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SunLit Interview: Thriller author Carter Wilson has stuck to standalone novels

Carter Wilson has authored eight critically acclaimed, standalone psychological thrillers, as well as numerous short stories. He is a four-time winner of the Colorado Book Award, and his works have been optioned for television and film. He also hosts The Making It Up Show video podcast. Wilson lives in Erie, Colorado, in a Victorian house […]

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SunLit Interview: Barbara Nickless focused this Sydney Parnell mystery on vulnerable workers

Barbara Nickless is the bestselling author of the Sydney Parnell crime series. Her essays and short stories have appeared in Writer’s Digest, Criminal Element, Penguin Random House, and other markets. She also teaches creative writing to veterans at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. Tell us this book’s backstory. What inspired you to write […]

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SunLit Excerpt: “Gone to Darkness” begins with a fog-shrouded mystery by the tracks

Chapter 1 To hell with their laws and restrictions. You have a great and wise heart, Sydney Rose. And that makes for a much better guide to what’s wrong and what’s right. —Effie “Grams” Parnell. Private conversation. My first official homicide investigation began without a corpse.  An actual body is what triggers a murder case. […]

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SunLit Interview: A pioneering woman in TV news, author Sue Hinkin drew on the experience

Sue Hinkin is a former college administrator, TV news photographer, and NBC-TV art department manager, as well as a Cinematography Fellow at the American Film Institute. She was recently namedRocky Mountain Fiction Writers writer of the year.“The Burn Patient,”released mid-pandemic, won the Colorado Book Award. Raised in Chicago, Hinkin now lives in Littleton, Colorado. See […]

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SunLit Excerpt: “The Burn Patient” sends a young teen on an audition that feels all wrong

Author’s note: Alyssa, a very beautiful and talented 8th grade dance student, is heading to a music video audition she has been forbidden to attend. The audition was set up by a very kind, severely burned and disfigured patient at the Cedars-Sinai Burn Center where she volunteers. Alyssa feels that he “gets her” passion for […]

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An eager new investigator proves indispensable in a novel about a Colorado cold-case murder

Award-winning author Donnell Ann Bell knows statistically that crime and accidents happen within a two-mile radius of home. With that in mind, she leaves the international capers to others and concentrates on stories that might happen in her neck of the woods.  Donnell’s novels “The Past Came Hunting,” “Deadly Recall,” “Betrayed” and “Buried Agendas” have […]

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How a Colorado sci-fi and horror author found his way into the thriller genre with “The Extinction Agenda”

Michael Laurence studied biology and creative writing at the University of Colorado and holds multiple advanced certifications in medical imaging. Before becoming a full-time author, he worked as an X-ray/CT/MRI technologist and clinical instructor. He lives in suburban Denver with his wife, four children, and a couple of crazy Labrador Retrievers. The following is an […]

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Strangers on a plane: A man, a woman and a mutually intense feeling that they’ve met before

USA Today and #1 Denver Post bestselling author Carter Wilson explores the depths of psychological tension and paranoia in his dark, domestic thrillers. Carter is a two-time winner of the Colorado Book Award and his novels have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly,Booklist, and Library Journal. He lives outside Boulder, Colorado. Visit him at www.carterwilson.com. The following is an excerpt from […]