Albuquerque NM Chapter
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The Albuquerque NM Croak & Dagger chapter of Sisters in Crime welcomes mystery fans who enjoy felonious fun, absolutely criminal companionship and sensational speakers. Unless otherwise noted, programs are free and open to the public.
Meeting Location

North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
7521 Carmel Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM

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Classroom 6 on the second floor is easily accessible by stairs or lobby elevator.

Meetings begin at 7pm

4th Tuesday of the month:

September 27
October 25
November 22
No December Meeting
Tuesday September 27  - Rob Kresge
Rob Kresge grew up on the East Coast, but traveled to the West as a boy. His love for reading and desire to become a writer led to a journalism degree. During his career as a counter-terrorism specialist with the CIA, he founded a writers group to follow his dream in spare moments. One of his favorite quotes: "the West was within him before he found himself in the West". In 2002 Rob retired to Albuquerque with his wife Julie.

Since retiring to New Mexico, between vacationing around the country and a 6-month jaunt to Australia, Rob has been active in Croak & Dagger. A club co-founder, through the years he has served as president, program director, membership chair, secretary, and Nooseletter editor.

In Albuquerque, Rob achieved his dream to be a published author. He wrote the Warbonnet historical Western mystery series:
  • Murder for Greenhorns
  • Painted Women
  • Death's Icy Hand
  • Warrior Hearts
  • Unearthing the Bones
  • Over the Brink
-and- standalone thriller Saving Lincoln.

Rob and Julie will soon relocate to Fort Collins, Colorado to await their first grandchildren. But first....Rob will share with us in September how he  uses coincidence to advantage in his writing.

Rob feels he owes his very existence to a coincidence in his grandfather's life...and then decades later, a coincidence in Rob's education saved his life in Vietnam.
Tuesday October 25  - Michelle Adam
The famous poet Federico Garcia Lorca once gave an unforgettable speech on the word "duende," describing it as the "spirit of the earth" that "one must awaken in the remotest mansions of the blood."

This word also means "ghost, goblin, or nature spirit" -- Latin American parents warn their children that duendes may be kidnap them and take them to another world below the river!

Duende is the premise of Michelle Adam's recent novel, Child of Duende: A Journey of the Spirit. She will join us in 'spooky' October to share this spirit of duende, in addition to passages of her novel, her personal journey with duende, and possibilities of embodying this spirit/energy/essence in our own creative journey.

Raised in Switzerland, Spain, and the United States, Michelle Adam is a writer, teacher, and healer. A magazine writer for more than 20 years, she has taught Spanish in schools for 12 years, and has led healing and teaching circles of song and sound in New Mexico. Throughout her work, she is committed to helping others awaken the spirit of the earth, duende, within them, while creating a space for the celebration of life.