The Giving Back Gang – Holiday Party at Maria’s Bookshop

Local Authors Supporting Local Nonprofits

Friday, December 7, 2012 – 6-8 p.m.

Ginger Jenks, author of “Wag, Live, Love – What Dogs Teach Us About Happiness and Life” is part of the Giving Back Gang.

Join us at Maria’s Bookshop, which is hosting an event a showcasing 18 of SW Colorado’s most talented and generous authors, who have each selected a local nonprofit organization to support by donating a share of the proceeds from the sale of their books December 1-7.

The range of titles provides great selection for holiday gift shopping!  Your gift will benefit not only your recipient, but a local non-profit as well.

Please help spread the word, and plan to come by Maria’s this Friday evening.

You can share this link to a description of the event on Maria’s Bookshop’s website:

The authors will be on hand to mix and mingle, sign books and offer up some of their best holiday cookie concoctions as well.

Participating authors, plus the organizations they’ve chosen to support and book titles are:



Their Cause

Their Book

Ginger Jenks Annie’s Orphans Wag, Live, Love
C. Joseph Greaves National Mustang Association of Colorado Hard Twisted
Jerri Lincoln Big Brothers/Big Sisters Cooper’s Smile
Tekla Dennison Miller VOA of Durango (Durango Community Shelter and Southwest Safehouse) Inevitable Sentences
Erin Gray Animas Museum Moonshine Murder
Gail Wagner Childhaven Donegal Sidhe: Army of Sorrow
Ken Wright San Juan Citizens Alliance Monkey Wrench Dad
R. Lataine Townsend Humane Society 2013: Beginning an Era of Hope and Harmony
Melanie Milburn MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) I Love You More Than Chocolate
John H. Wright Silverton-San Juan Fire Authority and Rescue Blazing Ice
Bruce Ehlenbeck Planned Parenthood of Durango Some Time Till Knowing
Erica Olsen Montezuma Land Conservancy Recapture and Other Stories
Pam Young Alternative Horizons Night Sounds
Fred Wildfang Center for Southwest Studies Postcard History Series: Durango
Jean Campion La Plata County Historical Society Minta Forever
Sylvester Allred Durango Nature Studies Rascal, the Tassel-Eared Squirrel
Holli Pfau La Plata County Humane Society Pure Gold
Bud Poe and Ann Butler Montezuma County Historical Society Trail Canyon: 6 Miles Long, 10,000 Years Deep