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“Wild: Uncivilized Tales” collected stories from more than a dozen Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

In "Castles in the Sky," author Rick Duffy tells the story of a literal dream merchant peddling her original creations to an inexperienced client

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SunLit interview: Two writers nurtured the annual RMFW anthology into a life of its own

Rachel Delaney Craft and Natasha Watts brainstormed a theme for the collection. Once they settled on "Wild," the authors took the prompt in unexpected directions.

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“The Bad Old Days of Colorado” explores the dark underbelly of the unruly early settlers

The author takes an unsparing look at the dark characters who ventured west, with sordid tales of cannibalism and behavior frequently fueled by whiskey, including the aptly named Coffin Varnish

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SunLit interview: Raised on Colorado history, Randi Samuelson-Brown gravitated to its notorious elements

Family travels throughout the West piqued her interest. When she started tracking down the stories, one of her biggest challenges was unraveling accepted accounts.

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Fifty books to understand the West

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Exclusive excerpt from “Going to Trinidad”: A patient arrives at a gender-confirmation crossroads

For 41 years, Dr. Stanley Biber's practice made the southern Colorado town a destination for the surgery. Upon her arrival, Claudine Griggs reflected on how she got there.

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SunLit Interview: For Martin J. Smith, “Going to Trinidad” launched a challenging odyssey

From puzzling over a cousin's transition years earlier to tackling the complex nuances of gender, the author found his two-year nonfiction project revealed many things -- including his own naiveté

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In this excerpt from “No Man’s Son,” the author recounts her husband’s final day

Michael Chowdry, a Pakastani immigrant, built a cargo airline and a life in Colorado. It all ended too soon when he and a journalist died in a crash.

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SunLit Interview: Bravery set Michael Chowdry apart, says his wife and biographer

Linda Chowdry describes a man unafraid to take chances in his life -- from leaving Pakistan, to starting a business, to creating success from failure

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The SunLit Interview: Debbi MacLeod’s unsung Colorado library helps bring books to the print-disabled

Part of a national network, the Colorado Talking Book Library serves about 7,000 book lovers statewide. MacLeod wants to serve more.

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The SunLit interview: Coronavirus pushed BookBar founder Nicole Sullivan to reimagine her business

When the shutdown hit, she went into survival mode. But gradually, she began to work toward a more meaningful, purposeful model.

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The SunLit interview: Clara Villarosa’s Hue-Man Experience finds unexpected new life

The brand she launched in 1984 in Denver to advance books by and about people of color, and later revived in New York City, now will become a curatorial service within the Tattered Cover

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The SunLit interview: A conversation with “Wimpy Kid” creator Jeff Kinney

With a new book of spooky stories coming out, the wildly successful author brings a drive-thru experience to four Front Range book stores

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Half of the duo known as Linda Keir explains how two authors forged an “almost flawless working relationship”

Denver's Linda Joffe Hull and Chicago's Keir Graff, separated by a thousand miles, have combined their talents on three novels, including their latest, "The Three Mrs. Wrights"

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“The Three Mrs. Wrights” explores how protagonists fell victim to an emotional grifter

In this excerpt, one of the women enchanted by the same unscrupulous guy awakens from a dreamlike nap to a whirlwind romantic wedding on a Mexican beach

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“Runes for Writers”: How solving writer’s block is kind of like recalling where you left your keys

Though it may sound "a bit woo-woo," author Marc Graham writes that understanding where stories live in our minds can help us tell them better

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In runes, author Marc Graham found a method for solving problems like writer’s block

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In “Beware the Eyes of Mars” an android starts to fall for a human under its surveillance

Author Jodi Bowersox puts a unique spin on relationships in this passage about a robot assigned to keep an eye on a beautiful -- by human standards -- criminal suspect

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Author Jodi Bowersox launched her sci-fit series as an extension of a previous character’s writing

But how would she handle a romance between a human and an android? That premise led to many other questions she'd have to resolve in her Mars-based plot

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A selection of poems from Art Elser’s collection “It Seemed Innocent Enough”

These excerpts cover meditations on being drawn into poetry, appreciating nature, remembering love's spark and even the cosmic significance of a spider's death

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