Event: July Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club July reads include That Last Weekend by Laura DiSilverio (Parker/South Denver), End of the Road by LS Hawker (Northern Colorado), and Under the Stone Paw by Theresa Crater (Brighton/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!

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Event: June Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club June reads include Deadly Focus by Sue Hinkin (Parker/South Denver), Everything Bundt the Truth by Karen C. Whalen (Northern Colorado) and That Last Weekend: A Novel of Suspense by Laura DiSilverio (Brighton/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: A Day with Author Nancy Pickard

Saturday, July 14, 2018
Auraria Campus
Tivoli Student Union, Room 640
900 Auraria Parkway, Denver, CO 80204
[parking map]

Please join us for a special day with award-winning author Nancy Pickard!

In the morning session, Nancy will discuss her successful creative writing career. The afternoon session will offer an interactive workshop for writers of all levels. Book signings will follow both sessions.

The event is free but space is limited: please RSVP below or at sistersincrimecolorado.org.

 

Author Talk: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
“Thirty Years of Writing and Publishing: How To (and How Not To) Establish a Long-Running Writing Career”

Lunch (provided): 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Writing Workshop: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
“How to Become A Better Writer”

How to begin being a writer, how to become a better writer, how to write what you love for as long as you love it. How to get through the hard parts of the writing and of the writing life.

For this lively, hands-on workshop, bring any of the following: something you’ve written or something you’ve read and admired. A chapter, several chapters, a poem, a short story, a published novel or short story (by you or anyone else). The idea is to have some writing in front of you to mark up, to make notes on, to detect problems, to improve. When you leave this workshop, you’ll be a better writer, in either large or small ways, and that’s a promise.

“Nancy Pickard is acclaimed as one of today’s best mystery writers. Mounting evidence suggests that this description is too limited. . . Pickard [is] one of today’s best writers, period.” ~ The San Diego Union

Nancy Pickard is the author of eighteen popular and critically acclaimed novels, including the Jenny Cain and Marie Lightfoot mystery series. Her work covers an amazing span of the mystery world, from the classic cozy to private eye stories, and from humorous mysteries to psychological suspense.

She is the author of dozens of short stories and of three novels in the Eugenia Potter series created by Virginia Rich and co-author, with psychologist Lynn Lott, of the beloved non-fiction book about writing, Seven Steps on the Writer’s Path, of which the best-selling writer Sue Grafton says, “I can give you seven reasons to buy this book for every writer you know. It’s fresh, insightful, candid, funny, supportive, encouraging, and wise.”

Nancy has won the Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, Barry, and Shamus awards for her short stories. She is a four-time Edgar Allan Poe award nominee, a Mary Higgins Clark award finalist, and a recipient of Lifetime Achievement awards from Malice Domestic as well as Romantic Times. In her hometown area that includes both the Missouri and Kansas sides of the state line, she has received The Thorpe Menn Award from the Kansas City, Missouri branch of the American Association of University Women and the Don Coldsmith Award. Two of her novels, The Virgin of Small Plains and The Scent of Rain and Lightning have been named Kansas Notable Books. The Virgin of Small Plains was the Kansas Reads Book of 2009. The Scent of Rain and Lightning was made into a feature film.

She is a founding member and former president of Sisters in Crime, the international organization dedicated to the advancement of women mystery writers, and she is a former national board member of the Mystery Writers of America. She founded a local chapter of Sisters in Crime called, “Border Crimes,” for which she served as the first president. For more information, please visit www.nancypickard.com.

Sponsored by Sisters in Crime; Sisters in Crime-Colorado; Metropolitan State University of Denver College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences Dean’s Office; Metropolitan State University of Denver Department of English Arts Committee; and Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society.

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RSVP for “A Day with Author Nancy Pickard” here!

Event: Bernadette Marie and Tan Smith

Quarterly Chapter Meeting/Event:
August 11, 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 Bernadette Marie: “Successfully Writing a Series”

Explore the adventure that is writing a series and learn the key elements to your series success. We will discuss the necessity of plotting out your series and creating a series “Bible.” What genres are best suited for a series and how does the passage of time affect the series? Cover art, character arcs, pitching, and marketing you series will also be discussed in depth.

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

1:00-3:00 pm Tan Smith: “Interviewing without a Badge”

There are a number of misconceptions surrounding interviews. Thanks to the media, the concept of an interview is equated to an “interrogation” in which the suspect finally caves and admits to a crime. This presentation will strive to dispel  the myths, clarify how the many different types of interviews are conducted, and how women can utilize their talents to discover information.

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:

Bestselling Author Bernadette Marie is known for building families readers want to be part of. Her series The Keller Family has graced bestseller charts since its release in 2011. Since then she has published over thirty-five books. As owner of 5 Prince Publishing and Illumination Author Events, Bernadette enjoys sharing her knowledge of writing and publishing with those who aspire to be part of the literary community.

 

Website: www.bernadettemarie.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorbernadettemarie

Twitter: www.twitter.com/writesromance

Instagram: www.instagram.com/authorbernadettemarie

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/writerofromance

Family and Lifestyle blog: www.thishouseofboys.com

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Tan Smyth has been a private investigator since 2006, opening Ruby Moon Investigations, LLC in 2007. She has been a Board member of the Professional Private Investigators Association of Colorado for a number of years, holding several positions. She is also a Cold War Veteran, a wife, and a primary staff member to several cats. Her specialties include interviews and statements, research, OSINT, and backgrounds.

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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.

Event: May Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club May reads include Spies, Lies, and Allies by Lisa Brown Roberts (Parker/South Denver), The Secret Life of Anna Blanc by Jennifer Kincheloe (Northern Colorado), and Stalking Ground: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery by Margaret Mizushima (Brighton/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/.

(Please note: all three separate location pages have been compiled into one main page for ease of use. Just scroll below the gallery of books to see the schedule.)

Hope you can join us–and bring your friends!

Event: April Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club April reads include Fiction Can Be Murder by  Becky Clark (Parker/South Denver), Blood on the Tracks by Barbara Nickless (Northern Colorado) and The Inheritance by Rhonda Blackhurst (Brighton/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: March Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club March reads include Trafficked: A Mex Anderson Novel by Peg Brantley (Parker/South Denver) and The Semester of Our Discontent by Cynthia Kuhn (Northern Colorado). The next Brighton/Denver meeting will be in April.

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!