Social Media 101 & NecroSearch International: Murder, Mayhem and Mysteries

Sisters in Crime-Colorado
Sisters in Crime-Colorado
Public group

Lone Tree Library

10055 Library Way, Lone Tree, CO 80124 · Lone Tree, CO

How to find us

In the conference on the second floor

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Social Media 101: A tutorial for authors & NecroSearch International: Murder, Mayhem and Mysteries

(Feel free to come to either the morning or afternoon session if you cannot attend both.)


9:30-10:00 am
Welcome, Announcements

10:00 am-12:00 pm
Social Media 101: A tutorial for authors

Don’t know a Tweet from a Post? Our Sisters in Crime-Colorado social savvy experts will give an overview of two popular social media platforms and how they each play a different role in marketing, fan base, and sales. Bring a laptop, because this will be a hands -on demo how to create and use Twitter and Instagram, and, how to use each to your advantage. We will hear success stories along with what not to do. Learn the benefits of each platform and glean new content ideas.

Attendees are encouraged to bring: a laptop, a smartphone, their favorite author photo, images of book covers, and/or other brand related images loaded on their device (s). Don’t have a “brand”? By the end of this session you will be on your way.

10:00-10:30am Social Media overview - Sandra Murphy
10:30-11:15am Twitter - Kate Lansing, Francelia Belton
11:15-12:00pm Instagram - Jodi Burnett, Alicia Cay

12:00-1:00 pm
LUNCH (brown bag or visit nearby restaurants)

1:00-3:00 pm
NecroSearch International: Murder, Mayhem and Mysteries - Diane L. France, Ph.D., D-ABFA

NecroSearch International, Inc. is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that brings together scientists and law enforcement to investigate missing persons cases. Botanists, geologists, geophysicists, hydrologists, anthropologists, members of the Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and many others add their expertise to helping law enforcement find clandestine graves or surface deposits of remains. They then help excavate evidence and human remains from those graves, and to help prepare the case for court. Many of these areas of expertise will be discussed in the presentation.

3:00-4:00 pm Board Meeting (all are welcome, location tbd)

About the Presenters:

Social Media Panel -
Sandra Murphy -
Kate Lansing -
Francelia Belton -
Jodi Burnett -
Alicia Cay -

Diane L. France, Ph.D., D-ABFA is a board certified forensic anthropologist who has been investigating human remains cases for more than 35 years, and has been a member of NecroSearch for over 30 years, including being president (now past president) for years. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1983 and was certified as an expert in forensic anthropology in 1989. She has been on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Forensic Anthropology for over 15 years, and was president for five of those years. She is currently helping to develop standards and guidelines for forensic anthropology as a member of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees, a large group initiated by Congress as a response to the Innocence Project’s calls for reviewing all forensic disciplines and practices.

Please note: Chapter meetings are a member only benefit, with that said, we do allow those who are interested in wanting to learn more about us to attend one meeting for free. After that, we hope you will join our chapter. You can learn more about us and our chapter here:

This event is funded and presented by Sisters in Crime-Colorado and is not sponsored by Douglas County Libraries. To request more information, please use our contact form: