OFF THE SHELF – August 17, 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 Farmers 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 17th, from 6pm to 7pm, meet local authors, Ray Coca and Karen McKee.

Well known local personality and author of Elite US Dream Team, Ray Coca will lead a discussion regarding The History of Wrestling in Western Colorado.
Ray Coca continues to nurture his life-long love affair with Sports. He has an unrivaled knowledge of Colorado sports history. Coca was the former program editor and writer for the National Junior College Baseball World Series (JUCO) and has also enjoyed a successful career in journalism.
Local author Karen McKee will be discussing her two books, In Name Only and Miracle, a Novella.

K. L. (Karen Lea) McKee has had a passion for writing since she was a young girl. After raising two rambunctious boys and earning her B.A. in English from Regis University, she renewed her desire to write faith-based stories. Karen worked in the Reference Center of her local library for twenty-nine years, recently retiring to pursue writing full time. She is a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. She and her husband reside in Western Colorado.

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.