Author Lori Hodges built her first novel around family genealogy — plus her dog’s bouts with a porcupine
Research on her roots and idle hours between emergency ambulance calls gave her the inspiration and the opportunity to create "Sweet Twisted Pine"
For Colorado author Jody Pritzl, curiosity and years of persistence collided with Christmas nostalgiaColorado Humanities & Center for the Book SunLit Interviews Primary category in which blog post is published
C. Joseph Greaves’ Colorado friends asked, “When are you going to write about here?” This book is the answer.Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book Book Excerpts Primary category in which blog post is published
Barbara Nickless juggled plot and backstory to create a tale inspired by an Army intelligence officerColorado Humanities & Center for the Book SunLit Interviews Primary category in which blog post is published
Ian Neligh rode his childhood fascination with heroes and artifacts of the Old West to a year-long projectColorado Humanities & Center for the Book SunLit Interviews Primary category in which blog post is published
For author Paula L. Silici, the trials of a family move made her wonder: What would Jessie Driscoll do?
Silici's thought exercise helped her channel the Old West heroine's feeling of helplessness while on the run from the law in "Wanted"
Mary Taylor Young sorted through lots of camp archives, and the memories of third- and fourth-generation Cheleys, to put together a history that touched thousands of campers
The author also found that her own addiction to social media became a major impediment to getting her work done on "Fake"
Colorado co-authors wrote parallel storylines in “Light in the Shadows” — reflecting their individual interests
Linda Lafferty's love of art history and Andy Stone's experience with present-day fiction had one final hurdle: How to knit the two plots together?
Carol Berg, writing as Cate Glass, is a multiple CBA winner for fantasy. But she does extensive research to ground her characters in the trappings of their historical period.
Coloradan Connie Shoemaker had stories to tell after years of international travel and work with immigrants
In "Taste the Sweetness Later," the author employs "immersive journalism" to chronicle the lives of two Muslim women through 300 hours of interviews
At first, Lija Fisher took great liberties with the creatures, but soon learned there's a whole field -- cryptozoology -- that takes them seriously, and can be a "gateway science" for kids
A New Mexico sabbatical provided opportunity for research on Native gangs, and a start to a Colorado author’s novel
Erika T. Wurth knew her book was dark, and publishers initially shied away. But now she welcomes a "Native Renaissance."
For Laura Resau, seeing the landscape and learning about the culture of indigenous people led to plans for artistic collaboration -- including one that soon will come to fruition