Posts Tagged ‘Sweet Success’

Sweet Success for Donna Schlachter

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to author Donna Schlachter. Her latest book, DOUBLE JEOPARDY, released January 7th.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Double Jeopardy, Cover, by: Donna Schlachter

 Mining, murder—and a mock marriage? New York City socialite Becky Campbell inherited more than a speck of her father’s wanderlust. Now his murder bequeaths her a mystery, a ramshackle homestead, and a silver mine. Zeke Graumann signs on as Becky’s foreman to keep his portion of his family’s ranch. He shares the workers’ reservations about a woman boss, especially one who burns water and prances around in dungarees. Even though she did look awful good in the dungarees. Then a series of accidents add threat to tension. Can Becky trust Zeke, find her father’s killer, and turn her mine into a profitable venture? Will Zeke be forced to give up his ranching dream to win Becky’s heart? DOUBLE JEOPARDY is available at www.shoplpc.com/double-jeopardy and Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Canadian by birth, American by choice, Donna left everything and moved to Denver in 1999 to marry Patrick, the man chosen by God to be her husband. Together they have two daughters and eight grandchildren. Donna is past-treasurer of her local American Christian Fiction Writers chapter and facilitates a local critique group. She has worn many hats in the past, including bank teller, bad debt collector, accounting clerk, paper-girl, professional cleaner, and apartment manager. A storyteller at heart, Donna’s passion is to tell His Story through the ages, using flawed characters in need of a Savior, because this is her story. Follow the author at: www.HiStoryThruTheAges.com


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

Sweet Success for Cate Glass

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Cate Glass (aka Carol Berg) on the release of her latest novel, A CONJURING OF ASSASSINS (Book 2 in the Chimera series from Tor/Forge)

ABOUT THE BOOK

A Conjuring of Assassins, Cover, by Cate Glass

Romy and her partners of the Chimera have embraced their roles as the Shadow Lord’s agents, using forbidden magic to accomplish tasks his other spies cannot. Their new mission seems simple: discover where a prisoner has hidden an assassination contract and destroy it. But the prisoner is not who they expect. The man who holds the contract has a fascination with divination, a strange obsession with perfection, and a terror of malignant spirits. And when the partners venture a dangerous impersonation to infiltrate his household, they discover that the document is the spark that could ignite a revolution. 

A CONJURING OF ASSASSINS is now available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble , IndieBound, and Audible.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Carol Berg
Carol Berg

Cate Glass writes the fantasy adventure series Chimera. Cate has lived a large portion of her life in Middle Earth, Camelot, Wonderland, Jim Chee’s New Mexico, Victorian London, Cold War Berlin, the Welsh borderlands, River Heights…you get the drift. While studying mathematics and software engineering at Rice University and the University of Colorado respectively, Cate carved out a place for studies in English, History of Art, and reading, reading, reading. While working as a software engineer, Cate took up a hobby of writing her own fiction. (Cate Glass is a pseudonym for Carol Berg, award-winning, bestselling author of fifteen epic fantasy novels.) Follow the author at: categlass.com


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

Congratulations Barbara Nickless!

By: Darby Karchut

PPW member Barbara Nickless will be featured at Murder in the Mountains Friday, February 21-Sunday, February 23, 2020, in Crested Butte, Colorado.

Murder in the Mountains

This event promises a thrilling weekend celebrating all things murder and mystery, including author conversations, a live panel exchange with Scottish crime writers, mystery writing workshops, true crime podcast discussion, youth forensics workshop, “Noir in the Bar” event, murder mystery dinner, and more!

Barbara Nickless will be joined by visiting authors: New York Times bestselling author of fourteen full-length novels in the Walt Longmire mystery series, Craig Johnson; award winning mystery & suspense writer Christine Carbo; crime writer, volunteer firefighter and part-time radio host Rachel Monroe; plus Jakob Rodgers and Lance Benzel of the true crime podcast, Colorado Cold Case.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Author Barbra Nickless

Barbara Nickless is the #1 Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the “blisteringly original” Sydney Parnell crime novels featuring a railway cop and her K9 partner. The series has been optioned for television and has won two Colorado Book Awards and the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence. Barbara also teaches creative writing to veterans at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. She is often in the Rocky Mountains where she loves to hike, cave, and drink single malt Scotch—although usually not at the same time. Connect with her at www.barbaranickless.com.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

Sweet Success for Shannon Lawrence

Congratulations to Shannon Lawrence on the recent release of her story in Amazing Monsters Tales, Issue 2: Monster Road Trip. The anthology also features other Pikes Peak Writers – see the list below.

Monster Road Trip - Cover

About the Anthology:

Monsters start growling…head out on the highway!

Ten tales of road trips, vacations, tourist destinations, and pits stops that go horribly, horribly wrong. These monsters are out for adventure! But they may not have filled up the gas tank first.
Put on your shades, slather on your sunscreen—especially if you’re a vampire!—and load your swimsuit and your best beach bod in to the car, because it’s time to roll out for the summer—scales, tentacles, and all!

Featuring stories by:

Mark Leslie • Ron Collins • Shannon Lawrence • DeAnna Knippling • Jeff Wood • Rebecca Hodgkins • Jamie Ferguson • Meyari McFarland • Jason Dias • Sharon Kae Reamer

This anthology may be purchased here.

Shannon Lawrence

About the Author: A fan of all things fantastical and frightening, Shannon Lawrence writes primarily horror and fantasy. Her stories can be found in over thirty anthologies and magazines, including Space and Time Magazine and Word Horde’s Fright Into Flight, and her short story collection Blue Sludge Blues & Other Abominations is now available. When she’s not writing, she’s hiking through the wilds of Colorado and photographing her magnificent surroundings, where, coincidentally, there’s always a place to hide a body or birth a monster. Find her at www.thewarriormuse.com


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.

Sweet Success for Wendy Terrien

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Wendy Terrien on her upcoming release, The Forge of Bonds (Feb. 25, 2020 from Camashea Press).

The latest installment of Wendy’s award-winning YA contemporary fantasy is a coming-of-age story where friendships thrive despite adversity—and ultimate danger. With loyal dogs Shay and Finn, Rampart Guard Jason Lex and Yowie Sadie Callahan continue their quest to protect humankind from the malevolent cryptids among them. Check out the entire series on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers world-wide.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK

“The undeniable strength of Terrien’s writing is not in the action scenes (although they are exhilarating and adeptly rendered), or in the plot (which is intelligently designed and skillfully executed), but in her ability to warmly express the very human nature of her characters as they stumble, grow, and triumph, always with the genuine support of one another.” — Colorado Book Review

Wendy Terrien

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

International bestselling author Wendy Terrien received her first library card at age two, and a few years later started writing her own stories. She is Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ 2017-2018 Independent Writer of the Year.

Her debut novel, The Rampart Guards (February 2016), earned a Kirkus starred review and was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016. The novel is a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalist, a Next Generation Indies Award Finalist, and is the first in her intriguing urban fantasy series. The next two books in the series are The League of Governors and The Clan Calling (August 2017). The Clan Calling was a finalist in the 2018 San Francisco Writers contest.

Visit the author’s website or follow her on Facebook, Twitter , and Goodreads.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Contributing Editor, Darby Karchut. If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.
Darby is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. Her latest book (lucky number thirteen), DEL TORO MOON, released October 2018 from Owl Hollow Press. Visit the author at her website.11-12-2019 8:20 AMSweet Success

Sweet Success for Darby Karchut

Darby Karchut, is over the moon to share the news that her latest middle grade fantasy, THE RED CASKET (the sequel to the award-winning DEL TORO MOON) releases January 14from Owl Hollow Press.

Covers of The Red Casket and Del Toro Moon

ABOUT THE BOOK

Never trust a witch.

For four hundred years, generations of the Family Del Toro and their battle-savvy warhorses have secretly guarded their corner of Colorado from all things creepy. But when a menacing woman with some wicked witch powers shows up at the Del Toro ranch and demands the return of the Red Casket, twelve year old Matt Del Toro must team up with his best friend Perry—along with the warhorses Rigo and Isabel—to out-wit, out-ride, and out-fight one Viking-size sorceress.

“A thoroughly joyful adventure filled with humor, mystery, and the best group of talking warhorses a kid could ask for!”  – Lija Fisher, author of The Cryptid Catcher

Pre-order a copy at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, IndieBound, booksellers world-wide, and don’t forget to add it to your Goodreads list.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Darby Karchut

Darby Karchut is a multi-award winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. When not dodging death by Colorado, Darby is busy wrangling words. Her thirteenth novel, DEL TORO MOON (Owl Hollow Press) was the 2019 Colorado Book Award Winner for Juvenile Literature. THE RED CASKET (the sequel to DEL TORO MOON) releases January 2020. Visit the author at www.darbykarchut.com

Darby is also PPW’s Sweet Success Coordinator. If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact Darby at: SweetSuccess@pikespeakwriters.com

Sweet Success for Sara Gallagher

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Sara Gallagher! This Manitou Springs writer has launched Fierce Womxn Writing, a podcast designed to elevate womxn’s voices, ignite creativity, and inspire people to write more. Listen for free on your favorite podcast platform or at www.fiercewomxnwriting and make sure you connect with Sara on Instagram

Sara Gallagher holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Bay Path University. She is a former arts writer at the Colorado Springs Independent, and spent many years grant writing for non-profits in the Pikes Peak region. Sara feels most like herself when she’s helping people access their creativity. Her current project is a cookbook memoir on fruitcake baking. 


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Contributing Editor, Darby Karchut. If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.
Darby is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. Her latest book (lucky number thirteen), DEL TORO MOON, released October 2018 from Owl Hollow Press. Visit the author 
at her website.

Sweet Success for Donnell Ann Bell

by: Darby Karchut

Congratulations and a rousing round of applause for Donnell Ann Bell and her upcoming release, Black Pearl. This suspense novel—and the first in a series—is the author’s fifth book. Mark your calendar as it releases November 8th from Bell Bridge Books 

About Black Pearl

A cold case heats up when a 9-1-1 call puts police at a Denver murder scene, pointing investigators to the abduction of a Colorado teenager fourteen years before. The connection? A calling card—a single black pearl—is found on the newest victim. Is the murder a copycat? Or has a twisted serial killer, thought dead or in prison, returned to kill again?

The hunt for a multi-state killer is on and brings together an unexpected team:  a Denver Major Crimes police lieutenant;  an FBI special agent who investigated the previous murders; a rookie FBI agent with a specialty in psychology; and the only living victim of the Black Pearl Killer is now a cop.

For Special Agent Brian DiPietro, the case is an opportunity to find answers. For Officer Allison Shannon, the case will force her to face down the town that blamed her for surviving when another did not. And for both DiPietro and Shannon, it’s a chance to find closure to questions that have tormented them both for years.

Pre-order Black Pearl from: Amazon   Kobo   Barnes & Noble

Meet the Author

Donnell Ann Bell
Author, Donnell Ann Bell

Before I was published in fiction, I paid my dues in the Unpublished World, finaling in or winning numerous Romance Writers of America® chapter competitions as well as several multi-genre writing competitions. I’m extremely proud to be listed as a two-time Golden Heart® finalist for RWA’s® highest competition. These particular accolades led to the publication of  The Past Came Hunting and Deadly Recall.

I am as at home in nonfiction as I am in fiction. I’ve worked for a weekly business publication and a monthly parenting magazine, but prefer my fictional writing compared to writing about stock portfolios or treating diaper rash. I have a background in court reporting, have worked with kids and engineers, and have volunteered for law enforcement and other organizations.

My heart is stretched between Colorado and New Mexico. I’m proud to call both places my home. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or stop by my website.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Contributing Editor, Darby Karchut. If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.
Darby is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. Her latest book (lucky number thirteen), DEL TORO MOON, released October 2018 from Owl Hollow Press. Visit the author at her website.

Sweet Success for Margaret Mizushima

By: Darby Karchut

Margaret Mizushima is thrilled to announce the November 12th release of Tracking Game, her fifth Timber Creek K-9 mystery. Library Reads named Tracking Game a Top Pick for November 2019, and Booklist states: “Whether one likes stories about conflict or relationships, there’s something for everybody in Mizushima’s fine novel.” Tracking Game can be found wherever books are sold.

Congratulations, Margaret, on your newest release!

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Tracking Game by: Margaret Mizushima

Two brutal murders, a menacing band of poachers, and a fearsome creature on the loose in the mountains plunge Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo into a sinister vortex.

An explosion outside a community dance sends Mattie Cobb and Cole Walker reeling into the night, where they discover a burning van and beside it the body of outfitter Nate Fletcher. But the explosion didn’t kill Nate–it was two gunshots to the heart.

The investigation leads them to the home of rancher Doyle Redman, whose daughter is Nate’s widow, and the object of one of their suspect’s affection. But before they can make an arrest, they receive an emergency call from a man who’s been shot in the mountains. Mattie and Robo rush to the scene, only to be confronted by the ominous growl of a wild predator. 

As new players emerge on the scene, Mattie begins to understand the true danger that’s enveloping Timber Creek. They journey into the cold, misty mountains to track the animal–but discover something even more deadly.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Margaret Mizushima

Margaret Mizushima is the author of the award-winning and internationally published Timber Creek K-9 Mysteries from Crooked Lane Books. Active within the writing community, Margaret serves on the board for the Rocky Mountain chapter of Mystery Writers of America and was elected the 2019-2020 Writer of the Year by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. She lives in Colorado on a small ranch with her veterinarian husband where they raised two daughters and a multitude of animals. She can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and on her website at www.margaretmizushima.com.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Contributing Editor, Darby Karchut. If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.
Darby is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. Her latest book (lucky number thirteen), DEL TORO MOON, released October 2018 from Owl Hollow Press. Visit the author at her website.

Sweet Success for Dan Grant

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Dan Grant! His latest science/medical/conspiracy thriller, Thirteen Across, hit the Amazon best seller ranks and made #2 in medical thrillers and #3 in two other categories. The book stayed in the top #100 in two categories for two weeks. Thirteen Across also garnered a five star review from the San Francisco Book Review. Pacific Book Review said this about his debut novel, The Singularity Witness: “Devilishly clever, and good, this is Dan Grant.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Dan Grant

In life, Dan has taken the road less traveled.  Crossroads have been faced with a mix of apprehension and an explorer’s passion.  But the paths people take help make us who we are.  “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail,” Ralph Waldo Emerson.

He developed storytelling aspirations as an undergraduate in college at Northern Arizona University, when writing was counter to completing a degree in electrical engineering. Yet, engineering provided the good fortune to work on intriguing medical and military projects, and those behind the scenes experiences allowed him to bookmark “what if” scenarios and ask questions to a variety of deeper storylines. His desire is to tell stories seeded with quandaries, filled with big questions, and set against a tapestry of science, medicine, or technology.

The Singularity Witness was his debut novel and Thirteen Across is his newest thriller.

Dan lives in Colorado with his family and two dogs. Visit the author at his website or follow him on Facebook.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Contributing Editor, Darby Karchut. If you have a Sweet Success to share please contact her via email.
Darby is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. Her latest book (lucky number thirteen), DEL TORO MOON, released October 2018 from Owl Hollow Press. Visit the author at her website.