When she wrote “Rise of the Red Hand,” author Olivia Chadha tried two different genres before she settled on a sci-fi-/fantasy world of YA fiction.
Author Jennifer Seman had to dig deep for documents referencing her two main characters, who left little in terms of primary documents for “Borderland Curanderos.”
While exploring Black cultural ties to barbecue cuisine, author Adrian Miller’s research for “Black Smoke” also revealed its Native American foundation.
Investigator Paul Holes’ “Unmasked” began as a deep dive on the Golden State Killer. But then it took an introspective turn.
“Cheap Land Colorado” author Ted Conover explains why understanding the subculture of the San Luis Valley’s “flats” matters in a time of political extremes.
It took Teow Lim Goh 15 years of trial and error before she settled on the collection of pieces that chronicled her self-discovery.
“Tell It Slant” co-editors describe the challenges of working with inmates during a pandemic, while one inmate describes what the program has meant.
Notes, journals and her blog gave “Bless the Birds” author Susan J. Tweit “primary source material” for the account of her final trip with her husband.
The author’s collection of short stories, “The Boundaries of Their Dwelling,” grew from his connections to Louisiana and Mexico.
Todd Mitchell’s experience led him to research all aspects of creativity, and ultimately helped him become happier and more resilient.