SinC member Fleur Bradley, author of the Colorado Book Award winning mystery for kids Midnight at the Barclay Hotel will be presenting at the next Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America meeting.
The 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/
Several 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!
2021 Northern Colorado Writers Conference
April 24 – May 1, 2021
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.
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
Kate Lansing will (virtually) be at Murder by the Book with fellow cozy mystery author, Emmeline Duncan, next Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Central Time.
More details here: https://www.murderbooks.com/duncan-lansing.
Kate hopes you can join them!
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/
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
Murder in the Mountains February 21-23, 2020
Join Sisters in Crime-Colorado sister, Barbara Nickless, 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.
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.
Becky Clark is doing a half-day workshop for the Pikes Peak Writers on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in Colorado Springs. She has combined her workshops about outlining, writing fast, and time management so this will be chockful of info anyone can use. Everyone who registers will get a beta version AND a final copy of the companion book she is publishing, so your $20 fee will go far. Here’s the info. Register through PPW at the link below. She hopes to see you there!
8 Weeks to a Complete Novel
Have you ever wanted to speed up your process and write a complete and non-crappy novel in only two months? Learn how to create a flexible outline you can live with (even if you hate outlines), how to write fast, and how to organize yourself using Becky Clark’s tried-and-true techniques. This workshop will teach writers how they can devise their own system to reliably get from premise to THE END in only eight weeks, allowing them to write multiple books per year..
STEPS TO REGISTER
1-Go to https://pikespeakwriters.com/ppw-events/write-faster-write-better/
2-Press “Add to Cart” button, which will take you to Paypal.
3-After you pay, send an email with your NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and PAYPAL CONFIRMATION NUMBER to RSVP@PikesPeakWriters.com.
4-You will receive a confirmation email from PPW.
IF YOU DO NOT SEND THE INFORMATION TO THE RSVP ADDRESS, YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED.
Presenter Becky Clark published her first book in 2001 and has been honing her writing process ever since. She has developed many tricks and tips to speed up her writing because the key to a professional writing career is to consistently produce books. She is the seventh of eight kids, which explains both her insatiable need for attention and her atrocious table manners. She likes to read funny books so it felt natural to write them, too. She surrounds herself with quirky people and pets who end up as characters in her books. Readers say her books are “fast and thoroughly entertaining” with “witty humor and tight writing” and “humor laced with engaging characters” so you should “grab a cocktail and enjoy the ride.” She writes the Lazy Low Cal cookbooks, the Dunne Diehl novels, the Mystery Writer’s Mysteries, and the upcoming Crossword Puzzle Mysteries.