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.
2017 Member Benefit!
AUTHOR PHOTO DAY—SATURDAY, MARCH 25
SinC/LA is thrilled to present an opportunity for thirty members to have a headshot session valued at $250 with a professional Los Angeles photographer. The chapter is underwriting a portion of the fee in order to offer this opportunity for our members at the discounted rate of $75 per person.
Bring a thumb drive and leave with professionally-shot photographs and usage rights for websites, blogs, and book jackets. Included in the base cost, one photo of your choice will be professionally cropped, contrasted, and color-balanced.
Fifteen slots are available with each of our two professional L.A. photographers, Maia Rosenfeld and Guy Viau. You MUST be a SinC/LA 2017 member-in-good-standing to qualify. Already renewed? Log in to the Members Only section for photo day registration instructions. You will be added to the list and contacted by Laura Brennan to book your slot in the order received.
We expect to sell out quickly—don’t delay!
Next Chapter Meeting Sunday, March 5
Featured Speaker: Daryl Wood Gerber—“Branding”
What does it mean to “have a brand”? We’re not talking about logos or neon signs. We’re talking about having a clear idea of how to market yourself and your work. Think of it this way: When you step into a theater to see the latest Bourne movie, you’re expecting to be bombarded by car chases and thrilling adventure. If, instead, you find yourself watching a British period piece, you would be confused and maybe ticked off. The same reasoning applies to your brand. You are promising your audience a particular kind of reading experience. Maintaining continuity in your voice as a writer, as well as continuity in your presentation regarding all things social media and promotional materials, is vital to building a successful author brand and establishing a strong fan base. Does this mean an author can’t switch it up? No! Daryl will offer how-to examples.
Agatha Award-winning and nationally bestselling author DARYL WOOD GERBER ventures into the world of suspense with her novel, GIRL ON THE RUN. Daryl is known for her bestselling Cookbook Nook Mysteries. Her newest series, The French Bistro Mysteries, debuts in November 2017. As AVERY AAMES, she wrote the bestselling Cheese Shop Mysteries. Fun tidbit: as an actress, Daryl appeared in “Murder, She Wrote”. She loves to cook, swim, golf, and read, and she has a frisky Goldendoodle named Sparky. Visit Daryl at www.darylwoodgerber.com.
Featured Reader: Alice Zogg
Alice Zogg was born and raised in Switzerland. She met her husband, a fellow Swiss, in New York City, and the two made their home in the United States. The family relocated to Southern California in 1967, where they have resided since. She is an avid traveler and plays racquetball and golf. Alice is the author of the R. A. Huber Mystery Series. Each book takes the reader to a different location all over the United States and beyond. She’ll be reading from her most recent work, Evil at Shore Haven, set at an upscale senior community near the Ventura pier.
The 2017 Writing Conference You Don’t Want to Miss!
CALIFORNIA CRIME WRITERS CONFERENCE
June 10-11, 2017
GUESTS OF HONOR: WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER and HALLIE EPHRON
Details in the California Crime Writers Conference Section
We’re proud of the accomplishments of our members and can’t wait 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 mystery soon, go to the MEMBERS ONLY section and follow the instructions to fill out your submission form.