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Excerpt: A dog’s diagnosis leads to the savoring of mornings and appreciation for every detail

In "Rough Beauty," the author and her canine companion, Elvis, refuse to await the end and instead relish the days

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Colorado author Karen Auvinen was often asked why she chose to live alone in the mountains. She wrote the answer.

The experience of writing about her time in the mountains helped her see how she was "rooted in landscape" and "to see that I have a place after all"

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SunLit excerpt: Financial advice that homes in the fear that one day you’ll need money and not have it

In "Wealth by Virtue," author Chad Gordon counsels optimism and, through powerful anecdotes, looking beyond the bottom line

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SunLit interview: A Colorado investment adviser’s clients asked him what book he’d recommend. So he wrote it.

Chad Gordon's "Wealth by Virtue" acknowledges the "numbers" world and the "real" world -- and offers financial guidance for both

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SunLit excerpt: A life complicated by her mother’s mental illness led author on a complex journey

Joan C. Lieberman's autobiography has a unique point of view: the psychological concept of "Optimal Distance" defined her life with a sometimes homicidal mother with paranoid schizophrenia

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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