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SunLit Interview: For M.E. Browning, 22 years as a cop paved the way to this “police procedural”

Following the write-what-you-know formula, the author of "Shadow Ridge" adapted her approach to crime solving to fiction writing

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SunLit Excerpt: In “Shadow Ridge,” a detective, a crime scene and a curious visitor collide

In this Jo Wyatt mystery, author M.E. Browning introduces the fraught relationship between two cops amid a death that may not be what it seems

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SunLit Interview: Todd Fahnestock explains how his simple intentions turned totally complex

The award-winning sci-fi/fantasy author explains the college-days origin of his personal philosophy and how it evolved into a novel about "found family." And a lot more.

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SunLit Excerpt: In “Tower of the Four: The Champions Academy,” a teen faces failure

This excerpt from Todd Fahnestock's sci-fi fantasy explores the tug of war between the passion and impetuosity of youth for an aspiring town guardian

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SunLit Interview: Rebecca Taylor dug deep within to find disparate characters

The author examined her own challenges as both a mother of two teens and as a writer to inform the development of the sibling characters in the novel "Her Perfect Life"

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Sunlit Excerpt: “Her Perfect Life” frames sibling rivalry in the starkest terms

Author Rebecca Taylor's excerpt introduces the sister with the humdrum life and crumbling marriage, juxtaposed with the fame and fortune of the rich and famous writer

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SunLit Interview: Nancy McKinley sought a way to shine light on dark times — with humor

With "St. Christopher on Pluto," she created characters that delve into seldom-heard voices from the fringes of Appalachia in a series of non-linear stories that comprise her novel

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Sunlit Excerpt: From “St. Christopher on Pluto,” a hardscrabble holiday tale

Author Nancy McKinley weaves a story of insurance fraud with the flipside of humanity at a church's Christmas gift giveaway that comes up short

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SunLit Interview: Andrew Altschul’s spark for “The Gringa” grew from his years in Peru

The author followed the story of Lori Berenson, an American convicted of terrorism, and pursued a fictional account based on her character after her parole

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Sunlit Excerpt: Is “The Gringa” an international terrorist, or simply a dupe?

Author Andrew Altschul's writer/narrator struggles in his search for the complex truth about his ex-pat protagonist, imprisoned in Peru, in this novel inspired by the real-life story of Lori Berenson

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In “Shall We Dance?” a cop’s lost bet sets the stage for dance lessons and romance

Shelley Shepard Gray introduces a dance teacher struggling to launch her new studio when a handsome potential student walks through her door with an off-putting proposition

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SunLit interview: How a prize in a charity auction nudged Shelley Shepard Gray toward a dance trilogy

The author's own experience in dance, plus a move to Colorado, informed the series of books about three reunited sisters living above a ballroom dance studio

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“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

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“Church of the Graveyard Saints” introduces old flames reunited in southwestern Colorado

Protagonist Addie Decker's return to her hometown will reunite her with old boyfriend Colt. Here, author C. Joseph Greaves introduces him.

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C. Joseph Greaves’ Colorado friends asked, “When are you going to write about here?” This book is the answer.

After a 25-year career as a lawyer in Los Angeles, he and his wife moved to the southwestern part of the state, where he infused local issues into "Church of the Graveyard Saints"

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For author Paula L. Silici, the trials of a family move made her wonder: What would Jessie Driscoll do?

Silici's thought exercise helped her channel the Old West heroine's feeling of helplessness while on the run from the law in "Wanted"

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Kin or hostage? In “Wanted,” a chase across the American West, a woman realizes she’s both

Author Paula L. Silici's excerpt describes a desperate race for freedom and then what could be a last stand for two cousins

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Scenes from the past and present, linked by shadows and light, death and violence

In their novel "Light in the Shadows," co-authors and spouses Linda Lafferty and Andy Stone meld the life of 16th-century painter Caravaggio with a present-day adventure

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I typically express my fears and woes through fiction. Especially during coronavirus.

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

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Six imagined scenes from a pandemic near you

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

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