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.

Appearance: Becky Clark

Becky Clark is doing a half-day workshop for the Pikes Peak Writers on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in Colorado Springs. She has combined her workshops about outlining, writing fast, and time management so this will be chockful of info anyone can use. Everyone who registers will get a beta version AND a final copy of the companion book she is publishing, so your $20 fee will go far. Here’s the info. Register through PPW at the link below. She hopes to see you there!

8 Weeks to a Complete Novel

Have you ever wanted to speed up your process and write a complete and non-crappy novel in only two months? Learn how to create a flexible outline you can live with (even if you hate outlines), how to write fast, and how to organize yourself using Becky Clark’s tried-and-true techniques. This workshop will teach writers how they can devise their own system to reliably get from premise to THE END in only eight weeks, allowing them to write multiple books per year..

COST: $20

STEPS TO REGISTER
1-Go to https://pikespeakwriters.com/ppw-events/write-faster-write-better/
2-Press “Add to Cart” button, which will take you to Paypal.
3-After you pay, send an email with your NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and PAYPAL CONFIRMATION NUMBER to RSVP@PikesPeakWriters.com.
4-You will receive a confirmation email from PPW.

IF YOU DO NOT SEND THE INFORMATION TO THE RSVP ADDRESS, YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED.

Presenter Becky Clark published her first book in 2001 and has been honing her writing process ever since. She has developed many tricks and tips to speed up her writing because the key to a professional writing career is to consistently produce books. She is the seventh of eight kids, which explains both her insatiable need for attention and her atrocious table manners. She likes to read funny books so it felt natural to write them, too. She surrounds herself with quirky people and pets who end up as characters in her books. Readers say her books are “fast and thoroughly entertaining” with “witty humor and tight writing” and “humor laced with engaging characters” so you should “grab a cocktail and enjoy the ride.” She writes the Lazy Low Cal cookbooks, the Dunne Diehl novels, the Mystery Writer’s Mysteries, and the upcoming Crossword Puzzle Mysteries.

Award Finalists & Winners: 2019 Colorado Gold Conference

The Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Gold Conference held on September 6-8, 2019 featured a lot of great highlights for Sisters in Crime-Colorado authors.

In the Colorado Gold Contest Awards, All for You by Lauren Barrow won 2nd place in the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller genre, The Ensanguined Flowers by Cindra Spencer won 2nd place in the Mainstream/Other genre and No Geeks, No Glory by Meagan Dallner received an honorable mention in the YA/Middle Grade genre.

Margaret Mizushima was also honored as 2019/2020 RMFW Writer of the Year.

Congratulations to all of our Sisters in Crime.

#RMFW2019 #COGold2019 #sistersincrime #sincco

For more information,  please visit Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ 2019 Colorado Gold Writing Contest page.

Appearances: Jennifer Kincheloe and Barbara Nickless

Join multiple-award-winning authors Jennifer Kincheloe and Barbara Nickless for cake, surprising silent films, a cool dog slide show, and an appearance by Nate the amazing therapy dog.

They will be reading from their new books THE BODY IN GRIFFITH PARK and AMBUSH.

Come out and join the fun!

TATTERED COVER BOOKSTORE
2526 E. Colfax Avenue., Denver, CO
July 16th, Tuesday at 7:00 PM

Appearances: Sue Hinkin & Mark Stevens

TWO BOOK LAUNCHES FOR ONE!

Sue Hinkin launches Low Country Blood, the 2nd book in the Vega & Middleton mystery/thriller series.

Mark Stevens, author and President of the Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America, launches of The Legend of Carl Draco, the 13th novel by the late Gary Reilly.

Join Mark and Sue for discussion, book signing, food, and bloody good wine giveaways!

TATTERED COVER BOOKSTORE
2526 E. Colfax Avenue., Denver, CO
June 17th, Monday at 7:00 PM

Award Nominations: Shawn McGuire and Sandra Murphy

Original Secrets by Shawn McGuire narrated by Sandra Murphy has been nominated for Best Audiobook of the year in the UTOPiA awards.

Hidden Secrets by Shawn McGuire has been nominated for Best Mystery of the year in the UTOPiA awards.

 

For more information and to vote, please visit https://freeonlinesurveys.com/s/8xzVyMTC?fbclid=IwAR1uguxa–QyP1PRnCYR65GJJ5URL3ZUMnMarP20WmV2yAMTr3tqZou3Rec#!/0.

Event: May Book Club

The Sisters in Crime-CO Book Club May reads include The Woman in the Camphor Trunk by Jennifer Kincheloe (Parker) and Low Country Blood 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!