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Interview: “The Last Stand of the Pack” co-editor Andrew Gulliford views writing on wolves an “ecological necessity”

Andrew Gulliford, co-editor of the book “The Last Stand of the Pack: Critical Edition,” is a professor of history and environmental studies at Fort Lewis College in Durango. He has twice won the Colorado Book Award and the Arizona–New Mexico Book Award. He is also the author of “America’s Country Schools,” “Sacred Objects and Sacred Places,” and […]

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Interview: Author Chris Goff used heavy research, current affairs to drive “Red Sky”

Chris Goff is the award-winning author of a popular mystery series, and this is the second title in her Raisa Jordan international thriller series. “Dark Waters,” the first in the series, was released in 2015 and was a finalist for a 2016 Anthony Award for Best Crime Fiction Audiobook, the Colorado Book Award Thriller category […]

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Interview: Author Margaret Mizushima confronts mental health through characters

Margaret Mizushima is the author of the critically acclaimed Timber Creek K-9 Mysteries. Her books have garnered a Reader’s Favorite gold medal, a TopShelf Indie Book Award nomination, and have been listed as finalists in the RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards, the Colorado Book Awards, the International Book Awards, and the Silver Falchion Awards. Margaret serves […]

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Interview: Author Michael F. Haspil melded history, mythology, fantasy into “Graveyard Shift”

2018 Colorado Book Awards finalist for Science Fiction/Fantasy What inspired you to write this book? This is going to sound clichéd, but I actually had the idea from a dream. When I awoke, I remembered the world almost exactly as it appears in the novel, but only one line: “I used to kill vampires for […]

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Interview: Author L.D. Colter drew inspiration to push herself from contemporary fantasy writers

Liz Colter has followed her heart through a wide variety of careers, including farming with a team of draft horses, and working as a field paramedic, Outward Bound instructor, athletic trainer, and roller-skating waitress, among other curious choices. She also knows more about concrete than you might suspect. Her novels written under the name L. […]

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Interview: Fan mail urged author Laura Pritchett to explore sex, vulnerability

Laura Pritchett is the acclaimed author of Stars Go Blue; Red Lightning; Hell’s Bottom, Colorado; and Sky Bridge as well as several books of nonfiction. Her work has garnered several awards, including the PEN USA Award for Fiction, the WILLA, the High Plains Book Award and others. Her new novel won the 2018 Colorado Book […]

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Interview: Author Pat Stoltey explored the history of her native Illinois in writing what began as a crime story

What inspired you to write this book? The inspiration for “Wishing Caswell Dead” started with one image left over from a dream: a tintype photo of a girl with tangled curly hair. I wrote a short story first, but it wasn’t enough. I wanted to know more about the other characters and how they all […]

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Interview: After conquering Everest, blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer and writer Buddy Levy want to lean into life’s chaos

Erik Weihenmayer Erik Weihenmayer is the first blind person to summit Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. No Barriers is the moving story of his journey since descending Mount Everest: from leading expeditions around the world with blind Tibetan teenagers to helping injured soldiers climb their way home from war, from adopting a son from Nepal […]