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.
JOIN OR RENEW YOUR SISTERS IN CRIME MEMBERSHIP NOW!
To be a part of the Los Angeles chapter of Sisters in Crime, you must ALSO join the National chapter. Here’s some of the local benefits:
- Monthly meetings: Meet and greet fellow mystery readers and writers at our monthly meetings. Learn from guest speakers who are experts in their fields, including detectives, editors, best-selling authors, publicists and more. Each month we offer one member author the opportunity to read a short passage from his/her published work.
- Signings and Panels: Chapter members seeking speaking opportunities are invited to join the SinC/LA Speakers Bureau. Our Speakers Bureau Director arranges for published authors to speak and sign books at libraries and other venues.
- Seminars/Workshops: Discounted classes are presented on various aspects of writing.
- Anthologies: SinC/LA members as well as members from the Orange County and Hawaii chapters can submit short stories for LA’s biennial mystery anthology published by a traditional press. 2019 will see the release of the new anthology FATALLY HAUNTED.
- Monthly New Release emails: The 25th of each month, we email a list of new releases by published SinC/LA authors to our entire membership, past members, and all parties who expressed interest in chapter activities.
- For Your Consideration list: Only members of the SinC Los Angeles chapter can be listed on our website to let people know of their works eligible for awards consideration. THE NEW LIST OF 2018 TITLES FOR 2019 AWARDS CONSIDERATION IS AVAILABLE NOW.
- Ransom Notes: Our informative monthly members-only newsletter offers up-to-date information about members, events and tips of the trade.
- Book Festivals: The chapter offers our published author members the opportunity to sign books at our annual booth at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and other local area book festivals.
- Networking: Take advantage of opportunities to make new friends, network with other writers and create lasting ties within the mystery community through opportunities to meet locally, including monthly meetings and a “killer” holiday party.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR OUR NEXT GENERAL MEETING ON MARCH 3rd, 2019!
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
* CHAPTER MEETINGS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC *
We’re always looking for new characters, so bring your friends!
This activity is not sponsored by the City of South Pasadena or the South Pasadena Library.
Double Lives: The Arsonist Next Door
Guest Speaker: Eric Brach
Eric Brach is the author of Double Lives, a book about the devious criminals who present as normal, everyday people while secretly terrorizing their hometowns, hiding their true selves from those around them even as they repeatedly perpetrate some of the worst crimes imaginable. His presentation will focus on one such criminal who comes from our own area. On a clear October night in 1984, less than a mile from our South Pasadena library, a home crafts store burned to the ground, killing four people trapped inside, including a two-year old out toddler brought shopping by his grandmother. Though this was indeed a tragedy, it was no accident — it was simply one of a string of thousands of destructive fires set by a sociopath no one in Southern California ever would have expected…
Eric Brach wakeboards out of flaming wreckage — or at least, his author photo on Goodreads does. The rest of the time, he teaches alongside members of the LAPD at a West Los Angeles College program for students pursuing careers in law enforcement. Double Lives: True Tales of the Criminals Next Door is his third title; previously, he co-authored Billy the Hill and the Jump Hook, the autobiography of the only #1 NBA draft pick to come from LA, and Conquering the Electron, a history of the intersection between business and technology. Before turning to books, Eric wrote for The Onion and Bleacher Report, and he penned the screenplay for a Nintendo Wii video game. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and his dog. Follow him at https://www.facebook.com/EBforyou/
Featured Reader: Alice Zogg
Alice Zogg was born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland. She met her husband, a fellow Swiss, in New York City, and the two made their home in the United States. Southern California became their permanent residence decades ago. She is an avid traveler and plays racquetball and golf.
Alice wrote ten books in her R. A. Huber Mystery Series. Huber is a private investigator whose cases take her on journeys to places like Catalina, the Central Mexico region, Davos, Switzerland, the balloon festival in Albuquerque, and on a cruise to Alaska, to name a few. She also penned three stand-alone mysteries and is in the process of working on a fourth. Learn more at https://www.alicezogg.com/
REGISTRATION FOR CALIFORNIA CRIME WRITERS CONFERENCE 2019 NOW OPEN!
The conference, jointly presented by Sisters in Crime/LA and Mystery Writers of America Southern California chapter, is June 8-9, 2019 in Culver City, California. Find out more at the Conference page!
Learn more about the authors and editors behind our upcoming 2019 anthology FATALLY HAUNTED!
This month we add new features from authors Julia Bricklin and Gobind Tanaka!
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. Please note that the SinC/LA NEW RELEASE E-MAIL now goes out on THE 25TH OF EACH MONTH, so plan your submissions accordingly.