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.

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.