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, September 9th, 2018
Ask a Detective
Guest Speaker: Danny R. Smith
Your detective seems flat, too bland. You’re not sure about real methods and procedures, the ones cops actually use. You have no experience with the processes of an arrest, the filing of a criminal complaint, or obtaining a search warrant (good in real life, but bad for your writing). You know better than to rely on Google. So, what do you do?
You come to Sisters in Crime/LA on Sunday, September 9th to hear from Danny Smith, a retired L.A. Sheriff’s homicide detective turned private investigator. Danny will answer your questions, tell you about cases he worked, and enable you to give your writing the authenticity it needs. Come see and hear what he has to say, and make a connection for future advice. This will be fascinating; don’t miss it!
Danny Smith is an author, a private investigator and consultant, and a retired homicide detective from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He writes crime novels and true crime, and hosts a weekly blog. Learn more at https://dickiefloydnovels.com/
A former private detective, Gayle Bartos-Pool (G.B.Pool) writes spy novels, short stories, as well as three detective series featuring Johnny Casino, an ex-mobster, Gin Caulfield, an over 50 gal who’s still packing heat, and Chance McCoy, a detective who gets the opportunity of a lifetime. G.B. also teaches writing classes: “The Anatomy of a Short Story,” “How To Write Convincing Dialogue,” and “How To Write a Killer Opening Line.” Find out more at http://www.gbpool.com/
* 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
We’re always looking for new characters, so BRING YOUR FRIENDS!
Our Sister Chapter in Orange County Has Several Upcoming Events!
Want to know more about the upcoming joint meeting with Souther California Mystery Writers of America, or their 5th Annual Ladies of Intrigue event? Find out more on our Latest News 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.