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A Colorado author grew familiar with the architecture of Julia Morgan from buildings on her college campus

When Phyllis J. Perry realized the full impact of California's first female architect, she not only wrote about her. She nominated her for the National Women's Hall of Fame.

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A Colorado author thought she was done with characters she created 20 years ago. Then one came of age.

Author Sheri Cobb South discovered that one young character, who was only 19 in her series' first novel, had grown up with a story to tell

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A Colorado author already played Poker Alice in historical re-enactments. Now she needed the truth about the 1870s gambler.

The true timeline of the legendary figure's life proved difficult to pin down, which sent Liz Duckworth deep into the historical archives

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A tale of love and loss and moving on … too soon? A Colorado author used mystery to explore a personal issue.

Would others resent us if we found happiness by moving on with our life before they felt it was appropriate? Or would they do worse?

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A journey to chronicle the life of the first black female graduate from CU became a wider historical mission

The fascinating life of Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Jones opened the door to examine the emergence of the African-American middle class from its roots in slavery

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“A pioneer buried without a headstone.” Those words launched a Colorado author on a historical journey

Polly E. Bugros McLean retraced the steps of an amazing woman who witnessed a multitude of historical events en route to writing "Remembering Lucile"

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Two editors probed a paradox: Technology increasingly looks to nature — especially animals — for inspiration

In their collection "Mechanical Animals," co-editors Selena Chambers and Jason Heller bring together writers at the intersection of creatures and technology

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It’s a daunting task to pick only 20 stories to include in an anthology. Having a spouse share the burden helps.

Angie Hodapp, co-editor of "False Faces" describes the challenges of compiling this collection and how she collaborated with her husband, Warren Hammond

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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