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.
⇒ Our next chapter meeting Sunday, October 2 ⇐
“The Basics of Social Media Marketing for Authors”
Back by popular demand! Do you know your @@ from a ##? Wonder if you should have a personal social media page, a professional page, or both? Author and social media power user Tammy Kaehler will walk us through definitions, dos and don’ts, and best practices. Bring your questions!
Tammy Kaehler is the award-winning author of the Kate Reilly Mysteries and former social media captain for the Sisters in Crime Hollywood Conference and 2016 Left Coast Crime Phoenix. Before trying her hand at fiction, Tammy established a career writing marketing materials, feature articles, executive speeches, and technical documentation. A fateful stint in corporate hospitality introduced her to the racing world, which inspired the first Kate Reilly racing mystery. Tammy works as a technical writer in the Los Angeles area.
Our October Reader: Glen Erik Hamilton
Glen Erik Hamilton will be reading from his debut novel, PAST CRIMES, winner of the Anthony, Macavity, and Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel. The second book in his Van Shaw crime-thriller series, HARD COLD WINTER, was published in March by William Morrow (US) and Faber & Faber (UK). A native of Seattle, Glen now lives in California but frequently returns to his hometown to soak up the rain. Follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @GlenErikH.
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
Our November 12 Workshop:
Creating Memorable Characters
Poirot, Spade, Holmes, Millhone, Wolfe, Peabody, Gamache. Great characters stick with readers long after the final chapter ends. They make us laugh, cringe, cheer, worry—believe. They make us CARE. In our upcoming character building workshop (the fictional kind, not yours), UCLA Writing Instructor and renowned author, Hannah Dennison, will present tips, tricks, and checklists to make your characters come alive!
Details in the Workshop section.
Book Release Coming?
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!
The Sisters in Crime/LA Educational Grant
We are delighted to announce three grants to be awarded to attend the 2017 California Crime Writers Conference. Complete details in the GRANTS section.