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SunLit: Author drew inspiration for novel from dream flirtation, real-life bone cancer battle

It took 10 years, and a lot of "cry-typing," for Sara Jade Alan to bring her young adult fiction to life

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SunLit: The awkward, wonderful, mortifying moment when a high school improv performance takes an unexpected turn

In "A Messy, Beautiful Life," improvisational comedy leads the book's protagonist into an embarrassing on-stage connection -- before a packed theater

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The legacy of Colorado’s historic abandoned mines includes new, and critical, habitat for opportunistic bats

In "Gold!" the author journeys to an old mining spot in the Sangre de Cristos to witness the creatures' massive nightly exodus

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Working in Colorado mining region gave author urge to seek origins of “gold fever”

Ian Neligh found the mindset that powered the original gold rush hasn't entirely disappeared from present-day prospectors

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In anthology “Blood Business,” editors sought to plumb the depths of desperation

Mario Acevedo explains how he and collaborator Joshua Viola found challenge in helping authors add that one crucial twist to their stories

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An adrenaline-pumping getaway attempt introduces a wounded, desperate man, and raises a million questions

Author John A. Daly's thriller begins with a heart-pounding chase that launches us into the backstory of protagonist Sean Coleman

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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.

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

In a story with autobiographical underpinnings, imagine writing a chapter -- honestly -- from the point of view of your ex-wife

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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 pieced together elements that represent not only anatomy, but family, anxiety and social class