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Mountain of Authors

This guide provides information about a free annual community program for local authors and writers.

2021 Keynote Speaker

15th Annual Pikes Peak Library District's Mountain of Authors

is happy to announce 2021 keynote speaker

Lt. Joe Kenda, CSPD (Ret.)

Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 2 p.m. - **LIVE STREAMED** (more information to come)

Lt. Joe Kenda, a twenty-three-year veteran of the Colorado Springs Police Department, spent twenty-one years chasing killers as a homicide detective and commander of the major crimes unit. Kenda and his team solved 356 of his 387 homicide cases, getting a 92 percent solve rate—one of the highest in the country. After retiring from law enforcement, he starred in Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda, an American true-crime documentary series that ran for nine seasons on the Investigation Discovery network and was aired in sixty-nine countries and territories worldwide. At its peak, Homicide Hunter averaged 1.9 million viewers in the US. See Lt. Kenda on his new crime series, American Detective, available to stream now on discovery+.

His new book from Blackstone Publishing, Killer Triggers, will be released March 9, 2021.



Photo credits Investigation Discovery, Stephanie Diani