Upcoming Meetings

June 13 Meeting

The next RMMWA monthly meeting will be held Thursday, June 13 at the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (290 Speer Boulevard in Denver) and we’ll also broadcast a live, interactive hybrid meeting via Zoom. Please join us for a talk by Maddee James and Riley Mack: Author Websites – The Most Important Elements, and More!

The meeting at CADA will start at 6:15 p.m. (MDT) with drinks and networking, and dinner will be served at 6:30. Zoom attendees may sign on shortly before 7:00 for the start of the program. See the full agenda below.

To register to attend in person, please use the link below. Please sign up before Sunday, June 9 to reserve your spot.

Zoom attendance is free and there is no need to register. Members will receive the meeting link via email. Non-members, please send an email to chapterpres@rmmwa.org to request access.

Dinner menu:

  • To be announced!

Note: Please contact our Caterer Director directly if you have allergies or specific food issues. We will try to accommodate you if we can. 



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Meeting Agenda:

  • 6:15 Networking and drinks
  • 6:30 Dinner
  • 7:00 Introductions and Member News
  • 7:30 Mystery Minute
  • 7:40 Program

Meeting Program:

“Author Websites: The Most Important Elements, and More!”

While everyone has different opinions on what makes a great author site, there are some basics that are important.  We’ll go over those, including domain names, target audience, branding, design, platform, responsiveness, analytics, navigation and content, etc.!  We’ll even throw in some information on newsletters and ways to support other authors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker Bios

Maddee James is the owner of xuni.com, a small, dynamic website development company which has created, designed, and maintained author websites for over 25 years. Her son Riley joined her in 2018 (she is so lucky!).
Though xuni.com clients span across all genres, we specialize in customized WordPress sites for mystery and thriller writers. We also support author branding through print and online ads, social media design, custom newsletters and other promotional materials. While we are in the business of creating functional beauty, we are best known for our individualized attention to clients and details, along with amazing responsiveness. Check out our work, client list,
and much more at https://xuni.com.

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Special Announcements

2023 6-Word Mystery Winners!

The results of the 2023 Six-Word Mystery Contest sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America (RMMWA) have been announced.

Overall winner:

Dead bookie: all bets are off.

 

This entry, written by David Bart of Fort Collins, Colorado, was voted the winner of Ann finalist entries, voted on by RMMWA’s members and announced at the chapter’s Mystery and Mistletoe holiday party held December 8th.

 

According to legend, the first six-word novel was born in the 1920s when Ernest Hemingway at New York’s Algonquin Hotel or Luchow’s restaurant (depending on whom you ask) won a $10 bet by writing a six-word story. His dark and dramatic submission was: “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” Urban legend or no, memorable, heart-breaking and sublime six-word stories have been penned ever since.

 

As the top winner from a record 448 entries, Bart won $100 for his winning entry. All finalists will have their six-word stories featured on the RMMWA website and published in both Deadlines, RMMWA’s newsletter, and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

 

Read on for the finalists and winners in all five categories. Category winners are indicated in bold:

read more…

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News and Notes

Meet Barb Bathrick – Our New RMMWA Newsletter Editor

 

Photo of Barb Bathrick

Barb was born in Houston, Texas, grew up in the Rocky Mountain regions of Wyoming and Colorado and has family ties to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is an eclectic blend of the Gulf coast, the mountain outdoors and Steeler Country’s rolling western Pennsylvania hills. From childhood she loved books and writing stories. In elementary school she wrote plays and stories for the school newspaper, but when her mother gave her the Nancy Drew Mystery, “Password to Larkspur Lane”, the mystery bug bit. From that moment on the mystery genre and the desire to write mysteries became a part of her life. Her first venture into this arena was at age eleven when she wrote a series of mysteries, “The Ruth Starc Mysteries” published on notebook paper and her following was her family. These early stories still occupy a drawer in her study. read more…

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