As a young Colorado Historical Society volunteer, Ellen Kingman Fisher learned about mining innovator and Colorado politician Nathaniel Hill. Her interest endured.
Jodi Bowersox chose an interesting partner for collaboration: a character from one of her earlier booksBy Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book SunLit Interviews Primary category in which blog post is published
Here’s how “The Martian” — and a chat with a super-agent — propelled a Colorado author to craft his novelBy Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book SunLit Interviews Primary category in which blog post is published
This Colorado poet found inspiration in everything around her — even cactus spines — to assemble “Naked for Tea”By Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book SunLit Interviews Primary category in which blog post is published
Sarah Byrn Rickman has spent 30 years chronicling the lives and aviation careers of the unsung WASP pilots. This no-nonsense character was different.
Pondering the what-ifs during his drilling career led a Colorado author to let them play out in his novel
Decades in the energy industry and a stint as a teacher informed J.A. Turley's approach to mixing technical subjects with accessible storytelling
Interest in paleontology, evolution prompted Colorado author to take the (very) long view of humanity
When he found himself struggling, Gary Raham abandoned a traditional approach to sci-fi and went tongue-in-cheek. Then the novel practically wrote itself.
A Colorado author grew familiar with the architecture of Julia Morgan from buildings on her college campus
When Phyllis J. Perry realized the full impact of California's first female architect, she not only wrote about her. She nominated her for the National Women's Hall of Fame.
A Colorado author thought she was done with characters she created 20 years ago. Then one came of age.
Author Sheri Cobb South discovered that one young character, who was only 19 in her series' first novel, had grown up with a story to tell
A Colorado author already played Poker Alice in historical re-enactments. Now she needed the truth about the 1870s gambler.
The true timeline of the legendary figure's life proved difficult to pin down, which sent Liz Duckworth deep into the historical archives
A tale of love and loss and moving on … too soon? A Colorado author used mystery to explore a personal issue.
Would others resent us if we found happiness by moving on with our life before they felt it was appropriate? Or would they do worse?
A journey to chronicle the life of the first black female graduate from CU became a wider historical mission
The fascinating life of Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Jones opened the door to examine the emergence of the African-American middle class from its roots in slavery