Wintering With WWW

Wintering With WWW

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WWW’s Wintering ZOOM speaker series continues in 2022, featuring invited published authors.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the 3rd Wintering With WWW speaker, Joseph Badal, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 15, 2022.

If you were registered for the original date, you will receive a new Zoom link on Saturday, March 12. New registrants, please fill out the form below to receive your invitation.

Invite your friends! Wintering With WWW is open to members and guests!

Your host, WWW President Betsy Randolph, invites you to attend all three programs. “Come meet the speakers, catch up with fellow WWW members, together we’ll chase the winter doldrums away.”

Wintering with WWW is a member benefit and outreach program so invite your friends. It’s FREE! But you must register by filling out the short form below.

PLEASE NOTE:  Every person wishing to attend must register in advance for EACH Wintering with WWW program. Revisit this page to sign up for the separate events. Registered attendees will receive a ZOOM link when the program date draws near.

Questions? Contact Betsy Randolph,

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You will receive the Zoom meeting link in your email inbox.

Joseph Badal

Registration Opens February 8, 2022

March 15, 2022
6:00 PM Central Standard Time
4:00 PM Pacific Time
5:00 PM Mountain Time
7:00 PM Eastern Time

Joseph Badal worked for nearly four decades in the banking and financial services industries, most recently serving as a senior executive and board member of a NYSE-listed company. Prior to his finance career, Joe served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army in critical, highly classified positions in the U.S. and overseas, including tours of duty in Greece and Vietnam. He earned numerous military decorations. He holds an undergraduate degree in International Finance (Temple University), an MBA (University of New Mexico), and is multi-lingual. He graduated from the Defense Language Institute, West Coast, and from Stanford University Law School’s Director College. Joe has 17 published suspense novels:

Natural Causes (Lassiter/Martinez Case Files Series #3)
Justice (Curtis Chronicles #3)
The Pythagorean Solution
Evil Deeds (Danforth Saga #1)
Terror Cell (Danforth Saga #2)
The Nostradamus Secret (Danforth Saga #3)
Shell Game
The Lone Wolf Agenda (Danforth Saga #4)
Ultimate Betrayal
Borderline (Lassiter/Martinez Case Files #1)
Death Ship (Danforth Saga #5)
The Motive (Cycle of Violence #1)
Dark Angel (Lassiter/Martinez Case Files #2)
Sins of the Fathers, (Danforth Saga #6)
Obsessed (Lassiter/Martinez Case Files #2)
The Carnevale Conspiracy (Danforth Saga #7)

Joe writes a blog titled, “Everyday Heroes,” you can find it on his website, and a column for Suspense Magazine, titled “Inspired by Actual Events.”. His short stories Fire & Ice, Ultimate Betrayal, The Rock, and Gone Forever were included in short story anthologies. Joe has written dozens of articles published in various business and trade journals and is a frequent speaker at business and writer’s events. He has attended a variety of writers conferences, including Left Coast Crime, Bouchercon, Tony Hillerman Conference, and ThrillerFest. He has been featured on Suspense Radio, and has been interviewed on several radio and television shows, including Good Day New Mexico and The Morning Brew.

He was named One of 50 Authors You Should Be Reading, won several 1st Prizes in the NM/AZ Book Awards in the Fiction-Mystery/Thriller category, twice won the Tony Hillerman Prize for Best Fiction Book of the Year, and received several Gold Medals for Best Mystery/Thriller novels from the Military Writers Society of America. He is an Eric Hoffer Award Winner and a three-time Finalist in the International Book Awards, and was named the 2020 Writer of the Year by the Military Writers Society of America.

Joseph Badal

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Back Cover Blurb:
Bob and Liz Danforth are on the vacation of a lifetime—Venice, Italy during Carnevale. But, when they are caught up in the diabolical actions of a secret organization, patterned after the 11th Century’s Hashashin, or Order of Assassins, their trip becomes a nightmare of herculean proportion.

The Carnevale Conspiracy is an epic tale that brings together international intelligence agencies; a cadre of assassins inspired by a 900-year-old sect and their leader, the Old Man of the Mountain; a global assassination campaign that targets Western leaders; an intrepid MOSSAD agent; and a cast of heroic characters and evil traitors.

Fans of Joseph Badal’s Danforth Saga will find this 7th in the series full of the tension, action, and authenticity they have come to expect and enjoy.

“Who can resist an original take on international terrorism, smart bad guys, memorably crafted settings and a high-stakes game of revenge? Joseph Badal’s latest soars to a climax at Venice’s Carnevale that takes “thriller” to breathless new heights.”
—Anne Hillerman, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Chee/Leaphorn/Manuelito Mysteries, Including Stargazer

Goodbye Winter Blues!

Sarah Cortez

Sarah Cortez

Registration opens January 12, 2022

Monday, February 7, 2022,
6:00 PM Central Standard Time
4:00 PM Pacific Time
5:00 PM Mountain Time
7:00 PM Eastern Time


Poet/editor Sarah Cortez is revving up your shape-shifting skills by writing Persona Poems. These nifty exercises in using a different voice, telling details, and quirky pacing will be good for your poetry and your fiction skills. Flex your imaginative muscles by joining this class. We’ll look at examples, learn to appreciate the form and goals of persona poems, then write our own examples and (time permitting) share some of the writing.

January 11, 2022 Wintering with WWW
Speaker Max McCoy

Registration Deadline: January 7, 2022

6:00 PM Central Standard Time

4:00 PM Pacific Time
5:00 PM Mountain Time
7:00 PM Eastern Time

Max McCoy

Max McCoy is an award-winning journalist and author. He’s won awards for his reporting on unsolved murders, serial killers, and hate groups. In addition to his daily newspaper work, McCoy has written for publications as diverse as American Photographer, True West, and The New Territory. He’s the author of four original Indiana Jones adventures for Lucasfilm/Bantam and the novelization of the epic TNT miniseries, Into the West. His novels, including Damnation Road, have won three Spur awards from the Western Writers of America. His novels, Hellfire Canyon and Of Grave Concern, have also been named Kansas Notable Books by the state library. He’s a tenured professor of journalism at Emporia State University, in east central Kansas, where he specializes in investigative reporting and nonfiction narrative. He’s also director of the university’s Center for Great Plains Studies. His most recent book, Ghost Rifle, combines fast-paced action, frontier history, and powerful family drama in this epic saga of life, love, and death in the American west.

Max McCoy

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