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Colorado author Jennifer Wortman compiled her short story collection around themes of love

Depression also became an unconscious theme, though the author found that it had particular resonance among readers

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Mattie Cobb and her K-9 Robo search for a possible victim — but their find hints at two kinds of predator

In this excerpt from "Tracking Game," author Margaret Mizushima's mystery takes a turn toward a non-human perp. Or unwitting accomplice.

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A Colorado author’s novel is full of mystery, but also a narrative that explores all types of love

Margaret Mizushima more fully develops protagonist Mattie Cobb and her trust issues. She also had to create a new villain when the first draft shed a too-sympathetic light.

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How fly-fishing lessons and movie soundtracks figured into a Colorado author’s “Stolen Heart”

The romance author relied on a life spent in the North Fork Valley to inform her setting, but to make the characters real she had some learning to do -- including about dairy farms

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A tricky deception and a sibling rivalry collide in a North Fork valley romance

Can a woman's paid impersonation of a man's fiancée survive a visit to meet his family? K.L. McKee sets up the love triangle in "Stolen Heart."

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A trail of death in the searing desert heat leads to a thriller with resonance in pandemic times

This excerpt from Michael Laurence's "The Extinction Agenda" describes the first stages of the FBI's discovery of a virus -- and a plot bent on the destruction of humankind

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How a Colorado sci-fi and horror author found his way into the thriller genre with “The Extinction Agenda”

Michael Laurence combined his research from previous novels into an evil plot that would introduce a character whose exploits unfold in an evolving series

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A death, a funeral and a pregnancy propel a narrative told from three points of view

Moving between 1974 and 2007, the author reveals the complex and intertwined lives of three women and their secrets

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A co-worker’s death, coincidence and imperfect societal safety nets converged to inspire a novel

Author Wendy J. Fox chose the mid-2000s for much of the setting for "If the Ice Had Held" in spite of -- and in some ways because of -- its dated technology