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RMMWA 2021 Six-Word Mystery Contest – Enter now!

Writers who can boil down a mystery into a half-dozen words are invited to enter the annual Six-Word Mystery Contest sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America (RMMWA).  Six-word “whodunits” can be entered in one or all five of the following...

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August 2021 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor He's a Complicated Man — No One Understands Him But his Woman — Shaft Fifty years ago, on June 23, 1971, a New York City private eye debuted on the big screen at the Palms Theatre in Detroit. His name was "John Shaft," a tough and cool Black detective....

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RMMWA’s Six-Word Mystery Contest Opens September 1

Can you write a whodunit in six words? There are short stories. Then there are really short stories of only six words. Writers who can boil down a mystery into a half-dozen words are encouraged to enter the fifth annual Six-Word Mystery Contest sponsored by the Rocky...

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What Rocky Mountain MWA Means to Me

by Steve Pease We are Fellow Travelers on a similar journey through the cultural wasteland. Others have been there before us; others are nearer to us. Experience is traded. Lessons learned are loaned. Successes are shared. We warn each other about the beasts, the...

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September 9th Meeting

TOGETHER AGAIN! Yes, we plan to resume in-person monthly meetings in September. RMMWA will host its first hybrid chapter meeting on September 9—in-person at the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) at 290 Speer Blvd in Denver, and via Zoom at your place. Our...

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August 12th Online Meeting

Our August meeting will feature past Edgar nominee Edwin Hill, speaking on the topic on Writing a Novel like an Eight-Part TV Series. Please join us for networking, education, and inspiration via Zoom on August 12th, starting at 6:30 p.m. (MST). Members will receive...

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June 2021 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor Mignon G. Eberhart   Who Was This "First Lady of Mystery?"   This prolific award-winning mystery author has an impressive resume and a name you may not know. Her novels have been translated into more than twenty languages and during the 1930s...

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July 8th Online Meeting

Murder Mystery Online! RMMWA July Meeting: July 8, 2021; 6:00 to 8:00 PM MDT (Note early start, 6:00 PM) Join us for a fun virtual murder mystery hosted by Kerry Hammond. You’ll hear witness testimony and get to ask questions. Whether a participant or voyeur, you’ll...

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RMMWA Special Event: BODY IN THE PARK

When: Saturday, July 24, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Where: Arapahoe County Sheriff's Headquarters 13101 Broncos Parkway, Centennial CO It's time to gather! Come join us for what promises to be a fun and informative day! RMMWA, in conjunction with the Arapahoe County...

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May 2021 Mystery Minute

by ZJ Czupor A Storyteller's Story of Tenacity and Tragedy Through grit, determination, and tenacity this author overcame dyslexia. He was rejected by the U.S. Marines Corps. He self-published his first book. He was often panned by critics, never won a literary award...

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