Appearance: Chris Goff

Award-winning author Christine Goff will be speaking at Chautauqua in Boulder on November 16th about her 6th book in the bestselling Birdwatcher’s Mystery series, A owlsPARLIAMENT OF OWLS. Each book in the Birdwatcher’s Mystery series tackles global environmental themes. OWLS focuses on burrowing owls and habitat. The talk begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $10 / $7 for Concert Members (and as a holiday special, you can enter the word “owls” in the promo box and purchase tickets for the member price). Christine will be donating her share of the ticket proceeds to the Boulder Bird Club. For more information on the program or to purchase tickets, please visit the Chautauqua website (

Appearance: Barbara Nickless and Ann Meyers

bottBlood on the Tracks debuts October 1st!

Book launch parties:
Friday, September 30th 5-7. Hooked on Books (12 E. Bijou Street, Colorado Springs). An evening soiree with food and wine, a reading, and a chance to mix and mingle with the local arts crowd. Please RSVP Hooked on Books at 719-419-7660 or email Jim at, Easy parking is available in the City Garage right around the corner.

Saturday, October 1st 11-2. Hooked on Books (12 E. Bijou Street, Colorado Springs). Ann Myers (Bread of the Dead: A Santa Fe Cafe Mystery) and Barbara Nickless (Blood on the Tracks) will be signing their books. Light refreshments provided.

Saturday, October 8th 6:30 – 8:30. Denver BookBar (4280 Tennyson Street, Denver). Please join Barbara for an evening of hors d’oeuvres and wine to celebrate the launch of her debut novel, Blood on the Tracks. Stop by for a chance to meet the folks from Mountain High Service Dogs, including the handsome German Shepherd PTSD service dog, Count Nathaneal Athos.

Appearance: Stephanie West Allen

Sisters in Crime-Colorado member Stephanie West Allen will be appearing at the Women Writing the West conference in Santa Fe, NM, on October 15, 2016.

Workshop and Description: “The Playful Writer: Valuable Lessons from When We Were Kids.”  Play has many benefits for writers, both for the quality of what they produce and their process of writing. Several benefits will be presented, including relevant brain science. Practices to facilitate benefits of play will be demonstrated. Attendees will design individual play plans that fit their preferences and goals.

For more information, visit the Women Writing the West web site.

Appearances: Golden Fine Arts Festival

fineartsThe Golden Fine Arts Festival is happening August 20-21, 2016 in downtown Golden on 11th Street between Maple and Arapahoe! Please stop by the Sisters in Crime-Colorado booth and say hello.

Authors will be appearing as follows…

10:00 – 12:00 Peg Brantley
12:00 – 2:00 Becky Clark
2:00 – 5:00 Rebecca Grace

10:00 – 12:00 Cynthia Kuhn and Theresa Crater
12:00 – 2:00 Rebecca Grace
2:00 – 5:00 Donna Schlacter and Leann Betts

For more information, please visit

Appearances: Donna Schlacter, Leann Betts, Karen Whelan, Rhonda Blackhurst, Francelia Belton, and Theresa Crater

Welcome to the Bookstore is showcasing several local authors on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Brighton, Colorado.

Authors include: Donna Schlachter (author of several Christian and self-help works), Leeann Betts (author of the By the Numbers series), Karen Whelan (author of the Dinner Club Murder Mystery Series), Rhonda Blackhurst (author of “The Inheritance” and the Melanie Hogan Mysteries), Francelia Belton (a short story author), and Theresa Crater (a modern fantasy author).

They will be reading from their work and there will also be games, prizes, and refreshments! Put in your RSVP now!

Hope to see you there!

Welcome to the Bookstore, 1300 E Bridge Street, Brighton, Colorado 80601.

Appearances: Pikes Peak Writers Conference

The following Sisters in Crime-Colorado members will be appearing at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference in Colorado Springs, CO on April 14-17, 2016. (Presentation title follows the name below–please check the program for additional information.)

LS Hawker, “How to Produce a Non-Cheesy Book Trailer on the Cheap” and “There’s No Crying in Critique Groups”

DeAnna Knippling, “Building Blocks of Horror” and “Who Are You? How to Write a Better Bio” and “How to Build Better Monsters in Fiction: A Psychological Lexicon”

ML Rowland, “Building Blocks for Writing More Powerful Fiction” and “Building Fictional Characters from the Inside Out”

Becky Clark, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Pikes Peak Writers Conference” and “The Three R’S: ReGroup, ReAssure & ReEnergize”

Donnell Bell
Cynthia Kuhn
Su Wright

For more information, visit the Pikes Peak Writers Conference website.