Published: Nov. 1, 2016

Colorado author Ronald J. Stewart to discuss Then Comes a Wind at CU Boulder

Ronald J. Stewart, author of Then Comes a Wind, will discuss his book, a story about a family’s struggle to homestead in 1900s Nebraska during this year’s Fall Treasures event at CU Boulder.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Center for British and Irish Studies in Norlin Library’s fifth floor. It is sponsored by Friends of the Libraries at the University of Colorado Boulder


Ronald J. Stewart

Stewart is a retired newspaperman who edited and published newspapers in Colorado, California, Nevada, Nebraska and Oregon.

His debut novel, Then Comes a Wind, was published in 2015. The novel was named a 2016 finalist in the Colorado Authors’ League awards. It was inspired by Stewart’s mother’s family, who homesteaded in the Sand Hills of Nebraska in the early 1900s.

Stewart was born in Denver and holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Northern Colorado. He serves on the advisory board for CU Boulder’s Center of the American West, and has also served as board member for the university’s ATLAS program.

He and his partner, Becky Roser, are actively involved with CU Boulder’s College of Music— she as a board member and he as a loyal and enthusiastic listener. They live in Boulder.

Light refreshments will be served at 5 p.m., and the author’s presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and the author will sign copies of his book (which will be for sale at the event) immediately following his presentation.

The Fall Treasures event is one of three hosted by Friends of the Libraries each year—along with Spring Treasures and Summer Just Desserts.

For more information, contact Lisa Kippur at or 303-492-7512.