Carter Wilson’s latest book Revelation won both the Colorado Book Awards (Thrillers) and the International Book Award (Mystery & Suspense).
Manuel Ramos is a finalist for the Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America. Ramos, two-time winner of the Colorado Book Award for his crime fiction, is listed for the Shamus in the Original Private Eye Paperback category for his most recent novel, My Bad: A Mile High Noir (Arte Público Press). The winners in the various categories will be announced in September. The Shamus has been awarded annually since 1982. Click for the complete list of finalists.
Meanwhile, Manuel will be the featured reader at the July 18th FBomb (Flash-Bomb) Reading Series at the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St., Denver, 7:30 p.m. FBomb is a monthly flash fiction reading series with rotating guest hosts and featured performers, as well as (limited) open mic slots. Flash Fiction = complete stories under 1000 words.
This summer the Greenwood Village Cultural Arts Program has partnered with Arapahoe Libraries to present the first ever “Village Read” and the group has chosen Lake of Fire by Mark Stevens as this year’s selection. Many activities are planned in August around the themes from the book. Starting in June, books will available for purchase at the Friends of Arapahoe Libraries Bookstore at the Koelbel Library and the Curtis Center for the Arts. Arapahoe Libraries will also have extra copies available for check out.
Following is a list of activities planned for August; except for the August 31 event, all are free and will be held at Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St.
Wednesday, Aug. 2 | 7 p.m. Village Read Mayor’s Kick-off.
Monday, August 7 | 9 a.m. Author Talk with Focus 50+.
Tuesday, August 8 | 6:30 p.m. Surviving off the Land in Colorado
Erica, AKA Wild Food Girl, will talk about searching for, identifying, and eating wild foods in Colorado.
Thursday, August 10 | 7 p.m. Hunter, fisherwoman, and photographer Donnelle Johnson will talk about her adventures in the Flat Tops Wilderness.
Saturday, August 12 | 2 p.m. Writers Workshop with Mark Stevens
Monday, August 14 | 7 p.m. Fighting Wildfires in Colorado
Firefighters discuss their experience battling wildfires across Colorado.
Thursday, August 31 | 6 p.m. Closing Celebration – Curtis Center for the Arts
Enjoy music from Let Them Roar (hailing from the Flat Tops Wilderness) and The Cody Sisters. Free ice cream, tequila tasting and party in the park.
Margaret Mizushima is thrilled to announce the August 8 release of her third Timber Creek K-9 mystery, Hunting Hour, in which Deputy Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo investigate the death of a teen; but before they catch the killer, another child goes missing—this time it’s one of Cole Walker’s daughters—and they must lead the hunt to capture a kidnapper before they’re too late.
Book launch party to take place August 12, from 1–3, at the Rolland Moore Park, Shelter #2, 2201 S. Shields, Fort Collins. RSVP by email the number of guests attending to email@example.com.
The Friends of the University of Colorado (Boulder)’s “Just Desserts” event, scheduled for August 3 beginning at 5 p.m. with a dessert reception at Broadway and Baseline in Boulder, will feature Shannon Baker discussing her book, Stripped Bare.
WELCOME to new members Steven Burt and William Frank.
Welcome back to member Arthur Eisenson.
Danielle Girard’s new release EXCISE comes out August 22 from Thomas & Mercer.
Gerald Elias’s sixth book in the Daniel Jacobus mystery series, SPRING BREAK, published by Severn House, will be released in the US on August 1. Booklist recently wrote: “Elias, a professional violinist and composer, does a fine job of establishing the story’s musical frame, and he’s a darned good storyteller, too: the mystery here is tightly constructed and very clever (readers should be wary of thinking they know where it’s going, because it sometimes takes sharp, unexpected turns). In Jacobus we have an imaginative, ornery, reclusive, witty protagonist—a guy who has bits of other mystery leads in him but who feels at the same time wholly original. A very good entry in a reliable series.”