What we're about

Sisters (and Misters) in Crime-Colorado are writers, readers, booksellers, librarians, bloggers and others with an appreciation for mystery and crime fiction genres.

Since our chapter launched in 2015, our members have enjoyed the following educational, promotional, and social activities:

• The ABCs of Author Branding
• Giving Your Book A Voice
• Anatomy of an Arson
• Homicide for Writers, Not Criminals
• Top Ten Medical Pitfalls When Killing Your Characters
• A Visit From the Colorado Bureau of Investigation Communications Director
• Firearms: What Crime Writers Should Know
• Criminal Profiling
• Let’s Talk Stalking
• Mystery, Murder, and Mayhem: Crime Writing Panel
• Insider’s Guide to Novel Writing, Publishing, and Promotion
• Book Trailers as Marketing Tools
• PR 101: Promoting and Branding Your Book to The Masses
• How to Network
• Sherlock Hounds: Detection Canines
• The Clue Room: Live Escape Challenge
• The International Exhibit of Sherlock Holmes and The Power of Poison at the Denver

Come visit us and see what we're all about!

For more information, go to https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/ and http://www.SistersInCrime.org , or contact sistersincrimecolorado@gmail.com

The first meeting is FREE! Local membership dues, $20; National membership dues, $40 readers, $50 professional. A great value all around for following your passion -- less than 20 cents per day or $6 per month!

Upcoming events (1)

Chapter Meeting: Wrangling Historical Research & Writing Believable Fight Scenes

Sisters in Crime Quarterly Chapter Meeting/Event: February 4, 2023
Lone Tree Library, 10055 Library Way, Lone Tree, Colorado 80124 [masked]-READ)
Also Via Zoom; (Information on how to join the presentation will be posted in the Sisters in Crime-Colorado Groups.io members listserv.)

Please note: Chapter meetings are a member only benefit. You can learn more about us and our chapter here: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/join/

To request more information, please use our contact form: https://sistersincrimecolorado.org/connect/

9:30 am – 10:00 am Welcome, Announcements

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Finding and Wrangling Historical Research for Your Writing by Melissa Robbins
Readers want to be transported whether they go down the street, across the world, or back in time. If you get those historical details wrong, a reader might cast your book aside. Melissa will share her resources to find those details, tips on wrangling them, and how to incorporate those historical finds into your story.

12:00pm – 1:00 pm Lunch (brown bag or visit nearby restaurants)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Writing Believable Fight Scenes by J.T. Evans
J.T. Evans was horribly bullied in junior high, and these events drove him to find training in martial arts around his 13th birthday. He's been in and out of martial arts since that summer and has learned a wide variety of skills and arts from many great instructors. He's touched on many different styles throughout the decades, but the most important changes martial arts drilled into him were self confidence and compassion for others. Yes, he knows how to fight, but he also knows how to avoid physical confrontation when possible.

Join J.T as he talks about writing, fighting, and how by adding accuracy, our story lines can sizzle!

Melissa Robbins writes historical mysteries set in World War Two and the Roaring Twenties. She grew up near Washington, DC, influencing her love of history and museums. She hasn’t met a museum she didn’t like. A child of the 80's, naturally Melissa’s first story involved a winged unicorn with a rainbow mane 'published' in her fourth grade class. Melissa is the Vice President of the Sisters in Crime Colorado Chapter.

J.T. Evans writes fantasy and urban fantasy novels. He'll dabble with sci-fi and horror in short form as well. He is the former president of the Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group and Pikes Peak Writers. When not writing, he secures computers at the Day Job, and plays way too many tabletop games. Despite having his right arm amputated and reattached after a nasty car crash, he types faster than the average bear. He is the author of the Modern Mythology and Flashing Blades series and is hastily working on more right now.

J.T joined the Gnome Stew Crew in March of 2016. Since that time, he has written dozens of articles for the site and has earned three gold ENNIE award – awards given to role-playing game products and their creators (2016, 2017, and 2018) as part of the team at Gnome Stew.


Past events (179)

Longmont Book Club - The Woman He Used to Know by Helen Starbuck

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