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.


Sisters in Crime 30th Anniversary Party

You are invited to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Sisters in Crime with the Colorado chapter!

On Saturday, September 16, 2017, please join SinC-Colorado mystery authors at the Lone Tree Library from 1-3 pm for cake, chat, and book signings.

Free and open to the public.

Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree, Colorado 80124 (303-791-READ)

This event is funded and presented by Sisters in Crime-Colorado and is not sponsored by Douglas County Libraries. For more information, please contact

Beach Hop Giveaway

Today at Facebook — the Take It To The Beach Hop Giveaway from Henery Press! There are 27 participating authors giving away prizes (mine is an e-copy of The Art of Vanishing and a $10 amazon gift card). Click through below to enter the first giveaway and to see a full list of participating authors. Good luck!

Summer Sale

Looking for a beach read? The Semester of Our Discontent is on sale this week for just .99!

Barnes & Noble:

English professor Lila Maclean is thrilled about her new job at prestigious Stonedale University until she finds one of her colleagues dead. She soon learns that everyone, from the chancellor to the detective working the case, believes Lila—or someone she is protecting—may be responsible for the horrific event, so she assigns herself the task of identifying the killer.

More attacks on professors follow, the only connection a curious symbol found at each of the crime scenes. Putting her scholarly skills to the test, Lila gathers evidence, but her search is complicated by an unexpected nemesis, a suspicious investigator, and an ominous secret society. Rather than earning an “A” for effort, she receives a threat featuring the mysterious emblem and must act quickly to avoid failing her assignment…and becoming the next victim.