Local Author Happy Hour

Meet local authors, Esthela Nunez Franco and Megan Mears, and get signed copies of books. ½ off any drink on our menu for attendees.

A native of Mexico, Esthela Nunez Franco immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of ten. The family made their permanent home in Northeast Colorado.  Esthela is an avid equestrian and author of A Day with Mom and the BreezyGirl book series. She believes life experiences make the best stories, and, family is forever and love is for everybody. 

Esthela Nunez Franco’s A Day with Mom is a journey to healing, written in honour of her late son. She once said, “I look into my heart and I tell you a story”, and this book is a manifestation at that, an embodiment of turning pain to something positive. Undesignedly, this book moved most of its readers to tears contemplating that such was created due to the heaviness of one’s heart. The story, coupled with the reason of its commencement, disposes a reader to believe that such is a product of longing. Anyone who reads her book would inexplicably utter pain from within. It is said a son's heart always has a dedicated place for mom, it is also said a child fills a mother's heart. A day with Mom reminds readers of the eternal connection between mother and child.

Megan Mears loves reading, traveling, and especially baking. When she's not working, Megan enjoys trying out new recipes. In fact, she was inspired to write Joanna Banana while experimenting with a variety of different cooking styles. She's lived all over the US, but is currently refining her high elevation baking skills in Colorado. Joanna Banana is Megan's first children's book.

Joanna Banana is a rhyming picture book about food allergies. Joanna Banana's best friend develops a food intolerance, so Joanna sets off on a quest to find the perfect baking ingredients. She meets some friends along the way with a variety of food allergies, and learns how to get creative in the kitchen. This book is perfect for both toddlers and young readers.

Event date: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
A Day with Mom Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643672595
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Urlink Print & Media, LLC - February 8th, 2019

Joanna Banana Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643070322
Availability: Unavailable
Published: Mascot Books - May 7th, 2019