Adult Authors

  • Peng Shepherd, The Book of M
  • Eleanor Brown, The Light of Paris
  • Roberta Gately, Footprints in the Dust: Nursing, Survival, Compassion, and Hope with Refugees Around the World
  • Nicole Hampton, Sugar High: Sweet & Savory Baking in Your High-Altitude Kitchen
  • Elisabeth Hyde, Go Ask Fannie
  • Kelly Lund, Wild Together: My Adventures with Loki the Wolfdog
  • Sarah Scoles, Making Contact: Jill Tarter and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
  • Cynthia Swanson, The Glass Forest
  • Dan Eberhart, The Switch: America’s Global Energy Renaissance
  • Dan Grant, The Singularity Witness
  • Jim Ringel, 49 Buddhas - A Buddhist Detective Mystery
  • Julie Rasmussen, Hippy Dippy Bulls**t, A skeptic’s awakening the spiritual universe
  • Dorthy Yoder, Redemption Ridge Undeserved Consequences
  • Delta Donohue, The Frist Taste Belongs to the Gods, Glancing through the Rear View
  • Susan Mathis, Katelyn’s Choice, Christmas Charity, The Fabric of Hope
  • Rochelle Padzensky, No Other Option
  • Jeff Stover, Blue Earth I, Seymour Volumes 1-3, Mantis Summer
  • Dena Samuels, The Mindfulness Effect: an unexpected path to healing, connection & social justice
  • Angie Walker, Trailer Trash, an 80’s Memoir
  • Jean Jacobsen, Chronicles of the Hudson River Valley)
  • Diane Davalos Beale, Buried Light
  • Helen Starbuck, The Annie Collins Mystery Series
  • Kathy Schultz, The Bystander
  • Cheryl Carpinello, Guinevere: On the Eve of Legend, Tutankhamen Speaks
  • Dave Wesfall, Big Weddings Suck! Discover how to Reduce Cost, Energy, Stress and Time
  • J.A. Kazimer, Cuffed Curses, Froggy Style, The Lady in Pink, The Fairyland Murders
  • Natli Vanderwerken, Red Dragon’s Keep; Wind Runner
  • Judith Briles, How to Create a $1,000,000 Speech, How to avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders
  • Tracy Beach, The Tunnels Under Our Feet: Colorado’s Forgotten Hollow Sidewalks
  • Karen Epps, Teacher You Are Enough and More
  • Kate Jonuska, Transference
  • Elizabeth Fox, We Are Going to be Lucky: A WW II Love Story in Letters
  • Charles Harrelson
  • Bridget Blomfield

Young Adult Authors

  • Julie Buxbaum, What to Say Next
  • Susan Cunningham, Crow Flight
  • Tehlor Kay Mejia, We Set the Dark on Fire
  • Ingrid Palmer, All Out of Pretty
  • Crystal Smith, Bloodleaf
  • Lisa Brown Roberts, Spies, Lies and Allies
  • Jessie Hilb, The Calculus of Change
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Middle Grade Authors

  • Kamilla Benko, Secret in the Stone (The Unicorn Quest series)
  • Stephen Bramucci, The Danger Gang & The Isle of Feral Beasts
  • Todd Fahnestock, The Wishing World
  • Lija Fisher, The Cryptid Catcher
  • Jason Henderson, Young Captain Nemo
  • Lynne Kelly, Song for a Whale
  • Stel Pavlou, Daniel Coldstar#1: The Relic War
  • Laura Resau, Tree of Dreams
  • Melissa Savage, The Truth About Martians
  • Kate Siber, National Parks of the USA
  • Kim Tomsic, The 11:11 Wish
  • Anne Ursu, The Lost Girl
  • Booki Vivat, Frazzled #3: Minor Incidents and Absolute Uncertainties
  • Sunny Weber, The Dog at the Gate

Picture Books

  • Deborah Diesen, The Pout-Pout Fish: Far, Far from Home (A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure)
  • Martha Freeman, If You're Going to a March
  • Josh Funk, Mission Defrostable: (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast #3)
  • Leslie Patricelli, Tooth (This is a Board Book.)
  • Dow Phumiruk, Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13
  • Jean Reidy, Pup 681: A Sea Otter Rescue Story
  • Julia Sarcone-Roach, There Are No Bears in This Bakery
  • Ruth Spiro, Baby Loves Green Energy! (Baby Loves Science #7) (This is a Board Book.)
  • Jonathan Stutzman, Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug
  • Andrea Wang, Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando
  • Lily Williams, If Polar Bears Disappeared
  • Mike Wohnoutka, Croc & Turtle
  • Kenneth Wright & Sarah Jane Wright, Lola Dutch When I Grow Up
  • Stan Yan, There's a Zombie in the Basement
  • Toni Yuly, The Whole Wide World And Me
  • Caryn Hartman, Dorje the Yak
  • Lisa Reinicke, Arnold, the cute little pig with personality; Wilhelmina’s Wish
  • Jenny Salimi, Hearts; Hearts for Kids


  • Andy Marquez, Fine Art Photography, The Adventures of Vilhelm and Gustavo, The Magic and Wonder of Colorado
  • Rudite Jaunarajs, Painter, Me and the Sun Series
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Be part of the Festival

Want to be a part of the Colorado Book and Arts Festival? The Arvada Center is looking for authors of all genres to promote, sign and sell their books and for artists who make book-related art such as handmade notecards, journals, book totes or bookshelves to sell at the festival. We’re also looking for food vendors specializing in gourmet snacks such as chocolates, gourmet pre-made popcorn, nuts, toffee or fudge.

Vendors and Authors – Contact Skyler Radis at 720-464-4871 or

Sponsorship Opportunities – Contact Haley O'Malley at 720-898-7227 or

All Other Inquiries – Contact Contact Skyler Radis at 720-464-4871 or

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