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Research for “Soul Food” led author to tales of African-Americans at work on White House cuisine

Adrian Miller found that while African American chefs cooked for every president, their stories remained largely untold

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SunLit interview: Environmental crisis, devastating violent acts of a shared history propelled poet Camille Dungy

The CSU professor's collection "Trophic Cascade" explores "the overlap between the human world and the greater than human world"

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SunLit excerpt: A life complicated by her mother’s mental illness led author on a complex journey

Joan C. Lieberman's autobiography has a unique point of view: the psychological concept of "Optimal Distance" defined her life with a sometimes homicidal mother with paranoid schizophrenia

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SunLit interview: She finished her autobiography on her 75th birthday, thanks to her husband’s “bucket list”

Author Joan C. Lieberman tells the wrenching story of growing up with a mother who had paranoid schizophrenia. She couldn't bring herself to re-read her first draft describing the time her mother tried to kill her.

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SunLit: Author drew inspiration for novel from dream flirtation, real-life bone cancer battle

It took 10 years, and a lot of "cry-typing," for Sara Jade Alan to bring her young adult fiction to life

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SunLit: The awkward, wonderful, mortifying moment when a high school improv performance takes an unexpected turn

In "A Messy, Beautiful Life," improvisational comedy leads the book's protagonist into an embarrassing on-stage connection -- before a packed theater

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Old West brothel worker searches for love, and a life worth living in Denver’s early days

In Randi Samuelson-Brown's historical novel, "The Beaten Territory," pretty, young Pearl struggles to find her place between a past that haunts her and the cold realities of her job

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Author felt haunted by the forgotten history of Old West prostitutes and madams

In the excerpt of "The Beaten Territory," Randi Samuelson-Brown admires her character Pearl's persistence in seeking love in a loveless profession