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The paradox women find in balancing personal and professional lives made this almost a sequel

Although "The Glass Forest" is a standalone novel, author Cynthia Swanson found she had issues from her debut "The Bookseller" that bore further inspection

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“A pioneer buried without a headstone.” Those words launched a Colorado author on a historical journey

Polly E. Bugros McLean retraced the steps of an amazing woman who witnessed a multitude of historical events en route to writing "Remembering Lucile"

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Two editors probed a paradox: Technology increasingly looks to nature — especially animals — for inspiration

In their collection "Mechanical Animals," co-editors Selena Chambers and Jason Heller bring together writers at the intersection of creatures and technology

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It’s a daunting task to pick only 20 stories to include in an anthology. Having a spouse share the burden helps.

Angie Hodapp, co-editor of "False Faces" describes the challenges of compiling this collection and how she collaborated with her husband, Warren Hammond

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Up and down Colorado, the author saw the history of sheepherding written in the trees

That history carved into nature inspired Andrew Gulliford to chronicle generations of sheepherders -- right up to the present day

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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