Event: August 2020 Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club August 2020 reads are Low Country Blood by Sue Hinkin (Longmont), The Prairie Grass Murders by Pat Stoltey (Fort Collins), and The Body in Griffith Park by Jennifer Kincheloe (Parker).

Free and open to the public. Come chat with the author and other readers! And if you don’t have a chance to read the book, that’s quite all right. Many times we discuss craft and the publishing process as well as the book, so all are welcome!

PLEASE NOTE: During the current coronavirus situation, our book clubs are meeting online via Zoom. Sisters in Crime-Colorado members can get the link to the Zoom meeting on the chapter groups.io listserv. Non-members may request the meeting link through our Connect page at: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/connect/

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!

Award Finalist & Book of the Year: 2019 National Indie Excellence Awards

Helen Starbuck is a mystery category finalist in the 2019 National Indie Excellence Awards for her book, The Burden of Hate (An Annie Collins Mystery). In a starred review, Kirkus called her book, “A Thriller that offers a master class in suspense,” and listed it as a 2019 book of the year.

For further information visit:
https://www.helenstarbuck.com/ or https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Z6SXV4J/

Event: 14 Tips for Writing Suspense with National Sisters in Crime President Lori Rader-Day

Quarterly Chapter Meeting/Event:
August 8, 2020

Via Zoom
(Information on how to join the presentation will be posted in the Sisters in Crime-Colorado Groups.io members listserv.)


10:00 am-10:30 am
Welcome, Introductions

10:30 am-12:45 pm
14 Tips for Writing Suspense with National Sisters in Crime President, Lori Rader-Day.

Missed train stops. Burned dinners. Late nights of just one more page. Who doesn’t want readers to be so captivated by your story that they walk into walls? Writers of the suspense genres may be on the hook more than most, but every story needs suspense to keep readers turning pages. This session offers 14 specific strategies for keeping readers engaged in your story.

About the Presenter:

Lori Rader-Day is the Edgar Award-nominated and Anthony Award- and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author of Under a Dark Sky, The Day I Died, Little Pretty Things, and The Black Hour. She co-chairs the mystery conference Murder and Mayhem in Chicago and serves as the national president of Sisters in Crime. Her new book is The Lucky One, set in a true-crime amateur online sleuth community.


Social Media:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/loriraderdaybooks/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/loriraderday/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/loriraderday


Come visit us and see what we’re all about!

For more information, go to https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/ and https://www.SistersInCrime.org , or contact sistersincrimecolorado@gmail.com

The first meeting is FREE for non-members! Local membership dues, $20; National membership dues, $40 readers, $50 professional. A great value all around for following your passion — less than 20 cents per day or $6 per month!