Please join us at the Rocky Mountain MWA monthly meeting, which will be held via Zoom on February 11th, starting at 6:30 p.m. Members will receive the link and password by email,, and our newsletter. Non-members may send an email to to request access.


The New Wave of Diverse Voices in Crime Fiction

In the last several years, established and emerging crime writers of color have become increasingly visible in the publishing world.  Novels such as Blacktop Wasteland and Your House Will Pay have received critical acclaim and excellent sales. This presentation will discuss some of these voices and the ways in which mystery and suspense fiction is changing as a result of this new wave.

Speaker Bio:

David Heska Wanbli Weiden author photo

David Heska Wanbli Weiden, an enrolled citizen of the Sicangu Lakota Nation, is the author of the novel Winter Counts (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2020), a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and Indie Next pick. Winter Counts was named a Best Book of 2020 by Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Amazon, and NPR, a notable selection by CrimeReads, and was a main selection of the Book of the Month Club.

David’s work has appeared in the New York Times, Shenandoah, Yellow Medicine Review, Transmotion, and other magazines, and he a professor of Native American studies at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Photo by by Aslan Chalom

Meeting Agenda:
6:30-7:00 Networking, Introductions, and News
7:00-7:15 Mystery Minute by ZJ Czupor
7:15-8:15 or so: Program featuring our guest speaker
After Party: Stay after the program to mingle and visit.