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About the Book

This book takes the reader on a captivating journey through Telluride, one alliterative letter of the alphabet at a time. It includes a mix of local wildlife, historical figures, local landmarks, and natural phenomena that are all quintessential elements of Telluride, both past and present. The Telluride Alphabet is both educational and entertaining for readers of all ages and backgrounds. It gives a well-rounded look at Telluride and all its wonders, and is a great way to introduce all of the aspects that make Telluride such a special place. With the author's background as an educator and librarian, and the illustrator's professional and visually stunning hand-drawn pictures, this book is bound to be a Telluride classic.  


These illustrations are fantastic.

Abby's use of color is

eye-catching and delightful.

Laura Grossett, Printmaker

This clever and colorful book links the ABCs to the people, wildlife, places and events that make this corner of the San Juans so special and unique. 

Erin Spillane, Editor

The Official Guide to Telluride

Meet The Author & Illustrator

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- Jill Wilson, Author -
- Abby J.Fox, Illustrator -

Jill received her Master's Degree in Library Sciences from the University of Denver in 2012 and has been a librarian at the Wilkinson Public Library ever since.  Originally from the Texas Hill Country, Jill now resides full time in Sawpit, Colorado with her husband, daughter and golden retriever.  The idea for The Telluride Alphabet came to her in a dream, and she says that this book is proof that dreams really do come true.  

Abby is a Colorado-based artist who loves putting pen to paper.  She began to develop her illustrative style while earning a BFA in printmaking from Colorado State University.  Abby is inspired by travel, and in 2019 she left her heavy printmaking tools at home to take her sketchbook on a trip around the world.  She continues to document her adventures through printmaking and an *almost* daily drawing practice.  


You can see more of Abby's work at

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