Influenced by Peruvian literary tradition, Claire Ibarra, author of “Fragile Saints,” invoked magical realism and — unexpectedly — colonialism.
“Trees and Other Witnesses” author Kathy Taylor explains how an appreciation for nature, and a background living in other countries,, combined to produce standalone stories with some common threads.
Author Gini Rifkin’s historical romance “Undercover Outlaw” takes place in 1888, but the pervasiveness of human trafficking moved her to include a hotline number.
Author Joan Jacobson selected some diverse, pivotal Colorado figures. Then she created a time-travel device that allows them to view their legacies.
With “Dad,” author Bob Seay faced the challenge of relating Alzheimer’s devastating impacts with respect while acknowledging its toll on an entire family.
Author Jeanette Minniti began her novel “The Only Way Home” in a writing class, where it developed into historical fiction and a coming of age story.
From hatching ideas to typing a novel on calculator tape, “Sister Liberty” author Gregory Hill reveals his quirks — maybe with tongue in cheek.
In “Striking Range,” author Margaret Mizushima continues to weave the thread of Deputy Mattie Cobb’s past into her narrative. Babies, and puppies, were her agent’s idea.
When she wrote “Rise of the Red Hand,” author Olivia Chadha tried two different genres before she settled on a sci-fi-/fantasy world of YA fiction.
Author Jennifer Seman had to dig deep for documents referencing her two main characters, who left little in terms of primary documents for “Borderland Curanderos.”