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October 8th
Forensic Facial Reconstruction Artist, Keli Rae

PODCASTS Teasers: (Members, please log into the "Members Only" section of the website for the full version. Need help with the link, contact the webmaster.)

5-14-2015—Mass Murder - Stephen and Joyce Singular
4-9-2015David Morrell
3-12-2015—Jane Cracraft PI
2-12-2015—Sami Jo Lien "Publicity 101"

A few things to crow about:

Catherine Dilts is happy to announce the September release of the second novel in her Rock Shop Mystery series, STONE COLD CASE. Rock shop owner Morgan Iverson’s discovery of human remains reopens a sixteen-year-old cold case and unhealed wounds in a Colorado mountain town, while her find of a rare gemstone sparks a dangerous treasure hunt. A Sasquatch look-alike may hold the key to both a prom queen's death and the location of the gemstone. As she begins to uncover the past, Morgan becomes the target of someone determined to keep the truth buried. In book two of the Rock Shop Mystery series, amateur sleuth Morgan Iverson digs into gemstone prospecting to solve a STONE COLD CASE.

Margi Morin Desmond woke up to some wonderful news September 16th. Crack the Spine Literary Magazine wants to publisher her story, "The Burden." Whoo hoo, Margi!

Carol Caverly's publisher is doing a promo for her e-book ALL THE OLD LIONS. It is currently for sale for $.99 on Amazon and B&N. She's also looking for new ideas on how to get some reviews. Anyone have any ideas to share with her and the group?

Bruce Most has a new mystery novel coming out in mid-September from Black Opal Books. MURDER ON THE TRACKS is the first in his Stryker series. Set in Denver against the backdrop of post-war America, this books promises to be a winner. The book is now available for pre-order at Black Opal Books.

Mark Stevens's new book LAKE OF FIRE will be out September 8th. His launch signing will be September 21st at the Tattered Cover, 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr. (Aspen Grove Store) in Littleton, CO. Please join him, or if you can't, consider ordering from The Tattered Cover.

Chris Goff's book launch for her debut thriller, DARK WATERS, is scheduled for Thursday, September 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the Tattered Cover Bookstore, 2526 E. Colfax. DARK WATERS is an explosive thriller set amid the Israel-Palestine conflict, one that mirrors global headlines and will have readers frantically turning pages. It's been getting some good reviews, the latest from Booklist: "Goff, known for her intriguing mysteries, reveals a knack for thrillers...Goff has a winner with Raisa as a series lead. A sure bet for fans of international thrillers." Please join her to celebrate, or if you can't, consider ordering from The Tattered Cover.

Mark Stevens, RMMWA VP, took the Colorado Authors' League prize in genre fiction for his novel TRAPLINE, thrid in his Alison Coil mystery series published by Midnight Ink. The award was presented in May. TRAPLINE also won the Colorado Book Award for Mystery Fiction in June. Way to go Mark!

Jennifer Kincheloe's first book, THE SECRET LIFE OF ANNA BLANC will come out November 3rd from Seventh Street Books. In it, mischievous socialite Anna Blanc could match wits with Sherlock Holmes, but it's 1907, and in her world women are not allowed to hunt criminals. Determined to break free of the era's rigid social roles, Anna takes a job as a police matron with the Los Angeles Police Department... You can pre-order this book at Amazon.

Carter Wilson's third title, THE COMFORT OF BLACK, came out August 4 (Oceanview Publishing). It recently received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, who called it an "outstanding paranoid thriller," and NYT
bestselling author M.J. Rose had this to say: "From the very first shocking, irreverent and chilling line you know THE COMFORT OF BLACK is anything but your average thriller. It’s an exemplary thriller. A knock-your-socks-off-thriller." It will be available in hardcover and e-book. The link to the Amazon page is

Two RMMWA board members, Darla Bartos and Susan Paturzzo have some great news to share. Both are finalists for the coveted EVVY award from Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA). Both are nominated in theFiction Mystery & Detective category. MIDNIGHT IN MALAMULELE by Darla Bartos and KILLING STREAK by Merit Clark (aka Susan Paturzzo). KILLING STREAK is also nominated for an award in Cover Design. Way to go! Whoop, whoop, whoop! Good luck to both of you.

Boulder, Colorado, May 26, 2015—Mike Befeler's non-fiction book, For Liberty: A World War II Soldier's Inspiring Life Story of Courage, Sacrifice, Survival and Resilience (ISBN 978-0692444603), is now available from Green Leaf Publishers, priced at $19.99.

New RMMWA member, Cynthia Kuhn was one of two recipients–along with Keenan Powell–of The William F. Deeck-Malice Domestic Grant for Unpublished Writers (of Mystery).  The grant was awarded at the Malice Domestic convention in Bethesda, MD on May 2, 2015. Also, she has signed with Henery Press for a new academic mystery series. The first book will be out in 2016. Look for more information on her website.

Doug Johnson's novel CATCH ME IN RIO and pastiche novella THE MORIARTY CARD are just out, only at Amazon for now. Brief descriptions: Ben Maxx, a young man with a dream in the Golden Age of Hollywood, travels to Rio to make a travelogue about this tropical paradise. Before he can do that, he must solve the murder of his cameraman, and the disappearance of a new Brazilian friend. Not to mention what to do about the mysterious English girl he met on the way. Or how to sort out a few spirits from another world. Doug would also like to thank the U.S. Supreme Court whose ruling last fall made it possible to publish The Moriarty Card, "a new message from an old Nemesis."

Lise McClendon's thriller, PLAN X, is one of six stories in the new box set called British Bad Boys. Three Brits and three Americans got together to put this set, available in digital formats everywhere. The other authors are Barbara Silkstone, Helen Smith, Anne R. Allen, Sibel Hodge, and Gerry McCullough, who describe the set as "Danger, love, and laughs wrapped in the Union Jack." The box set is 99 cents for a limited time.

Cricket McRae aka Bailey Cates has contracted with Penguin/NAL for the first three books of the new Enchanted Garden Mysteries. They will be written as Bailey Cattrell, and the first, DAISIES FOR INNOCENCE, will release in January of 2016. The series features Elliana Allbright, the diminutive owner of Scents & Nonsense, a custom perfume and aromatherapy shop in Poppyville, California.

Mario Acevedo Announces a new Felix Gomez. Book #6, RESCUE FROM PLANET PLEASURE, is everything you've been waiting for. Coyote is back! Plus monsters. Aliens. And Carmen, the most bodacious vampire ever! A Special Advanced Copy can be had at Denver Comic Con. Look for it at the WordFire Press booth and in the dealer's room. Copies will also be available through his website.

But wait, there's more. he's also got two short stories in an awesome horror anthology from Hex Publishers. Look for it this September. 

Sara Hoklotubbe wants to share her good news. SINKING SUSPICIONS has been named a finalist for two awards: The 2014 Foreword IndieFab Book of the Year and the 2015 Oklahoma Book Awards. The book was also chosen as the March Book of the Month by Native America Calling, a nationwide live radio show broadcast from Albuquerque. The March 25 interview is available now for listening.

Ellen Byerrum is delighted to announce that her middle grade mystery, THE CHILDREN DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING is now available in print and can be ordered from Amazon and from bookstores.

Patricia Wood's second Harrie McKinsey mystery, MURDER ON SAGEBRUSH LANE is now available on Kindle. The print version will be in her hands this week. It continues the adventures of the characters from The Easter Egg Murder.

When Harrie goes out to retrieve her morning newspaper, she discovers a small child sitting next to her flower beds. The little girl's pajamas and teddy bear are smeared with blood, and Harrie's journey to find the child's parents involves her in a grisly murder investigation. Before the week is over, there's another murder, an attempted kidnapping, a race to uncover a plot to steal top-secret data, and an encounter with a desperate killer who intends to make Harrie his final victim.


Mark Your Calendars!
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October 8th—Forensic Facial Reconstruction Artist, Keli Rae

October 8-10RMMWA goes to Mountain and Plains Trade Show

November 12thEric Esswein-CDC

December 10th—Holiday Party