January    13    an    award-winning    author    Laura Pritchett   from   Colorado   was   reading   from   her novel    "Stars    Go    Blue"    at    the    Billings    Public Library.   The   event   was   held   in   a   friendly   and relaxed     atmosphere.     Many     of     those     who attended   the   event   are   long-time   admirers   of Laura's     talent.     Laura     Pritchett     pays     huge attention   to   color.   For   example,   she   associates different   people   with   a   particular   color.   And   so color    is    present    in    the    names    of    her    books (Stars   Go   Blue,   Red   Lightning,   and   The   Blue Hour).   Laura   has   characters   that   you   can   meet in   almost   all   of   her   books.   When   Pritchett   wrote about   them   in   her   first   book,   she   did   not   know that   she   would   become   so   attached   to   them.   Some   moments   are   biographical.She   tried   through   her   books   to   understand   her   father, who was sick with Alzheimer's "He   was   a   brilliant   man,   a   world   traveler   who   any   more   couldn't   find   the   word   for   dog   or   tree.   he   was   locked   in   his   claustrophobic   mind.   I first tried to write the book from my standpoint, and then switched to his point of view" - Pritchett said. Laura   was   asked   if   her   father   still   was   the   same   person   that   he   was   before   his disease.   Laura   said   yes.   He   was   a   very   good   man.   Sometimes   people   with   this disease   change   too   much   in   a   mean   way,   and   for   their   relatives   are   easier   to reconcile   themselves   with   the   changes,   thinking   that   in   this   body   there   is   no   longer their beloved person. "I   regret   not   asking   him   about   what   we   can   do   to   make   him   feel   better.   How   we should   have   loved   him   so   that   he   could   feel   it.   People   with   Alzheimer   may   not remember   you,   but   they   remember   what   feelings   you   cause   in   them.   The   release   of my first book coincided with the death of my father..." - Pritchett said. More about Laura soon on jbillingsnews.com Laura   Pritchett   is   an American   author   whose   work   is   rooted   in   the   natural   world.   She began   her   writing   journey   with   the   short   story   collection   Hell’s   Bottom,   Colorado, which   won   the   PEN   USA Award   for   Fiction   and   the   Milkweed   National   Fiction   Prize. This   was   followed   by   the   novels   Sky   Bridge,   Stars   Go   Blue,   Red   Lightning,   and   The Blue Hour, which garnered numerous literary awards, including the High Plains Book Award and the WILLA. She     also     has     two     nonfiction     books:     Great     Colorado     Bear     Stories,     and     Making     Friends     with     Death     (more     at www.MakingFriendsWithDeath.com). Laura   is   the   editor   of   several   anthologies   about   environmental   issues:   Pulse   of   the   River,   Home   Land,   and   Going   Green:   True   Tales from Gleaners, Scavengers, and Dumpster Divers. Her   work   has   appeared   in   The   New   York   Times,   O   Magazine,   Salon,   High   Country   News,   The   Sun,   Orion,   Pinch,   High   Desert   Journal, Lit   Hub,   Publisher's   Weekly,   The   Normal   School,   Writers   on   the   Range,   OnEarth,   Brain,   Teen,   and   many   others.   She   has   been recognized   by   several   organizations   for   environmental   stewardship.   She   holds   a   Ph.D.   from   Purdue   University   and   teaches   at   various writing conferences around the country. When not writing or teaching, she can generally be found outside in Colorado’s mountains. You can reach Laura at laurapritchett.lp@gmail.com. Or on Facebook at facebook.com/LauraPritchettAuthor/ Follow her on twitter at @Authorlaura and Instagram laurapritchettauthor. Website http://www.laurapritchett.com/
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January   13   an   award-winning author     Laura     Pritchett     from Colorado   was   reading   from   her novel    "Stars    Go    Blue"    at    the Billings     Public     Library.     The event    was    held    in    a    friendly and   relaxed   atmosphere.   Many of     those     who     attended     the event   are   long-time   admirers   of Laura's    talent.    Laura    Pritchett pays    huge    attention    to    color. For   example,   she   associates   different   people   with   a   particular color.   And   so   color   is   present   in   the   names   of   her   books   (Stars Go    Blue,    Red    Lightning,    and    The    Blue    Hour).    Laura    has characters   that   you   can   meet   in   almost   all   of   her   books.   When Pritchett   wrote   about   them   in   her   first   book,   she   did   not   know   that she   would   become   so   attached   to   them.   Some   moments   are biographical.She    tried    through    her    books    to    understand    her father, who was sick with Alzheimer's "He    was    a    brilliant man,   a   world   traveler who        any        more couldn't   find   the   word for    dog    or    tree.    he was     locked     in     his claustrophobic    mind. I   first   tried   to   write   the book         from         my standpoint,   and   then switched   to   his   point of    view"    -    Pritchett said. Laura   was   asked   if   her   father   still   was   the   same   person   that   he was   before   his   disease.   Laura   said   yes.   He   was   a   very   good man.   Sometimes   people   with   this   disease   change   too   much   in   a mean    way,    and    for    their    relatives    are    easier    to    reconcile themselves   with   the   changes,   thinking   that   in   this   body   there   is no longer their beloved person. "I   regret   not   asking   him   about   what   we   can   do   to   make   him   feel better.   How   we   should   have   loved   him   so   that   he   could   feel   it. People     with    Alzheimer     may     not     remember     you,     but     they remember   what   feelings   you   cause   in   them.   The   release   of   my first book coincided with the death of my father..." - Pritchett said. More about Laura soon on jbillingsnews.com Laura   Pritchett   is   an American   author   whose   work   is   rooted   in   the natural   world.   She   began   her   writing   journey   with   the   short   story collection    Hell’s    Bottom,    Colorado,    which    won    the    PEN    USA Award   for   Fiction   and   the   Milkweed   National   Fiction   Prize.   This was    followed    by    the    novels    Sky    Bridge,    Stars    Go    Blue,    Red Lightning,    and The   Blue   Hour, w     h     i     c     h       g   a   r   n   e   r   e   d     n   u   m   e   r   o   u   s     l   i   t   e   r   a   r   y     a   w   a   r   d   s   ,     including      the High        Plains Book       Award and               the WILLA. She    also    has two     nonfiction books:      Great Colorado   Bear   Stories,   and   Making   Friends   with   Death   (more   at www.MakingFriendsWithDeath.com). Laura   is   the   editor   of   several   anthologies   about   environmental issues:   Pulse   of   the   River,   Home   Land,   and   Going   Green:   True Tales from Gleaners, Scavengers, and Dumpster Divers. Her   work   has   appeared   in   The   New   York   Times,   O   Magazine, Salon,   High   Country   News,   The   Sun,   Orion,   Pinch,   High   Desert Journal,   Lit   Hub,   Publisher's   Weekly,   The   Normal   School,   Writers on   the   Range,   OnEarth,   Brain,   Teen,   and   many   others.   She   has been    recognized    by    several    organizations    for    environmental stewardship.    She    holds    a    Ph.D.    from    Purdue    University    and teaches   at   various   writing   conferences   around   the   country.   When not   writing   or   teaching,   she   can   generally   be   found   outside   in Colorado’s mountains. You can reach Laura at laurapritchett.lp@gmail.com. Or on Facebook at facebook.com/LauraPritchettAuthor/ Follow      her      on      twitter      at      @Authorlaura      and      Instagram laurapritchettauthor. Website http://www.laurapritchett.com/
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  An award-winning author Laura Pritchett visited Billings