Articles By Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book

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In anthology “Blood Business,” editors sought to plumb the depths of desperation

Mario Acevedo explains how he and collaborator Joshua Viola found challenge in helping authors add that one crucial twist to their stories

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Author found inspiration to pursue her passions through family history that led to “Rush”

Jayme H. Mansfield immersed herself in family letters and photographs to prepare for writing a novel that reflects the life of her great-great-grandmother

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At last, an author has the opportunity to explore the mysterious backstory of his protagonist

In the third Sean Coleman thriller, John A. Daly reveals his literary influences, geographical challenges and details of shipping dead bodies

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This real-life Garden of Eden — in Kansas — offered a perfectly diabolical setting for a murder mystery

The actual history on which author Charlotte Hinger bases "Fractured Families" may be even creepier than the double-murder plot

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Colorado River provided the perfect narrative for a key environmental exploration

"Where the Water Goes" author David Owen never quite found the log cabin in the Rockies he imagined, but his book brought him west to tackle the almost overwhelming issue of water

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Evolution of a matriarchal “horse-tribe” provided inspiration for author’s fantasy world

Even within a world she created, Laura Reeve confronted challenges to honest portrayal of love -- and mapping out mileage

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Sacred objects, human remains and culture clash sparked a Colorado author’s desire to tell a tragic story

Denver museum curator Chip Colwell examined the tension between tribal communities and museums that continues to this day

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“What will drive someone to murder?” The bottom-line question that powers Barbara Nickless narratives

The author imagines several possibilities for the villain, but always tries to "play fair" with the reader

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As author David Hicks wrote “White Plains,” the narrative got uncomfortably personal

In a story with autobiographical underpinnings, imagine writing a chapter -- honestly -- from the point of view of your ex-wife