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Terry Frei writes for the Greeley Tribune and Mile High Sports


On the heels of the critically acclaimed fact-based novel,

Olympic Affair: Hitler's Siren and America's Hero

Frei returned to non-fiction for his seventh

book, March 1939: Before the Madness.


Frei's earlier non-fiction books are Playing Piano in a Brothel (2010),

'77: Denver, the Broncos, and a Coming of Age (2008),

Third Down and a War to Go (2007), and Horns, Hogs, and

Nixon Coming (2002).


The Witch's Season (2009), based on what he saw and

experienced while growing up as the son of a major college

football coach on a cauldron of a campus in a tumultuous

time, was his first novel.


Frei also has written three screenplays, done consulting work

in the film industry, and taken voluminous mental notes. 


He spent his early years in Eugene, Oregon before moving to the

Denver area as a high school junior. He has degrees in history and

journalism from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He worked

at the Rocky Mountain News while in college and joined The Denver

Post after graduation. 


Between two stints at the Post, he was sports columnist at the 

Oregonian in Portland and then a pro and college football writer

for The Sporting News.


The highlights of his work for the St. Louis-based magazine were 

major stories, most of them cover pieces, on eventual Hall of Famers

Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, Richard Dent, Charles Haley, Thurman

Thomas, Michael Irvin, and Larry Allen.


Frei also was an hockey columnist on a freelance basis for

eight years. He has won numerous journalism awards and has been

named a state's sportswriter of the year by the National Sports Media

Association seven times. He has extensive experience in radio hosting

and television guest appearances. On the newspaper front, he has covered

the NBA, NHL, MLB and NFL as a beatwriter and/or columnist; and has

attended many World Series, Super Bowls, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup

Finals, Final Fours, major bowl games, Olympic Games, and major

boxing events. 


Frei is a frequent speaker at schools and events, including at

veterans-oriented functions. He has delivered the John Paul

Hammerschmidt Lecture in honor of the World War II pilot

and longtime Congressman; spoken at the Wisconsin Veterans

Museum, the Wisconsin State Historical Society, and Lambeau Field;

and was a keynote speaker at the World War II Glider Conference

in 2010, when he appeared with many surviving heroes, including

Lt. Col. Jim Megellas, the most-decorated officer in the history of

the 82nd Airborne. At CU, he has served as vice chairman of the

History Department Advisory Board and chair of the Global Studies 

Resident Academic Program/International Affairs Advisory Board.