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!

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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.

 

 

Event: September Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club September reads include  Dark Waters by Chris Goff (Parker/South Denver) and Killing Secrets by KL Docter (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: August Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club August reads include Hunting Hour by Margaret Mizushima (Parker/South Denver) and Finding Abby by Rhonda Blackhurst (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: 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!

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 [reservations are now closed].

 

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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