Writing at Jefferson County Public Library

Whether you're penning the next Great American novel, becoming the next self-help guru or simply exploring the craft, find everything you need to create, share and discover great writing. From online self-publishing platforms and how-to tutorials to events and resources, discover the "write stuff" with JCPL.

The Colorado Author Project

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The Colorado Author Project is looking for the best indie-published book in Colorado!

The Colorado Author Project helps local authors get the recognition they deserve for writing great books.

Submit your original adult or young adult fiction project, and you could earn such honors like a $500 cash award, inclusion in Library Journal, opportunities to earn royalties and more! Projects must be indie-published, written by a Colorado resident and available as ePUB or PDF file.

Use our BiblioBoard writing tools to submit your project to the Colorado Author Project by May 31. Let your creative juices flow when you submit your writing project this spring!


Create. Share. Discover.

BiblioBoard is an online platform offering three different resources for writers (and readers) to create, share and discover.


Pressbooks Self-Publishing Platform

Create, edit, format and generate print-ready and e-book formats for your book.

Indie Author Project (Self-e)

Indie Author Project

Share your creation with the Indie Author Project! Library Journal reviews your submission for increased statewide and national exposure.


BiblioBoard Library

Discover local self-published content that has been submitted to the Indie Author Project. No waitlists or holds – just click and read!


Get started using BiblioBoard with video tutorials that walk you through the basics of the self-publishing platform.

Learn the basics of Pressbooks. Edit, format, design and produce professional-quality, print-ready and e-book files.

Be a part of the nationwide Indie Author Project (previously SELF-e). Learn the basics of this author-centered distribution program.

Learn the ins and outs of Biblioboard Library and discover content from local self-published authors.

Writing Resources

Authors at JCPL

Learn all about writing from the ones who have been through it all. Celebrated genre authors discuss everything from process to publishing.

Romance in the Rockies

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Get some insights into the romance genre from a diverse panel of local romance authors, including Jen Turano, Sara Richardson, Aidy Award, Jennie Marts and Courtney Milan. Then, laugh along with celebrated and bestselling author Robyn Carr, author of the popular Virgin River series that inspired the hit show on Netflix.

Romance in the Rockies: Author Panel

Romance in the Rockies: Robyn Carr

Western Reboot

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Hear from authors who write about the modern west. The author panel included Margaret Coel, Barbara Nickless, Manuel Ramos, Mark Stevens and Kevin Wolf. New York Times bestselling author Craig Johnson, writer of the Longmire series (and recent Netflix series), shares his thoughts.

Western Reboot: Author Panel

Western Reboot: Craig Johnson

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