News From The Wild, Wild West: Legendary Television optioned rights to Carter Wilson’s Slenderman-inspired thriller, Mr. Tender’s Girl, for development as a television series. Release date for the novel is February 13.
The Tattered Cover (2526 E. Colfax, Denver) is hosting a book launch for Josh Viola’s new thriller, Blood Business, November 10, 7 p.m. Certain to be one of the most talked-about novels of the year. HWAColorado will hold a Yog SEA event November 18 at the BookBar (see below) celebrating Josh’s contributions to the Colorado HWA Community.
Catherine Spader comes on board HWAColorado as Event Organizer, specializing in Colorado Convention coverage. Her first event was the Mile High Con, October 27-29.
HWAColorado’s Facebook page shows new graphics and exciting new content: HWAColorado@inkmutants. The Chapter Blog-Site, http://www.hwacolorado.com, has posted a number of great articles, including a blog by noted Colorado author Gary Jonas that has drawn a great number of views. His blog, Writing 14 Novels In 36 Months, is not to be missed.
An Evening With Josh Viola: Schedule update—due to venue conflicts, the evening interview and reading will be held Saturday, November 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Denver BookBar (4280 Tennyson), with dinner afterward. Tickets are $12. RSVP suggested, as space is limited.
Member Spotlight: Catherine Spader is the author of the dark-fantasy Wulfhedinn series. Her first novel, Feast of the Raven, won first and second place EVVY awards from the Colorado Independent Publishers Assn. It has also received a starred review by BlueInk Review and was featured in Kirkus Reviews magazine. Book Two, Return of the Wulfhedinn, was just released in August and has received high praise from BlueInk Review. Book Three in the series will be published in 2018. Catherine is a registered nurse, who has specialized in emergency and trauma care for twenty years. A high school dropout and runaway in the ’70s, she eventually earned her nursing degree at Harper College, Palatine, Illinois, in 1985. Without formal education in writing or journalism, she obtained her first job as a medical writer and editor by submitting a heavily researched historical short story. Catherine has since published over 1000 medical and healthcare articles. She is also a developmental editor and speaker about trauma and illnesses for writers.
Catherine has been obsessively reading, writing, and researching since childhood and never stops questioning dogma, authority, and accepted truths. She continues her quest to blend history, lore, myth, and imagination into dark stories of torment, rebellion, passion, and the triumph of the human spirit. Catherine is an avid ice-hockey player, hiker, and trail runner. She loves traveling and exploring ghostly castles and sinister historic places with her husband, Craig.
2018 Mile High Chapter Events
Mark your calendar in 2018 for these exciting events at the BookBar. Sean Eads appears to accept his second Yog ward, April 21st. Carter Wilson returns shortly after release of Mr. Tender’s Girl for his third Yog award on May 26. Mystery guest on June 23rd. Gary Jonas returns to read and sit for an interview in October at the 50th Anniversary of the Mile High Convention. He’ll receive his second Yog at a private event on Saturday evening during the con. More to come in 2018.