Upcoming Meetings

RMMWA meets the 2nd Thursday from September – May,  7:00 pm

CHANGE OF VENUE: Next meeting: January 12 at Colorado Auto Dealers Assn.
290 East Speer Blvd., Denver, Colorado
Downstairs meeting room
NOTE: The building is at the corner of Speer and Grant.   While parking is free, spaces are limited at night, especially if there’s another event in the building, which there will be. Additional overflow, free parking is available at the American Red Cross (west side of building), or Visiting Nurses Assn. building (east side of building). Or street parking, where available.

January 12, 2017 meeting

RMMWA January meeting

A Story of Three Faces

DATE: Thursday, January 12
TIME: 6:30 socialization; 7:00 meal; 8:00 program
MENU: Make your own sandwich with sliced top sirloin, herb-crusted pork loin and/or chipotle-grilled chicken with an array of cheeses, tomato, shredded lettuce, alfalfa sprouts, and sliced red onions along with an assortment of deli breads and rolls, condiments, side salad and dessert.

PROGRAM: Former FBI agent Dale Lovin will talk about three separate incidents spanning more than a decade that involved sexual abuse, murder, and kidnapping for ransom. These cases are the foundation for his novel, The Mirror in the River, “an eye-to-eye look look at the tragedy of human trafficking and the loss of human dignity that is its sad companion.” (Amazon description). A second novel, Strangers, Lovers and the Winds of Time, enters the dark world of white extremist hate groups.

dale-lovin-author-photoDale spent twenty-five years as an agent with the FBI. The majority of his career was spent in the investigation of violent crimes. Then, following the tragedy of 9/11/01, he concluded his law enforcement years by helping to establish the Federal Air Marshal Service. He now lives in Colorado with his wife, has three children, and is an avid fly-fisher.

Murder Under the Oaks

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December 2016
Carter Wilson

revelation-carter-wilsonUSA Today best-selling author Carter Wilson’s fourth thriller, Revelation, will be releasing in hardcover and e-book on December 13 (Oceanview). Revelation received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, who called it an “enthralling thriller,” adding “Wilson infuses his terrifying plot with intricate twists and turns, all totally credible.” Earlier this year, Carter’s third title, The Comfort of Black, won the Colorado Book Award. A short description of Revelation:
When Harden Campbell wakes cold and beaten in a dirt-floor cell, he finds only three other things in the room with him: the mutilated body of his good friend, an ancient typewriter, and a stack of blank paper, the top sheet of which has a single, typed sentence.
Tell me a story.
He knows the message is from Coyote, his brilliant, megalomaniacal roommate whose lust for power and reverence has recently revealed him for the true sociopath he is. Now, as the founder of a new religion with disturbing roots―Revelation―Coyote’s most evil side has emerged. From the moment Harden sees that stack of paper, he knows his one chance of escape is through his own words, and only his ability to successfully recount the dark story of what happened over the past year at Wyland University will determine whether he lives to see the woman he loves once again―or is silenced forever.
This will be the most difficult story Harden has ever written, and each word must be chosen with the utmost care. Because Coyote will be reading each and every one of them.


Stone Cold Blooded


When rock shop owner Morgan Iverson’s reclusive neighbor is blown to bits, she doesn’t believe his violent demise was accidental. Her hunt for clues collides with an invasion of alien hunters, and the heated campaign for a small town city council seat. Adding to the stress, Adelaide the aging donkey has still not given birth to her foal. In this return to the small Colorado mountain town of Golden Springs, a Triceratops brow horn may hold the key to solving a prospector’s Stone Cold Blooded death.

Stone Cold Blooded, book three in the Rock Shop Mystery series by Catherine Dilts, is the debut novel for new publisher Encircle Publications.


Blood on the Tracks

October 2016
Barbara Nickless

Nickless-BloodontheTracks-222036-CV-FT-finalA young woman is found brutally murdered, and the main suspect is the victim’s fiancé, a hideously scarred Iraq War vet known as the Burned Man. But railroad police Special Agent Sydney Rose Parnell, brought in by the Denver Major Crimes unit to help investigate, can’t shake the feeling that larger forces are behind this apparent crime of passion.

In the depths of an icy winter, Parnell and her K9 partner, Clyde―both haunted by their time in Iraq―descend into the underground world of a savage gang of rail riders. There, they uncover a wide-reaching conspiracy and a series of shocking crimes. Crimes that threaten everything Parnell holds dear.

As the search for the truth puts her directly in the path of the killer, Parnell must struggle with a deadly question: Can she fight monsters without becoming one herself?

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Signing and Sightings


Friday, January 13
Carter Wilson
Book signing, Revelation
Tattered Cover-Colfax
Denver, Colorado

Member News

Maria Kelson writes: Hola comadres and compadres of the pen! Guess you can teach an old(er than I once was) poet new tricks!

I have a story up today on this daily flash fic site. Have a look, hit those “share” or “comment” buttons if you take a notion, and thank you for being the inspired and inspiring Light that you are. Link: http://flashfictionmagazine.com/blog/2016/11/23/goodbye-headache/


USA Today best-selling author Carter Wilson will be featured at the Tattered Cover (Colfax) on Friday, January 13 at 7pm. He will be interviewed by Ed Bryant, followed by a reading and a signing of his fourth thriller, Revelation, to be released in hardcover and e-book on December 13 (Oceanview). Revelation received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, who called it an “enthralling thriller,” adding “Wilson infuses his terrifying plot with intricate twists and turns, all totally credible.” Earlier this year, Carter’s third title, The Comfort of Black, won the Colorado Book Award



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Message from RMMWA President Mark Stevens

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The Interrogation

The Interrogation by Zoltan James Ladies and Gentlemen. The story you are about to read is not true. None of the names have been changed. For after all, no one is innocent. A loud banging on my apartment door woke me from a deep sleep. My alarm clock said it was only... read more

Upcoming Events

  1. February RMMWA meeting: Human trafficking

    February 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. March RMMWA meeting: Aviation security

    March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Podcast Teasers

Check out some podcast teasers. Members receive access to the full podcast.

4-9-2015 — David Morrell
3-12-2015 — Jane Cracraft PI
2-12-2015 — Sami Jo Lien Publicity 101

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