Off The Shelf Author Series

CRYSTAL Books & Gifts   439 Main Street, 81501

Grand Junction Author and New Area Publisher Offer New Children’s Book

“The Night the Stars Fell” is the fourth published book by a known local author, and the first book released by Wise Bird Books, a newly-established local indie-publisher.

The book’s first event is being hosted by CRYSTAL – Books and Gifts as part of their continuing series of Off The Shelf Authors. The event will be downtown at 439 Main Street on November 9th at 11 am.

This might be the only book out there written by an archaeologist, Sally Crum, illustrated by an archaeologist, Eric Carlson, and published by an archaeologist, Aline LaForge, that is not about archaeology!

This delightful, beautifully illustrated book of rhymes brings the Leonid meteor shower to life as it was seen around the world on November 12th, 1833. An annual astronomical event, the 1833 meteor shower was one of the most spectacular celestial sights recorded in human history. This year, the best time for viewing the celestial show is projected to be during the nights of November 16th and 17th.

Sally Crum, a board member of Western Colorado Writer’s Forum, has already authored three books. Her first is non-fiction about the Native Americans of Colorado. The next brings archaeology and 13th century Southwestern cultures alive for children; tales of an ancient journey and further trading adventures as the journey continues.

“The Night the Stars Fell” is available now in local stores, just in time to get young and old alike excited enough to toss on a warm coat and run outside to look up at the sky. A little bit of astronomy, culture, and history rounds out the book of rhymes. What better way to appreciate this November’s Leonid meteor shower?

Sally will be signing copies and providing details about Eric’s whimsical illustrations. Sally will be joined by Danny Rosen, another Grand Valley author and world-traveling astronomer. Danny will be providing exciting information on sky events including the “new-to-the-neighborhood” comet Siding Springs that recently brushed close to Mars, and just where to look to see this year’s Leonid meteor shower.

To contact Sally, email her at smcrum@gmail.com; or Aline at aline.laforge@gmail.com