Rocky Mountain Writer #49

Jennifer K 3Jennifer Kincheloe & The Secret Life of Anna Blanc

Last week, Jennifer Kincheloe found out that her first mystery, The Secret Life of Anna Blanc was nominated for a Macavity award in the historical category—one of the top prizes in the mystery writing field.

Just a few years ago, that same novel was a winner in the annual Colorado Gold contest for unpublished novelists. .

This time on the podcast, Jennifer talks about her path to publication and how she goes about researching her books, set in the early 1900’s in Los Angeles and southern California. She also talks about how she developed the Anna Blanc character and her interesting approach to social media.

This podcast includes a recording of Jennifer reading a selection from The Secret Life of Anna Blanc.

Jennifer holds a Masters degree in Public Health from Loma Linda University and a PhD in Health Services from UCLA. She spent 11 years conducting research to inform health policy.

She is a member of RMFW, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime and other groups.

She lives in Denver with her husband and two children.

Jennifer Kincheloe

Seventh Street Books


Intro music by Moby Gratis
Outro music by Dan-o-Songs

For suggestions about content or to comment on the show, email Mark Stevens. Also feel free to leave a comment about the podcast on iTunes or your favorite podcast provider.

Host Mark Stevens:

Mark Stevens

Mark Stevens is 2016 RMFW Writer of the Year. He writes the Allison Coil Mystery Series–Antler Dust (2007), Buried by the Roan (2011), Trapline (2014) and Lake of Fire (2015). Buried by the Roan, Trapline and Lake of Fire were all finalists for the Colorado Book Award; Trapline won. Trapline also won the 2015 award in genre fiction from the Colorado Authors League. Kirkus Reviews called Lake of Fire “irresistible.” More about Mark on his website.