The next RMMWA monthly meeting will be held Thursday, April 11 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 Terry Odell: Alternatives to Traditional Publishing.

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, April 7 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 to request access.

Dinner menu:

  • Chicken with a Cream Pepper Sauce
  • Basmati rice
  • Seasonal vegetable
  • Baked rolls and butter
  • Dessert tray
  • Tea, coffee, and water included. Wine and beer are available for a suggested cash donation of $3.00 per drink
  • Beverages
    • Tea, coffee, and water included. Wine and beer are available for a suggested cash donation of $3.00 per drink.

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

RMMWA April 2024 Meeting Registration

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:

“I’ve Written The Book. Now What?”

Alternatives to Traditional Publishing

It used to be if you wanted a book published, with few exceptions, you searched for an agent. Once you accomplished that, you waited for the agent to shop your manuscript to publishers. If you got past the gatekeepers there, after dealing with the marketing department, the art department, the editorial team, your book hit the shelves. The only alternative was a ‘vanity press’ which meant you paid someone to publish your book. Times have changed, and there are other ways to get a book published. Join Terry Odell, who’s been in the game long enough to have seen many of these changes, has decided on the indie route. She’ll look at alternatives, what’s worked for her, and look at what being an indie author entails.










Speaker Bio

From childhood, Terry Odell wanted to "fix" stories so the characters would behave properly. Once she began writing, she found this wasn't always possible, as evidenced when the mystery she intended to write turned into a romance, despite the fact that she’d never read one. Odell prefers to think of her books as “Mysteries with Relationships.” After writing 8 romantic suspense novels, she finally got around to writing a “normal”  mystery and her Mapleton Mystery series began. She writes the Blackthorne, Inc. series, the Pine Hills Police series, the Triple-D Ranch series, and the Mapleton Mystery series. Her writing awards include the HOLT Medallion, the Silver Falchion, the OKRWA International Digital Award, among others. You can find her high (that’s altitude—she lives at 9100 feet!) in the Colorado Rockies—or at her website,, and blog, Terry’s Place.