Lost in the Dark: A Global Horror Film Story
By Brad Weismann
Film History Nonfiction, 264 pages, bradweismann.com
Summary: “Lost in the Dark: A World History of Horror” is a straightforward story written for the general reader and student that can serve as a comprehensive entry-level reference book. The volume provides a general introduction to the genre, serves as a guide to its cinematic highlights, and celebrates its practitioners, trends, and stories. Beginning with silent era horror films and ending with 2020’s “The Invisible Man”, “Lost in the Dark” takes a look at decades of horror films.
Author: Brad Weismann is an award-winning Boulder writer and editor. He has worked as a journalist, feature film writer and contributor to publications and websites around the world such as Senses of Cinema, Film International, Backstage, Muso, Parterre, Movie Habit, 5280, EnCompass, Colorado Daily and Boulder Magazine.
Event: Brad Weismann will speak on “Lost in the Dark: A World History of Horror Film” at 6:30 pm on August 12 at the Boulder Book Store.
By Rachel Cole
Inspirational / motivating documentary, 280 pages, choose-happiness.net
Summary: Rachel Cole’s collection of essays covers the big and small moments in life, from dusty pipes and children’s play to hurting a dear friend or even grieving loved ones. At every moment, she offers ideas for how we can store joy in happy times and find light in dark times. Above all, she demonstrates that, as difficult as it may seem, you can always find a way to choose happiness.
Author: Rachel Cole started the “Choose Happiness” project to achieve her lifelong goal of making a positive difference in the world around her. Rachel believes that we can all choose to see good over evil, choose hope over despair, and seek peace through pain.
Not today, butterflies! A book on food allergy anxiety
By Nicole Ondatje
Children’s fiction, 52 pages, foodallergysafe.org
Summary: Living with a food allergy is a challenge and Quinn, 9, experiences several scenarios of anxiety-inducing food allergies, including her annual visit to the allergist, navigating a play date and birthday party, the being different from friends and having to talk about food allergies. These experiences generate uncomfortable butterfly sensations in Quinn’s stomach. Quinn learns different tools to help her manage her anxiety and tame butterflies.
“Not today, butterflies! A Book About Food Allergy Anxiety ”offers an engaging and relevant experience for children who face the fears and anxiety related to their own food allergies. Aimed at children, as well as parents and caregivers, this book offers tips on identifying the signs of food allergy anxiety and helpful ways to teach children how to manage it.
Author: Nicole Ondatje has been defending children with food allergies for almost a decade. She founded Boulder County Supporting Allergic Families through Education (SAFE), a community-based organization dedicated to improving the health, safety and well-being of families with food allergies through awareness and education. increased. She was a collaborator on an Emergency Medical Services Anaphylaxis Working Group, which is part of the Executive Board of the Food Allergy Research and Education Support Group, and as a “Community expert in anaphylaxis” and trainer of the Allergy & Asthma network. She lives in Colorado with her husband and daughter, who is severely allergic to peanuts and pine nuts.
Interested Boulder County authors can submit new books to Author Spotlight at dailycamera.com/submit.