OFF THE SHELF – August 10, 2017

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Come by CRYSTAL Books and Gifts for another weekly “Off The Shelf Author Series” on Thursday evenings during the Downtown Farmer’s Market. It is free to the public and is a great opportunity to meet local authors while enjoying informative and entertaining presentations by them.

On Thursday, August 10th, from 6pm to 7pm, meet local authors, Sherry Ficklin and Edith Johnston.

Author Sherry Ficklin will be presenting a discussion on “Finding Your Voice” as an author. She will discuss how to define your writing style to complement your author brand and how to use your unique style to connect with readers.
Sherry Ficklin is the author of over a dozen novels for teens and young adults including the bestselling Stolen Empire series. In her spare time she works as a social media consultant for new and aspiring authors. Her newest novel, The Canary Club, releases October 2017. A limited number of advance copies will be available at this event.
Author Edith Johnston will be presenting “Know Yourself Through the Art of Mandalas”.  In Sanskrit, Mandala literally means circle and center. Mandalas are used throughout many cultures to connect with the inner Self. Edith will explore the sacred art of Mandalas to look at our inner self. This is a means to get unstuck and clearly see your vision, dream and goal.
Edith Johnston, PhD, LPC has 30+ years coaching individuals in figuring out the “how to” live life fully. She assists them in exploring their values, beliefs, strengths, limitations, dreams, and goals with a variety of tools. She provides workshops at local community colleges and blogs about the Journey of Life at
Join us at CRYSTAL Books and Gifts at 439 Main Street in Downtown Grand Junction. Take a break from the hot temperatures on the street and drop in for a few minutes or the entire hour. Seating is limited. You are encouraged to visit CRYSTAL Books and Gifts’ website at and sign up for the email newsletter. You may also call the store at 970-242-5181. More information about this event can be found online at and clicking on upcoming events.