Burning Ridge by Margaret Mizushima and The Spirit in Question by Cynthia Kuhn have been named finalists in the Foreword Indie Book of the Year Awards (Mystery category).
For more information, please visit: https://www.forewordreviews.com/awards/finalists/2018/mystery/.
Kate Lansing’s KILLER CHARDONNAY, the first book in the Vino Valentine cozy mystery series, where the owner of a newly opened winery expertly pairs wine with solving murders in the picturesque town of Boulder, CO, was acquired by Miranda Hill at Berkley in a three-book deal.
Barbara Nickless will be teaching a mystery writing workshop called Pinot & Noir, at the Murder in the Mountains, Mini Noir Festival, on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Crested Butte, Colorado.
Learn to commit murder and get the inside scoop on mystery writing with an award-winning and bestselling crime novelist. Delve into structure, creating compelling characters, planting clues and red herrings, burying the bodies, and handling that essential requirement of the modern thriller – the twist. Pinot Noir flights served for participants 21 and older.
For more information about the Murder in the Mountains, Mini Noir Festival, Feb 22-23, 2019: https://www.crestedbuttearts.org/Murder-in-the-Mountains
It will be a thrilling weekend celebrating all things murder and mystery writing, including author conversations, a live panel exchange with Scottish crime festival writers, mystery writing workshop, youth forensic workshop, “Noir in the Bar” event, murder mystery dinner, and more! Visiting authors include Barbara Nickless, bestselling crime writer of Dead Stop and Blood on the Tracks, along with screenwriter and author of more than 50 bestselling books, Kevin J. Anderson, in a live exchange with Norwegian writers Alex Dahl, The Boy at the Door, and Jørn Lier Horst author of the The Katharina Code.
Save the date! Our third annual Kickoff Party, a social event to launch the new year with your SinC-CO sisters and misters, is happening January 19th, 11:00 am, at Cinzzetti’s (281 W 104th Avenue, Northglenn, CO 80234). Please RSVP at our chapter Meetup!
The Mad Hatter’s Son: An Annie Collins Mystery by Helen Starbuck has won the 2018 12th Annual National Indie Excellence Award in the mystery category.
In addition, it won a Colorado Independent Publishers’ Association EVVY Merit Award and received a ten out of ten rated review from the BookLife Prize contest. The review bumped the book into the quarter finals for the Prize.
Kathleen Donnelly is extremely excited to announce her book Free Base finished second in the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer’s (RMFW) Colorado Gold Writing Contest. Kathleen is grateful to RMFW for providing a contest with excellent judges and editors that provide quality feedback towards publication. Kathleen would also like to thank Sisters in Crime-Colorado for all the support and encouragement. For more information on the contest visit: http://rmfw.org/contest-2/.
Peg Brantley and Barbara Nickless are the recipients of Colorado Book Awards for Trafficked and Dead Stop!
For more information, please visit the Colorado Humanities website.