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, July 1, 2018
Guest Speaker: Cara Black on Villains: Characters You Love to Hate
The villain is the architect of noir, the raison d’être of the crime novel, and now New York Times bestselling author Cara Black shows you techniques for creating and writing a villain you love to hate. Learn how to build a master manipulator who orchestrates the plot of your novel while misdirecting your hero — and your reader.
Cara Black writes the New York Times bestselling Aimée Leduc Investigation series set in Paris. Her latest book, Murder on the Left Bank, is the 18th in the award-winning series. She’s received the Medaille de la Ville de Paris for contributions to French and international culture, www.carablack.com.
Featured Reader: Raul Melendez
Raul Melendez is an award-winning writer and a musician who writes under the name Peter Sexton. He is a past judge for the Ventura County Writers Club Short Story Contest, a former Director of Publicity for Sisters in Crime/LA, and an avid collector of fountain pens. He lives in Southern California with his son, Cameron.
He will be reading an excerpt from his debut thriller Shelter From the Storm. Learn more on the Official Peter Sexton website: petersexton.net
* CHAPTER MEETINGS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC *
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
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