Coloradan Connie Shoemaker had stories to tell after years of international travel and work with immigrants
In "Taste the Sweetness Later," the author employs "immersive journalism" to chronicle the lives of two Muslim women through 300 hours of interviews
A New Mexico sabbatical provided opportunity for research on Native gangs, and a start to a Colorado author’s novelBy Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book SunLit Interviews Primary category in which blog post is published
Two buddies, a few beers and the unfettered exchange of crazy ideas gave birth to the adventures of Denver MoonBy Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book SunLit Interviews Primary category in which blog post is published
A family connection to a legendary Colorado cowgirl sent an author on an exhaustive research roundup
Diana Allen Kouris grew up hearing stories about Ann Bassett on the family's ranch in northwest Colorado, and rode the same trails as the woman she chronicled
Dirk Cussler explains how this Dirk Pitt adventure, co-authored with his father, who died in February, uses an ancient tale from Egypt as a springboard for the globetrotting protagonist
Author Brandi Homan dug into her Iowa roots for BURN FORTUNE, but also did extensive research on film star Jean Seberg, who hails from the same town
How a rejected short story propelled Lauren Connolly to self-publish a novel — and embrace the romance genre
"The sentiment that not everyone will love your book, but someone will, was never clearer to me than after I put Fenella and Graham out into the world all on my own."
Margaret Mizushima more fully develops protagonist Mattie Cobb and her trust issues. She also had to create a new villain when the first draft shed a too-sympathetic light.
How a Colorado sci-fi and horror author found his way into the thriller genre with “The Extinction Agenda”
Michael Laurence combined his research from previous novels into an evil plot that would introduce a character whose exploits unfold in an evolving series
Author Wendy J. Fox chose the mid-2000s for much of the setting for "If the Ice Had Held" in spite of -- and in some ways because of -- its dated technology
In "The Dead Girl in 2A," the author also wanted to have the Colorado mountains figure prominently in the final act of his thriller
A Colorado author set out to paint a picture of the Midwest. He used the ritual surrounding tornadoes as his brush.
Mark Pleiss also felt the influence of his background in Spanish literature, Tommy Lee Jones' voice and the RTD bus line between Denver and Boulder