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Author Kim Murdock’s experience as a young widow taught her that feelings need validation

The books she read taught her how to move on, but what she needed was someone to teach her that her experience was normal

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Christmas Eve with grumpy grandchildren inspired Natli VanDerWerken to write her book

With family tempers rising, the author sat in her living room and restored calm with a magical tale that became "WindRunner," one in a series of novels

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Author Lori Hodges built her first novel around family genealogy — plus her dog’s bouts with a porcupine

Research on her roots and idle hours between emergency ambulance calls gave her the inspiration and the opportunity to create "Sweet Twisted Pine"

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Ian Neligh rode his childhood fascination with heroes and artifacts of the Old West to a year-long project

The award-winning journalist sought to hold up the figures from his youth against modern versions of bounty-hunters, brand inspectors and bare-knuckled brawlers

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Colorado author Melissa Payne drew on her work experience to create a lost teen named Star

In "The Secrets of Lost Stones," elements of her work with abused and neglected kids coalesce around the story of one girl's search for family

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A Colorado author asked: What if “Mission Impossible” took place during the Renaissance?

Carol Berg, writing as Cate Glass, is a multiple CBA winner for fantasy. But she does extensive research to ground her characters in the trappings of their historical period.

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How a Charlie Sheen news story ushered a Colorado author into the world of cryptids and adventure

At first, Lija Fisher took great liberties with the creatures, but soon learned there's a whole field -- cryptozoology -- that takes them seriously, and can be a "gateway science" for kids

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A Colorado author’s “dream trip” to the Amazon rain forest inspired “Tree of Dreams”

For Laura Resau, seeing the landscape and learning about the culture of indigenous people led to plans for artistic collaboration -- including one that soon will come to fruition

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Sarah Adleman’s literary journey included a white board, a Death Row letter and a long train ride

She never set out to write her memoir, but says, "The gift of this book is that it quietly waited to be noticed and then stepped forth and allowed me to create a space for it to be heard."

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SunLit interview: A Colorado investment adviser’s clients asked him what book he’d recommend. So he wrote it.

Chad Gordon's "Wealth by Virtue" acknowledges the "numbers" world and the "real" world -- and offers financial guidance for both

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