Downtown book store schedules presentations with authors

A series of free presentations featuring local authors is scheduled to continue June 28 at Crystal Books and Gifts in downtown Grand Junction.

“Off the Shelf” presentations are set for 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at the store,  located at 439 Main St., in conjunction with the downtown farmer’s market.

The June 28 presentation will feature Jodi Gallegos, author of “A Shine that Defies the Dark,” and Denae Christine Worcester, author of four fantasy books.

Gallegos will talk about how authors find inspiration for their stories and how even routine events enhance writing. Worcester will discuss story elements and the process of shaping stories. She will share her insights with readers and other writers.

For more information about upcoming events at Crystal Books and Gifts, call 241-5181 or visit