Rams Write

You’ve Got This! The Journey from Middle School to College, As Told by Students on the Autism Spectrum and Their Parents
Rachel Bédard (Ph.D., ’04) and Mallory Griffith
Traces the journeys of more than 20 families as they guide their students from middle school to college and beyond.

Echoes from an Eagle
Ken Elder Bledsoe (M.S., ’81)
The author returns to the 1942 crash site of his father’s B-17 bomber off the coast of Australia and recounts his discoveries in the sunken wreckage from World War II.

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Trophic Cascade
Camille T. Dungy (Professor, Department of English)
A fourth volume of poetry from the award-winning CSU professor. The collection, published by Wesleyan University Press, won the 2018 Colorado Book Award for poetry.

The Andes: The Complete History of Mountaineering in High South America
Evelio Echevarria (Professor Emeritus, Spanish)
This climbing history documents thousands of ascents by adventur- ous souls from all epochs.

Humble Task
Cathleen Ellis (B.A., ’68; M.A.T., ’70; B.S., ’00)
A novel about a 16-year-old leaving her toxic family for a new life and the chance to attend college.

Hidden History of Fort Collins
Barbara Fleming (B.A., ’67; M.A., ’70)
A collection of columns written for the Fort Collins Coloradoan, with previously unpublished photographs.

Life Above 7000 Feet in Wyoming: Shifting Tectonic Memory Plates
Richard F. Fleck (M.A., ’62)
A memoir of life in Wyoming and the author’s reverence for the spirit of the land. Fleck, who has written several other adven- ture-oriented nonfiction books, recently became a member of the Colorado Authors’ League.

Never Summer
Mark Gaffney (B.S., ’78)
This historical novel recounts the battle over Bowen Gulch, which pitted activists and the Colorado logging industry.

Immanuel Labor – God’s Presence in our Profession: A Biblical, Theological, and Practical Approach to the Doctrine of Work
Russell Gehrlein (B.S., ’80)
Offering a Christian perspective for readers seeking God’s guidance in finding a career and integrating faith at work.

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Beautiful Flesh: A Body of Essays
Stephanie G’Schwind, editor (Faculty, Department of English)
An anthology of 18 essays, from the CSU Center for Literary Publishing, concerning different parts of the body, from belly to brain, bones, and blood. It won the 2018 Colorado Book Award for anthology.

The Simple Math of Writing Well: Writing for the 21st Century
Jennie (Acker) Harrop (M.F.A, ’97)
A guide addressing the importance of writing well in the digital age.

Fight Like a Girl: The Truth Behind how Female Marines are Trained
Kelly Kennedy (B.A., ’97) and Lt. Col. Kate Germano
One woman’s professional battle against systemic gender bias in the Marines and the lessons it holds for all of us.

Embroidering within Boundaries: Afghan Women Creating a Future
Mary Littrell (Professor Emeritus and Head, Design and Merchandising)
Explores the lives of Afghan women entrepreneurs who embroider textiles to support their families in a war-torn country.

Play Hard – Have Fun: A Philosophy for Life
Phil Martin (B.M., ’74)
Describes the deep feeling of joy experienced through the hard work put into pursuing a valued goal.

Cover of Todd Mitchell's, The Last Panther

The Last Panther
Todd Mitchell (M.F.A., ’02)
An 11-year-old girl discovers a family of panthers that were thought to be extinct in this middle-grade novel published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers, which won the 2018 Colorado Book Award for juvenile literature. Mitchell is director of CSU’s Program in Creative Writing Pedagogy.

Hunting Hour
Margaret Mizushima (M.A., ’75)
A finalist in the mystery category of the 2017 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Best Book Awards.

Navigating the C: A Nurse Charts the Course for Cancer Survivorship Care
Alene Nitzky (Ph.D., ’94)
Providing insights needed to understand that cancer does not have to mean the end of health or a poor quality of life.

Metabolism Revolution
Haylie Pomroy (B.S., ’97)
In her sixth book on health, nutrition, and weight loss, the author provides interventions for rapid weight loss based on individual metabolic status and needs.

The Synthetic Age: Outdesigning Evolution, Resurrecting Species, and Reengineering Our World
Christopher Preston (M.A., ’93)
Imagining a future in which humans reshape the natural world using nanotechnology, synthetic biology, de-extinction, and climate engineering.

Exploring High Mountain Lakes in the Rockies
Fred W. Rabe (B.S., ’50; M.S, ’57)
The ecology, natural history, and human impacts associated with high-country waters spanning 1,000 miles of mountainous terrain.

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The Blue Hour
Laura Pritchett (B.A., ’93; M.A., ’95)
The novel, written with passion for rural lives and the natural world, explores the tight-knit community of Blue Moon Mountain. Published by Counterpoint Press, it earned a 2018 Colorado Book Award in literary fiction.

Alternative Models of Sports Development in America: Solutions to a Crisis in Education and Public Health
Dave Ridpath (B.A., ’90)
Providing four alternative models that draw various elements from academic, athletics, and European approaches.

A Good Job: Campus Employment as a High-Impact Practice
Marianna Savoca (Ph.D., ’16)
A resource for higher-ed administrators and student employers interested in capitalizing on the developmental and learning potential of student employees.

Campaign Crossroads: Presidential Politics in Indiana from Lincoln to Obama
Andrew Stoner (Ph.D., ’13)
A look back over the varied, sometimes important, sometimes irrelevant, but always interesting presidential campaign cycles in Indiana history.

Ralph Swain (B.A., ’67; M.A., ’72)
Part of the Images of America series from Arcadia Publishing, this picture book covers the early history of Coolidge, Ariz.

Patricia A. McKillip and the Art of Fantasy World-Building
Audrey Taylor (B.A., ’07)
A critical examination of works by novelist Patricia McKillip, demonstrating how an understanding of world-building enables a deeper appreciation of her writer’s fantasies.

BLANK: A Novel Abstraction
Ashley Wylde (B.A., ’16)
An experiential concept novel that doubles as an art installation.

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