Award Winner: 2020 Indie Author Project Regional Contest

Amy Rivers is thrilled to announce that All the Broken People, has been chosen as the winner of this year’s Colorado Author Project in the Adult Fiction Category.

This is a regional award presented by the Indie Author Project, a national organization that encourages strong relationships between indie authors, local libraries, and readers by partnering with curators and libraries across the U.S. and Canada to find the best indie-published books.

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Publication News: Cynthia Kuhn, Kerry Hammond, and Keenan Powell

Congratulations to SinC-CO members Cynthia Kuhn, Kerry Hammond, and Keenan Powell, whose short stories will appear in Malice Domestic 16: Mystery Most Diabolical. The anthology will be presented by Walter Mosley and published by Wildside Press in time for Malice Domestic 32-33.

The stories that will appear are:

“There Comes a Time” by Cynthia Kuhn
“Strangers at a Table” by Kerry Hammond
“Miss Millie Munz” by Keenan Powell

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Award Finalist: 2020 National Indie Excellence Awards

The Burden of Hate by Helen Starbuck, the third book in the Annie Collins Mystery Series, was given a starred review by Kirkus, which called it, “A thriller that offers a master class in suspense,” and was a finalist in the 2020 National Indie Excellence Award.

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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.

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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.