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Welcome to the Writers' Cafe, your guide to the Library's many tools and resources for our local author community.
Write, create, and self-publish your eBook and connect with readers through the Library.

Local Author Discusses Debut Novel, Self-Publishing Journey

When Bikul Koirala was in ninth grade, he and his younger brother and older cousin decided they’d publish a children’s magazine and distribute it throughout their community and in local schools. It’s an ambitious undertaking on its own, but then the boys figured a first issue run of 1,000 print copies would be the perfect start!

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Local Author Shares Her Children’s Books through Self-Publishing

For local children’s author Barbara Jones, inspiration for her stories can come from anywhere: playing with her children (and now, grandchildren), a walk along the Poudre River, a drive through town.

She envisioned her book, “The Barnacle and Briny Circus: the Greatest Show Under the Sea,” many years ago while doing an activity book with her children: “We had some children’s craft books and one had all these fish in it. I started to see that all the names of sea creatures fit the circus [e.g., lion fish]. Barnacle and Briny Circus came out of nowhere.”

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