In “The Undying Man,” the story begins with a duel of wits and a bit of magic
Author Todd Fahnestock wrote “The Undying Man” for one really compelling reason: his fans
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
In this sci-fi fantasy, the imposing WindRunner arrives to call Owen to a dangerous quest
Dragons, magic and evil lie ahead as the giant stallion prepares to transport the uncertain son on a journey to find his parents, missing soldiers and an amulet
Sorcery and swordcraft collide in Cate Glass’ fantasy novel, “An Illusion of Thieves”
Writing under her pseudonym, author Carol Berg introduces the protagonist, her thieving brother and the duelist charged with teaching him the violent art
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.
A talented 16-year-old painter is given a chance to “merge minds” with a dying master. Should he take it?
Jim and Stephanie Kroepfl's young-adult tale of a plan to accelerate human development makes the opportunity sound enticing. But what are the ultimate costs?
In a Martian future, a private eye searches the dystopian bowels of the planet for a suspect
The science fiction writing duo of Warren Hammond and Joshua Viola adds another chapter to the series that features their female protagonist, Denver Moon, and her AI partner, Smith
Two women, haunted by tragedy, contend with nightmare voices from the past in a Colorado author’s book
Author Claire L. Fishback sets the stage for a story of secret societies, a malevolent deity and an eternal war
How a traditional folk tune and five rewrites of a manuscript turned into a Colorado author’s “The Blood of Seven”
But it wasn't until author Claire L. Fishback discovered some ancient manuscripts that the story found its footing
A Colorado man born to write. A nonstop imagination. A prolific, if underappreciated, body of work.
Publisher Mark Stevens explains the brilliance that made friends band together to bring the genre-stretching works of Gary Reilly to the public
A murder and time travel set the stage for “Charlie Fiction,” a ghost with revenge on her agenda
A teen boy in love with the victim finds himself pursuing justice, while also in the cross hairs of the killer
Here’s how “The Martian” — and a chat with a super-agent — propelled a Colorado author to craft his novel
After experimenting with attempts to write a compelling beginning, Todd Fahnestock waited years for the inspiration to expand it. Finally, it arrived.
At the intersection of mystery and science fiction, a collaboration is born
The title character was the invention of Josh Viola, but after he shared his idea with Warren Hammond, a series emerged
Melding fantasy with Greek mythology proved challenging — but also a lot of fun
L.D. Colter, back to back Colorado Book Awards winner in Science Fiction/Fantasy, researched 1950s Athens but also created her own underworld
Pointed toward the underworld and told to use his instincts, freshly tattooed Ty begins his adventure
In this mythology-inspired fantasy, author L.D. Colter introduces us to a protagonist sent on a vaguely-defined mission he can't refuse
Filling out an online dating profile can be tricky. Is honesty always the best policy?
In this excerpt from the short story collection "Awayland," we get a peek at how one mythological character pursues the elemental quest for love
From Cyclops to a woman literally disappearing in the mist, a Colorado author explores the meaning of home
In "Awayland," Ramona Ausubel also tackles love and loneliness, and explains why Cyclops is not "the worst guy on the internet"
Evolution of a matriarchal “horse-tribe” provided inspiration for author’s fantasy world
Even within a world she created, Laura Reeve confronted challenges to honest portrayal of love -- and mapping out mileage
SunLit 2018: Colorado authors took us on wide-ranging tours of the human condition
Their book excerpts introduced us to fascinating characters. Their interviews shed light on their craft. If you missed anything, here’s your chance to catch up.