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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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A Colorado author asked: What if “Mission Impossible” took place during the Renaissance?

Carol Berg, writing as Cate Glass, is a multiple CBA winner for fantasy. But she does extensive research to ground her characters in the trappings of their historical period.

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An Iraqi family takes refuge in Colorado; a Libyan family feels a rising threat

In "Taste the Sweetness Later," author Connie Shoemaker explores the circumstances that brought two Muslim women to America and how they adjusted to new lives

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In the novel “The Cryptid Catcher,” the main character wonders if he’ll find evil

Author Lija Fisher's protagonist, Clivo, mistakes a priest for a shape-shifting creature, but then learns some disturbing information about the object of his search

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How a Charlie Sheen news story ushered a Colorado author into the world of cryptids and adventure

At first, Lija Fisher took great liberties with the creatures, but soon learned there's a whole field -- cryptozoology -- that takes them seriously, and can be a "gateway science" for kids

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A rite of initiation provides a violent — but welcome — admission to an eternal bond

In this excerpt from "You Who Enter Here," author Erika T. Wurth introduces us to the prison gang culture so coveted by the protagonists of her novel

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Flown into the heart of the Amazon rain forest, a party of travelers has second thoughts

Laura Resau's layered work of juvenile literature combines mysticism, hard truths about the destruction of the rain forest and its Indigenous people -- and chocolate

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A Colorado author’s “dream trip” to the Amazon rain forest inspired “Tree of Dreams”

For Laura Resau, seeing the landscape and learning about the culture of indigenous people led to plans for artistic collaboration -- including one that soon will come to fruition

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Addiction, denial, despair — and joy — mark one woman’s thought experiment, aided by soft-hearted “guides”

In "Soft Hearted Stories," author Jenny Forrester views her world through a kaleidoscopic lens of prose and poetry