Arcadia Publishing Signing Event

Join 3 Arcadia Publishing authors at BookBar for a signing event. 

About John B. Cameron:
By winter, John B. Cameron is a ski patroller in Colorado, but during the off-season he is a writer and journalist. Eric D. Miller is a flight nurse, member of the Air National Guard, and a volunteer Advanced Life Support provider for a ski patrol in Colorado. Cameron and Miller began swapping stories and sharing old photographs, which ultimately led them to network with fellow patrollers for images and interviews used in this pictorial history.

The Army’s 10th Mountain Division, developed during World War II for combat missions in the mountains of northern Italy, evolved into ski patrols as we know them today. Far-reaching and nuanced, the job of a ski patroller combines long days, physically demanding work in high alpine environments, and the ability to respond to complex medical emergencies. In Colorado, ski patrol has grown from a volunteer operation to a professional workforce—incorporating advancements in lifesaving techniques, avalanche forecasting, and specialized guest services. Relying heavily on their fellow patrollers, life-long friendships are forged on the mountain and often embellished in legendary tales—many of which are shared within.

About Mark Barnhouse:
Denver native Mark A. Barnhouse has published six history books on Denver, leads walking tours for the annual Doors Open Denver celebration of the city’s built environment and is available for speaking engagements. He earned his BA in history and English literature from the University of Colorado–Denver and has continued to research and write.

Denverites once enjoyed a retail landscape rich with personal touches. Revisit May-D&F’s animated holiday windows or the ice skating rink in front of the store. Reminisce about the Christmas chandeliers that stretched for four hundred feet on the main floor of the Denver Dry Goods or the elegance of Neusteters, with its fashion shows and exclusive merchandise. Recall finding that perfect outfit at Fashion Bar and going back-to-school shopping at Joslins. Celebrate salespeople who remembered your name and the comforting feeling of shopping locally where your parents and grandparents shopped. Through decades of research and interviews with former staff, Denver’s unofficial “department store historian” Mark Barnhouse assembles the ultimate mosaic of the Mile High City’s fabulous retail past.


About Cindy Brick:
Cindy Brick has been interested in history since childhood. A nationally known speaker and teacher in the craft field (particularly the quilt world), she is also a certified personal property appraiser and a competition judge. Her writing has appeared in Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine, Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Daily Camera and the Denver Post, as well as for the Quilt Heritage Foundation. She also writes extensively online and for her company, Brickworks. This is her seventh book.

Stunning natural wonders and bustling cities make Colorado’s Front Range one of the country’s best places to live, but its rowdy past left some residents unable to quit the state—even in death. Outside Fort Collins, many a startled visitor spies grisly shadows hanging from the notorious Hell Tree. A reputed murderer stalks the Greeley Courthouse near where he was lynched for his alleged crimes. The disembodied heads of two vengeful banditos float through the basement of the Capitol Building in Denver. And the Broadmoor Hotel of Colorado Springs plays nightly host to a mysterious phantom lady. Author Cindy Brick reveals these and more gripping tales of the Front Range’s spectral history.

Event date: 
Friday, December 21, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm