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 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
Join or renew your membership NOW to take advantage of our current and the exciting new Members-Only Benefits we’re plotting for 2017! Members will continue to receive reduced rates for our popular workshops, promotion of their brand new releases in our monthly New Release Email, listings on the For Your Consideration index for the award season, access to signing slots at the SinC/LA booth during the LA Times Festival of Books, and receipt of our monthly newsletter, Ransom Notes. And, we have some fun, new benefits in the works.
Our mission remains to champion your growth and development in the mystery community.
Renewal and sign-up instructions in the Membership Info section.
Next Chapter Meeting Sunday, February 5
Featured Speaker: Patricia Smiley—
“THERE’S MORE THAN ONE WAY TO WRITE A NOVEL”
Patricia Smiley spent nine years as a member of Elizabeth George’s private critique group where she learned volumes about writing and the writing life. Patty will share a few of the techniques she’s collected along the way to inspire you to look at “process” in a whole new light.
Patty authored four mystery novels about amateur sleuth Tucker Sinclair. The first novel in her new series, PACIFIC HOMICIDE, debuted in November 2016, and features LAPD homicide detective Davie Richards. The second book, OUTSIDE THE WIRE, will be released in the fall of 2017. Patty’s short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and the anthology, Two of the Deadliest. She was on the faculty of various writers’ conferences in the U.S. and Canada, served as Vice-President of the SoCal chapter of Mystery Writers of America, and is a former President of SinC/LA.
Featured Reader: Nancy Cole Silverman
Nancy Cole Silverman credits her twenty-five years in radio for helping her to develop an ear for storytelling. In the last ten years she has written numerous short stories and novelettes. Nancy will be reading an excerpt from Without a Doubt, the latest novel from her Carol Childs Mysteries series on Henery Press.
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
Register Now! Early Bird Rate Closes January 31
Details in the California Crime Writers Conference Section
SinC/LA Proudly Congratulates Our 2017 Left Coast Crime Lefty Nominees Ellen Byron, Sarah Chen, Matt Coyle, Nadine Nettmann, Gigi Pandian, and Diane Vallere, with a special shout out to James Ziskin, Lefty and 2017 EDGAR nominee. Well done, everyone!
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.
The Sisters in Crime/LA Educational Grant
Want to attend CCWC but worried about the $$$? We are delighted to announce three grants to be awarded to attend the 2017 California Crime Writers Conference.
Complete details in the GRANTS section.