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.
Announcing Our September 24 Workshop
“Getting Started: The Killer First Page” with Jerrilyn Farmer
Will your WIP’s opening paragraphs stimulate agents, editors, and the public to continue reading? In this interactive workshop, UCLA mystery writing instructor and LA Times best-selling author Jerrilyn Farmer will share tips and provide feedback for turning your story’s first impression into a lasting impression.
Details and Registration in the WORKSHOP section.
⇒ Don’t miss our next chapter meeting Sunday, September 11! ⇐
“LIBRARY-AUTHOR EVENTS: STRATEGIES FOR MARKETING SUCCESS”
Learn from the experts! Our esteemed guest speakers Robin Hoklotubbe and Beatriz Preciado will share tips on taking advantage of the multiple opportunities and benefits local libraries offer the writing community.
Robin Hoklotubbe is the current President of CPLA, California Public Library Advocates, the state organization for Trustees, Commissioners, Friends, and Foundations. Robin spent ten years on the board of United for Libraries (UFL), a division of the American Library Association, and serves on several UFL committees, including chairing the 2017 Annual Conference Committee. She assists with special projects for the California State Library and the California Library Association, and volunteers on the board of the Friends of the Corona Public Library.Organizer of successful author events from small to large, simple to high-end, Robin speaks nationally on how to book an author at a library.
Beatriz Preciado is the Programs Coordinator at OC Public Libraries, responsible for the development and implementation of programming activities and grants system-wide. Her background includes roles at the La Habra Library, the Santa Ana Public Library, and the Anaheim Public Library. A member of the Orange County Chapter of REFORMA, Beatriz served as Board Secretary from 2014-2016.
Our September Reader: Ellen Byron
Ellen Byron‘s debut novel, Plantation Shudders: A Cajun Country Mystery, made the USA Today Bestsellers list, and was nominated for Agatha, Lefty, and Daphne awards. Ellen’s TV credits include Wings, Just Shoot Me, and many network pilots; she’s written over 200 national magazine articles; and her published plays include the award-winning Graceland.
Ellen will be reading from Body on the Bayou, the second novel in her Cajun Country Mystery series. Publishers Weekly called Body on the Bayou, “everything cozy readers could want.”
New Orleans Bouchercon Bound in September?
Check out the SinC/LA 2016 ANTHONY NOMINEES!
Authors and Titles in the For Your Consideration section
CALIFORNIA CRIME WRITERS CONFERENCE June 10-11, 2017
GUESTS OF HONOR: WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER and HALLIE EPHRON
Details in the California Crime Writers Conference Section
MEMBER BENEFIT for AUTHORS—SinC/LA NEW RELEASE EMAIL!
Each month hundreds of InBoxes will 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. We’re proud of the accomplishments of our members and can’t wait to spread the word!