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Colorado author’s plans to write a travel memoir took a tragic turn, sent her on a different journey

What Michele Morris initially thought would be a personal story for herself and her family grew into a project she hopes will help others on similar journeys

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Denied Cherokee citizenship, Colorado author Courtney Miller still yearned to preserve tribal culture in his writing

The author's extensive research into Native American culture -- especially Cherokee -- has produced two series of novels, plus a genre he dubbed "geezer lit"

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How organizing an archive ignited a fascination that became a Colorado author’s historical novel

As a young Colorado Historical Society volunteer, Ellen Kingman Fisher learned about mining innovator and Colorado politician Nathaniel Hill. Her interest endured.

The internment camp story has been told — but these Colorado authors examined what happened after

Denny Dressman and the late John Elliff had collaborated before on World War II history. This time they told the stories of Japanese Americans who built amazing lives after the camps.

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Jodi Bowersox chose an interesting partner for collaboration: a character from one of her earlier books

She altered her own literary voice and dialed up the humor to match her fictitious co-author -- and even gave her top billing

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Here’s how “The Martian” — and a chat with a super-agent — propelled a Colorado author to craft his novel

After experimenting with attempts to write a compelling beginning, Todd Fahnestock waited years for the inspiration to expand it. Finally, it arrived.

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This Colorado poet found inspiration in everything around her — even cactus spines — to assemble “Naked for Tea”

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer explores vulnerability and "the invitation to say yes to the world as it is" in her latest collection

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Could two authors in scientific fields make the switch to writing fiction? And could they do it together?

Those were the questions facing longtime couple Carl and Jane Bock as they retired from academia and turned their attention to mysteries

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Earning the trust of a heroic woman World War II pilot proved challenging for a Colorado author

Sarah Byrn Rickman has spent 30 years chronicling the lives and aviation careers of the unsung WASP pilots. This no-nonsense character was different.