Event: Susan Medina

November 12, 2016
Chapter Meeting and Speaker Event:
Susan Medina, Communications Director for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation
Castle Rock Library ~ 100 S. Wilcox Street
11:30 am Chapter Chat/Brown Bag Lunch ~ 1-3 pm Presentation
RSVP here.

susan-medina-photoHave you ever wondered what the Colorado Bureau of Investigation does? Susan Medina, the Communications Director for the Bureau, will present an overview of the CBI operations, from Investigations to the Lab to the comprehensive criminal justice information section. Susan is confident she has the coolest job in the universe as the spokesperson for the Bureau. Join us to learn the CBI’s story and bring any questions you might have about the CBI, law enforcement communications, and/or what it’s like to be a first responder to major school shootings.

A native of Colorado, Susan Medina has worked in the law enforcement communications field for more than 20 years. Following an extensive career as the spokesperson with the Arvada Police Department, she joined the Colorado Bureau of Investigation in 2012. As the Communications Director for the Bureau, she addresses hundreds of media calls each year, along with oversite of the Bureau’s web and social media sites and internal communications. Her passion is to provide support to agents and local law enforcement in the field. She has responded to numerous major crime scenes during her career, including the shootings at Columbine and Platte Canyon high schools and the Youth With a Mission mass shooting. When she’s not in the office at CBI headquarters in Lakewood, or her “mobile” office at her kids’ baseball and softball games, she enjoys watching and playing sports. She makes a mean marinara and meatballs; she’s an alum of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Go Big Red!), and she comes from a family of famous (or infamous) people from a stuntman for Hopalong Cassidy to the father of the television.

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

New Release: Stone Cold Blooded by Catherine Dilts

Catherine Dilts is excited to announce the release of her third Rock Shop Mystery, Stone Cold Blooded, and the first novel published by Encircle Publications.

stonecoldbloodedfront-5When rock shop owner Morgan Iverson’s reclusive neighbor is blown to bits, she doesn’t believe his violent demise was accidental. Her hunt for clues collides with an invasion of alien hunters, and the heated campaign for a small town city council seat. Adding to the stress, Adelaide the aging donkey has still not given birth to her foal. In this return to the small Colorado mountain town of Golden Springs, a Triceratops brow horn may hold the key to solving a prospector’s Stone Cold Blooded death.


About the author:
Catherine Dilts is the author of the Rock Shop Mystery series, while her short stories appear regularly in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. With a day job as an environmental regulatory technician, Catherine’s stories often have environmental or factory-based themes. Her novels reflect her love of the Colorado mountains. You can learn more about Catherine and her fiction at: http://www.catherinedilts.com/

Appearances: Barbara Nickless and Ann Meyers

bottCongratulations to Barbara Nickless: Blood on the Tracks debuts October 1st!

Book launch parties:
Friday, September 30th 5-7. Hooked on Books (12 E. Bijou Street, Colorado Springs). An evening soiree with food and wine, a reading, and a chance to mix and mingle with the local arts crowd. Please RSVP Hooked on Books at 719-419-7660 or email Jim at jimciletti@comast.net, Easy parking is available in the City Garage right around the corner.

Saturday, October 1st 11-2. Hooked on Books (12 E. Bijou Street, Colorado Springs). Ann Myers (Bread of the Dead: A Santa Fe Cafe Mystery) and Barbara Nickless (Blood on the Tracks) will be signing their books. Light refreshments provided.

Saturday, October 8th 6:30 – 8:30. Denver BookBar (4280 Tennyson Street, Denver). Please join Barbara for an evening of hors d’oeuvres and wine to celebrate the launch of her debut novel, Blood on the Tracks. Stop by for a chance to meet the folks from Mountain High Service Dogs, including the handsome German Shepherd PTSD service dog, Count Nathaneal Athos.

Forthcoming Publication: Jennifer Kincheloe’s The Secret Death of Elizabeth Bonsor

Jennifer Kincheloe’s The Secret Death of Elizabeth Bonsor, in which a police matron has to solve the murder of Elizabeth Bonsor after finding her body squashed into a truck in 1908 LA Chinatown, sold to Dan Mayer at Seventh Street Books, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2017, by Josephine Hayes at The Blair Partnership (NA).

Congratulations, Jennifer!

Appearance: Bouchercon

The following SinC-Colorado members will be appearing at Bouchercon 2016! Panel titles follow–please check the  schedule for more information, including dates and times of book signings.

Barb Nickless
Dirty Boulevard – Hard Boiled
with Susan Alice Bickford, Craig Faustus Buck, Rob Hart and Lisa Turner
Friday 9/16 at 2 pm

Chris Goff
Heroes are Hard to Find – Writing Espionage Goes Rogue
with Lee Child(M), Jamie Freveletti, KJ Howe, Gayle Lynds, Francine Mathews, S. Lee Manning
Friday, 9/16 at 3:30 pm
Chris is also up for the Anthony Award for Best Crime Fiction Audobook…please cheer her on at the Anthony awards presentation Friday night! (And those of us not at Bouchercon will be cheering from afar…)

LS Hawker
Shake It Off – From notes and first draft to finished novel
with Dan Hale (M), Harry Hunsicker, Laura McHugh, Jeffrey Siger, and Elaine Viets
Saturday 9/17 at 3 pm
LS will also be appearing at the New Authors Breakfast on 9/16 at 7:30 am.

Jennifer Kincheloe
Can’t you hear me knocking?
9/15 at 1:30 pm
She’ll also be signing books with other Seventh Street Book authors in the Bouchercon book room on 9/17, from 9:40 – 10:10 AM.

For more information, please visit the Bouchercon: Blood on the Bayou website.