Event: Self-Publishing in 2021 – Tips for Finding Success in the World of Self-Publishing with Victorine Lieske

Quarterly Chapter Meeting/Event:
February 27, 2021

Via Zoom
(Information on how to join the presentation will be posted in the Sisters in Crime-Colorado Groups.io members listserv.)

PROGRAM/SCHEDULE

10:00 am-10:30 am
Welcome, Introductions

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/

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Event: February 2021 Book Club

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: sinccoloradobookclubs@gmail.com.

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!

Event: January 2021 Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club January 2021 reads are Killing Secrets by Karen Docter (Longmont), Hanging Falls by Margaret Mizushima (Fort Collins), and Angel Falls by Tess Thompson (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: sinccoloradobookclubs@gmail.com.

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!

Event: December 2020 Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club December 2020 reads are Puzzling Ink by Becky Clark (Longmont), Social Meeting (no book) (Fort Collins), and There Was A Crooked Man by Leeann Betts (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: sinccoloradobookclubs@gmail.com.

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!

Event: November 2020 Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club November 2020 reads are Zapata by Harper McDavid (Longmont), Black Pearl by Donnell Ann Bell (Fort Collins), and Puzzling Ink by Becky Clark (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: sinccoloradobookclubs@gmail.com.

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!

Event: BEATING WRITERS BLOCK with Stant Litore

Quarterly Chapter Meeting/Event:
November 7, 2020

Via Zoom
(Information on how to join the presentation will be posted in the Sisters in Crime-Colorado Groups.io members listserv.)

PROGRAM/SCHEDULE

10:00 am-10:30 am
Welcome, Introductions

10:30 am-12:45 pm
BEATING WRITERS BLOCK with Stant Litore

“Writer’s block” actually can cover a range of habits and ways of getting stuck. Maybe you’re a perfectionist, or maybe you’re the artist looking at a first draft that feels like a betrayal of the original vision. Maybe you’re stuck in the middle of the plot. Maybe you just can’t get that one scene written. We’ll cover several of the most common blocks and an array of practical strategies for getting over, under, around, or through them.

About the Presenter:

Stant Litore is the author of Ansible, The Running of the Tyrannosaurs, The Zombie Bible, and Dante’s Heart. Besides science fiction and fantasy, he has written the writers’ toolkits Write Worlds Your Readers Won’t Forget and Write Characters Your Readers Won’t Forget, as well as Lives of Unstoppable Hope and Lives of Unforgetting, and has been featured in Jeff Vandermeer’s Wonderbook: An Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction. He has served as a developmental editor for Westmarch Publishing and holds a Ph.D. in English. He lives in Aurora, Colorado with his wife and three children and is currently at work on his next novel.

For more information about Stant and his work, please visit his website at: https://stantlitore.com/ 

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Event: October 2020 Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club October 2020 reads are Assassin Awakens by Theresa Crater (Longmont), Lost Things by Ann Dominguez (Fort Collins), and Gone to Darkness by Barbara Nickless (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: sinccoloradobookclubs@gmail.com.

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!

Event: September 2020 Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club September 2020 reads are Lost Things by Ann Dominguez (Longmont), All the Broken People by Amy Rivers (Fort Collins), and Killer Chardonnay by Kate Lansing (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 through our Connect page at: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/connect/

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!

Event: August 2020 Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club August 2020 reads are Low Country Blood by Sue Hinkin (Longmont), The Prairie Grass Murders by Pat Stoltey (Fort Collins), and The Body in Griffith Park by Jennifer Kincheloe (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 through our Connect page at: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/connect/

For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us!

Event: 14 Tips for Writing Suspense with National Sisters in Crime President Lori Rader-Day

Quarterly Chapter Meeting/Event:
August 8, 2020

Via Zoom
(Information on how to join the presentation will be posted in the Sisters in Crime-Colorado Groups.io members listserv.)

PROGRAM/SCHEDULE

10:00 am-10:30 am
Welcome, Introductions

10:30 am-12:45 pm
14 Tips for Writing Suspense with National Sisters in Crime President, Lori Rader-Day.

Missed train stops. Burned dinners. Late nights of just one more page. Who doesn’t want readers to be so captivated by your story that they walk into walls? Writers of the suspense genres may be on the hook more than most, but every story needs suspense to keep readers turning pages. This session offers 14 specific strategies for keeping readers engaged in your story.

About the Presenter:

Lori Rader-Day is the Edgar Award-nominated and Anthony Award- and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author of Under a Dark Sky, The Day I Died, Little Pretty Things, and The Black Hour. She co-chairs the mystery conference Murder and Mayhem in Chicago and serves as the national president of Sisters in Crime. Her new book is The Lucky One, set in a true-crime amateur online sleuth community.

Website:
https://loriraderday.com/

Social Media:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/loriraderdaybooks/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/loriraderday/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/loriraderday

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The first meeting is FREE for non-members! Local membership dues, $20; National membership dues, $40 readers, $50 professional. A great value all around for following your passion — less than 20 cents per day or $6 per month!