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Wendy J. Fox takes on workplace dynamics, relationships through literary fiction

Wendy J. Fox is the author of four books of fiction, including the novel ”If the Ice Had Held” and the recent short-story collection ”What If We Were Somewhere Else,” which won the Colorado Book Award for literary fiction. She has written for The Rumpus, Buzzfeed, Self, Business Insider, and Ms., and her work has appeared in literary magazines including Washington Square, Euphony, and Painted Bride Quarterly. More at  […]

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

Natli VanDerWerken loves Dragons. She has 30 that she collected while serving in the Navy as a meteorologist and anti-submarine warfare specialist. She is the multiple award-winning author of the fantasy series – The Dragon’s Children.  The series grew out of a fairytale Natli told her grandchildren one Christmas Eve. The main character in each […]

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

Lori Hodges is a professional emergency manager and freelance writer. She was born and raised in Colorado and currently lives and works in Fort Collins. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver with a master’s degree in Political Science and Public Policy and from the Naval Postgraduate School with a master’s degree in […]

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

Ian Neligh has won many state and national journalism awards for his writing and reporting, including first place for online in-depth reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists and first place for investigative reporting from the Colorado Press Association. He has also won numerous awards for his humorous writing. As a journalist, Neligh has flown […]

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

Melissa Payne is the bestselling author of ”The Secrets of Lost Stones.” For as long as she can remember, Melissa has been telling stories in one form or another—from high school newspaper articles to a graduate thesis to blogging about marriage and motherhood. But she first learned the real importance of storytelling when she worked for […]