Genealogy led Stefan Scheuermann to a distant great-grandmother burned as a witch in the 17th century. That marked the beginning of an ongoing relationship that led to “Brighter than the Flame.”
Author Paulla Hunter’s experience with the Cheyenne Frontier Days celebration and rodeo provided inspiration and setting for her novel “Rough Ride.”
Author Randi Samuelson-Brown talks about her novel “Branded Graves,” and how contemporary issues still reveal elements of the Wild West.
Colorado author Sean Eads had resisted setting his fiction in his native Kentucky. His novel “Confessions” allowed him to face down the uneasiness of his past.
Author Matt Vincent’s upbringing on the Eastern Plains added to his fascination with local lore that eventually became the short story collection “Wild Times and True Tales from the High Plains.”
Sure, Adam Frank’s career in astrophysics had something to do with his interest in extraterrestrial life. But his dad’s pulp magazine collection first inspired him to seek evidence of life outlined in “The Little Book of Aliens.”
Amalie Howard’s romance, “The Duke in Question,” took inspiration from a real-life Black woman who worked as a spy during the American Civil War.
Author Leanne Kale Sparks built “The Wrong Woman” around an FBI agent who reflected those she researched — and then set the story in her home state of Colorado.
As she folded regional lore into the latest edition of her Cañon City Chronicles, author Davalynn Spencer found that the famous bear Old Mose figured into “Hope Is Built.”
Author Price Colman learned early that every novel is a love story, even if he didn’t realize it while he was writing the mystery-thriller “Second Skin.”