Author Alan Prendergast wrote “Gangbuster” in a narrative style that captured the colorful and innovative Denver lawman Philip Sidney Van Cise.
Heather Hansman chased ski bum dream through ups and downs of “Powder Days”
Heather Hansman drew on a decade of personal experience and another winter of reporting to craft her book on the history and future of skiing.
Todd Fahnestock initially figured his trek with his son would inspire fiction
Todd Fahnestock figured his five-week trek with his son would inspire fiction, but the author shifted gears to produce “Ordinary Magic,” an intensely personal account from the Colorado Trail.
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.
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 www.wendyjfox.com. […]
Author Kim Murdock’s experience as a young widow taught her that feelings need validation
Kim Murdock is a writer and editor who’s made it her mission to help those dealing with the loss of a loved one, particularly a spouse. After becoming a widow at 42, she didn’t want people to tell her how to heal or that everything happens for a reason. She just wanted to know that […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]