Event: February Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club February reads include Kept Secrets by Shawn McGuire (Parker) and Most Gracious Advocate by Mary Birk (Fort Collins).

Free and open to the public. Just read the book of the month and come ready to chat with the author and other readers!

Please RSVP at our chapter Meetup! For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us, and bring your friends!

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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.

 

 

 

 

Event: January Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club January reads include Shopping Cart Annie by Cordy Fitzgerald (Parker) and Deadly Focus by Sue Hinkin (Fort Collins).

Free and open to the public. Just read the book of the month and come ready to chat with the author and other readers!

Please RSVP at our chapter Meetup! For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us, and bring your friends!

Event: November Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club November read is End of the Road by LS Hawker (Parker/South Denver).

Free and open to the public. Just read the book of the month and come ready to chat with the author and other readers!

RSVP at the website or at our Meetup page. For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us, and bring your friends!

Event: October Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club October reads include Better Off Read by Nora Page (Parker/South Denver) and Red Sky by Chris Goff (Northern Colorado).

Free and open to the public. Just read the book of the month and come ready to chat with the author and other readers!

RSVP at the website or at our Meetup page. For more information, including specific dates, times, and locations, please visit https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/book-club/.

Hope you can join us, and bring your friends!

Event: Barbara Nickless and Jennifer Kincheloe

Quarterly Chapter Meeting/Event:
November 17, 2018
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 Barbara Nickless: “Nail Your Research: A Writer’s Guide to Disasters, Drug Dens and Other Surprising Sources”

Writers love research. It’s how we build our story’s foundation and get to know our characters and setting. Best of all, if we’re busy researching, we don’t have to face that blank page. Right? Um, no. Writing and research go hand in hand. But how do we start, where do we look, and how do we know when we’re done? Topics covered include how to:

  • Build a solid research foundation
  • Organize and incorporate your research
  • Track down sources
  • Discover hidden treasures
  • Keep up your word count while researching

We’ll also talk about how some famous authors conducted their research and why research never really ends (and why that’s okay).

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

1:00-3:00 pm Jennifer Kincheloe: “Behind Bars: What it’s Like to be an Inmate, Deputy, or Research Scientist in the Denver County Jails”

What is the process from booking to release? What is the difference between prison and jail? What is it really like in jail? What is the culture? What are the rules? Plus, interesting anecdotes collected from deputies about inmates and the crimes they’ve committed.

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.

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You may RSVP via email (click red button above) or at our Meetup page: www.meetup.com/Sisters-in-Crime-Colorado.

About the Presenters:

Jennifer’s been a block layer, a nurse’s aid, a fragrance model, and on the research faculty at UCLA, where she spent 11 years conducting studies to inform health policy. Jennifer currently lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and two teenagers, two dogs, and a cat. There she conducts research on the jails. Her novels take place in 1900s Los Angeles among the police matrons of the LAPD and combine, mystery, history, humor, and romance. Her debut novel, THE SECRET LIFE OF ANNA BLANC, was a finalist in the Lefty Awards for Best Historical Mystery, The Colorado Author’s League Award for Best Genre Fiction, the Macavity Sue Feder Award for Historical Mystery, and won the Mystery & Mayhem Award for Historical Mystery and the Colorado Gold for Best Mystery. Her latest novel, THE WOMAN IN THE CAMPHOR TRUNK, was nominated for a Lefty Award. Find out more at jenniferkincheloe.com.

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Barbara has always been interested in things that might get her killed, or at least maimed. She’s rehabilitated wild birds of prey, explored little-known caves, handled rattlesnakes, and raised two children through their teenage years. Her bestselling Sydney Parnell series is how she imagines life would be for Harry Bosch—if he were a railroad cop with a price on his head. Find out more at www.barbaranickless.com.

 

Please RSVP above. 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.