Silvia Pettem’s fascination with women who had disappeared into history led to her research for “In Search of the Blonde Tigress.”
Melissa Payne’s novel “A Light in the Forest” began with a single character who ultimately pulled the author in an unanticipated direction.
In “Deep Waters of Destiny,” author Pete Carlson explores one character’s discovery of his biological family — which the author based on a true story.
When author Sandra Dallas sent “Little Souls” off to her agent several years ago, nobody cared. Finally, amid COVID, she got a call: “Remember that manuscript…?”
Chuck Greaves missed his protagonist from his mystery series, and so the latest Jack MacTaggart novel was born. Not exactly L.A. Noir, Greaves sets it in the evocative locale of the city’s Chinatown.
The Occupy Wall Street movement and the Great Recession nudged author John Giordanengo to look at “Ecosystems As Models for Restoring Our Economies.”
Author Aimie K. Runyan’s shocking discovery while looking into Nazi wedding traditions created the framework for her novel “The School for German Brides.”
Novelist Christina Holbrook’s romance “All the Flowers of the Mountain” eventually would win a Colorado Book Award. But she didn’t have time to play the publishing game.
Is motherhood the enemy of art-making? A writing panel brought Emily Pérez and Nancy Reddy together — and the duo soon began “The Long Devotion,” a years-long anthology project to explore this and more.
Will Betke-Brunswick’s graphic memoir “A Pros and Cons List for Strong Feelings” juxtaposes their mother’s humor amid an ultimately fatal illness while also examining “messy life happening”