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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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Sheepherders’ history reveals itself in texts carved into aspens over generations

In this excerpt from "The Woolly West," author Andrew Gulliford examines the sheepherders' canvas: From simple names and dates to elaborate, signed artwork, these men literally left their mark on a fading chapter of Colorado history

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Suddenly awake and alone, a woman works toward survival and understanding — on Mars

Right off the bat, the co-authors of "Denver Moon: The Minds of Mars" have their protagonist face two existential questions: Who am I? Why am I here?

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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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A body, a pistol, a will, a dog — and a suggestion of zombies — tell a tale of death in polite company

Author Alex Acks' description of a murder scene, a pirate captain and her second-in-command prepares the reader for a very different sort of adventure

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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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Autumn chill, a logical girl, a strange boy and the beating of black wings set scene for young adult novel

Author Susan Cunningham's rhythmic, evocative prose introduces Gin and Felix, two students who partner on a school project on crow behavior that leads to mystery, romance

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The future, fame, a clown mother, world records involving yogurt — this is flash fiction

The rapid-fire nuggets in "Madame Velvet's Cabaret of Oddities" take the reader on a wild, breathless ride of imagination