Left Coast Crime

March 22-25, 2018

If you’re heading to Left Coast Crime this year, please say hello! I’ll be on the “Lefty Award Nominees: Best Humorous Mystery” panel with Donna Andrews, Ellen Byron, Marla Cooper, and Janet Rudolph on Friday (2:45 pm) and “The Door is Still Open: Academic & Bookstore Mysteries” panel with Bourne Morris, Vinnie Hansen, Maggie Topkis, and Randal Brandt on Sunday (9 am). Hope to see you in Reno!

Sisters in Crime-Colorado at ALA

February 9-12, 2018

Sisters in Crime-Colorado will be at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits.

Please visit our booth in the Exhibit Hall and say hello!

Shifts Authors
Friday 2/9 5:30-7 Becky Clark, Cynthia Kuhn, Peg Brantley
Saturday 2/10 9-11 Leeann Betts, Fleur Bradley
Saturday 2/10 11-1 Elizabeth Richards,  Theresa Crater
Saturday 2/10 1-3 Rhonda Blackhurst, Naomi Hirahara
Saturday 2/10 3-5 Karen (K.L.) Docter, Margaret Mizushima, Terrie Wolf
Sunday 2/11 9-11 Catherine Dilts, Sue Hinkin, Cordia Booth
Sunday 2/11 11-1 Jennifer Kincheloe, Nora Page
Sunday 2/11 1-3 Chris Goff,  Mary Birk
Sunday 2/11 3-5 Ann Dominguez, Shawn McGuire
Monday 2/12 9-11:30 Rosemary Berry,  Sandra Murphy
Monday 2/12 11:30-2 Karen Whalen,  Francelia Belton

Lefty Nomination

Left Coast Crime has just released the 2018 Lefty Award nominations, and The Art of Vanishing (Lila Maclean Academic Mystery #2) has been nominated  in the “Best Humorous Mystery” category!

Very honored to be included and so grateful to everyone who nominated it–thank you.

Congratulations to all of the nominees!

Lefty for Best Humorous Mystery Novel
• Donna Andrews, Gone Gull (Minotaur Books)
• Ellen Byron, A Cajun Christmas Killing (Crooked Lane Books)
• Marla Cooper, Dying on the Vine (Minotaur Books)
• Cynthia Kuhn, The Art of Vanishing (Henery Press)
• Cindy Sample, Dying for a Diamond (Cindy Sample Books)

Lefty for Best Historical Mystery Novel (Bruce Alexander Memorial)
for books covering events before 1960
• Rhys Bowen, In Farleigh Field (Lake Union Publishing)
• Jennifer Kincheloe, The Woman in the Camphor Trunk (Seventh Street Books)
• Renee Patrick, Dangerous To Know (Forge)
• Priscilla Royal, The Proud Sinner (Poisoned Pen Press)
• Jeri Westerson, Season of Blood (Severn House Publishers)

Lefty for Best Debut Mystery Novel
• Susan Alice Bickford, A Short Time To Die (Kensington)
• Kellye Garrett, Hollywood Homicide (Midnight Ink)
• Wendall Thomas, Lost Luggage (Poisoned Pen Press)
• Nancy Tingley, A Head in Cambodia (Swallow Press)
• Kathleen Valenti, Protocol (Henery Press)

Lefty for Best Mystery Novel
• Matt Coyle, Blood Truth (Oceanview Publishing)
• William Kent Krueger, Sulfur Springs (Atria Books)
• Louise Penny, Glass Houses (Minotaur Books)
• Terry Shames, An Unsettling Crime for Samuel Craddock (Seventh Street Books)
• James Ziskin, Cast the First Stone (Seventh Street Books)

Left Coast Crime 2018: Reno

RMMWA Mystery & Mistletoe

Mystery & Mistletoe
December 13, 2017

You’re invited! Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased in advance at www.rmmwa.org.

Mystery Writers of America members scheduled to read excerpts of their works include Carter Wilson, Catherine Dilts, Shannon Baker, co-authors Carl and Jane Bock, Christine Goff, Jennifer Kincheloe, Kevin Wolf. Francine Mathews, Margaret Mizushima, Sue Hinkin, Jeffrey Alan Lockwood, Barbara Nickless, Charlotte Hinger, Twist Phelan, J.L. Abramo and Cynthia Kuhn.

Indies First Celebration at Tattered Cover

The Indies First Celebration will take place on Small Business Saturday:  November 25, 2017. Authors will be at Tattered Cover Book Stores throughout the day; I’ll be at Aspen Grove (7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120) from 10 am – 12 pm.

From the Tattered Cover:

Indies First is a national campaign of activities and events in support of independent bookstores, first envisioned by Sherman Alexie in 2013. Jason Reynolds, the bestselling author of All American Boys and Long Way Down, is the 2017 official spokesperson for Indies First. 

The campaign kicks off each November, on Small Business Saturday, which is also the first day of Local First Week!, when independent bookstores host local authors as booksellers throughout the day to help sell and recommend books, and sign stock. We’re delighted to welcome these Colorado authors to help us celebrate this special day:

Mark Stevens; Jennifer Kincheloe; Tiffany Quay Tyson; Dian Curtis Regan; Phil Goodstein; Mario Acevedo; Todd Fahnestock; Travis Heermann; Betsy Dornbusch; Scott Bergstrom; BK Loren; Barbara Nickless; Christine Goff; Cynthia Kuhn; Stel Pavlou; Brenna Yovanoff; Sandhya Menon; Katie Cross; Danica Favorite; Eleanor Brown; and more!

For more information, click here.

Local Author Showcase

November 18, 2017
Parker Library
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Event Hall A/B ~ RSVP here

Enjoy light refreshments as you listen to 15 local authors talk about their books! Each author will spend 5 minutes discussing their work; a book sale and signing will follow.


Tattered Cover Event


November 14, 2017 ~ Tattered Cover Bookstore (Colfax) ~ 7 pm

Jennifer Kincheloe, author of the Colorado Gold Award-winning The Secret Life of Anna Blanc, will discuss and sign The Woman in the Camphor Trunk: An Anna Blanc Mystery ($15.95 Seventh Street Books). In Chinatown, the body of a white woman is discovered in a trunk in the apartment of her Chinese lover. Police matron Anna Blanc and Detective Joe Singer attempt to quietly solve this crime in order to prevent violent backlash against the Chinese.

Barbara Nickless, author of the Colorado Book Award-winning Blood on the Tracks,  will discuss and sign Dead Stop ($15.95 Thomas & Mercer), about the search for a missing child that leads Special Agent Sydney Parnell and her K9 partner Clyde down a twisted trail of murder that stretches back thirty years.

Cynthia Kuhn, author of the Agatha Award-winning The Semester of Our Discontent, will present and sign The Art of Vanishing ($15.95 Henery Press), the second installment of her Lila Maclean Academic Mystery series. Professor Lila Maclean is sent to interview celebrated author and notorious cad Damon Von Tussel…but he disappears.