SunLit interview: Author wrote “the kind of book I always wanted to read but could never find”
David R. Slayton, a high school dropout and gay, found plotlines in his impoverished youth and melded them with fantasy -- plus his study of Denver history
“White Trash Warlock” introduces a young man versed in the supernatural, on a mission
In David R. Slayton's trailer-park fantasy world, Adam Lee Binder encounters magic, evil and romance in a quest to find his father
In “Other People’s Pets,” an animal empath battles her bizarre upbringing
Author R.L. Maizes introduces protagonist La La, whose parents raised her as a burglar -- though she's well on the path to becoming a veterinarian. Will her life veer off the rails?
SunLit interview: As an animal lover traumatized by burglars, R.L. Maizes knew she had the makings of a novel
In "Other People's Pets," the author sought to explore whether an individual traumatized during childhood could rise above the experience to live a normal life
SunLit interview: A nightmare and quantum physics set Catherine Wallace Hope on a novel course
The author wanted to get the plot of her science fiction/fantasy tale just right -- but in order to do that, she paid particular attention to the science
In this excerpt from “Creatures of Charm and Hunger,” astral projection yields heartbreaking results
After escaping the Nazis to England in the waning days of World War II, Miriam Cantor employs special powers to determine her parents' fate. Her nocturnal adventure reveals a startling truth.
SunLit interview: Molly Tanzer melded World War II with the supernatural to continue a tradition of “secret histories”
The author of "Creatures of Charm and Hunger" spun a tale of individual resistance to evil by a character largely confined to her home. Any parallels to the COVID crisis were purely accidental.
SunLit interview: Pemba Sherpa had a story to tell but little time to write it. Enter James McVey.
The author and former CU professor joined forces with Sherpa to produce "Bridging Worlds," a memoir of life in both the Himalaya and Colorado. For McVey, it was an education.
In “Wesley Yorstead Goes Outside,” the sheltered protagonist finds his existence disrupted
Author Stephanie Harper introduces the title character and the apartment that is his world. And then an unexpected visitor arrives.
SunLit interview: How Stephanie Harper’s story of agoraphobia unexpectedly found an audience
She finished her novel in 2013, but "Wesley Yorstead Goes Outside" didn't find its way to print until seven years later, when the isolation that followed the coronavirus made it a "pandemic read"
“The Loneliest Band in France” takes on a new member to help perform its killer song
Author Dylan Fisher's single-sentence excerpt tells the meandering story of an aspiring diplomat who winds up pulled into the band -- despite his lack of any musical talent
SunLit interview: How Dylan Fisher’s fever dream became a game to create the longest sentence
The author notes that his sentences seldom came to a full stop, "and, thus, the question of 'what comes next' never came up for me"
“Wild: Uncivilized Tales” collected stories from more than a dozen Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
In "Castles in the Sky," author Rick Duffy tells the story of a literal dream merchant peddling her original creations to an inexperienced client
In this excerpt from “No Man’s Son,” the author recounts her husband’s final day
Michael Chowdry, a Pakastani immigrant, built a cargo airline and a life in Colorado. It all ended too soon when he and a journalist died in a crash.
SunLit Interview: Bravery set Michael Chowdry apart, says his wife and biographer
Linda Chowdry describes a man unafraid to take chances in his life -- from leaving Pakistan, to starting a business, to creating success from failure
The SunLit Interview: Debbi MacLeod’s unsung Colorado library helps bring books to the print-disabled
Part of a national network, the Colorado Talking Book Library serves about 7,000 book lovers statewide. MacLeod wants to serve more.
The SunLit interview: Coronavirus pushed BookBar founder Nicole Sullivan to reimagine her business
When the shutdown hit, she went into survival mode. But gradually, she began to work toward a more meaningful, purposeful model.
Half of the duo known as Linda Keir explains how two authors forged an “almost flawless working relationship”
Denver's Linda Joffe Hull and Chicago's Keir Graff, separated by a thousand miles, have combined their talents on three novels, including their latest, "The Three Mrs. Wrights"
“The Three Mrs. Wrights” explores how protagonists fell victim to an emotional grifter
In this excerpt, one of the women enchanted by the same unscrupulous guy awakens from a dreamlike nap to a whirlwind romantic wedding on a Mexican beach
In “Beware the Eyes of Mars” an android starts to fall for a human under its surveillance
Author Jodi Bowersox puts a unique spin on relationships in this passage about a robot assigned to keep an eye on a beautiful -- by human standards -- criminal suspect