Welcome to Sisters in Crime Los Angeles

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, November 12—

SPEAKER: Laurie Stevens—“Taking the Mystery out of Psycho-Thrillers”

Learn why your personal motivations play a big part in what you write, how to avoid the “genre trap,” the similarities and differences between thrillers and psychological suspense, and participate in an exercise designed to bring out some surprising emotions in you, the writer! Laurie Stevens is the author of the multi-award-winning Gabriel McRay psycho-suspense series, and our very own SinC/LA Recording Secretary.

READER: Wendall Thomas

Wendall Thomas teaches in the Graduate Film School at UCLA, lectures internationally on screenwriting, and has worked as an entertainment reporter, script consultant, and film and television writer for companies including Warner Bros., Showtime, Disney, PBS, NBC, and A&E. Her short fiction has appeared in the SinC/LA anthologies LAdies Night (2015) and LAst Resort (2017). She’ll be reading an excerpt from Lost Luggage, the first book in her Cyd Redondo Mysteries series from Poisoned Pen Press.


Are you a born promoter?

At home on Facebook and Twitter? Get a kick out of sharing writing news and encouragement with fellow writers? We Want You! SinC/LA is still on the hunt for a Public Relations Director for our 2018-19 Board of Directors. A 1-2 hour per week commitment, and as a board member, the opportunity to use your voice/opinion to shape the future of our wonderful chapter.  We are accepting nominations until October 30 for the November 1 election. Details here.


We’re proud of the accomplishments of our members and want to spread the word!

Book Release Coming?


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.

◊ 2017 Halftime SinC/LA Membership Deal! ◊

New or renewing SinC/LA members who join now through October 31 at the reduced membership rate of $15, receive full member benefits—including our monthly members-only newsletter, Speakers Bureau membership, and discounted workshop rates—through the rest of 2017. Info and application here.


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