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SunLit interview: She finished her autobiography on her 75th birthday, thanks to her husband’s “bucket list”

Joan Carol Lieberman had a 5-year-old son when she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Her oncologist predicted she would be lucky to survive five months, yet she’s alive 28 years later. A management consultant for 40 years, she was a finalist for the Bakeless Literary Prize and invited to attend the Bread Loaf Writers’ […]

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Author felt haunted by the forgotten history of Old West prostitutes and madams

Randi Samuelson-Brown, originally from Golden, is a writer who lives in Denver. “The Beaten Territory” is her first published novel.  She holds a B.A. in history and is passionate about preserving Colorado’s little-known history through both historical fiction and non-fiction. She is currently working on a non-fiction book scheduled for release in the spring of […]

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As author David Hicks wrote “White Plains,” the narrative got uncomfortably personal

David Hicks is a professor at Regis University in Denver, where he also co-directs the Mile-High MFA program. Excerpts from his book “White Plains” have been published as short stories in “Glimmer Train,” “Colorado Review,” “Specs,” “Saranac Review,” and “South Dakota Review,” along with other journals. White Plains was a finalist for the 2018 Colorado […]

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How the editor of “Beautiful Flesh: A Body of Essays” constructed a “body of work” in her collection

Stephanie G’Schwind is the director of the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University, where she edits “Colorado Review” and directs a publishing internship for graduate students. In addition to curating the Colorado Prize for Poetry books and, with Donald Revell, the Mountain West Poetry Series, she is also the editor of two anthologies: […]

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Excerpt: An author savors family smiles in a poignant piece from the essay collection “Beautiful Flesh”

2018 Colorado Book Awards winner for Anthology Copyright by Lupe Linares Number nineteen fell apart unexpectedly when I bit into the world’s softest piece of garlic bread. Biting into that bread felt the way I imagined biting into a cloud might—airy, moist. My mouth seemed empty, but I could taste the hint of garlic and […]

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SunLit Interview: An expert advised Peg Brantley that her book “Trafficked” shouldn’t take place “over there”

Peg Brantley, author of the book “Trafficked,” is a graduate of the Aurora Citizens’ Police Academy; participated in the Writers’ Police Academy; has interviewed crime scene investigators, FBI agents, and human trafficking experts; obtained her concealed carry permit; studied diverse topics from arson dogs to Santeria; and hunted down the real life locations that show […]