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.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR OUR NEXT GENERAL MEETING ON APRIL 7TH, 2019!
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!
This activity is not sponsored by the City of South Pasadena or the South Pasadena Library.
The Mystery of Marketing:
Solving the Puzzle of How Best to Promote Your Book
Guest Speaker: Paddy Hirsch
Paddy Hirsch, NPR producer and fiction and non-fiction author, has thrown himself into book marketing. In this informative presentation, he reports his findings: the good, the bad, and the crazy.
Paddy Hirsch is a journalist, broadcaster, online host and now a fiction writer. He was schooled in Ireland and the UK, and spent ten years in the British Royal Marines before moving to Hong Kong to start a career in news. He has worked in every journalistic medium, and in a variety of countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas. He is a specialist in business, financial and economic news, and his work appears regularly on National Public Radio in the US and on the BBC World Service.
Paddy attended Stanford University as a Knight Fellow in 2011 and has won several awards for his video work explaining financial terminology. In 2012, Harper Business published his book Man vs Markets, a tongue-in-cheek guide to the financial system. The Devil’s Half Mile (Tor/Forge) is his first novel. The sequel, Hudson’s Kill, comes out in the US in September. Learn more at https://www.paddyhirsch.com/
Featured Reader: Désirée Zamorano
Désirée Zamorano is an award-winning short story writer and the author of the critically acclaimed novel The Amado Women. She loves her PI Inez Leon, from her hybrid-published novel Human Cargo. You can find her story “Deep State” in the Anthony award winning collection, The Obama Inheritance. Her essay and short story credits include Catapult, Cultural Weekly, Huizache, the Kenyon Review. She is a frequent contributor to the LA Review of Books, with a penchant for the intersection of noir and POC authors.
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Learn more about the authors and editors behind our upcoming 2019 anthology FATALLY HAUNTED – coming April 29, 2019!
This month we add new features from authors
Tony Chiarchiaro and B.J. Graf. Also, FATALLY HAUNTED is available to pre-order now!
Learn more about FATALLY HAUNTED at our Anthologies page!
OUR NEXT WORKSHOP IS COMING MAY 11, 2019!
Our next workshop will be on Suspense… with best-selling author Libby Fischer Hellman. Check the Workshops page for details to see what we’ll be offering those who sign up!
REGISTRATION FOR CALIFORNIA CRIME WRITERS CONFERENCE 2019 NOW OPEN!
The conference, jointly presented by Sisters in Crime/LA and Mystery Writers of America Southern California chapter, is June 8-9, 2019 in Culver City, California. Find out more at the Conference page!
Speakers Bureau Events Shaping Up!
Events from the Speakers Bureau for 2019 are underway! Find out about upcoming events – as well as how to become part of the chapter’s Speakers Bureau, a benefit of being a member of Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles – at the Speakers Bureau page.
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. Please note that the SinC/LA NEW RELEASE E-MAIL now goes out on THE 25TH OF EACH MONTH, so plan your submissions accordingly.