Books in Bloom author event slated for May 18 in Beaver Creek |

Books in Bloom author event slated for May 18 in Beaver Creek

Daily staff report
VAIL CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyBooks in Bloom will bring three acclaimed authors: Robert Goolrick, Peter Heller and Laura Moriarty to town on May 18.

Is it time to revitalize your book club with fabulous food and a live author event? Have you ever wondered about the writing process and how your favorite authors structure their days? Do you need a mud season pick-me-up but just can’t swing a spring break? For all of these reasons and more, plan to join the Eagle Valley Library District for Books in Bloom, a spring gathering for book lovers!

Bestselling authors Robert Goolrick, Peter Heller and Laura Moriarty will come together on May 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Pines Lodge in Beaver Creek. Attendees will be treated to an afternoon of hearing all three authors discuss their works individually, with local radio personality Erik Williams resuming his role from last year as Master of Ceremonies. Tickets are on sale now with an early discounted price of $45. Space is limited so, interested readers are encouraged to register early.

Goolrick is best known for his first novel, “A Reliable Wife,” which spent 32 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List. His latest book, “Heading Out to Wonderful,” is a tale of love gone terribly wrong.

Heller is an award winning adventure writer. His nonfiction books include “Hell or High Water,” “The Whale Warriors” and “Kook,” a memoir about surfing. He lives in Colorado, and his debut fiction, “The Dog Stars,” was released in 2012 to critical acclaim.

Moriarty has written several novels, including “While I’m Falling,” “The Rest of Her Life” and “The Center of Everything”. Her most recent book is the New York Times Best Seller, “The Chaperone,” a historical fiction account in 1920s New York about silent film star and dancer Louise Brooks. “The Chaperone” is a popular book club selection, and comes highly recommended by the staff of the Eagle Valley Library District.

Appetizers and refreshments provided by Grouse Mountain Grill will be served and a cash bar will be available during the event. The Bookworm of Edwards will be on hand to sell books, followed by a meet the authors and autograph opportunity. Go to for more information about this event and to purchase a ticket. Tickets are also available at the Avon Public Library which can be reached with questions at 970-949-6797.

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