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A summer hire to manage a drilling operation finds his job complicated by intrigue, murder — and interns

In "The Hole Truth," author J.A. Turley draws on his decades of experience in the oil and gas industry to create a fictional conspiracy that powers his murder-mystery

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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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From a vantage point far in the future, Colorado author’s “A Once-Dead Genius” examines the human condition

When an emissary arrives from another star system, how will the few remaining humans perceive it? How will it perceive itself?

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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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On a picturesque coastal camp site, a Hearst heir wanted to build a vacation home. He hired Julia Morgan.

California's first female architect spent more than two decades designing and building what would be known as the Hearst castle at San Simeon

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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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Money and desperation drive nobility under cover in a Colorado author’s book, setting stage for romance

In this excerpt from "The Desperate Duke," a conversation with the executor of an estate gives this novel all the set-up it needs