Stalking Ground: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery by Margaret Mizushima has been selected as a 2017 International Book Award Finalist in the mystery/suspense category.

Come celebrate the launch of RED SKY, Chris Goff’s latest thriller. She will be at the Tattered Cover-Colfax on June 15 at 7 p.m., and at Hearthfire Books in Evergreen on June 22 at 5:30 p.m. As always, she’d love to see you there, and greatly appreciates your support! If you want a signed book, but can’t make it to one of the signings, please send your request to Tattered Cover or to Hearthfire Books. They’ll make it happen. ALSO, for those who haven’t had a chance to read DARK WATERS, the first in the series, Goff’s publisher has significantly down-priced the book from now until RED SKY launches. Copies can be ordered through Amazon.

Red Sky, the second in Chris Goff’s thriller series, hits the stands with a launch signing at Tattered Cover-Colfax, Thursday, June 15th at 7:00 pm, followed by a signing at Hearthfire Books in Evergreen, Thursday June 22nd at 5:30 p.m. In Red Sky, U.S. Diplomatic Security Service Agent Raisa Jordan is sent to investigate when People’s Republic Flight 91 crashes in northeastern Ukraine with a U.S. diplomatic agent on board. It quickly becomes apparent that the plane was intentionally downed, but why? As international relations crumble and more lives hang in the balance, Jordan races to stop a new Cold War. “Breathtaking suspense, do not miss Red Sky,” says Catherine Coulter, NYT bestselling author of The Devil’s Triangle, while Booklist recommends you “give this to readers who like Matthew Palmer’s blend of diplomacy and thrills.”

Red Sky is now available to Pre-Order at Tattered Cover, Hearthfire Books, or on Amazon.


Jeff Lockwood’s Poisoned Justice (Pen-L, 2016) has been named one of three finalists in the IBPA’s 2017 Benjamin Franklin Awards competition in the category of Mystery & Suspense.  The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) has nearly 3,000 members and is the largest publishing trade association in the United States.

Blood on the Tracks by Barbara Nickless and The Homeplace by Kevin Wolf have been nominated for a Colorado Authors’ League Writing Award in the genre category. Winners will be announced Friday, May 5th, at the CAL awards ceremony.

Catherine Dilts‘s short story “Unrepentant Sinner” appears in the May/June issue of Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

Congratulations to Cynthia Kuhn, whose The Semester of Our Discontent, the first book in the Lila Maclean Academic Mystery series, won the Agatha Award for Best First Novel, presented at Malice Domestic.

Christine Carbo is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of The Weight of Night, the third book in what has come to be known as The Glacier Mystery Series. Each book stands alone, so they do not need to be read in order, but each shares the common threads of Glacier National Park, the surrounding areas, and the communities. The Weight of Night will come out on June 6th, but is available for pre-order now. In the world of publishing, pre-ordering a book always helps an author.

A short story by Carter Wilson was one of ten selected out of 150 entries to appear in MWA’s first-ever middle-grade anthology, edited by R.L. Stine. Scream and Scream Again! will be released by Harper Collins on Halloween 2018.

Janie Chodosh’s Wild Lives, Leading Conservationists on the Animals and the Planet They Love (Skyhorse Press) came out in April.

“ …Wild Lives is so desperately important. The people in this book are united by their belief that it is not too late to turn things around. You will be inspired by their stories. You will realize that there is hope for the future if we join the fight, if each of us does our bit.”— Dr. Jane Goodall