Appearance: Becky Clark

Becky Clark is doing a half-day workshop for the Pikes Peak Writers on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in Colorado Springs. She has combined her workshops about outlining, writing fast, and time management so this will be chockful of info anyone can use. Everyone who registers will get a beta version AND a final copy of the companion book she is publishing, so your $20 fee will go far. Here’s the info. Register through PPW at the link below. She hopes to see you there!

8 Weeks to a Complete Novel

Have you ever wanted to speed up your process and write a complete and non-crappy novel in only two months? Learn how to create a flexible outline you can live with (even if you hate outlines), how to write fast, and how to organize yourself using Becky Clark’s tried-and-true techniques. This workshop will teach writers how they can devise their own system to reliably get from premise to THE END in only eight weeks, allowing them to write multiple books per year..

COST: $20

STEPS TO REGISTER
1-Go to https://pikespeakwriters.com/ppw-events/write-faster-write-better/
2-Press “Add to Cart” button, which will take you to Paypal.
3-After you pay, send an email with your NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and PAYPAL CONFIRMATION NUMBER to RSVP@PikesPeakWriters.com.
4-You will receive a confirmation email from PPW.

IF YOU DO NOT SEND THE INFORMATION TO THE RSVP ADDRESS, YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED.

Presenter Becky Clark published her first book in 2001 and has been honing her writing process ever since. She has developed many tricks and tips to speed up her writing because the key to a professional writing career is to consistently produce books. She is the seventh of eight kids, which explains both her insatiable need for attention and her atrocious table manners. She likes to read funny books so it felt natural to write them, too. She surrounds herself with quirky people and pets who end up as characters in her books. Readers say her books are “fast and thoroughly entertaining” with “witty humor and tight writing” and “humor laced with engaging characters” so you should “grab a cocktail and enjoy the ride.” She writes the Lazy Low Cal cookbooks, the Dunne Diehl novels, the Mystery Writer’s Mysteries, and the upcoming Crossword Puzzle Mysteries.

New Release: The Burden of Hate by Helen Starbuck

Author Helen Starbuck will debut the third installment of the Annie Collins Mystery Series, The Burden of Hate in October. One of the many complimentary Kirkus Review comments was “A thriller that offers a master class in suspense.” The Blue Ink review said “Starbuck injects humorous moments while also instilling a credible sense of fear and delivering intelligent, compelling characters.”

The launch party will be Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Washington Park Grille, 1096 S Gaylord Street. She hopes some of her SIC can attend.

Update on the second in the series: The audiobook of No Pity In Death won first place in the Colorado Independent Publisher’s Association’s EVVY Awards.

You can follow Helen on Facebook at @helenstarbuck and on Instagram at @helenstarbuck.

Her website is at https://helenstarbuck.com/.

Event: October Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club October reads include Burning Ridge by Margaret Mizushima (Parker), Spies, Lies, and Allies by Lisa Brown Roberts (Fort Collins) and Trafficked by Peg Brantley (Longmont).

Free and open to the public. Come chat with the author and other readers!

Please RSVP at our chapter Meetup! For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us, and bring your friends!

Award Finalists & Winners: 2019 Colorado Gold Conference

The Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Gold Conference held on September 6-8, 2019 featured a lot of great highlights for Sisters in Crime-Colorado authors.

In the Colorado Gold Contest Awards, All for You by Lauren Barrow won 2nd place in the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller genre, The Ensanguined Flowers by Cindra Spencer won 2nd place in the Mainstream/Other genre and No Geeks, No Glory by Meagan Dallner received an honorable mention in the YA/Middle Grade genre.

Margaret Mizushima was also honored as 2019/2020 RMFW Writer of the Year.

Congratulations to all of our Sisters in Crime.

#RMFW2019 #COGold2019 #sistersincrime #sincco

For more information,  please visit Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ 2019 Colorado Gold Writing Contest page.

Event: September Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club September reads include The Match by Ann Dominguez (Parker), The Drowning Game by L S Hawker (Fort Collins), and Burning Ridge by Margaret Mizushima (Longmont).

Free and open to the public. Come chat with the author and other readers!

Please RSVP at our chapter Meetup! For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us, and bring your friends!

New Release: The Subject of Malice by Cynthia Kuhn

Now Available: The Subject of Malice (Lila Maclean Academic Mystery #4) from Henery Press

The organizers have rustled up plenty of surprises for the literary conference at Tattered Star Ranch. But the murder of an influential scholar wasn’t on the program—someone has clearly taken the theme of Malice in the Mountains to heart. This shocking crime is only the beginning: other dangers and deceptions are soon revealed.

English professor Lila Maclean has a full agenda: she must convince a press to publish her book (possibly), ace her panel presentations (hopefully), and deal with her nemesis (regrettably). However, when Detective Lex Archer requests Lila’s academic expertise, she agrees to consult on the case. While her contributions earn high marks from her partner, it could be too late; the killer is already taking aim at the next subject. As Lila races to keep her colleagues alive, publish or perish takes on new meaning.

About the author:
Cynthia Kuhn writes the Lila Maclean Academic Mysteries featuring an English professor with a knack for sleuthing. She blogs with Chicks on the Case and is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers. For more information, please visit CynthiaKuhn.net.

Event: August Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club August reads include  Foul Play on Words by Becky Clark (Parker) and Dead Stop by Barbara Nickless (Fort Collins).

Free and open to the public. Come chat with the author and other readers!

Please RSVP at our chapter Meetup! For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us, and bring your friends!