Welcome, Sara. Please tell us about your inspiration for this story.
I have always loved the Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman series. I wanted to write something placed in that general time period. So, I asked my husband (who had lived in Colorado for a short time), "What's a small town in Colorado that would be a good place to set my story?" He responded with Cripple Creek, Colorado. I thought it sounded good. So, I started my research there. Then I uncovered this amazing story of a miners strike. It was pretty involved, actually. The governor and state militia even played a part in ending hostilities. The love story, is all my imagination. And the inspiration is a conglomeration of many things I've read and seen.
A personal reflection on the story:
This story is the hardest to boil down adequ…