Upcoming Meetings

RMMWA meets the second Thursday from September – May,  7 p.m.

NEXT MEETING: Thursday, June 8 at CADA
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RMMWA June Meeting


June 8, 2017 meeting



When: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Location: Colorado Auto Dealers Association, 290 East Speer Blvd., Denver
6:30 p.m.: Social
7:00 p.m.: Dinner
8:00 p.m.: Program

Menu: TBA

Program: 10 Common Mistakes Fiction Writers Make About the Law by Leslie Budewitz

RMMWA member Leslie Budewitz blends her passion for food, great mysteries, and the Northwest in the Seattle Spice Shop Mysteries and the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries, set in Jewel Bay, Montana. Death al Dente won the 2013 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Treble at the Jam Fest, fourth in the series, will be published in June 2017.

Also a practicing lawyer, her guide for writers, Books, Crooks & Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure, won the 2011 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction, making her the first author to win Agatha Awards for both fiction and nonfiction.

Leslie served as 2015-16 president of Sisters in Crime, and is a founding member of the SinC Guppies chapter. She is the Montana representative to the board of the Rocky Mountain chapter of Mystery Writers of America. She lives in NW Montana with her husband, a doctor of natural medicine and a musician, and their cat, an avid birdwatcher.

Connect with her at LeslieBudewitz.com or on Facebook, Facebook.com/LeslieBudewitzAuthor

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Murder Under the Oaks

New Releases

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WILD LIVES

WILD LIVES by Laurie Robinson and Janie Chodosh

“A children’s-zoo veterinarian who became an advocate for the world’s dwindling cheetah population. An intrepid Indian scientist who confronted the dangerous scourge of elephant poaching. A pioneering female biologist who became the world’s leading expert on giraffes…With the world facing an unprecedented spate of species extinction, the survival of iconic wildlife, such as the polar bear and such lesser-known creatures as Israel’s long-billed hoopoe, is often up to courageous individuals who commit to their passion and sacrifice their comfort so that the planet maintains a healthy biodiversity. Thanks to the environmentally committed interviewers Robinson and Chodosh, 20 conservationists succinctly tell their stories in this illuminating volume that may well inspire readers to take up the cause.”
-BOOKLIST

“Wild Lives, Leading Conservationists on the Animals and the Planet They Love”
(Skyhorse Press)

“ …Wild Lives is so desperately important. The people in this book are united by their belief that it is not too late to turn things around. You will be inspired by their stories. You will realize that there is hope for the future if we join the fight, if each of us does our bit.” – Dr. Jane Goodall

WILD LIVES is available on Amazon, IndieBound, Barnes & Noble and at many local bookstores.

RED SKY

Coming June 13: RED SKY by Chris Goff

RED SKY, the second in Chris Goff’s thriller series, hits the stands with a launch signing at Tattered Cover-Colfax, Thursday, June 15 at 7 pm, followed by a signing at Hearthfire Books in Evergreen, Thursday June 22 at 5:30 p.m. In RED SKY, U.S. Diplomatic Security Service Agent Raisa Jordan is sent to investigate when People’s Republic Flight 91 crashes in northeastern Ukraine with a U.S. diplomatic agent on board. It quickly becomes apparent that the plane was intentionally downed, but why? As international relations crumble and more lives hang in the balance, Jordan races to stop a new Cold War. “Breathtaking suspense, do not miss Red Sky,” says Catherine Coulter, NYT bestselling author of The Devil’s Triangle, while Booklist recommends you “give this to readers who like Matthew Palmer’s blend of diplomacy and thrills.” RED SKY is now available to Pre-Order at Tattered Cover, Hearthfire Books or on Amazon.

www.christinegoff.com

RED SKY, Book #2 in the Raisa Jordan Thriller Series COMING June 13, 2017 from Crooked Lane Books

 

 

Member News

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Signings and Sightings

June 6, 5:30 p.m.
Christine Carbo
Reading and Signing The Weight of Night
Fram of Reference Gallery
Whitefish, Montana


June 7, 7 p.m.
Leslie Budewitz
Signing Treble at the Jam Fest
Tattered Cover-Aspen Grove
7301 S. Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, Colorado


June 8,  7 p.m.
Christine Carbo
Signing The Weight of Night
Shakespeare & Co.
Missoula, Montana


June 10, Noon
Christine Carbo
Signing The Weight of Night
Seattle Mystery Bookshop
Seattle, Washington


June 13, 7 p.m.
Leslie Budewitz
Christine Carbo
Celebrating new releases
Fact & Fiction
Missoula, Montana


June 15, 7 p.m.
Chris Goff
Reading and signing Red Sky
Tattered Cover-Colfax
2526 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, Colorado


June 16, 7 p.m.
Christine Carbo
Signing The Weight of Night
Tattered Cover-Aspen Grove
7301 S. Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, Colorado


June 21, 7 p.m.
Christine Carbo (with James Ziskin)
Celebrating The Weight of Night
Poisoned Pen
Scottsdale, Arizona


June 22, 5:30 p.m.
Chris Goff
Reading and signing Red Sky
Hearthstone Books
Evergreen, Colorado


June 22, 7 p.m.
Haylen Beck (usually writing as Stuart Neville)
RMMWA reception
Tattered Cover-Colfax
2526 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, Colorado


July 17, 7 p.m.
Christine Carbo
Signing The Weight of Night
The Country Bookshelf
Bozeman, Montana


July 21, 6 p.m.
Christine Carbo
Signing The Weight of Night
The Well-Read Moose
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

May Member News

Stalking Ground: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery by Margaret Mizushima has been selected as a 2017 International Book Award Finalist in the mystery/suspense category.


Come celebrate the launch of RED SKY, Chris Goff’s latest thriller. She will be at the Tattered Cover-Colfax on June 15 at 7 p.m., and at Hearthfire Books in Evergreen on June 22 at 5:30 p.m. As always, she’d love to see you there, and greatly appreciates your support! If you want a signed book, but can’t make it to one of the signings, please send your request to Tattered Cover or to Hearthfire Books. They’ll make it happen. ALSO, for those who haven’t had a chance to read DARK WATERS, the first in the series, Goff’s publisher has significantly down-priced the book from now until RED SKY launches. Copies can be ordered through Amazon.


Red Sky, the second in Chris Goff’s thriller series, hits the stands with a launch signing at Tattered Cover-Colfax, Thursday, June 15th at 7:00 pm, followed by a signing at Hearthfire Books in Evergreen, Thursday June 22nd at 5:30 p.m. In Red Sky, U.S. Diplomatic Security Service Agent Raisa Jordan is sent to investigate when People’s Republic Flight 91 crashes in northeastern Ukraine with a U.S. diplomatic agent on board. It quickly becomes apparent that the plane was intentionally downed, but why? As international relations crumble and more lives hang in the balance, Jordan races to stop a new Cold War. “Breathtaking suspense, do not miss Red Sky,” says Catherine Coulter, NYT bestselling author of The Devil’s Triangle, while Booklist recommends you “give this to readers who like Matthew Palmer’s blend of diplomacy and thrills.”

Red Sky is now available to Pre-Order at Tattered Cover, Hearthfire Books, or on Amazon.

 


Jeff Lockwood’s Poisoned Justice (Pen-L, 2016) has been named one of three finalists in the IBPA’s 2017 Benjamin Franklin Awards competition in the category of Mystery & Suspense.  The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) has nearly 3,000 members and is the largest publishing trade association in the United States.


Blood on the Tracks by Barbara Nickless and The Homeplace by Kevin Wolf have been nominated for a Colorado Authors’ League Writing Award in the genre category. Winners will be announced Friday, May 5th, at the CAL awards ceremony.


Catherine Dilts‘s short story “Unrepentant Sinner” appears in the May/June issue of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.


Congratulations to Cynthia Kuhn, whose The Semester of Our Discontent, the first book in the Lila Maclean Academic Mystery series, won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel, presented at Malice Domestic.


Christine Carbo is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of The Weight of Night, the third book in what has come to be known as The Glacier Mystery Series. Each book stands alone, so they do not need to be read in order, but each shares the common threads of Glacier National Park, the surrounding areas, and the communities. The Weight of Night will come out on June 6th, but is available for pre-order now. In the world of publishing, pre-ordering a book always helps an author.


A short story by Carter Wilson was one of ten selected out of 150 entries to appear in MWA’s first-ever middle-grade anthology, edited by R.L. Stine. Scream and Scream Again! will be released by Harper Collins on Halloween 2018.


Janie Chodosh’s Wild Lives, Leading Conservationists on the Animals and the Planet They Love (Skyhorse Press) came out in April.

“ …Wild Lives is so desperately important. The people in this book are united by their belief that it is not too late to turn things around. You will be inspired by their stories. You will realize that there is hope for the future if we join the fight, if each of us does our bit.”— Dr. Jane Goodall

Articles

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April Mystery Minute

Stop! You're Killing Me! I believe we are the only organization which lionizes murder, death and whodunits. On April 27, Mystery Writers of America will host its 71st annual gala banquet at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City to present the Edgar Awards. The...

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March Mystery Minute

EVEN REAL EVENTS MAKE FOR GREAT MYSTERIES On July 17, 1996, about 8:30 p.m., EDT, TWA 800, a Boeing 747, took off from JFK Airport in NYC bound for Rome, Italy with a stopover in Paris. About 12 minutes later, TWA 800 exploded and then crashed into the Atlantic Ocean...

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February Mystery Minute

A MYSTERY MINUTE, by ZJ Czupor Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America Feb. 9, 2017 In the first line of William Faulkner’s short story, “A Rose for Emily,” every word tells a story and it seduces us into the mystery. Here’s Faulkner’s first sentence: When Miss...

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Upcoming Events

  1. June RMMWA Meeting

    June 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Chris Goff at Tattered Cover

    June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Second Annual Nevermore Road Rally

    August 19 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

RMMWA Programs Online

On the Members Only page, you can listen to the full version of some of our programs. Click the highlighted portion of the program below to hear a short sample. If you need help with the link, or the password to the Members Only page, contact the webmaster.

January 2017 Dale Lovin