Book signing coming up at the University of Wyoming Book Store during Homecoming

Hey readers! I’m happy to announce that I have a book signing coming up at the University of Wyoming Book Store during Homecoming Oct. 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

I’ll be signing books along with other UW alumni authors that are yet to be announced.

I’m not sure if I’ll have “Carol and Santa” out in time for that book signing, but I have hopes (weather depending), to be back over in Laramie during the holidays for another signing for “Carol and Santa.”

At the UW signing on Oct. 20 I will for sure be signing my two non-fiction children’s picture books “K-9 & Deputy Heroes of the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department” and “Vedauwoo: Hidden Faces in Mysterious Places.”

You can find those two titles for sale at the UW Book Store now.

Thanks so much and I hope to see you there.

If it snows then there’s a chance I may not be able to make it over, but Wyoming is tricky and let’s hope for a beautiful fall day!!!!

Go POKES!!!!!

New book, Carol and Santa, coming out in time for the holidays!

Readers, I’m excited to announce that I’m in the final editing process of my book, “Carol and Santa.”

My children’s chapter book will be released in time for the holidays.

Here is a sneak peek at the cover!

(Please note that the back blurb is in gobbly gook because I haven’t completed that part, yet! Coming soon!)

Santa portrait by Mike Beeman, pastel artist of Cheyenne. You can find his wonderful artwork for sale here:

Cover design by Gregory D. Flores and you can find his artwork for sale here:

This is the cover of my third book, “Carol and Santa.”


The Laramie County Library in Cheyenne, Wyoming adds K-9 & Deputy Heroes to its collection

You can now find my K-9 & Deputy Heroes of the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department book in the Laramie County Library in the children’s section on the second floor. for more info.

Here’s the link for both of my books that are at the Laramie County Library:

Laramie County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit program proceeds

I just got a check from my publisher for my K-9 Sheriff’s book. I’ll be presenting $72 to the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 Unit Program next week. I’ve sold several books, but due to the cost of printing and the cost book stores take a percentage of, that’s all that I’ve made for the department. Please buy my book to continue to help their program.


Thank you.

Links to the books stores where you can buy K-9 & Deputy Heroes of the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department can be found on this website under Books by Karen O Cotton.

2018, What a great start!

What a great start to 2018. I have a lot of interest in my manuscript, Carol and Santa, that I submitted various places last fall.

Soon, K-9 & Deputy Heroes will be an audio book with narration by Jim Angell of the Wyoming Press Association. He does voice work on the side and he did an amazing job with my K-9 book. If you’d like to contact him for your services go ahead and contact me on the contact form of my website and I’ll get a message to him.

Here’s a link to the hardcover K-9 book:

I plan to have the K-9 book out soon in paperback form, as well.

I have several book signings in the works for the K-9 book. It’s too soon to delve information on locations, but a lot of businesses have reached out to me. The sales of the K-9 book continue to climb and I thank you, my readers. I have raised some money for the K-9 Sheriff’s Unit Program of the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department. I will be able to give them a check once I get paid from my publisher.

My graphic designer for the K-9 book, Greg Flores, is accepting new clients and commissions and you can reach him at

He does amazing illustrating and graphic design work and here’s a sample:


You can buy my books from various places, here’s a link to the Vedauwoo book, “Vedauwoo: Hidden Faces in Mysterious Places,” about Vedauwoo, Wyoming and some of the animals, the history of the area, geology and recreation activities that you can do there. It also has some fun photographs where you can find hidden faces and shapes, as well as animals that are camouflaged.

You can also find links where you can buy my books on my website. They can be found in Wyoming at these independent book stores: Wind City Books in Casper, Wyoming, the University of Wyoming Book store in Laramie, Wyoming, City Newsstand in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

They can also be found in Barnes and Noble Booksellers stores. If they don’t have copies available you can order them.

Also you can find my books at by doing a search for Karen O. Cotton.

I’ve been hard at work on new manuscripts. I finished a fourth children’s picture book, “The Candy Witch,” is its working title. I am working on two sweet romances for adults under a pen name. I’ve also decided to start work on my memoir, since I met a lot of interesting people in my former job as an entertainment reporter, and have had some enlightening experiences in my life thus far.

I’m also teaching piano lessons, taking private violin and guitar lessons, and songwriting. I hope to have an album out at the end of 2018. I will also be taking some drawing workshops through the Cheyenne Artists Guild in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

If you’re interested in buying my photography I just opened an Etsy shop, Karen Cotton Creations:

I also started working with VIDA, a clothing, home and accessory company that transposes my art into wearable and decorative items. This is my favorite piece that I’ve created so far:


Thanks for supporting me.

Much love,

Karen Cotton

Two book signings

Today September 16th see me from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Laramie County Library

On October 14 from noon – 5 pm come to the First Responders book signing with the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 Unit and the Fire Department
At Barnes and Noble Book Sellers in Cheyenne, Wyoming

Book signing and book launch coming up June 6th

The book launch for my new non-fiction children’s book, “K-9 & Deputy Heroes of the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department,” will be on June 6 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Laramie County Library. It will include a demonstration by deputies and their K-9 partners from the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department. I will also be speaking about my book. The deputies will also sign the book. I will have my book editor and graphic designer on hand, too, if you have any questions for them. City Newsstand will have books for sale. Cover price is $18.95 because it is hard cover. Ten percent of proceeds go to the Laramie County Library Foundation and part of the proceeds of the book sales go to the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 Unit Program. Books can also be pre ordered at City Newsstand. 1722 Carey Avenue 307-638-8671.
Go to for more information, or call 307-634-3561.

Book signing and Wyoming Public Radio

Dear readers,

Thanks for supporting my writing endeavors and current book.

I will be having a book signing at Wind City Books in Casper, Wyoming on June 2, from 5 pm. to 8 p.m. during the art walk. This signing is in support of Vedauwoo: Hidden Faces in Mysterious Places.

I’m so excited to let you know that my Vedauwoo books are now available at Wind City Books!

I’ve been hard at work on my K-9 Unit Heroes book. It’s undergoing one final draft. I’m choosing the best images to submit to publishers and onward I go.

I will be featured on Wyoming Public Radio before my Wind City Books signing. My interview is with Wyoming Public Radio on Wednesday afternoon. I’ll keep you all updated about that. I thank Wyoming Public Radio for this opportunity!  Here is a link to their website where you can listen live:

My next book project is Carol and Santa. I recently auctioned off character names at Stride Learning Center’s Culinary Cup Cook Off silent auction. I also donated a copy of Vedauwoo: Hidden Faces in Mysterious Places. Stride Learning Center made $85 with that complete donation. I am honored.

I hope the people who bought the character certificates get in touch with me soon. I will be completing the book this year. I’ve yet to hear from them. If you’re reading this please do contact me.


Karen Cotton


Welcome to my new website

Hello readers! Thanks for stopping by.

I would like to welcome you to my new website.

You can get updates about my book signings, what I’m working on next and find out all about me here.

You can read about my latest news, blog, or sign up for my newsletter and contests. You’ll be able to buy my books from Amazon and Barnes and with links on this site. I also will have a form on my contact page where you can write to me. You will also be able to directly contact me to do school visits with writing and photography workshops, or my similar workshops for adults. I am also available to be featured in newspapers, TV, radio, magazines, and blogs.

On this website I have a link to my magazine, Sweet as Cotton Candy, where you can find the latest information about entertainment news in the Rocky Mountain Region and the United States.

I also have a link to my recipe blog where you can get recipes from my friends and family members.

You’ll also find links to my Twitter and Facebook page.

Please be courteous to others and myself with your comment postings.

I also welcome reviews of my books on both and Barnes and