Appearance: Becky Clark

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..

COST: $20

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.

Appearances: Jennifer Kincheloe and Barbara Nickless

Join multiple-award-winning authors Jennifer Kincheloe and Barbara Nickless for cake, surprising silent films, a cool dog slide show, and an appearance by Nate the amazing therapy dog.

They will be reading from their new books THE BODY IN GRIFFITH PARK and AMBUSH.

Come out and join the fun!

TATTERED COVER BOOKSTORE
2526 E. Colfax Avenue., Denver, CO
July 16th, Tuesday at 7:00 PM

Appearances: Sue Hinkin & Mark Stevens

TWO BOOK LAUNCHES FOR ONE!

Sue Hinkin launches Low Country Blood, the 2nd book in the Vega & Middleton mystery/thriller series.

Mark Stevens, author and President of the Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America, launches of The Legend of Carl Draco, the 13th novel by the late Gary Reilly.

Join Mark and Sue for discussion, book signing, food, and bloody good wine giveaways!

TATTERED COVER BOOKSTORE
2526 E. Colfax Avenue., Denver, CO
June 17th, Monday at 7:00 PM

Appearances: Becky Clark, Cynthia Kuhn, Barbara Nickless

Becky Clark, Cynthia Kuhn, and Barbara Nickless will be appearing at the Denver Public Library’s “Get Lit Pop-Up Book Club.”

Ever thought about joining a book club, but hate to miss happy hour? Get Lit is the best of both worlds! We’ll discuss the crime classic The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett while sipping on cocktails.

Please join us at the Denver Distillery, 244 South Broadway, Denver on April 25, 2019, 6:30 pm. For more information, please visit https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/get-lit-pop-book-club-denver-distillery.

Appearance: Barbara Nickless

Barbara Nickless will be teaching a mystery writing workshop called Pinot & Noir, at the Murder in the Mountains, Mini Noir Festival, on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Crested Butte, Colorado.

Learn to commit murder and get the inside scoop on mystery writing with an award-winning and bestselling crime novelist. Delve into structure, creating compelling characters, planting clues and red herrings, burying the bodies, and handling that essential requirement of the modern thriller – the twist. Pinot Noir flights served for participants 21 and older.

https://www.crestedbuttearts.org/Pinot-Noir

For more information about the Murder in the Mountains, Mini Noir Festival, Feb 22-23, 2019: https://www.crestedbuttearts.org/Murder-in-the-Mountains

It will be a thrilling weekend celebrating all things murder and mystery writing, including author conversations, a live panel exchange with Scottish crime festival writers, mystery writing workshop, youth forensic workshop, “Noir in the Bar” event, murder mystery dinner, and more! Visiting authors include Barbara Nickless, bestselling crime writer of Dead Stop and Blood on the Tracks, along with screenwriter and author of more than 50 bestselling books, Kevin J. Anderson, in a live exchange with Norwegian writers Alex Dahl, The Boy at the Door, and Jørn Lier Horst author of the The Katharina Code.

Event: Catherine Spader and Literary Salon

Quarterly Chapter Meeting/Event:
February 9, 2019
Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree, Colorado 80124 (303-791-READ)

9:30-10:00 am  Welcome, Announcements

10:00 am-12:00 pm Literary Salon

Sisters in Crime-Colorado is trying something new this year! We would like to give our members an opportunity to read a portion of their work in a supportive and encouraging environment at our first-ever Literary Salon. No critiques, no negative feedback–just a reading from a work-in-progress or a publication. This will be a wonderful occasion to share what each of us is working on. Please bring up to 750 words to read; depending on how many people want to read that morning, you will be reading for 3-5 minutes. Priority will given to dues-paying Sisters in Crime-Colorado members. We hope you will join us–and we look forward to learning more about you and your stories! To sign up as a reader, please email kuhnc@msudenver.edu by February 3.

Scheduled Readers:

  • Francelia Belton
  • Rosemary Berry
  • Cordia Booth
  • Stina Branson
  • Peg Brantley
  • Deborah Brewer
  • Becky Clark
  • Karen Docter
  • Amy Drayer
  • Claire L. Fishback
  • Skye Griffith
  • Sue Hinkin
  • Cynthia Kuhn
  • Shawn McGuire
  • Margaret Mizushima
  • Sandra Murphy
  • Gloria Neal
  • Stephanie O’Brien
  • Amy Rivers
  • Linda Solaya

12:00-1:00 pm Lunch (brown bag or visit nearby restaurants)

1:00-3:00 pm Catherine Spader, RN: “The Nuts and Bolts of Blood and Guts for Writers”

How long will you live after a psycho cuts off your arm with a chainsaw? What kind of damage does an iron maiden inflict on the human body? Can you survive being shot in the chest without adequate medical care? When it comes to writing blood and guts, fact can be juicier than fiction. Come get inspired, ask your most gruesome questions, and enjoy some chilling tales and gallows humor from history and today’s ER. There will be plenty of time for questions about scenes you are writing that involve injuries or diseases. (Note: this presentation and images presented may be disturbing for sensitive attendees.)

About the Presenter:

Catherine Spader, RN, is a nurse who specialized in ER and trauma care for twenty years in Illinois and Colorado. She is also the award-winning, best-selling author of the historical fantasy series, The Wulfhedinn Series. She is an editor, writing coach, and journalist who has published over 1,000 articles, many in medical journals. And yes, she writes a lot of blood and guts into her fiction. Find out more at https://catherinespader.com/

3:00-4:00 pm Board Meeting (all are welcome, location to be announced at the meeting)

Please feel free to come to either the morning or afternoon session if you cannot attend both. RSVP at our chapter Meetup!


This event is funded and presented by Sisters in Crime-Colorado and is not sponsored by Douglas County Libraries. To request more information, please use our contact form.

 

 

 

 

Appearance: Sandra Murphy

Sandra Murphy is excited to present a FREE workshop on “Demystifying Audiobook Production” with Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at Koelbel Library, ​5955 S. Holly St., Centennial, CO 80121.
Creating an audiobook is not intimidating once you know the basics. Go behind the scenes of audiobook production and learn the steps involved in audiobook production.  For more information, visit Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.  > http://rmfw.org/events/free-programs/denver/

Appearance: Mary Birk, Peg Brantley, Jennifer Kincheloe, Cynthia Kuhn, Shawn McGuire, and Barbara Nickless

Saturday August 18, 2018
10:30 am-12:00 pm
Anderson Room, Englewood Library
1000 Englewood Parkway
1st Floor, Englewood Civic Center
Englewood, CO 80110
303-762-2560

“The Write Crime” panel with Mary Birk, Peg Brantley, Jennifer Kincheloe, Cynthia Kuhn, Shawn McGuire, and Barbara Nickless

For over one hundred years, since the world was first introduced to Sherlock Holmes, both writers and readers alike have been fascinated by the mystery novel. Join six members of Sisters in Crime-Colorado as they present an author panel discussion on writing, research, publishing, self-publishing, and sneak previews of their latest works. Book sales and signing to follow. For adults & teens. No registration required.