The next RMMWA monthly meeting will be held April 14, 2022 at the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (290 Speer Blvd. in Denver) and we’ll also broadcast a live, interactive hybrid meeting via Zoom. Please join us in-person or via Zoom for a presentation by mystery writer and RMMWA board member Craig Kingsman.

The meeting at CADA will start at 6:15 p.m. (MT) 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.

SPECIAL NOTICE: Do not sign up for the April 14 meeting here if you registered or purchased dinner for our cancelled February OR March meeting. Instead please email the Caterer Director (Brooke Terpening) and she will credit the March meal to you. You can also reach Brooke using our contact page; select “Caterer Director” in the first dropdown menu.

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 to request access.

The menu for the meeting at CADA is:

  • Taco Bar. Everything you need to make your own tacos, including your choice of grilled chicken or roasted portobello filling, flour tortillas, corn tortillas, sour cream, shredded romaine, guacamole, shredded cheese, house salsa, diced onion and cilantro, lime wedges and housemade tortilla chips.
  • Desserts. Churros to accompany the taco bar.
  • Beverages: Tea, coffee, and water are provided. Wine and beer are available for a suggested cash donation of $3.00 per drink.

Meeting Agenda:

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

April 2022 Meeting

Meeting Program:

Write Crime Right

by Craig Kingsman

Craig Kingsman author photo

Movies and television are rarely accurate when depicting crime investigations. As authors, we owe it to our readers to get the facts straight. In this presentation, you’ll learn how to keep things accurate, but still allow for some literary creativity. Topics covered include: weapons, police department organization, medical examiner vs. coroner, forensics, SWAT, and more.

Presenter Bio

Craig Kingsman writes about murders because committing them would be a real bummer for the victim. He discovered his joy of murder mysteries at a teen and always thought it would be fun to write them.

A long career in computer programming got in his way of writing fiction. But he did learn about murder by executing programs and killing bugs. He authored or co-authored two books and dozens of magazine articles that have been read by programmers all over the world. He’s also worked as a radio disk jockey and once worked for the circus.

Craig runs the Utah Mystery Writers Facebook group, is on the board of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, and is a member of Sisters in Crime and Private Eye Writers of America. He has also presented at writer conferences and events. Craig lives in beautiful Wasatch mountains of Utah with his wife, award winning writer Laurie Heath.