Award Nominations: Jennifer Kincheloe, Cynthia Kuhn, Ann Myers

chanticleerJennifer Kincheloe’s The Secret Life of Anna Blanc has been named a semi-finalist in the Murder and Mayhem category of the Chanticleer International Book Awards! For more information, please visit Chanticleer Book Reviews.


mdCynthia Kuhn’s The Semester of Our Discontent has been nominated for an Agatha Award in the Best First Novel category. For more information, please visit Malice Domestic.




16rtawardsAnn Myers’s Cinco de Mayhem has been nominated for a Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award in the Amateur Sleuth category. For more information, please visit RT Book Reviews.

Event: Sami Lien and Tracy Brisendine

Quarterly Chapter Meeting/Event: February 11, 2017
Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree, Colorado 80124 (303-791-READ)

9:30-10:00 am Coffee, Donuts, Welcome, Announcements

10:00 am-12:00 pm Sami Lien
sami-lien“PR 101: Promoting and Branding Your Book to The Masses”
One of the most influential ways to make a splash in the literary scene is by word of mouth. But how do you reach some of the most voracious readers and book buyers online when the very task of targeting so many outlets and managing social media is so overwhelming? The trick is to learn how to manage your approach to get the most out of your time and hard work. Join Denver publicist Samantha Lien (of Roger Charlie) for a fun workshop and brainstorming session on how to manage your own promotional strategies and expectations so you don’t get derailed from your efforts.

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

1:00-3:00 pm Tracy Brisendine
tracy-brisendine“Homicide for Writers, Not Criminals”
Step beyond the crime-scene tape for a realistic look at homicide and death. The basics of crime scene processing and investigation will be covered in the first hour. During the second hour attendees will learn the fundamental characteristics of gunshot wounds, stabbings, and blunt-force trauma. If you ever plan on offing someone, fictionally of course, don’t miss this workshop.

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


About the Presenters:

Ever enamored by the experience of others, Sami Lien has always sought out opportunities to put herself in the way of a really great story. After 10 years in promotions, marketing and business management in a variety of industries, Sami stumbled into the world of publicity in 2011 and has found a tremendous joy in connecting individuals all over the map to their own passions and pursuits. Through her publicity and management company Roger Charlie, she provides professional guidance, coordinates national tours and works closely with online and print media outlets to create a memorable and captivating experience for her partners in work.


Tracy Brisendine lives in Denver with her husband and snaggle-tooth dog. She has over eight years experience working in law enforcement and death investigation. Tracy currently works for Denver Office of the Medical Examiner and in her free time is an active member of the Colorado Human Remains Extraction and Recovery Team.



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