Appearances: Golden Fine Arts Festival

fineartsThe Golden Fine Arts Festival is happening August 20-21, 2016 in downtown Golden on 11th Street between Maple and Arapahoe! Please stop by the Sisters in Crime-Colorado booth and say hello.

Authors will be appearing as follows…

10:00 – 12:00 Peg Brantley
12:00 – 2:00 Becky Clark
2:00 – 5:00 Rebecca Grace

10:00 – 12:00 Cynthia Kuhn and Theresa Crater
12:00 – 2:00 Rebecca Grace
2:00 – 5:00 Donna Schlacter and Leann Betts

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Appearance: Donna Schlacter, Leann Betts, Karen Whelan, Rhonda Blackhurst, Francelia Belton, and Theresa Crater

Welcome to the Bookstore is showcasing several local authors on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Brighton, Colorado.

Authors include: Donna Schlachter (author of several Christian and self-help works), Leeann Betts (author of the By the Numbers series), Karen Whelan (author of the Dinner Club Murder Mystery Series), Rhonda Blackhurst (author of “The Inheritance” and the Melanie Hogan Mysteries), Francelia Belton (a short story author), and Theresa Crater (a modern fantasy author).

They will be reading from their work and there will also be games, prizes, and refreshments! Put in your RSVP now!

Hope to see you there!

Welcome to the Bookstore, 1300 E Bridge Street, Brighton, Colorado 80601.

Field Trip: Sherlock Hounds

Please join us for a chapter field trip on Saturday, August 27, 2016 in Ft Lupton, Colorado!

At 12:00 pm, we’re meeting at Wholly Stromboli (410 Denver Ave, Ft Lupton, CO 80621 > for lunch and socializing.

At 2:00 pm, we’ll move down the street to the Ft Lupton Public Library (425 S Denver Ave, Fort Lupton, CO 80621 > for the following presentation. (Note: Portions of the presentation might be in the adjoining park and/or parking lot as we see the dogs in action, depending on the weather, so dress accordingly.)

Dog & PipeSherlock Hounds Detection Canines—The Power of a Drug Dog’s Nose
Can coffee really stop a dog from finding drugs? How potent is a dog’s nose? Are all narcotics dogs German Shepherd’s or Malinois… or police dogs for that matter? How are they trained? Bring all your questions about narcotics K-9s as we bust common myths and introduce the realities of K-9’s working side-by-side with their human partners. See our four-legged friends in action and find out more about how these special dogs are helping to keep schools and communities safe.

Web_Kthln_SH_2041Kathleen Mayger has been training animals professionally for over twenty years, but honed her skills as a drug dog handler when she began work with Sherlock Hounds in 2005. Now co-owner of the company, Kathleen works with multiple narcotics dogs to help make schools and communities safer. She also uses her experience for her current work in progress which stars a female K-9 handler for the National Forest Service.

Please RSVP for lunch and/or presentation to BY AUGUST 17. (You don’t have to come to both, but we need to know for planning purposes.) Your friends and family (old and young) are welcome to join us for this unique presentation; the cost is $10 for non-members. If you’re interested in carpooling, use the SinC-CO Yahoo group to post your town and major cross streets for organizational purposes.

Workshop: Book Trailers as Marketing Tools with LS Hawker

Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11:30 am
Castle Rock Library ~ 100 S Wilcox Street

Video gets the most clicks online, and if you’re promoting a book, you want to get as many clicks as possible. Book trailers can be an attention-getting promotional tool if you do them right. Her book trailer got almost 30,000 views in a month. This workshop will give you resources for royalty-free stock footage, music, and graphics to make an arresting video piece that will drive traffic to your website and, more importantly, your order page. You’ll learn how to get low-cost help from college and art school film programs. We’ll discuss the dos and don’ts, view effective trailers and tacky trailers, and brainstorm ideas for your very own video baby.

Lisa Hawker headshotLS Hawker is the author of the thrillers THE DROWNING GAME and BODY AND BONE, published by HarperCollins Witness Impulse, with one more title to be released in 2017. She has won many awards, and THE DROWNING GAME is a USA Today bestseller and finalist in the ITW Thriller Awards in the Best First Novel category. Visit to view book trailers for THE DROWNING GAME and BODY AND BONE, listen to her podcast with daughter Chloe, The Lively Grind Cafe, and read about her adventures as a cocktail waitress, traveling Kmart portrait photographer, and witness to basement exorcisms.

Lisa will have books available for purchase.
Please bring your own lunch.
RSVP here.

Event: Denny Moses

Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 11:30 am
Castle Rock Library ~ 100 S. Wilcox Street

Denny Moses of Rocky Mountain Security, Consulting, and Investigations will be speaking to SinC-Colorado members at our next Chapter Meeting/Event.

Firearms: Function, Fact, and Fiction
What Crime Writers Should Know

Mr. Moses will address the overall Function of firearms likely to appear in crime fiction: Handguns, Rifles, and Shotguns. He will also discuss the following terms and concepts in addition to Fact and Fiction relating to those terms and concepts: Point Blank Range, Silencers, Fire Power, Tactical, Knockdown Power, Red Dot Sights, Stopping Power, Iron sights, Semi Automatic, Telescopic sights, Fully Automatic, Night vision sights, Recoil, Inferred (IR) sights, Magazines, Cartridge, Trajectory, Shell case, Energy, Bullet, Caliber, Primer, Lands and Groves, Powder, Suppressor, Vests/Trauma Plates.

If you would like to submit specific questions prior to the presentation, Mr. Moses will ensure those questions are addressed during the presentation:

SIC PhotoMr. Moses retired from Northrup Grumman/TRW in 2008 after over 25 years working in the security field supporting classified contracts primarily in the intelligence arena. Prior to that time he served for nine years in law enforcement as a patrol officer and District Attorney’s Investigator. He was also Licensed Private Investigator in California for 5 years and is the Past President, Professional Private Investigator’s Association of Colorado, PPIAC.

Mr. Moses has earned a Bachelors of Science, Criminal Justice, Cal State L.A. and Master’s in Business Administration, University of Redlands. His professional training and certifications include: NRA Basic Pistol Instructor (Current), NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home Instructor (Current), Armed Security Officer, Transportation Security Agency (Current), Advanced POST Certificate (Previous), California PI License (Previous), Colorado PI License (In process).

Mr. Moses has been happily married to his wife Sheila since 1970. He enjoys photography and restoring/modifying antique autos. He is actively involved with his and Sheila’s alma mater, the University of Redlands where he has served as a Trustee. Mr. Moses has been a credentialed volunteer with the Parker Police Department since 2008 where he performs various functions including Range Safety Officer. Mr. Moses has successfully competed in various firearm competitions during his 50 plus years of involvement in shooting sports, and keeps abreast of changes and current trends in firearms the industry.

An avid reader, Mr. Moses reads all of the Michael Connelly, John Sandford, James Patterson (Cross Series) novels. Other authors he enjoys are Somerset Maugham, P.D. James, Harlan Coben, Robert B. Parker, Stephen Hunter, Nelson DeMille, Jack Higgins, and Ken Follett. He rates A Higher Call by Adam Makos as his favorite work of non-fiction, and Jackdaws by Ken Follet as his favorite novel.

Please bring your lunch.
RSVP here.

This event is funded and presented by Sisters in Crime-Colorado and is not sponsored by Douglas County Libraries. For more information, please contact