Former Glenwood Springs librarian published at 87
Ryan Summerlin December 24, 2013
For 24 years, Gen Doak served as Glenwood’s librarian and made sure her patrons had plenty of good books by published authors. Now, at the age of 87, she’s a published author herself.
Doak, who was named Glenwood’s Citizen of the Year in 1992, sold her story, “The Year of the Goose,” to Good Old Days magazine. The magazine is in its 50th year of publication, and features Gen’s story of a family Thanksgiving dinner in 1931 in the current November/December issue.
“It’s so exciting to see my name in print!” says Doak, “And it’s a true story!”
Doak took a writing course during her college days at CSU, but only recently began submitting her work. Last month she sent off her second story, “The Farmer’s Daughter,” about her earliest years on her parents’ small farm in Wheat Ridge, and hopes it will be published, too.