Amy Drayer made her publishing debut last month in the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers anthology False Faces, with “The Clearing,” a short story about a young boy whose perspective is changed forever by summer days spent in a sleepy forest.
This collection of twenty tales by members of RMFW explores what happens when we conceal ourselves behind carefully constructed identities. Why do we hide? What are we afraid to confront? And what happens when the masks come off?
For more information, please visit http://rmfw.org/anthology/2018-2/.
The Mad Hatter’s Son: An Annie Collins Mystery by Helen Starbuck has won the 2018 12th Annual National Indie Excellence Award in the mystery category.
In addition, it won a Colorado Independent Publishers’ Association EVVY Merit Award and received a ten out of ten rated review from the BookLife Prize contest. The review bumped the book into the quarter finals for the Prize.
The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club November read is End of the Road by LS Hawker (Parker/South Denver).
Free and open to the public. Just read the book of the month and come ready to chat with the author and other readers!
RSVP at the website or at our Meetup page. 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!
Now available: The Spirit in Question
(Lila Maclean Academic Mysteries #3)
English professor Lila Maclean knew drama would be involved when she agreed to consult on Stonedale University’s production of Puzzled: The Musical. But she didn’t expect to find herself cast into such chaos: the incomprehensible play is a disaster, the crumbling theater appears to be haunted, and, before long, murder takes center stage.
The show must go on—yet as they speed toward opening night, it becomes clear that other members of the company may be targeted as well. Lila searches for answers while contending with a tenacious historical society, an eccentric playwright, an unsettling psychic, an enigmatic apparition, and a paranormal search squad. With all of this in play, will she be able to identify who killed her colleague…or will it soon be curtains for Lila too?
Barnes and Noble: bit.ly/2NlGFXe
Indie Bound: bit.ly/2vH7ChC
About the author:
Cynthia Kuhn is professor of English at Metropolitan State University of Denver and president of Sisters in Crime-Colorado. For more information, please visit cynthiakuhn.net.