by Stephanie Kane

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A place to be myself. Where I don’t have to explain why I write crime books or took a break only to pick back up again. Where grey hair and fresh faces are welcome and respected. Where tales of the publishing wars are freely shared, victories are applauded and tips about everything from crafting villains to querying agents are generously exchanged. Where decent folks talk about indecent things and I can connect with old and new friends.

Everyone knows how brutally demanding and isolating writing can be. RMMWA reminds me that it doesn’t need to be so—that when it feels like an uphill battle, others have been there too and stand ready to boost you back up. Dark humor is prized and pretensions are left at the door.


Stephanie Kane is a lawyer and award-winning author of seven crime novels and one true-crime book. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she came to Colorado as a freshman at CU. As a second-degree black belt, she owned and ran a karate studio. After becoming a corporate partner at a top Denver law firm, she quit to do criminal defense work. She lives in Denver with her husband and two black cats.

Stephanie’s legal thrillers starring defense lawyer Jackie Flowers have won a Colorado Book Award for Mystery and two Colorado Authors League Awards for Genre Fiction. She belongs to Mystery Writers of America, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and the Colorado Authors League.