Author will sign books on Friday

RANGELY I Author Lou Dean will sign copies of her newest memoir, “On My Ass: Riding the Midlife Crisis Trail,” at Sweetbriar Gifts from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday.

An award-winning writer, storyteller and speaker, Dean has been nominated for a Colorado Blue Spruce Award, won a Top Hand Award from the Colorado Author’s League and been given the prestigious Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Her 2013 book, “Boys From the Bushes,” was nominated for a Colorado Author’s League award earlier this year.