book is a must for parents and their kids.


Carrie Merrill

When she isn’t delivering babies, Carrie Merrill is a prolific writer who has been putting pen to paper since the age of 8, when she wrote her first story about a dragon that lived in a cave across the river from her house in Idaho. A day has not gone by since that time when she didn’t have a story floating around in her head. She is currently a full-time OB/GYN in Montana with her six rescue cats when she isn’t writing about the things that lurk in the dark.

Nikka is dying of cancer until a stranger provides her with a cure, but it comes at a steep cost: she must become a Seraph, an angelic being with the power to exorcise and destroy demons. With Gideon, the stranger who introduced her to this life, she learns of the battle between Heaven and Hell and about the part she must play to fight the demon horde and destroy Abaddon, the Prince of Demons. Then she meets Jason, a man with a troubled past who also brings the promise of a normal life, and his offer may be too good to let go.

Nikka is dying of cancer until a stranger provides her with a cure, but it comes at a steep cost: she must become a Seraph, an angelic being with the power to exorcise and destroy demons. With Gideon, the stranger who introduced her to this life, she learns of the battle between Heaven and Hell and about the part she must play to fight the demon horde and destroy Abaddon, the Prince of Demons.
Then she meets Jason, a man with a troubled past who also brings the promise of a normal life, and his offer may be too good to let go.

In this sequel to Angel Blade, Abaddon has fallen, and Nikka and Jason go into hiding as the rest of the world makes sense of the chaos that had occurred in the battle. But as Nikka struggles to face the impact of the events that took Gideon from her, she receives a disturbing vision about the end of the world.

In this sequel to Angel Blade, Abaddon has fallen, and Nikka and Jason go into hiding as the rest of the world makes sense of the chaos that had occurred in the battle. But as Nikka struggles to face the impact of the events that took Gideon from her, she receives a disturbing vision about the end of the world.

In this, Book 3 of the exciting Angel Blade Series, demon hordes now rule a post-apocalyptic world. As the new seraph, Jason is bound to Gideon, even though Jason blames him for Nikka’s disappearance and the loss of her unborn child. Someday, he will kill Gideon or die trying. Until then, he must wait and learn all he can about being a seraph.

In this, Book 3 of the exciting Angel Blade Series, demon hordes now rule a post-apocalyptic world. As the new seraph, Jason is bound to Gideon, even though Jason blames him for Nikka’s disappearance and the loss of her unborn child. Someday, he will kill Gideon or die trying. Until then, he must wait and learn all he can about being a seraph.

Earlier Event: July 11
Downtown Parade Day
Later Event: August 3
Book Singing with CJ Box