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Nov 21, 2013 03:36PM

49014 Hi everyone,
I would like to invite you all to listen in to my interview at John Raab's Suspense Radio program on blogtalkradio this Saturday, November 23rd. I'll be on at 11:00 PST, noon MST, 1:00 PM CST, 2:00 PM EST, following his interview with Kevin Finn and Susan Sloate the hour before.

Go to: to tune in on-line during the show or to listen to it afterward once it gets placed in the archives. I'd love to get some live questions from listeners!
Nov 09, 2013 10:40AM

49014 Hi everyone,
I invite you to celebrate with me and lift of glass of your favorite beverage for the release yesterday of my sixth book, A Basket of Trouble, the third mystery in my Claire Hanover gift basket designer series. I celebrated by hitting the slopes of Breckenridge ski resort, which opened yesterday morning, and dining out with my husband last night, because his birthday is also this week.

The critically-acclaimed book takes place in Colorado Springs, CO, and features horseback riding and hippotherapy. Go to: for the book blurb, reviews, excerpts, discussion questions, and "buy me" links. I'd really appreciate it if you would add the book to your to-read list on Goodreads (and read it!).

To promote the release of A Basket of Trouble, I will make two appearances in Colorado Springs on Wednesday, November 13th:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 10:00 – 12:00 AM
Visit with Mystery Book Club, public welcome
Briargate Community Library
9475 Briar Village Point, Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 3:00 – 6:00 PM
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
795 Citadel Drive East, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Aug 05, 2013 02:30PM

49014 I'm thrilled with a recent review that compared Fatal Descent, the latest release in my RM Outdoor Adventures series, with mysteries written by Nevada Barr and Dana Stabenow, both authors I greatly admire! As the reviewer said, "Groundwater has written yet another exciting and suspense-filled mystery that speeds along with a swift pace to its extremely compelling conclusion." You can read the full review on the Kings River Life Magazine website. You can also enter a contest there until August 10th to win an autographed copy of the book!
49014 Christina,
I, too, am a huge fan of Louise Penny's series!

My favorite suspense novels that I've read recently were Defending Jacob and Gone Girl.
Jun 14, 2013 09:18AM

49014 Mark your calendars! I'll be appearing at three events in the Colorado Springs area June 20 - 22:

Thursday, June 20, 2013, 5 – 8 PM
Signing during Art Walk
Covered Treasures Bookstore
105 Second Street (corner of Washington)
Monument, CO 80132-1066

Friday, June 21, 2013, 5 – 7 PM
Wine & Cheese Signing during Art Walk
Black Cat Books inside Business of Arts Center
513 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829

June 22, 2013, 1 – 3 PM
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
795 Citadel Drive East
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Jun 11, 2013 08:43AM

49014 Two great feel-good moments lately! The book review blog, Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book, gave my Fatal Descent mystery a very enthusiastic 5-star review (she's giving away her review copy). And, a reader who paddled down Glen Canyon in 1961 (before the dam was built) emailed me to praise the book and thank me for resurrecting those memories. Ah!
Jun 10, 2013 08:55AM

49014 Hi everyone,
I've been celebrating Saturday's release of FATAL DESCENT, the third book in my RM Outdoor Adventures mystery series that has received good reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and others. I had a very successful book signing event at the Next Page Bookstore in Frisco, CO, that raised some money for Trout Unlimited. Turnout was helped by a great article in the Summit Daily News that includes a photo of me rafting Royal Gorge and that you can read on-line:

Other on-line places with information about me and the book (besides my website/blog) include an excerpt of the first chapter at

and a review of the book and interview with me at Socrates' Book Reviews:

and today I am visiting the Mysteristas blog, where I answer such intriguing interview questions as "If your latest book were chocolate, what kind would it be and why?"

I hope you'll celebrate with me!!! I will be signing books at 3 Colorado Springs area locations June 20-22. I hope to see you all at these events:
PPLD Book Clubs (2 new)
Jan 23, 2013 09:24AM

49014 I'll be visiting the Cheyenne Mtn. Library's mystery book club and the Briargate Library's general fiction book club this year. If any other book clubs would like to arrange an author visit via Skype/speakerphone or in-person (if I can tie it to one of my other visits to CO Springs), please contact me at my website, or find me at Mountain of Authors!

Beth Groundwater
Jan 02, 2013 09:33AM

49014 Some good reads that I've finished recently and recommend include Rainwater, Learning to Swim, and The Bartender's Tale. I'm currently reading the very funny memoir, Enslaved by Ducks, and next on my list is a mystery by one of my favorite authors, A Trick of the Light.
49014 I interview fellow Colorado mystery author Robert Spiller, writer of the Bonnie Pinkwater math teacher series, on my blog today:
I hope you'll stop by, find out about a very interesting--and potentially dangerous--summer job he had once, and ask him a question of your own.
Jul 05, 2012 02:38PM

49014 I'm reading The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout for a book club discussion, but I think it will be useful for my mystery writing, too. It's rather dry nonfiction, having been written by a PhD psychologist, but it's insightful in figuring out how SOME killers are made.
49014 I hope your signing went well, Donnell. I've been tied up all weekend attending films and parties at the Breckenridge Festival of Film. I've already bought, read, and loved the book, though! ;-)
May 30, 2012 05:50AM

49014 Hi everyone,
Today I'm a guest on book reviewer Dollycas's blog. She's a fan and shares a great review of Wicked Eddies. And I share an article about "The Most Dangerous Sport" (no, it's not the one you think it is!). She's also running a contest at the blog for her review copy of the book. Enjoy!
May 04, 2012 02:17PM

49014 May 8th is the official release date for Wicked Eddies (An RM Outdoor Adventures Mystery #2) by Beth GroundwaterWicked Eddies, but I know it's already on some bookstore shelves because some store owners have contacted me and asked me to sign stock. It's available for order on the Kindle, and the Nook page should be up on the release date or soon thereafter. I hope you'll all join me in celebrating the release by lifting a glass wherever you are!
- Beth (Beth Groundwater)

PS. May 8th is also the date when my Goodreads Giveaway contest for a copy of the book ends, so if you haven't entered yet, do it now!
Apr 19, 2012 09:46AM

49014 Whoo hoo! I'm excited. Kirkus Reviews came through for me again with another good review for one of my books. They gave away quite a bit of the plot of Wicked Eddies (release date May 8, the sequel to Deadly Currents) in the body of the review, so I'm not going to quote it all here, but here's the last line:

"Once again, Groundwater, mixing mystery with outdoor adventure, comes up with an excursion that will please most comers."
-- Kirkus Reviews, May 1, 2012
Apr 08, 2012 02:00PM

49014 Hi everyone,
I want to let you know about my new release coming at the beginning of May, Wicked Eddies, the second book in my RM Outdoor Adventures mystery series.

Here's the blurb:
Fly fishing is dangerous? River ranger Mandy Tanner had no idea until days before a huge tournament in Salida, Colorado. True, the Arkansas River can be a man-eater, but the rapids weren’t responsible for driving a hatchet into the neck of would-be competitor Howie Abbott―a secretive man who may have been cheating. While casting about for suspects, Mandy seeks clues from Abbott’s family members, including her best friend, bartender Cynthia Abbott. But when Cynthia becomes the prime suspect, Mandy realizes she’s wading into deeper, more hazardous waters than ever.

I hope you'll add it to your to-read lists! Also, my Goodreads Giveaway for a copy of Wicked Eddies started today! Enter here:

And, I've opened up my Q&A group to discussion about the release. Please join the group and post your question at:
Mar 30, 2012 03:43PM

49014 Rod wrote: "currently everything I can get my hands on by Carolyn Hart---when I can spare time from writing"

I love Carolyn's books, too, and the woman herself. I've talked to her at a few mystery cons, and she is as sweet as can be. I hope that you get a chance to meet her soon, if you haven't already.
49014 So far, it's Defending Jacob: A Novel. A very tense, engrossing, and surprising courtroom thriller.
Feb 15, 2012 08:38AM

49014 I just finished reading Defending Jacob: A Novel Defending Jacob A Novel by William Landay. This is a excellent courtroom drama mystery. It starts slowly, drawing you in like an anaconda systematically squeezing its victim. By the time you reach the middle, you are trapped, the book stuck to your hands as the air is squeezed out of you. The story keeps changing as surprising revelations are casually dropped in your lap until you read the last two scenes with your mouth hanging open, finishing with a satisfying "Whoosh" for your last breath. Then the book lives with your for days afterward as you replay scenes in your mind. For me, that's what indicates a book deserves 5 stars. I highly recommend it!
Feb 03, 2012 03:23PM

49014 During my recent vacation to Mazatlan, along with scouring the galley proofs for Wicked Eddies for errors, I managed to read 2 mystery books while lounging by the pool or ocean. I enjoyed Carolyn Hart's Engaged to Die, and I very much enjoyed Nancy Pickard's The Whole Truth. In fact, I put the other two titles in that series on my to-read list, and my husband is reading THE WHOLE TRUTH now.
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