Award Winner: 2020 Indie Author Project Regional Contest

Amy Rivers is thrilled to announce that All the Broken People, has been chosen as the winner of this year’s Colorado Author Project in the Adult Fiction Category.

This is a regional award presented by the Indie Author Project, a national organization that encourages strong relationships between indie authors, local libraries, and readers by partnering with curators and libraries across the U.S. and Canada to find the best indie-published books.

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Event: January 2021 Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club January 2021 reads are Killing Secrets by Karen Docter (Longmont), Hanging Falls by Margaret Mizushima (Fort Collins), and Angel Falls by Tess Thompson (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 listserv. Non-members may request the meeting link by sending an email to:

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit

Hope you can join us!

Publication News: Cynthia Kuhn, Kerry Hammond, and Keenan Powell

Congratulations to SinC-CO members Cynthia Kuhn, Kerry Hammond, and Keenan Powell, whose short stories will appear in Malice Domestic 16: Mystery Most Diabolical. The anthology will be presented by Walter Mosley and published by Wildside Press in time for Malice Domestic 32-33.

The stories that will appear are:

“There Comes a Time” by Cynthia Kuhn
“Strangers at a Table” by Kerry Hammond
“Miss Millie Munz” by Keenan Powell

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Publication Deal: Patricia Raybon

Patricia Raybon Gets 3-Book Offer from Tyndale

Talk about an early Christmas present. Patricia Raybon got a 3-book offer from Tyndale House Publishers for her first fiction — a historical mystery romance series, with Book One due to be published next fall.

The story follows a young Black theologian who becomes an amateur detective when her father is murdered and the police won’t solve the crime. Set in the 1920s in Colorado when the Klan ruled the state, the story finds Patricia’s young protagonist battling mostly with herself. Who is she? Where’s she headed in life? Why was her estranged dad murdered? Why is high society part of the complex answer? Her questions drive the plot in a story offering crime, love, self-discovery and theological wrestling in a time of social challenge and change.

Patricia’s agent, Greg Johnson of WordServe Literary, brokered the deal with Tyndale, putting Patricia on the fiction side of a house that published three of her nonfiction books, two of them best-sellers. A former journalist at the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News, Patricia taught newspaper journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder for 15 years and now writes full-time. Join her on the journey at