Local Author Happy Hour

Join us for Local Author Happy Hour the second Saturday of every month. Swing by BookBar to meet three local authors and enjoy half off all drinks.

This month, we'll be joined by Kate Jonuska, author of Transference,  Stephanie Harper, author of Sermon Series, and Laurie Ann Pokin, author of Dear Aunt Catherine. 

About Kate Jonuska:
Kate Jonuska is a Colorado native with a B.A. in creative writing from the University of Denver. She has a decade of experience writing features for top-notch regional publications, including the Denver Post, the Daily Camera, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette and Boulder Magazine. Kate's short fiction was nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize, and Transference is her first published novel.

About Transference
Professionally ruined, morally bankrupt and reflexively snarky, psychiatrist Derek Verbenk is a f*ck-up by even his own measure. Major errors in judgment have sentenced the once ambitious doctor to a career handing out prescriptions to rich housewives from his home office in Cherry Creek — until a superpowered new patient turns Verbenk's life upside down and his soul inside out.

Romping through Denver, breaking through barriers of privacy, social isolation and even politics, Transference is an odd-couple quest toward redemption full of wicked humor and radical honesty.

About Stephanie Harper:
Stephanie Harper received her Bachelor’s in English from the University of Colorado in 2009. She went on to complete her Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Fairfield University in 2012. Her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry can be found in The Huffington Post, HelloGiggles, HerStories, Folks Magazine, The Montreal Review, Poetry Quarterly, Midwest Literary Magazine, Haiku Journal, and Spry Literary Journal. She currently lives in Littleton, Colorado.

In Sermon Series, her first full-length collection of poetry, writer Stephanie Harper focuses on moments that are explorations of the self and relationships with the exterior world, both known and unknown, through concrete and tangible expressions of language. Drawing direct inspiration from sermons and the worship experience, the writer has crafted a universally spiritual collection of poems that transcends religious tradition and instead focuses on the greater mysteries of living and experiencing the world around us, offering a new avenue for contemplative poetry.


L.A. Pokin - born 'Laurie Ann Pokin' - is from Chicago Illinois and has one older brother. She enjoyed storytelling from a young age and in high school, obtained an internship at a radio station. She fell in love with radio but in 2005 when her parents divorced, she moved to Aurora, Colorado and attended the Colorado Film School. She then went on to earn a Bachelor's degree in writing from the University of Colorado at Denver. In 2017, she published her first novel, Dear Aunt Catherine. Pokin has never married and has no children. She currently resides in Littleton, Colorado and is working on future boook signings and readings and a new novel.

Dear Aunt Catherine (historical/fiction) 1852; An Irish orphan abandons her home in the night to bravely endure a perilous journey to America and across the United States in search of her only remaining family - an estranged, rich uncle. However, once she finally arrives at her uncle's mansion in Texas, the obsessed Master of the house forces her into a life of servitude and she must once again fight for her freedom.

Event date: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm