Event: December 2020 Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club December 2020 reads are Puzzling Ink by Becky Clark (Longmont), Social Meeting (no book) (Fort Collins), and There Was A Crooked Man by Leeann Betts (Parker).

Free and open to the public. Come chat with the author and other readers! And if you don’t have a chance to read the book, that’s quite all right. Many times we discuss craft and the publishing process as well as the book, so all are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE: During the current coronavirus situation, our book clubs are meeting online via Zoom. Sisters in Crime-Colorado members can get the link to the Zoom meeting on the chapter groups.io listserv. Non-members may request the meeting link by sending an email to: sinccoloradobookclubs@gmail.com.

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!

New Release: Shear Holiday Mayhem by Rhonda Blackhurst

A joyous Christmas Festival. Two best friends. What could go wrong?

Melanie Hogan, owner of A Cut Above hair salon, finds out precisely what can go wrong when she’s gifted with a dead body at the plaza festival. When salon co-owner and best friend, Claire Davis, lands herself as a suspect, Melanie is determined to give Claire the best Christmas present ever–her freedom. Along the way, Melanie unwraps secrets of some unsavory townsfolk, and finds herself in a bit of a quandary.

Shear Holiday Mayhem is book 5 in the Melanie Hogan mysteries. Information on the others in the series can be found at www.rhondablackhurst.com.

Event: November 2020 Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club November 2020 reads are Zapata by Harper McDavid (Longmont), Black Pearl by Donnell Ann Bell (Fort Collins), and Puzzling Ink by Becky Clark (Parker).

Free and open to the public. Come chat with the author and other readers! And if you don’t have a chance to read the book, that’s quite all right. Many times we discuss craft and the publishing process as well as the book, so all are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE: During the current coronavirus situation, our book clubs are meeting online via Zoom. Sisters in Crime-Colorado members can get the link to the Zoom meeting on the chapter groups.io listserv. Non-members may request the meeting link by sending an email to: sinccoloradobookclubs@gmail.com.

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!

Event: BEATING WRITERS BLOCK with Stant Litore

Quarterly Chapter Meeting/Event:
November 7, 2020

Via Zoom
(Information on how to join the presentation will be posted in the Sisters in Crime-Colorado Groups.io members listserv.)

PROGRAM/SCHEDULE

10:00 am-10:30 am
Welcome, Introductions

10:30 am-12:45 pm
BEATING WRITERS BLOCK with Stant Litore

“Writer’s block” actually can cover a range of habits and ways of getting stuck. Maybe you’re a perfectionist, or maybe you’re the artist looking at a first draft that feels like a betrayal of the original vision. Maybe you’re stuck in the middle of the plot. Maybe you just can’t get that one scene written. We’ll cover several of the most common blocks and an array of practical strategies for getting over, under, around, or through them.

About the Presenter:

Stant Litore is the author of Ansible, The Running of the Tyrannosaurs, The Zombie Bible, and Dante’s Heart. Besides science fiction and fantasy, he has written the writers’ toolkits Write Worlds Your Readers Won’t Forget and Write Characters Your Readers Won’t Forget, as well as Lives of Unstoppable Hope and Lives of Unforgetting, and has been featured in Jeff Vandermeer’s Wonderbook: An Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction. He has served as a developmental editor for Westmarch Publishing and holds a Ph.D. in English. He lives in Aurora, Colorado with his wife and three children and is currently at work on his next novel.

For more information about Stant and his work, please visit his website at: https://stantlitore.com/ 

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Award Finalist: 2020 National Indie Excellence Awards

The Burden of Hate by Helen Starbuck, the third book in the Annie Collins Mystery Series, was given a starred review by Kirkus, which called it, “A thriller that offers a master class in suspense,” and was a finalist in the 2020 National Indie Excellence Award.

For further information visit:
https://www.helenstarbuck.com/ or https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Z6SXV4J/

New Release: Concealed Cargo By Jodi Burnett

Jodi Burnett is thrilled to announce the release of Concealed Cargo – Children for Sale the third book in her FBI-K9 Series.

When Special Agent Clay Jennings and his K9 partner, Ranger, take to the streets of Denver to fight human trafficking, he is shocked by the inordinate number of stolen innocents who’ve been forced into the sex trade. With each new face, his resolve to help these children escape their personal horror grows stronger.

El Clark, a social worker who dedicates her life to rescuing exploited kids from the streets, works valiantly to locate their families or find them a safe place to live while they recuperate. She understands the plight of these young victims more than anyone knows.

When these two champions of enslaved children team up, they discover a web of deviant corruption that reaches into the upper echelons of US politics and society. Adding to the nightmare, a vicious serial killer focused on murdering female prostitutes threatens to pull Clay and El away from unearthing the man behind the treacherous, Colorado-based, child prostitution ring.

For Clay, working to solve these crimes is like taking one step forward and three back until El shares her story with him. Inspired by her bravery and fortitude, he is re-committed to the fight for justice. Clay and El battle against a mountain of power and money the height of which they’d never conceived, and end up building a powerful bond with one another along the way. El teaches Clay that every life they change matters—that they must do what they can, even when it’s only one child at a time.

For more information about this series and her other books, visit Jodi at her website @ Jodi-Burnett.com

Event: October 2020 Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club October 2020 reads are Assassin Awakens by Theresa Crater (Longmont), Lost Things by Ann Dominguez (Fort Collins), and Gone to Darkness by Barbara Nickless (Parker).

Free and open to the public. Come chat with the author and other readers! And if you don’t have a chance to read the book, that’s quite all right. Many times we discuss craft and the publishing process as well as the book, so all are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE: During the current coronavirus situation, our book clubs are meeting online via Zoom. Sisters in Crime-Colorado members can get the link to the Zoom meeting on the chapter groups.io listserv. Non-members may request the meeting link by sending an email to: sinccoloradobookclubs@gmail.com.

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!

New Release: Hanging Falls By Margaret Mizushima

Margaret Mizushima is pleased to announce the September 8th release of Hanging Falls, the sixth Timber Creek K-9 Mystery.

In this episode, a deluge floods the high ground near Hanging Falls, but heavy rains aren’t the only menace in Timber Creek. After Deputy Mattie Cobb and her K-9 Robo find a body floating at the edge of a lake, she delays her trip to meet long lost family. As a list of suspects grows, Mattie’s relatives visit, shedding light on her childhood abduction—but darkness threatens another victim before Mattie and Robo can track down the killers.

For more information about the series, visit Margaret on her website at https://margaretmizushima.com/.

Event: September 2020 Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club September 2020 reads are Lost Things by Ann Dominguez (Longmont), All the Broken People by Amy Rivers (Fort Collins), and Killer Chardonnay by Kate Lansing (Parker).

Free and open to the public. Come chat with the author and other readers! And if you don’t have a chance to read the book, that’s quite all right. Many times we discuss craft and the publishing process as well as the book, so all are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE: During the current coronavirus situation, our book clubs are meeting online via Zoom. Sisters in Crime-Colorado members can get the link to the Zoom meeting on the chapter groups.io listserv. Non-members may request the meeting link through our Connect page at: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/connect/

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!