Former Cañon City resident Ann Simas (née Strunk) announces the release of her latest book, Hidden to Die, number eight in the Grace Gabbiano Mysteries, which is set in Coburg, Oregon. Other titles in the series are Dressed to Die, Sliced to Die, Buried to Die, Quilted to Die, Taken to Die, Praying to Die, and Framed to Die.
Forced to take medical leave after being shot, Grace Gabbiano is unhappy with the way things are going. Uncle Vito suggests to Chief Aidan Cruz that Grace would be the perfect person to find the missing valuables in the recently deceased Nella’s house. If it wasn’t for the grays, three teenagers, and Aidan, Grace might have figured out where all the hiding places were a little sooner.
Simas graduated from Cañon City High School and attended Southern Colorado State University for one year. She received her BA from Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. She has a background in writing and graphic design and is an award-winning newsletter editor. She served for two years on the Board of Directors of Romance Writers of America, where she represented members in the Pacific Northwest and chaired the International Outreach Chapter, serving members worldwide. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, Italian American Writers Association, and Northwest Independent Writers Association.
Simas is the author of 38 books, three of which were Romance Writers of America Golden Heart, Chloe’s Spirit, First Star, and Blessed Are the Eagles finalists. Chloe’s Spirit and First Star also have entire books titled Afterstories. His other titles include Loose Ends, Heaven Sent and Black Moon Rising. In addition to Grace Gabbiano Mysteries, he writes three other series: Andi Comstock Supernatural Mysteries (Holy Smoke, Penitence, Angel Babies, Hellfire, The Wrong Wicca); Fossil, Colorado Books (Here and Gone, Disappearing Act, Run or Don’t, Now or Never); and Christmas Valley Romances (Santa’s Helper, Candy Cane Lane, Let It Snow, FruityCakes, Sleigh Bride, Angels on the Rooftop, Deck the Gnomes, Back-Door Santa, Jingle Bell Clock, Reindeer Blitz, Holly Jollies, Yule Loge). He also has a collection of short stories titled All’s Well.
Simas’s books are published by Magic Moon Press and are available worldwide in e-book format through Amazon.com. They are also available in paperback through the author’s website, annsimas.com (free shipping within the US) and from Amazon.com (free shipping with Prime).
For more information about Ann Simas, visit annsimas.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. She can also be found on Facebook at Ann Simas, author.
Grand Ole Opry veteran Daryl Mosley arrives in Canon City
Award-winning singer/songwriter/storyteller Daryl Mosley is coming to Canon City and you have two chances to see him in concert. On August 12 at 7 pm he will be at the Bridge to Life Assembly of God, 222 N. Orchard Avenue, and on August 14 at 10:30 am he will be at the First Christian Church, 320 N. 16 th Street.
Mosley has been described as “one of the most critically acclaimed artists in the American roots genres” (The Country Note). From countless appearances on “The Grand Ole Opry” to classic shows at the famous Bluebird Cafe and a touring schedule of more than 150 concerts per year, he has been sharing his songs and his stories with America for more than 30 years. Daryl has written three Song of the Year winners, eight of his songs have gone to number one, and he’s been named songwriter of the year twice! His songs have been recorded by dozens of artists ranging from bluegrass legend Bobby Osborne to country star Lynn Anderson and Southern Gospel’s The Booth Brothers, and have been featured on television shows ranging from “American Idol” to “The View”. One of his best-known songs, “(Ask the Blind Man) He Saw It All,” was named one of the greatest southern gospel songs of all time.
Gospel music legend Bill Gaither calls Daryl, “a poet, and we don’t have many poets left!” Daryl says that he just writes and sings songs about real life and real people; songs about faith and home and community are the basis of his music because those are the things that are
most precious to him. He says, “I love songs about how it used to be, or could still be, or could
It’s been.” Daryl is also a gifted storyteller, sharing entertaining stories about the inspiration behind his songs, his years at the Grand Ole Opry, and his faith.
The concert is free to the public but a love offering will be taken. For additional information, please contact Patty Lindley at 502 262-0428.