Quarterly Chapter Meeting/Event:
February 27, 2021
(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
10:30 am-12:00 pm
Self-Publishing in 2021 – Tips for Finding Success in the World of Self-Publishing with Victorine Lieske
Many authors today are finding success in the self-publishing arena. Come learn why many authors are choosing to self-publish, and how they are taking advantage of the benefits. You will learn how to position your self-published books for more visibility, and what strategies authors are using to launch their books into the top ranks.
About the Presenter:
Victorine Lieske self-published her first book, Not What She Seems, in April of 2010. In March of 2011, Not What She Seems began its 6 week run on The New York Times best selling eBook list. By May 2011 she had sold over 100,000 copies. Victorine’s first romantic comedy novel hit the USA Today Bestselling books list in January 2015.
Victorine and her husband live in Nebraska with their four children and two cats. She loves all things romance and is addicted to swoony Korean dramas. When she’s not writing, she’s designing book covers for authors or making something with her extensive yarn collection.
For more information about Victorine and her work, please visit her website at: https://victorinelieske.com/
Publication date: January 26, 2021 from Berkley
A Pairing to Die For (A Colorado Wine Mystery Book 2) by Kate Lansing
A young winemaker is over a barrel when her new boyfriend is accused of murder in this delightful cozy mystery.
It’s fall in Boulder, Colorado, and the leaves aren’t the only things changing. Parker Valentine, owner of Vino Valentine, is finally settling in to her winery and her new relationship with Reid Wallace, a local chef. But their delicate pairing is endangered when Reid’s estranged family comes into town to celebrate the opening of his new restaurant.
Reid and his family are immediately at loggerheads, given their often acidic temperaments, but Parker still wants to make a good first impression. However, her efforts might be in vain when Reid’s sous chef is found dead in the alley behind the restaurant, and Reid is implicated in the murder. In order to save Reid, Parker will have to find the real killer, even if the truth is difficult to swallow.
“In A Pairing to Die For, author Kate Lansing blends murder with wine-making, a town full of quirky characters, and a breathtaking setting for a delightful cozy read that goes down a treat.” –Marty Wingate
For more information about this series and Kate, visit https://katelansing.com/.
The 2021 Edgar® Nominees have been announced:
Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden (HarperCollins Publishers – Ecco) has been nominated for Best First Novel.
For more information, please visit Mystery Writers of America.
The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club February 2021 reads are The Mona Lisa Sisters by George Cramer (Longmont), Midnight at the Barclay Hotel by Fleur Bradley (Fort Collins), and The Glass Forest by Cynthia Swanson (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 by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.
Hope you can join us!
Michele Packard, author of the award-winning AESOP action thriller series, is excited to share new covers, formats and trailers.
To view the trailers, visit her website at www.michelepackard.com.
The 2021 Lefty Award nominees have been announced: The Study of Secrets by Cynthia Kuhn (Henery Press) has been nominated for Best Humorous Mystery Novel and Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden (Ecco) has been nominated for Best Debut Mystery Novel.
For more information, please visit Left Coast Crime.
Into the City of Light by Theresa Crater
The fourth book in the Power Places series was released on Solstice, December 21, 2020.
These legendary mystics want a peaceful life. But with the fate of humanity hanging in the balance, a new mission brings them too close to darkness.
Anne Le Clair and Michael Levy prefer the mundane joys of parenthood to any more world-saving. But when all the crystal key holders are summoned to Peru, they must once more answer the call of duty. For there in the Andes lies a mystical doorway that can usher in a new golden age.
Preparing for an ancient ritual to open the gate for the Old Ones to return, the couple is trailed by a sinister magician. And after the dark sorcerer steals all the known crystals for himself, Anne and Michael must prevent him from sealing the portal forever and seizing control of humankind’s consciousness.
Can the Anne and Michael rescue Earth’s future one more time?
Into the City of Light is the extraordinary fourth book in the Power Places urban fantasy series. If you like archaeological adventures, spiritual teachings, and international exploration, then you’ll love Theresa Crater’s visionary tale.
Buy Into the City of Light to delve into Incan mysteries today!
For more information about this series and Theresa’s other books, visit https://theresalcrater.com/.
Karen/K.L. Docter is coming to YouTube
at CHATTING WITH AUTHORS!
January 8, 2021 at 6 AM
Join Karen as she chats with hosts Janet Elizabeth Lynn and Will Zeilinger about writing in two different genres and being Indie published.
Go to: https://youtu.be/rxoQqsamG10