Event: December 2021 Book Club

December SinC Book Clubs IGThe Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club December 2021 reads are Into the City of Light by Theresa Crater (Longmont), Social Meeting (no book) (Fort Collins), and How to Book a Murder by Cynthia Kuhn (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!

Chapter Meeting: Setting & Writing the Law: A Guide to Avoiding Landmines

Quarterly Chapter Meeting/Event: November 6, 2021

Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree, Colorado 80124 (303-791-READ)

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

Please note: Chapter meetings are a member only benefit. You can learn more about us and our chapter here: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/join/

To request more information, please use our contact form: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/connect/

PROGRAM/SCHEDULE

9:30 am – 10:00 am
Welcome, Announcements

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Setting – Alexia Gordon

A presentation regarding using setting in your stories and novels.

12:00pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch (brown bag or visit nearby restaurants)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Writing the Law: A Guide to Avoiding Landmines – Mandy Miller

The course is intended as a primer on the law and the legal process. Legal issues are often key to plotting and character arcs, especially in mysteries, thrillers, and suspense. In the hands of a lay person, the law can be an impenetrable thicket mined with potential for errors which diminish author credibility and distract from even a tightly crafted story.

Please feel free to come to either the morning or afternoon session if you cannot attend both.

Please note: Chapter meetings are a member only benefit. You can learn more about us and our chapter here: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/join/

To request more information, please use our contact form: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/connect/


Please RSVP at our Meetup Page: https://www.meetup.com/Sisters-in-Crime-Colorado/events/281820547/

The Zoom login information will be posted in the chapter’s groups.io listserv.

About the Presenters:

Alexia Gordon

Alexia Gordon is the award-winning author of the Gethsemane Brown mysteries, paranormal cozies set in Ireland. She is also a physician, a blogger—and since June 2019, host of “The Cozy Corner with Alexia Gordon,” a biweekly podcast that features interviews with authors of cozy and traditional mysteries. Her short story, “Love’s Labor,” in the most recent Bouchercon anthology, This Time for Real, is all about a podcast episode that takes an unexpected turn . . . Alexia’s most recent novel is Execution in E, available wherever books are sold.

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Mandy MillerMandy Miller is an attorney and holds a J.D. from Northwestern University, as well as a PhD degree in Psychology. She specializes in the representation of the mentally ill and criminally insane, and has spent three decades arguing for a living in courtrooms and board rooms across the country and overseas. The first half of her career was spent as a mergers and acquisitions attorney on Wall Street and with Fortune 500 companies where the clientele was better dressed than her criminal clients, but, frequently, equally devious. She is also an editor at Literary Wanderlust and, independently, at Worddog LLC. In her spare time, she indulges her reading vice and participates in ultramarathons, a sport much like writing a novel in that the journey is long and requires dedication, not to mention a dash of madness. Her debut novel is States of Grace, the first in her Grace Locke legal mystery series, was published on April 1, 2021. She is at work on a sequel as well as a novel of historical fiction.

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This event is funded and presented by Sisters in Crime-Colorado and is not sponsored by Douglas County Libraries.

To request more information, please use our contact form.

New Release: Fallen Star by R. Weir

fallen_star_ebook_cover2C2 Small SizeAuthor R Weir’s new suspense thriller, Fallen Star: The Divine Devils, Book 2 is now available on Amazon in Paperback and eBook formats.

Megan Getz lived the life of a Hollywood star. Her long running sitcom making her a household name. Sweet and innocent in her fan’s eyes, an image she failed to maintain off camera. Living the excesses of Tinseltown until it finally caught up to her. Attempting to cover up her perilous life, her adult indiscretions leading to extortion. Forcing her to seek assistance to be free of the blackmail bonds.

Fresh off their last hair-raising case, Hunter Divine and his team are hired to help her. Going undercover in a Reno casino to flesh out the extortioner. Learning there is more to the gambling mecca and the TV Star, the seemingly simple case exploding all around them. Uncovering drugs, prostitution, murder and mayhem. Hunter’s team embroiled in a hotbed of danger in a doomed attempt to rescue the pretentious Fallen Star. Leading The Divine Devils down a lethal road they may not survive.

More information about R Weir and his books can be found at: https://rweir.net

 

Event: November 2021 Book Club

November SinC Book Clubs IGThe Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club November 2021 reads are Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden & Striking Range by Margaret Mizushima (Longmont), The Bone Field by Debra Bokur (Fort Collins), and Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey Cates (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 filling out the form on our Connect page.

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

Hope you can join us!

New Release: Mulled to Death by Kate Lansing

MulledToDeathCoverKate Lansing is thrilled to announce the publication of the third book in her Colorado Wine Mystery series, Mulled to Death.

A Valentine’s Day getaway is on the rocks when a young winemaker discovers a body at an alpine resort in this delightful cozy mystery.

When Parker Valentine decides to take a weekend getaway with her boyfriend Reid, a ski trip seems like the perfect choice. Between hitting the slopes and persuading the resort’s wine director to sell her mulled wine, Parker is eager to mix business with pleasure. But her plans are muddled when she finds the resort owner’s body on a treacherous portion of ski trail near the resort.

As a result, not only is Parker’s romantic weekend thrown into chaos, but now that the owner has died, her business deal is due for a frosty reception, and her life might be in danger as well. After a series of unfortunate mishaps befall Parker, she realizes that whoever killed the resort owner might want to tie up loose ends. Parker’s going to need all of the investigative skills at her disposal to catch a killer before they put her on ice.

If you haven’t tried this series yet, pour yourself a glass of wine and get ready for a great read.” –Fresh Fiction

For more information about Kate and her series, please visit https://katelansing.com/.

 

New Release: The Woman He Used to Know by Helen Starbuck

TheWomanHeUsedToKnow_coverHelen Starbuck’s new suspense novel, The Woman He Used to Know, is now available on Amazon in paperback and ebook formats.

Mistakes, Regrets, and Murder
Denver homicide detective Nick Ryan and Elizabeth Harper have a history of passionate mistakes and broken trust. They haven’t seen each other in five years after she married a man he despised. Now, Oliver Harper is dead, and the evidence points to her as the killer.

The woman Nick used to know wouldn’t have killed anyone. But she’s the prime suspect and has many reasons to want her husband dead. Hasty decisions have brought Nick and Elizabeth to a strange and bloody crossroads. He’s worried his feelings for her will help her get away with murder, and she’s worried they’ll land her in prison.

For more information about Helen and her books, please visit https://www.helenstarbuck.com.

 

Publication News: Francelia Belton in Festive Mayhem 2 anthology

festive+mayhem+2+cover+final+20210906Francelia Belton’s short story, “The Brotherhood of Tricks and Treats,” appears in the anthology, Festive Mayhem 2: Seven Holiday Culinary Cozy Mysteries, released on Oct. 1, 2021.

From Thanksgiving to Christmas, Halloween to New Year’s, cozy mystery fans are bound to find a favorite holiday represented in this limited-time collection of exclusive, never-before-published seasonal short stories.

Bonus recipes are included for each story!

Available at: Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo
https://www.crimewritersofcolor.com/bookdetails?book=32

In celebration of their new release, the authors are hosting a multi-book giveaway. Visit the Rafflecopter Giveaway page from October 1 through October 29, 2021 to enter for your chance to win.