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February 12th
Samantha Jo Lien, JKS Communications presents
"Book Publicity 101"

RMMWA member reader: Twist Phelan

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.)

1-8-2015—Tracy Brisendine "Serial Killers: Facts for Fiction"
12-11-2014 Mystery & Mistletoe - Christine Goff reads from A RANT OF RAVENS
11-13-2014—Morley Swingle, Former Prosecutor
10-9-2014—Chuck Heidel, Boulder PD, Solving the Cold Case
9-11-2014—Harriet Hamilton, Coroner "Death in a Ski Town"

A few things to crow about:

Margi Desmond's latest story, "Holiday Homicide," was published by Over My Dead Body! 22 December 2014."Holiday Homicide" is Margi's thirteenth short
story publication. (Luck had nothing to do with it.)

Mark Stevens will attend the American Library Association winter meeting in Chicago. He will sign copies of TRAPLINE at the Midnight Ink booth at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31 and he is on a panel at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 1 with Kathleen Ernst and Libby Fischer Hellman. Way to go Mark! www.writermarkstevens.com

Mark also received a great review from the Denver Post for TRAPLINE, the third book in the Allison Coil Mystery Series.  "A chilling tale." Click on Denver Post to read the review.

Lise McClendon attended Bouchercon 2014 - Murder at the Beach in Long Beach, California, where she braved the early Sunday morning hour on her panel about Crossing Cultures with JA Jance, Marty Wingate, Sebastian Rotella, and Lynn Sheene. Yeoman's work by moderator Simon Wood and all went well. 

After Bouchercon's madness Lise spent a week in LA where she had the opportunity for a backstage tour of Michael Connelly's series, Bosch, being produced by Amazon and due out in February. Fascinating look at how TV is made. Thank you, Mike! 

*photo: Michael Connelly and Lise McClendon at Red Studios

Sara Hoklotubbe has been invited to participate in the 2015 Tucson Festival of Books, March 14-15, where she will discuss her latest book, Sinking Suspicions, on two panels:  “Other Cultures, Other Crimes” and “Unraveling the Native Mystery.”  She will also serve as moderator for the “Religion and Mystery” panel with panelists Margaret Coel, William Kent Kruger, and Becky Masterman.  Each year the festival, which is located on the University of Arizona campus, brings in over 100,000 people.

Mario Acevedo's novel, GOOD MONEY GONE, which he co-authored with Richard Kilborn, has been selected as a Finalist in the category of Suspense/Thriller in the 2015 EPIC eBOOK AWARDS, presented by the Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition.

Darla Bartos just got her very first book review and wanted to share it!! Check it out, and congrats, Darla.

Christine Goff announced the release of the ebooks in her Birdwatcher's Mystery Series. The first, A RANT OF RAVENS, went on sale November14th. In addition, she has sold a sixth book in the series to Astor+Blue editions. A PARLIAMENT OF OWLS is scheduled for October 2015.

RMMWA member, Rex Burns had a great review in The Denver Post for his book BODY SLAM. Check it out here. Congrats, Rex.

Robert Kresge was one of the winners at the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. He took home a Tony Hillerman Award for Best Fiction for his Civil War spy thriller, SAVING LINCOLN. In his own words, he now has one gold and seven silvers. Way to go, Robert!

Morley Swingle, Former Prosecutor, with RMMWA members Donnell Ann Bell and Bonnie Biafore.

Congratulations to Barbara Graham whose latest novel, MURDER BY GRAVITY: The Coffin Quilt, is due out from Five Star in late December.

Joan Johnston's original ebook UNFORGET-TABLE will be available wherever ebooks are sold beginning November 15. (Cover attached). Former Delta army sergeant Joe Warren teams up with British socialite Lydia Benedict to search for a missing pearl necklace called "The Ghost."

Colleen Collins was interviewed by Festivale online magazine in conjunction with its review of A LAWYER'S PRIMER FOR WRITERS: FROM CRIMES TO COURTROOMS (co-authored with Shaun Kaufman). Here are the links to the interview and book review.

Terry Odell would like to thank everyone who preordered her latest release, WINDSWEPT DANGER. As mentioned in the October newsletter, Terry promised to donate all preorder royalties to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and thanks to all who ordered she will be writing a check in excess of $300.

Donnell Bell has all kinds of goodnews. Her romantic suspense, BURIED AGENDAS, releases November 6. Pikes Peak Library District has picked up BETRAYED, Donnell’s third novel, to be part of its book club. And finally, she learned that her second novel, DEADLY RECALL, received a four-star review from New Mexico reviewer Amber Fox.



Mark Your Calendars!
(See Authors page for author signings)


February 12thSamantha Jo Lien, JKS Communications on Book Publicity

March 12thJane Cracraft, Private Eye

April 9thDavid Morrell, Anatomy of a NYT Bestselling Writer

April 11thDavid Morrell Workshop

May 14thCDC comes to RMMWA