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.

Careening, Colliding, and some Carousing…

 LAst Resort Town Hall Event

Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena

Saturday, July 8, from 4–5 p.m.

Meet the editors and authors of the 2017 SinC/LA anthology, LAst Resort, at a special town hall event presented by Vroman’s, the Pasadena literary landmark. All 16 LR authors will read snippets from their stories, followed by the third degree from SinC/LA prez Rochelle Staab on their process, inspiration, and how to write to theme.

After the event, join the authors and editors across the street at Veronica’s at El Portal, located in Arcade Lane on Colorado Blvd., for a no-host gathering in celebration of the release. All are welcome.


Next SinC/LA Chapter Meeting, Sunday, July 9

Featured Speaker—Debra Deyan “Audiobooks: the Latest and Greatest Opportunity in Publishing”

Bring a voice to your writing by turning your book into an audiobook! Debra Deyan is a 25-year veteran audiobook producer and owner of Deyan Audio, the world’s largest independent producer of audiobooks. Working for over 30 publishers, she won numerous awards including 5 Grammys, 12 Grammy nominations, countless Audies, Odyssey, Carnegie and Earphone awards. Debra was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award from the APA in 2013 for her efforts in helping pioneer the audiobook industry. She owns two Los Angeles recording studios with 9 recording booths. She also owns a video game/interactive toy venture and co-founded an institute which teaches audiobook narration and production.

Featured Reader—Carole Sojka

Carole Sojka grew up in New York but has lived most of her life in Southern California. In the early 60’s, she and her husband, Boris, were among the first thousand Peace Corps volunteers to be sent abroad. They were stationed in Africa for two years teaching English as a second language and doing photography for the Ministry of Information. When she returned, she obtained a Master’s in Public Administration from USC, and worked for years as the administrator in a public law office in Orange County. Carole began writing short stories and mysteries after she retired, and is the author of two mystery novels set on Florida’s Treasure Coast. She’ll be reading from her third novel, PSYCHIC DAMAGE, set in a small city in Southern California.

We’re proud of the accomplishments of our members and can’t wait 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.

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