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J.v.L. Bell is the author of The Lucky Hat Mine, a fun historical mystery set in Colorado, 1863. Author J.v.L. Bell loves to come to book groups or present to your group about Colorado’s Colorful History, the history she researched while writing The Lucky Hat Mine.

The Lucky Hat Mine goes great with a Picnic, Photo by Cheri Ward

A good book and a cup of tea...

A good book and a cup of tea… Photo by Karen Owen

8-1-60182-334-2; Ebook • $ 7.99 • ISBN 978-1-60182-335-9; Audio • $ 31.95 • ISBN 978-0-9969144-0-6

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Recording the Lucky Hat Mine at Coupe Studios in Boulder, Colorado with narrator Nancy Wu

Audio Engineer Tess VanLaanen Records The Lucky Hat Mine at Coupe Studio

Audio Engineer Tess VanLaanen Records The Lucky Hat Mine at Coupe Studio

Nancy Wu Records The Lucky Hat Mine at Coupe Studios

Nancy Wu Records The Lucky Hat Mine at Coupe Studios

Narrator Nancy Wu, Audio Engineer Tess VanLaanen, and Author J.v.L. Bell after finishing the recording of the Lucky Hat Mine

Narrator Nancy Wu, Audio Engineer Tess VanLaanen, and Author J.v.L. Bell after finishing the recording of the Lucky Hat Mine

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Flatirons with Longs Peak in Background, May, 2015
Flatiorns from Eldorado Canyon, October 15, 2014
Longs Peak as seen from the Plains, April 2015
The Great Sand Dunes, June 15, 2014
Upper Colorado River, July 2007
Dinosaur National Monument, July 2007
Green River entering Gates of LeDore, July 2007
Columbine Cabins near Steamboat, February 2004
Yampa River thru Dinosaur National Park, May 2003
Yampa River in Dinosaur National Monument, May 2003
Ruby Horsethief Canyons on the Colorado, Fall 2003
Never Summer Range, December 2003
Spring Gulch near Lyons, November 2000
Mount Windom, Fall 2015
Mount Elbert, July 2015
Mount Massive as seen when climbing Mt. Elbert, July 2015
Mount Eolus from Sunlight Peak, Fall 2015
Mount Wilson, Fall 2015
Mount Wilson
Blue Mesa Reservoir
Heil Ranch near Boulder, Spring 2016
Garden of the Gods, Summer 2014