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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.

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Pondering the what-ifs during his drilling career led a Colorado author to let them play out in his novel

Decades in the energy industry and a stint as a teacher informed J.A. Turley's approach to mixing technical subjects with accessible storytelling

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Interest in paleontology, evolution prompted Colorado author to take the (very) long view of humanity

When he found himself struggling, Gary Raham abandoned a traditional approach to sci-fi and went tongue-in-cheek. Then the novel practically wrote itself.

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A Colorado author grew familiar with the architecture of Julia Morgan from buildings on her college campus

When Phyllis J. Perry realized the full impact of California's first female architect, she not only wrote about her. She nominated her for the National Women's Hall of Fame.

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A Colorado author thought she was done with characters she created 20 years ago. Then one came of age.

Author Sheri Cobb South discovered that one young character, who was only 19 in her series' first novel, had grown up with a story to tell

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A Colorado author already played Poker Alice in historical re-enactments. Now she needed the truth about the 1870s gambler.

The true timeline of the legendary figure's life proved difficult to pin down, which sent Liz Duckworth deep into the historical archives

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A tale of love and loss and moving on … too soon? A Colorado author used mystery to explore a personal issue.

Would others resent us if we found happiness by moving on with our life before they felt it was appropriate? Or would they do worse?