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At the intersection of mystery and science fiction, a collaboration is born

The title character was the invention of Josh Viola, but after he shared his idea with Warren Hammond, a series emerged

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Take Sherlock Holmes and the steampunk genre, then give it a twist

Author Alex Acks grew up on the great detective stories. In this series of novellas capped by a short story in "Murder on the Titania," the short one was toughest to write.

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How one intense image blossomed into a young adult work of mystery and romance

Sparks fly between characters in Susan Cunningham's "Crow Flight," but a lot of what propels the plot is rooted in one of the author's passions -- science

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Obsession with the circus ignited this work of flash fiction that examines the freak show we inhabit

Author Nancy Stohlman reminds us that we're all on some sort of stage, and there are many ways we pay to stare at others

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How an iconic Hitchcock film inspired a young adult novel about reality in the internet age

Author Donna Cooner contrasted people's real-life personas with online "reality," and was shocked at the private information one photo can carry

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None of his 25 novels made it into print. Fellow writers so respected him that they became his publisher.

Author Mark Stevens explains why the late Gary Reilly was so beloved, and how he focused keenly on his craft instead of marketing his considerable body of work

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How Zooey Deschanel and a 90-year-old grandmother inspired a musical passion — and a murder mystery

As if obsession with ukeleles weren't enough, there's also the story of how author C.C. Harrison's book got listed as "underwear" on Amazon.com

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Melding fantasy with Greek mythology proved challenging — but also a lot of fun

L.D. Colter, back to back Colorado Book Awards winner in Science Fiction/Fantasy, researched 1950s Athens but also created her own underworld

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An image, an old cookbook and a writer’s instinct inspired a novel of compelling family dynamics

Author Elisabeth Hyde also called on her journals during her work on a presidential primary campaign to add depth to the story