Event: Barbara Nickless and Jennifer Kincheloe

Quarterly Chapter Meeting/Event:
November 17, 2018
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 Barbara Nickless: “Nail Your Research: A Writer’s Guide to Disasters, Drug Dens and Other Surprising Sources”

Writers love research. It’s how we build our story’s foundation and get to know our characters and setting. Best of all, if we’re busy researching, we don’t have to face that blank page. Right? Um, no. Writing and research go hand in hand. But how do we start, where do we look, and how do we know when we’re done? Topics covered include how to:

  • Build a solid research foundation
  • Organize and incorporate your research
  • Track down sources
  • Discover hidden treasures
  • Keep up your word count while researching

We’ll also talk about how some famous authors conducted their research and why research never really ends (and why that’s okay).

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

1:00-3:00 pm Jennifer Kincheloe: “Behind Bars: What it’s Like to be an Inmate, Deputy, or Research Scientist in the Denver County Jails”

What is the process from booking to release? What is the difference between prison and jail? What is it really like in jail? What is the culture? What are the rules? Plus, interesting anecdotes collected from deputies about inmates and the crimes they’ve committed.

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.


You may RSVP via email (click red button above) or at our Meetup page: www.meetup.com/Sisters-in-Crime-Colorado.

About the Presenters:

Jennifer’s been a block layer, a nurse’s aid, a fragrance model, and on the research faculty at UCLA, where she spent 11 years conducting studies to inform health policy. Jennifer currently lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two teenagers, two dogs, and a cat. There she conducts research on the jails. Her novels take place in 1900s Los Angeles among the police matrons of the LAPD and combine, mystery, history, humor, and romance. Her debut novel, THE SECRET LIFE OF ANNA BLANC, was a finalist in the Lefty Awards for Best Historical Mystery, The Colorado Author’s League Award for Best Genre Fiction, the Macavity Sue Feder Award for Historical Mystery, and won the Mystery & Mayhem Award for Historical Mystery and the Colorado Gold for Best Mystery. Her latest novel, THE WOMAN IN THE CAMPHOR TRUNK, was nominated for a Lefty Award. Find out more at jenniferkincheloe.com.


Barbara has always been interested in things that might get her killed, or at least maimed. She’s rehabilitated wild birds of prey, explored little-known caves, handled rattlesnakes, and raised two children through their teenage years. Her bestselling Sydney Parnell series is how she imagines life would be for Harry Bosch—if he were a railroad cop with a price on his head. Find out more at www.barbaranickless.com.


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.