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SunLit Interviews

SunLit Interviews
SunLit Interviews

SunLit Interview: For Dave Jilk and Brad Feld, philosophy mirrors business

The co-authors of "Entrepreneur's Weekly Nietzsche" didn't write a how-to for entrepreneurs so much as they encouraged deeper thinking

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SunLit Interview: In the tale of a union trailblazer, Jane Little Botkin found a story that still resonates

For "The Girl Who Dared to Defy," the author dug deep into the history of the woman who engineered an uprising among Denver housemaids

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SunLit Interview: KM Merritt sought humor with heart for her heroes with disabilities

In "Magic and Misrule" the fantasy author continues her mission of exploring characters who, like herself, are "a little different"

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SunLit Interview: For Ellen Weir Casey, “Unstoppable” offered a chance to educate

The question, “How’d you do that before the days of the internet?” made the author realize many people still know little about IVF

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SunLit Interview: How a single line in a travel guide led EJ Levy to write “The Cape Doctor”

As the author toured Capetown, she continually heard the doctor's voice -- and it led to her novel exploring constructs of sex and gender

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SunLit Interview: Jodi Bowersox’s deep research on schizophrenia shaped one of her characters

The author fleshed out a key player in "Red Rabbit on the Run" -- and then vetted the result with a medical expert

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SunLit Interview: To publish “The Reincarnationist Papers,” Eric Maikranz took an unusual route

The former software exec used crowdsourcing to make his story a film starring Mark Wahlberg before returning to traditional publishing

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SunLit Interview: Jim Davidson’s harrowing experience led to tools for scaling “The Next Everest”

His experience on the mountain ultimately led the author to understand how surviving trauma can trigger personal growth

SunLit Interview: Kathryn Wilder started with essays. Slowly, they grew into a cohesive narrative.

She struggled to define "Desert Chrome" until she told a friend it was "about a woman lost in grief who finds her way out by following mustangs"

SunLit Interview: Jenny Shank drew on experience to reach across chasms in “Mixed Company”

From growing up amid Denver's court-ordered busing to a variety of jobs, the author's life inspired scenarios for her fictional characters

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SunLit Interview: Ever the writer, even Gary Reilly’s fiction often focused on literary craft

"Jeremy Bannister" is just the latest award winner among the works of an author who shied from self-promotion

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SunLit Interview: “Alpha” author David Philipps faced barriers of silence and suspicion

The Colorado-born New York Times reporter persisted to produce a book -- and start an important conversation -- on the inner workings of a controversial Navy SEALs unit

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SunLit Interview: “Luther, Wyoming” co-authors introduced often-ignored Western characters

Mario Acevedo and Tomas Alamilla slipped Indian scouts and Buffalo soldiers into their narrative. They also paid close attention to dialogue.

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SunLit Interview: Thriller author Carter Wilson has stuck to standalone novels

But in "The New Neighbor," he combined a riveting opening scene with a creepy house from an earlier book to write a psychological crossover

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SunLit Interview: After decades, Stephen Trimble came to grips with a personal, but universal story

Through "The Mike File," the author came to understand his relationship with the brother he lost -- and something about himself

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SunLit Interview: When prose failed her after her son’s death, a Colorado mother turned to poetry

Even identifying her son's body became a subject for her to address in "Breath, Suspended." Because, she says, how could it not?

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SunLit Interview: Megan Kate Nelson saw a natural jewel, and a metaphor, in “Saving Yellowstone”

The author recognized America's embrace of the breathtaking landscape during Reconstruction also underscored a danger in what lies beneath

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SunLit Interview: “Denver Noir” editor Cynthia Swanson weighs in on the project and the importance of place

Swanson, who also contributed a short story to the collection, talks about recruiting authors and how Cheesman Park's history informed her own piece

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SunLit Interview: Robert V. Dodge became his own case study for an often misunderstood condition

Although "Grand Mal" is a memoir, the author researched his own medical records -- and sometimes found surprising information

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SunLit Interview: Barbara Nickless focused this Sydney Parnell mystery on vulnerable workers

The author felt like news stories she read after finishing "Gone to Darkness" had been ripped from the pages of her novel

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