Award Winners: Fleur Bradley and Sue Hinkin

CBA-Logo-2021_CMYK 300x300The 2021 Colorado Book Award winners have been announced:

Midnight at the Barclay Hotel (Viking/Penguin Random House) by Fleur Bradley won in the Juvenile Literature category.

The Burn Patient: A Vega and Middleton Novel (Literary Wanderlust) by Sue Hinkin won in the Thriller category.

For more information visit: https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/colorado-book-awards/

Appearances: 2021 Colorado Book Awards

CBA-Logo-2021_CMYK 300x300Several Sisters in Crime-Colorado members are 2021 Colorado Book Award finalists and will or have appeared for live readings.

Sue Hinkin’s thriller The Burn Patient, the third in her Bea Middleton and Lucy Vega series, is nominated for a Colorado Book Award in the thriller category.

David Heska Wanbli Weiden‘s Winter Counts is also a nominee in the thriller category.

Barbara Nickless has her novel, Gone to Darkness, as a finalist in the mystery category.

They will all be reading from their work on May 26, 2021, at 6PM, Pacific Time on Zoom.

Fleur Bradley is a finalist in the Juvenile Literature category for Midnight at the Barclay Hotel. She read from her story on April 9th.

For details and to register, check out the Colorado Humanities website at https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/colorado-book-awards/.

CONGRATULATIONS to all!

Appearances: 2021 Northern Colorado Writers Conference

2021 Northern Colorado Writers Conference

2021 Northern Colorado Writers Conference
April 24 – May 1, 2021

https://www.northerncoloradowriters.com/conference

Join several Sisters in Crime-Colorado members at the 2021 Northern Colorado Writers Conference.

Amy Rivers is Director of this annual event. The NCW Conference caters to a variety of genres including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenwriting. This year, they’ve adopted a hybrid model in response to the current pandemic conditions. The conference will be split into two parts.

The online conference will feature a wide array of sessions, presented via Zoom and with state-of-the-art interactivity and networking tools by Whova. The in-person component will include hands-on workshopping with top-notch author presenters and industry professionals.

Including:

Cynthia Swanson presenting The Cross Genre Novel and Working With Beta Readers.

Sandra Murphy presenting Audiobooks 101: Giving Your Book a Voice and Audiobooks 201: The Nitty Gritty of Audiobook Production.

LS Hawker presenting Let’s Make Marketing Fun!, There’s No Crying in Critique Groups: How to Give & Take Criticism, and Ask the Experts Panel.

For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.northerncoloradowriters.com/conference

Appearances: Finding Your Side Hustle with Debra Bokur

Finding Your Side Hustle with Debra Bokur
February 13, 2021 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM MST

Join Debra as she and her husband share the challenges of renovating an old Victorian inn built in 1860 in a small Maine town while doing their best not to annoy its two resident ghosts (a friendly lady in the kitchen, and a ghost cat in the guestrooms). While continuing her Dark Paradise Mysteries series—and introducing a new cozy magical mystery series set in (you guessed it) an old New England inn—Debra will also be hosting retreats and weekends featuring visiting authors, artists and other fascinating folk.

The free presentation from the University of Maine at Machias requires pre-registration in order to receive the Zoom link: https://machias.edu/ssc/class/w2104-finding-your-side-hustle-entrepreneurship-in-rural-maine/

Appearance: Barbara Nickless

Murder in the Mountains February 21-23, 2020

Join Sisters in Crime-Colorado sister, Barbara Nickless,Murder in the Mountains 2020 and a fabulous group of writers for Murder in the Mountains! Barbara will be on a panel with Christine Carbo and Rachel Monroe to talk about women writing crime. Craig Johnson will lead a discussion of the first Walt Longmire television show. There will be workshops, a discussion of true crime podcasts featuring the hosts of Colorado Cold Case, an evening of readings for Noir at the Bar, a murder mystery dinner and much more!

Check Center of the Arts at Crested Butte for more information and for a list of hotels offering discounted rooms.

Appearances: Barbara Nickless and LS Hawker

Noir at the Bar Denver January 2020
Noir at the Bar: Denver January 2020

Noir at the Bar: Denver is back with six of Colorado’s finest crime fiction authors–including Sisters in Crime-Colorado members Barbara Nickless and LS Hawker–reading live from their writing! Start the new year out right with these harrowing, dastardly live stories, not to mention a new venue that is Noir at the Bar: Denver’s fanciest digs yet (and they hope to make their permanent home!) Great cocktails, amazing ambiance, incredible writing. No cover charge, signed book giveaways, book sales, what’s not to love? Put on your fancy attire, invite all your friends, and come start the weekend early with us! It’ll be a damn fine time, guaranteed.

Join all of them this Thursday, January 16th at 7:00 at Mario’s Double Daughter’s Salotto.

RSVP now! https://www.facebook.com/events/2658474841049745/