Herb Myers gazes at one of the handwritten notes his wife, Kathy, left for him before she died. Kathy, who had a terminal respiratory disease, became possibly the first Colorado patient to use aid-in-dying medication to end her life. (Kevin Simpson, The Colorado Sun)

His wife was first to use Colorado’s aid-in-dying law. His advocacy made him an accidental resource for others.

Colorado has seen a sharp rise in the number of patients prescribed aid-in-dying medication -- a 74% increase from 72 in 2017 to 125 last year -- and an increase in the number of doctors prescribing the medication

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Deaths of at least 32 Colorado nursing home, senior living center residents linked to coronavirus

Six people have died of COVID-19 complications at Centennial Healthcare Center in Greeley alone. Four others from one Littleton assisted-living center, Libby Bortz, also have died.

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Memory figures into most of Carter Wilson’s novels. This one tackles it head on.

In "The Dead Girl in 2A," the author also wanted to have the Colorado mountains figure prominently in the final act of his thriller

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Strangers on a plane: A man, a woman and a mutually intense feeling that they’ve met before

In "The Dead Girl in 2A," author Carter Wilson introduces the protagonists of a dark thriller in which we also learn of an unseen character behind their meeting