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How one intense image blossomed into a young adult work of mystery and romance

Sparks fly between characters in Susan Cunningham's "Crow Flight," but a lot of what propels the plot is rooted in one of the author's passions -- science

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Obsession with the circus ignited this work of flash fiction that examines the freak show we inhabit

Author Nancy Stohlman reminds us that we're all on some sort of stage, and there are many ways we pay to stare at others

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How an iconic Hitchcock film inspired a young adult novel about reality in the internet age

Author Donna Cooner contrasted people's real-life personas with online "reality," and was shocked at the private information one photo can carry

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None of his 25 novels made it into print. Fellow writers so respected him that they became his publisher.

Author Mark Stevens explains why the late Gary Reilly was so beloved, and how he focused keenly on his craft instead of marketing his considerable body of work

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True crime planted the seed for Colorado author Carter Wilson’s psychological thriller

The real-life Slenderman stabbings sparked a visceral reaction -- so he stopped reading news accounts to focus on his story of a similar young victim's life as an adult woman

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How Zooey Deschanel and a 90-year-old grandmother inspired a musical passion — and a murder mystery

As if obsession with ukeleles weren't enough, there's also the story of how author C.C. Harrison's book got listed as "underwear" on Amazon.com

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Melding fantasy with Greek mythology proved challenging — but also a lot of fun

L.D. Colter, back to back Colorado Book Awards winner in Science Fiction/Fantasy, researched 1950s Athens but also created her own underworld

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An image, an old cookbook and a writer’s instinct inspired a novel of compelling family dynamics

Author Elisabeth Hyde also called on her journals during her work on a presidential primary campaign to add depth to the story

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A chance visit to two historic grave sites set in motion the author’s wish to cast Billy the Kid in her fiction

Many writers had explored the gunfighter's life. Diana Holguin-Balogh's challenge was to do so in a way no one had before her.