Award Finalist & Book of the Year: 2019 National Indie Excellence Awards

Helen Starbuck is a mystery category finalist in the 2019 National Indie Excellence Awards for her book, The Burden of Hate (An Annie Collins Mystery). In a starred review, Kirkus called her book, “A Thriller that offers a master class in suspense,” and listed it as a 2019 book of the year.

For further information visit:
https://www.helenstarbuck.com/ or https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Z6SXV4J/

Award Finalists & Winners: 2019 Colorado Authors League

The Colorado Authors League held their first-ever virtual awards ceremony on June 7,  2020 which featured a lot of great highlights for Sisters in Crime-Colorado authors.

In the Mystery, Crime, Suspense category, Barbara Nickless was the winner for her novel, Ambush.

Jennifer Kincheloe was a finalist for her novel, The Body In Griffith Park.

In the Romance category, Harper McDavid was the winner for her novel, Zapata.

Congratulations to all of our Sisters in Crime.

For more information,  please visit the The Colorado Authors League Writing Awards Winners and Finalists page.

Award Finalists: 2020 Colorado Book Awards

The following books have been named 2020 Colorado Book Awards Finalists!

      • Rise: An Anthology of Change edited by Northern Colorado Writers (Introduction written by Amy Rivers; Cindra Spencer’s story, “The Potato Salad War,” is also included.)
      • Tracking Game by Margaret Mizushima
      • Zapat, Book 1: The Border Series by Harper McDavid
    • The Blood of Seven by Claire L. Fishback
    • Black Pearl, A Cold Case Suspense by Donnell Ann Bell

For more information, please visit the Colorado Humanities website.

Appearance: Barbara Nickless

Murder in the Mountains February 21-23, 2020

Join Sisters in Crime-Colorado sister, Barbara Nickless,Murder in the Mountains 2020 and a fabulous group of writers for Murder in the Mountains! Barbara will be on a panel with Christine Carbo and Rachel Monroe to talk about women writing crime. Craig Johnson will lead a discussion of the first Walt Longmire television show. There will be workshops, a discussion of true crime podcasts featuring the hosts of Colorado Cold Case, an evening of readings for Noir at the Bar, a murder mystery dinner and much more!

Check Center of the Arts at Crested Butte for more information and for a list of hotels offering discounted rooms.

Award Nominations: Cynthia Kuhn and Jennifer Kincheloe

The 2020 Lefty Award nominees have been announced: The Subject of Malice by Cynthia Kuhn (Henery Press) has been nominated for Best Humorous Mystery Novel and The Body in Griffith Park by Jennifer Kincheloe (Seventh Street Books) has been nominated for Best Historical Mystery (Bruce Alexander Memorial).

For more information, please visit Left Coast Crime.

Appearances: Barbara Nickless and LS Hawker

Noir at the Bar Denver January 2020
Noir at the Bar: Denver January 2020

Noir at the Bar: Denver is back with six of Colorado’s finest crime fiction authors–including Sisters in Crime-Colorado members Barbara Nickless and LS Hawker–reading live from their writing! Start the new year out right with these harrowing, dastardly live stories, not to mention a new venue that is Noir at the Bar: Denver’s fanciest digs yet (and they hope to make their permanent home!) Great cocktails, amazing ambiance, incredible writing. No cover charge, signed book giveaways, book sales, what’s not to love? Put on your fancy attire, invite all your friends, and come start the weekend early with us! It’ll be a damn fine time, guaranteed.

Join all of them this Thursday, January 16th at 7:00 at Mario’s Double Daughter’s Salotto.

RSVP now! https://www.facebook.com/events/2658474841049745/

January Kickoff Party – 2020

Save the date: Saturday, January 11, 2020, starting at 11:30 am. We are going to kick off another great year of SinC-CO with a party!

We have a space reserved at Spaces Ballpark – Denver located at 2301 Blake Street.

This year is a Potluck Social. 🙂

Please RSVP at our Chapter Meetup Page: January Kickoff Party – 2020

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please note: Additional details and potluck dish sign-ups will be done through the Chapter groups.io mailing list, so make sure you’re a member of this list and add the groups.io address to your contacts list so it won’t go into SPAM.