Sisters in Crime Los Angeles is a chapter of the international organization Sisters in Crime. We are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by our passion for the mystery genre and our support of women who write mysteries. We welcome mystery lovers from anywhere, who share an interest in the Los Angeles mystery community.
Next Chapter Meeting: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Guest Speaker: Brenna Aubrey
Digital Marketing: Getting Visible on the Virtual Bookshelf
With millions of books available across multiple platforms and in different formats–ebook, audio and paperback–what does an author have to do to get noticed and find her readership? In this short presentation, Brenna will offer tips and tricks for attracting lifelong readers to your brand as an author. How do the different online bookstores operate differently? What about reader reviews? How do readers find books and how can you, as the author, assist them?
Brenna Aubrey is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary romance stories that center on geek culture. She is entirely self-published. Her bestselling Gaming The System series has sold a half million books worldwide and has been translated into French, German and Italian.
Brenna has always sought comfort in good books and the long, involved stories she weaves in her head. Brenna is a city girl with a nature-lover’s heart. She therefore finds herself out in green open spaces any chance she can get. She’s also a mom, teacher, geek girl, Francophile, unabashed video-game addict & eBook hoarder.
She currently resides in SoCal with her husband and two children, both of the human and furry variety. Find out more at https://brennaaubrey.net/
Featured Reader: Anne Louise Bannon
Anne Louise Bannon has made not one, but two careers out of her passion for storytelling. Both a novelist and a journalist, she has an insatiable curiosity. In addition to her mystery novels, she has written a nonfiction book about poisons, freelanced for such diverse publications as the Los Angeles Times, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Backstage West, and edits wine blog OddBallGrape.com. On the fiction side, she writes a romantic serial, a spy series, and her Kathy and Freddy historical mystery series, set in the 1920s. Her most recent title is The Last Witnesses. She and her husband live in Southern California with an assortment of critters. You can find more about her at annelouisebannon.com.
All meetings are at the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro Street, South Pasadena CA 91030
2:00-2:30 p.m. Networking and Refreshments
2:30-4:00 p.m. Program
* CHAPTER MEETINGS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC *
We’re always looking for new characters, so BRING YOUR FRIENDS!
◊ It’s time to submit your short story for the next anthology! ◊
Submissions for the new Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles anthology, Fatally Haunted, are now open.
Haunted. This word lurks within our deepest emotions. It’s a fear we can’t let go of, or that won’t let go of us. It’s a place we dream of going, or a place we can never leave. An LAPD detective is haunted by the case she never solved. A Century City financial advisor is haunted by the greed he cannot escape. A bridge is haunted by ghosts of despair. In a city of 10 million people, the haunted could be the man waiting to cross the street, or the memory that keeps you awake at night.
You must be a member in good standing (as in, you’ve paid your dues) of Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles to submit your short story.
Please check to see if your membership is paid. 2017 memberships in SinC/LA and memberships in Sisters in Crime National both expired on December 31. Don’t lose out—renew now to continue membership benefits throughout 2018. Remember, you must be a member of SinC national before you can join or renew membership in SinC/LA. Info and application here.
Click here for submission guidelines and how to enter your short story.
New Workshop: How to Write a Short Story – SOLD OUT!
Whether you’re an old hand at the short story form or a just beginning writer, our workshop leader Nancy Cole Silverman will help you brush up your skills and share exciting tips on how to make your next short story your absolute best. $10 for members, $25 for non-members (and, really, since you have to be a member to submit to the anthology, why wouldn’t you want to join SinC/LA?)
Join us on April 7, 1 to 3 p.m., Faith Presbyterian Church Patio Room. The workshop is sold out. We’ll announce a new workshop soon!
We’re proud of the accomplishments of our members
and we want to spread the word!
Book Release Coming?
ANNOUNCE IT IN THE SinC/LA NEW RELEASE EMAIL!
Each month hundreds of InBoxes sizzle with the exciting new SinC/LA NEW RELEASE email. As part of our ongoing mission to add to the value of your membership, we compile information on the latest hot releases by our author members for an email to the hundreds of mystery lovers on our contact list. If you’re releasing a new crime fiction or mystery soon, go to the MEMBERS ONLY section and follow the instructions to fill out your submission form.