Grand Lake history and book signing
Ryan Summerlin July 26, 2012
What: Grand Lake history and book signingWhen: Sunday, August 12, 2012 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.Where: Western Riviera Lakeside Event Venue, 1007 Lake Ave., Grand LakeMeet local authors Avis Gray, Pat Raney, Michael Geary and Pat McNulty who will be signing their books about Grand Lake, and learn the history and take a tour of the Kauffman House Museum (admission $5, children 12 & under free) and a Guided Walking Tour (2 and 4 p.m., $10 donation) with the Grand Lake Area Historical Society.Along the way, encounter actors from the Grand Arts Council and learn about the Grand Arts Center and all it has to offer. Have an Old Time Photo taken with family and friends, and your second print is free.About the authorsAvis Gray owns the only bookstore in Grand County, lives in a cabin she helped build and is a graduate of the University of Michigan. “Never Summer: Notes from a Village High in the Rockies” are true and riveting adventures of living in a mountain village high in the Rockies. Other books co-written by Avis include “A Feast in the Rockies a Grand Lake cookbook,” “In Their Own Spirit,” an oral history book with five pioneer historians of our village, and “Our Men of the Mountains,” the oral history of our local unsung war heroes.Pat Raney is co-author of “Rocky Mountain Rustic Historic Buildings of the Rocky Mountain National Park Area.” The book documents the historic lodges, guest ranches, cabins and retreats in Grand Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park.Pat researched and wrote the stories of Grand Lake’s historic architecture and contributed many photographs of this unique rustic style. Pat’s photographs are available at the Grand Lake Art Gallery. She also teaches Graphic Design classes at the Art Institute of Colorado in Denver.Michael Geary: “A Quick History of Grand Lake” presents a concise and interesting account of the people and events that have influenced the human history of Grand Lake and its immediate vicinity – including Rocky Mountain National Park and the Grand Lake Lodge.Pat McNulty is an award winning Denver Radio and TV broadcaster who has published a new novel, “Great Music Radio.com,” that features the town of Grand Lake. During high school, Pat spent his summers as a cowboy just south of Granby and visits us whenever time allows. “Great Music Radio.com” combines historical and modern fiction into a fascinating look at the development of music and radio. Critics say, “It’s humorous and smart,” “a page-turner,” “a fantastic beach read,” but ultimately, a love story from two different moments in time. Pat also offers a money back guarantee if you don’t laugh out loud … a lot.