OSHR 1210 - What the Book Jacket Doesn’t Tell You

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Enjoy the opportunity to hear six accomplished authors reveal the story behind their stories. This is a book lover’s forum to witness the insights and perspectives of the story creators.

Tuesday, January 23 - Anthony and Janet Seahorn co-authored Tears of a Warrior, a book about combat and PTSD. Janet holds a Ph.D., in human
development and organizational systems. Anthony received two bronze stars and two purple hearts for his service in Vietnam with the Army First Infantry Division. Their hopeful and compelling story is told from both the perspective of a spouse and a warrior.
Tuesday, January 30 - Terry Frei is a longtime and highly honored sports writer for the Denver Post. Terry has seven titles to his name, but will focus on The Olympic Affair, based on the unfolding adventure of the 1936 Berlin
Olympics decathlon champion, Glenn Morris, and his affair with German actress and Olympic film director, Leni Riefenstal.
Tuesday, February 6 - Chuck Barrett is known to Osher as an instructor/ novelist. Chuck will take us through his award winning Jake Pendleton series, his 2015 release Blown, and the background of his latest book, Disruption.
Tuesday, February 13 - Bill Lamperes, a local hero educator and novelist, has produced an amazing number of novels since his retirement. My favorite is The Attendant. Others include: Bar Exam; Deposition; Jinx, Like Father, Like Son; and The Artifact.
Tuesday, February 20 - Another Osher treasure is Sara Hoffman, a 2017 Colorado Author League finalist for her novel, Finding Baby Ruth, a story about a woman in the 1920s who dares to dream of a life as exciting as the heroines in her beloved Zane Grey series. Sara’s book is a delightful, emotional read taking us into the moral dilemmas and challenges facing women in that time and based upon a true story.
Tuesday, February 27 - Cole Thompson, a well-known local black and white photographer, is our first non-author presenter. Recognized globally for his photography, he’ll show examples and tell the stories behind his projects, including Easter Island, Faroe Islands, Auschwitz, and the U.S. from coast to coast.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Nancy Hansford


Nancy Hansford is a longtime freelance writer and an author of two titles: Fort Collins Highlights and Northern Colorado Ghost Stories. Nancy spent four years writing about local authors as a columnist for the Coloradoan.