Event: September Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club September reads include The Match by Ann Dominguez (Parker) and The Drowning Game by L S Hawker (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!

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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!

Event: Shawn McGuire & Sandra Murphy plus The Craft of Writing Q&A/Brainstorming Session

Quarterly Chapter Meeting/Event:
August 17, 2019
Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree, Colorado 80124 (303-791-READ)

9:30-10:00 am
Welcome, Announcements

10:00 am-12:00 pm
Shawn McGuire & Sandra Murphy: “Creating Complex Characters”

No one wants to read about a character who is no more interesting than their driver’s license. The author’s job is to make sure their characters are well-rounded and interesting. The actor’s job is to bring scripted characters to life. In this workshop, you will work with both author, Shawn McGuire, and actor, Sandra Murphy, to explore how characters are created and brought to life.

We will start with the vital stats that tell us little more than what we know about a stranger on the street. We’ll add layers and details that make the story practically start writing itself. Using a developed character, Shawn will walk you through a step-by-step outline as you follow along creating your own character and filling in the details. Sandra will get you up off your chair to put into practice what you’ve learned. Through acting exercises, you’ll engage with your characters on a visceral level and explore your character’s physicality, body alignment, and non-verbal communication.

By really getting to know your characters, you will learn how much easier it is to write scenes that are believable and make sense to the story.

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

1:00-3:00 pm
“The Craft of Writing Q&A/Brainstorming Session”

A Sisters in Crime-Colorado First! Join us for a Q&A and brainstorming extravaganza in our afternoon session. Is there a question about the craft of writing or promoting that you’ve been wondering about? We will have members submit their questions on a piece of paper at the beginning of the session and the group can have a discussion regarding the topic. Also, if you need help on a scene you are working on (limit to one page please), or maybe a query letter, or need help with coming up with ideas for the second or third act of your novel, why not use the collective brain power of the group to help come up with a solution or give feedback?

3:00-4:00 pm
Board Meeting (all are welcome, location to be announced at the meeting)

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

Please RSVP at our Meetup Page: https://www.meetup.com/Sisters-in-Crime-Colorado/events/262899786/

About the Presenters:
Suspense author Shawn McGuire started writing after seeing the first Star Wars movie (that’s episode IV) as a kid. She couldn’t wait for the next installment to come out so wrote her own. Sadly, those notebooks are long lost, but her desire to tell a tale is as strong now as it was then. She grew up in the beautiful Mississippi River town of Winona, Minnesota and then called the Milwaukee area of Wisconsin (Go Pack Go!) home for many years before moving to Colorado. Shawn is a homebody. When not writing or read, you’ll find her find her in the kitchen or crafting something. Find out more at: https://www.shawn-mcguire.com/

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Sandra Murphy, the Voice Mama™, is a versatile voice over actor and award-winning audiobook narrator whose compelling, sophisticated narration fully envelopes the listener in the story, whether it’s a cozy mystery or an intense thriller. Sandra knows that there is so much more to a story than the words on the page and is adept at using her theatrical instincts to bring stories to life fully enveloping the listener in the story. Find out more at: https://www.voicemama.com/

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Please RSVP above. 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.

Photos of the Meeting (08/17/19):

New Release: Neighbor Resurrected by Cordy Fitzgerald

The Prequel to SHOPPING CART ANNIE

When Inez Buchanan’s beloved neighbor dies, family and friends believe it was a heart attack. Six months later Gaelen’s grown daughters think differently. They suspect their father was murdered and attempt to get a reluctant Inez involved. But after two police are killed, terrorists become suspects, and one of Gaelen’s daughters goes missing, Inez dives into the investigation using intuition and keen observation.

With the help of her former student, Inez is no longer a reclusive, retired African American schoolteacher, but an amateur sleuth, who grabs the attention of brazen international spies and the CIA.

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Event: July Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club July reads include Most Gracious Advocate by Mary Birk (Parker) and Red Tide by Peg Brantley (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!

Appearances: Jennifer Kincheloe and Barbara Nickless

Join multiple-award-winning authors Jennifer Kincheloe and Barbara Nickless for cake, surprising silent films, a cool dog slide show, and an appearance by Nate the amazing therapy dog.

They will be reading from their new books THE BODY IN GRIFFITH PARK and AMBUSH.

Come out and join the fun!

TATTERED COVER BOOKSTORE
2526 E. Colfax Avenue., Denver, CO
July 16th, Tuesday at 7:00 PM