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A curiosity about Indigenous rights led a Colorado author to research migration. But a book wasn’t in her plans.

Evenings spent at a local migrant shelter in central Mexico led Kelsey Freeman to combine her many vignettes with immigration research into "No Option but North"

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Colorado author’s plans to write a travel memoir took a tragic turn, sent her on a different journey

What Michele Morris initially thought would be a personal story for herself and her family grew into a project she hopes will help others on similar journeys

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An unexpected moment in baggage claim sent the Colorado author on her most difficult journey

In the memoir, "Poco a Poco," Michele Morris describes the intensely difficult six months following her husband's brain aneurysm in the Madrid airport

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A Cherokee girl grows closer to her brother and a secret admirer in the aftermath of abduction

As a community struggles to overcome the violent abduction, one of the victims struggles with her personal demons as well

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Denied Cherokee citizenship, Colorado author Courtney Miller still yearned to preserve tribal culture in his writing

The author's extensive research into Native American culture -- especially Cherokee -- has produced two series of novels, plus a genre he dubbed "geezer lit"

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When an Ivy League chemistry professor agreed to move West, the mining industry changed forever

From authentic documents and correspondence, author Ellen Kingman Fisher created a historical novel of Nathaniel Hill's journey to Colorado with his wife Alice

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How organizing an archive ignited a fascination that became a Colorado author’s historical novel

As a young Colorado Historical Society volunteer, Ellen Kingman Fisher learned about mining innovator and Colorado politician Nathaniel Hill. Her interest endured.

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The story of a dismal chapter in U.S. history didn’t end with internment camps

The history of Colorado's Amache facility outside Granada, like nine others in the U.S., gave rise to many remarkable stories of Japanese-American success and accomplishment

The internment camp story has been told — but these Colorado authors examined what happened after

Denny Dressman and the late John Elliff had collaborated before on World War II history. This time they told the stories of Japanese Americans who built amazing lives after the camps.