New reads from local authors

Olivia Jewell Love
Posted 10/26/21

`Farm to Film’ By Hannah Pierrou Published this month, Hannah Pierrou’s new children’s book “Farm to Film” takes readers on a fun journey through the alphabet. “It’s about a little girl …

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New reads from local authors


`Farm to Film’

By Hannah Pierrou

Published this month, Hannah Pierrou’s new children’s book “Farm to Film takes readers on a fun journey through the alphabet.

“It’s about a little girl who goes to her pop and gram’s farm and picks up her pop’s old camera, and she basically just journeys through their farm,” Pierrou said.

Pierrou, who lives in Indian Hills, grew up doing photography and took inspiration from many of her own memories. The book features wholesome topics, watercolor art, geometric designs and fun narrative that engages young readers. 

Farm to Film can be purchased on or at Pierrou’s website 

`Fireball Fox Saves the Forest’

Jackie Crivello

Fireball Fox has returned in a second children’s book written by Evergreen wildlife photographer Jackie Crivello.

Crivello’s book “Fireball Fox Saves the Forest” features her own photography from Colorado, most of it from the Evergreen and Conifer area.

Fireball Fox Saves the Forest” is a tale of big machines coming into Fireball’s and friends’ home forest, tearing down trees and clearing their habitat. Fireball works to protect their homes but finds out details about the work that might be familiar to residents in Evergreen and Conifer.

“One of the reasons I wrote it is to get children talking about wildfires,” Crivello said. 

Both of her books have won the “Mom’s Choice Award” and are selling internationally. 

Crivello’s books can be found on her website at as well as at Marshdale General Store; Critters Toy Co., Taspen’s Organics and Magpie Mercantile in Conifer; and Willow Creek restaurant, HearthFire Books, Evergreen Shipping Depot, Evergreen Clothing Co., TallGrass Salon and Spa, Evergreen Crafters and Village Gourmet in Evergreen.

`The Fishing Guide to 800 High Lakes in Colorado’

By Ron Belak 

After writing his first book in 2018 about how to fly-fish, Kittredge author Ron Belak has introduced his new book, “The Fishing Guide to 800 High Lakes in Coloradoin 2021 with information on where to fish in Colorado.

The book features photography taken by Belak, and has information for both new and experienced fly-fishers. The book contains information on trails, driving directions, topographical maps and more. 

“It contains quite a bit of information,” Belak said. “It covers 800 high lakes in Colorado. I visited 600 of these, mostly in the last 20 years.”

Belak has won multiple awards for his books. In fact, Belak won first place and best of show for this book from the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers. Belak also has written magazine articles for Colorado Outdoors, Fly Fisherman and American Angler magazines

He has been fishing Colorado since he arrived in 1979, and his first book is called “Fly Fishing Colorado’s Backcountry.”

His two books can be purchased from his website

`Thursday’s Children’

By Elisabeth Pendley 

Elisabeth Pendley has written a memoir about her time as a third-grade teacher in a newly integrated school in the South, looking back at school conditions in the late 1960s.

“I had many (students) who read below a third-grade level, many who could not add or subtract, and four who were completely not literate,” she said of her teaching experience.

Pendley explains the racism was an issue at the school, and she draws similarities to today’s society. 

The name for her book was drawn from the Mother Goose nursery rhyme, “Monday’s Child is Fair of Face,” which says “Thursday’s child has far to go.”

“Thursday’s Children can be purchased on Amazon and at HearthFire Books in Evergreen.


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