Sole Mates

Tom Mauser is no stranger to readers of Denver newspapers: His son, Daniel Mauser, was killed at Columbine, and Tom has been an outspoken activist for gun control ever since. He’s spent more than a decade talking about his son — and in his new book, Walking in Daniel’s Shoes, he tells his own story.

“I’ve been getting an increasing number of e-mails from people who were young at the time and didn’t know much about Columbine, and I thought this would be a way of sharing a story,” Mauser says. “And meeting with the parents of the killers started bringing some…I don’t want to say closure, because there is no closure when you lose a child, but something closer to an ending of a story.”

The shoes on the cover are a symbol: How a boy on the debate team at his school, cut down before his time, inspired his father to step inside his shoes and advocate for meaningful change in gun-control legislation. They’re the shoes Daniel was wearing on April 20, 1999, and they fit his father perfectly.

Location Info


Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch

9315 Dorchester St.
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

Category: Retail

Region: Southeast Denver Suburbs

Mauser will sign the book tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch, 9315 Dorchester Street in Highlands Ranch. For more information, visit or call 303-470-7050
Mon., Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m., 2012

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