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The Denver Cereal is a serial fiction which publishes six days a week, a chapter a week since June, 2008. If you haven’t had a chance, please feel free to download a free eBook copy of the Denver Cereal. (The book is also free at iBookstore, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and Smashwords.) You can also read the entire serial at Stories by Claudia. The first chapter is here.

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2) You can catch up quickly by reading the books. A couple times a year, the chapters are collected, re-edited, and made into books. There are a lot of people who only read the books. The paperback and eBooks are available through every bookseller. (You can find all the links to each book and where to get them here.) The books are listed below with links to our store for your convenience.

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People do different things at different times. A lot of people only read the books. Some people only read the entire chapters at Stories by Claudia. And around 30,000 people read on this site every day. The story is available to you in a variety of forms to fit your life and lifestyle. Enjoy it.

What’s happened so far:

The Denver Cereal:

The Denver Cereal

In the Denver Cereal, we meet Jillian Roper when she pulls on her thigh high leather boots and crashes her abusive ex-husband Trevor’s engagement party. At the party, she meets the man of her dreams, Jacob Marlowe. Together, Jill and Jacob begin a crash course through grave injury and illness, to find love. Along the way, we meet Jacob’s movie star sister, Valerie, and learn of her struggles to have her own dreams and share a life with her husband Mike. Jill’s best friends, Sandy, Heather, and Tanesha, begin new courses in their life that take them to confront their greatest fears and deepest longings.

Celia’s Puppies, Denver Cereal, Volume 2

Celia's Puppies

Jacob and Valerie’s mother, Celia, had a habit of helping lost people, called Celia’s Puppies. In this second Volume of the Denver Cereal, Celia’s puppies come to the forefront. We meet Jacob’s noble step-sister Honey, we learn more about Jacob’s ‘cousin’ Blane, and, via Oprah Winfrey, Valerie learns of Mike’s terrifying time away from her. In the middle, Trevor and his fiancé attempt to kidnap Jill’s daughter Katy and her best friend Paddie at a holiday party. The fiancé all but kills Honey. She is saved by her childhood sweetheart and Special Forces medic MJ and they reorient their lives and love. Jill and Jacob dance around getting married and, in the very end, they marry in an incredibly beautiful ceremony which includes every member of the Denver Cereal family. Of course, Sandy, Heather and Tanesha support, love and take steps forward toward their own happily ever afters.

Cascade, Denver Cereal, Volume 3


Peace comes to Denver Cereal, but demons from the past refuse to stay in the past. We learn of Sandy’s horrific childhood and her boyfriend Aden responds with violence. His violent act ends with Sandy getting shot by her pedophile father and Aden lands in jail. Jill, her mother, and father tell the story that was to never ever be told and her family begins to heal. With the help of Heather, now his wife, Blane confronts his past loves and battles Hepatitis C. Beloved Delphie must confront a demon from her past. When he arrives to kill her and everyone else, he meets what he could never expect. Delphie’s family battles for her. In the end, Jill bashes him with a hockey stick and Delphie survives a life threatening stroke.

Cimarron, Denver Cereal, Volume 4


In Cimarron, the characters of Denver Cereal grapple with the consequences of their actions to restart their lives. Aden heals and continues his jail sentence. Delphie has to come to terms with almost dying to start her life again. Valerie performs in her first action adventure and launches herself as a movie actress while Mike’s painting career flourishes. Jill and Jacob face their first true relationship challenge. Sandy holds everything together other to become gravely ill herself. Her child, Rachel, is born 2 months early. They fight their way through the problems to come together as a family. And just in time! Six pairs of human remains under the Castle Chapel draw everyone into a dark murder mystery.

Black Forest, Denver Cereal, Volume 5

Black Forest

Skeletons entwined in the chapel and a simple admission, “I have this same Saint Jude Pendant,” send the Denver Cereal into the wild pursuit of the child killer, Saint Jude. Danger lurks and evil’s host threatens to destroy the lives of those we love. When all hope is gone, love and friendship shine like rays of light on a cloudy day. Ultimately, the bond between the women and children of the Denver Cereal triumphs over the killer and the evil that drives him.

Fairplay, Denver Cereal, Volume 6


Why is life so unfair? Charlie’s question permeates the Denver Cereal as his mother rejects her children to embrace her greed; Seth’s greatest love falls to her death; Jill must fight to protect her own children while her in-laws attempt to take Katy; Blane’s health deteriorates; and a true love, broken by betrayal, reignites for Tanesha. Through their individual losses, the friends and family embrace the wealth and power available within their circle.

Gold Hill, Denver Cereal, Volume 7

Gold Hill

Tanesha’s plans are shaken when true love returns with a truck load of baggage in the form of Jeraine Wilson. The sparks from their struggle ignite a firestorm that illuminates their private pain and burns away the injustice in Tanesha’s past. Tension mounts as Tanesha’s mother, the beautiful Yvonne, tries to break free from her life as a sex slave to return to Tanesha’s father, Rodney. With the Denver Cereal characters meddling in the background, a powerful love story unfolds and an unbroken vow is reforged. In the end, the sediment of the past is swept away to reveal the truth that love is more precious than gold.

Silt, Denver Cereal, Volume 8


Dating Tink dumps Charlie right in the middle of a ring of high school rapists brutalizing his school. Charlie uses his past as a street kid to take on the rape ring with the help of his family and friends. Looking for solace, Jacob learns that the gang rapists plan on letting Noelle take the brunt of their rage at Charlie. In the dramatic conclusion, Jacob takes on the rapists to save Noelle.

Confused? You can download the Denver Cereal, Volume 1 for free here. You’ll find Denver Cereal in every electronic format and paperback at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Smashwords, and your local independent bookseller.

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