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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?

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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

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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.

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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"

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Colorado co-authors wrote parallel storylines in “Light in the Shadows” — reflecting their individual interests

Linda Lafferty's love of art history and Andy Stone's experience with present-day fiction had one final hurdle: How to knit the two plots together?

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An image, an old cookbook and a writer’s instinct inspired a novel of compelling family dynamics

Author Elisabeth Hyde also called on her journals during her work on a presidential primary campaign to add depth to the story

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A 1984 flashback reveals family dynamics forged in a trying political campaign

Author Elisabeth Hyde creates vivid scenes of sibling love and discord that play out over decades and converge on one weekend in "Go Ask Fanny"

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