Author Joan Jacobson selected some diverse, pivotal Colorado figures. Then she created a time-travel device that allows them to view their legacies.
Author Bob Seay notes his novel is largely autobiographical — including the 2 a.m. phone call
With “Dad,” author Bob Seay faced the challenge of relating Alzheimer’s devastating impacts with respect while acknowledging its toll on an entire family.
An old family story about her dad riding the rails gave Jeanette Minniti inspiration
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.
When it comes to questions about his book and his craft, Gregory Hill has some unconventional answers
From hatching ideas to typing a novel on calculator tape, “Sister Liberty” author Gregory Hill reveals his quirks — maybe with tongue in cheek.
Margaret Mizushima chose puppies to help power this Timber Creek K-9 mystery
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.
For author Olivia Chadha, the story came easily. Creating the right world was hard.
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.
Jennifer Seman’s graduate research led to her book “Borderlands Curanderos”
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.”
Adrian Miller drew on oral histories of enslaved people to address origins of barbecue
While exploring Black cultural ties to barbecue cuisine, author Adrian Miller’s research for “Black Smoke” also revealed its Native American foundation.
In his memoir, cold-case investigator Paul Holes also shined a light on himself
Investigator Paul Holes’ “Unmasked” began as a deep dive on the Golden State Killer. But then it took an introspective turn.
“Cheap Land Colorado”: Choosing life off the grid in the San Luis Valley
“Cheap Land Colorado” author Ted Conover explains why understanding the subculture of the San Luis Valley’s “flats” matters in a time of political extremes.