Resolve to Read Local

Five Exciting Authors Who Live Local in Douglas County

Eleanor Brown

"Any Other Family"

Eleanor Brown is a Highlands Ranch literary gem, one we love seeing when she pops in at the library. In her latest book, she tackles the subject of open adoptions and blended families with beauty and sensitivity.

Ausma Zehanat Khan

"Blackwater Falls"

Having already checked human rights lawyer and editor-in-chief off her list, Ausma Zehanat Khan decided to realize a life goal of becoming a mystery writer. Her new series, set in Colorado, is as timely as it is twisty.

Mariah Ankenman

"The Dating Dilemma"

On the lighter side, romance author Mariah Ankenman’s "The Dating Dilemma" sparkles with wit and a hunky (and nerdy) Denver firefighter in need of a fake girlfriend.

Mary Taylor Young

"Bluebird Seasons"

Mary Taylor Young bought a cabin in the ‘90s where she could watch bluebirds. Over the decades she noticed less wildlife visiting and had to worry about wildfires more. Still, she infuses "Bluebird Seasons" with wonder and hope.

Jessica Swaim

"The Hound from the Pound"

For the kiddos (and dog lovers), Douglas County is home to Jessica Swaim, whose book "The Hound from the Pound" features a dog adoption that goes hilariously, and charmingly, off the rails.

— Compiled by Amy Hall

Amy Hall is a Collection Development Librarian with Douglas County Libraries.

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