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, February 11, 2018
Guest Speaker: Laura Brennan
Networking for Writers (or How to Meet People When You’d Rather Not)
Writers write. Unfortunately, we also have to network—with readers, editors, even fellow writers. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to network easily and effectively. We’ll cover how to introduce yourself, how to start a conversation, and (just as important!) how to gracefully exit. Bring business cards and be prepared to have fun.
Laura Brennan works in Hollywood as a writer and pitch consultant, and plots to murder those who’ve done her wrong… fictionally, of course. Her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, including SinC/LA’s LAst Exit to Murder. Laura’s podcast, where she interviews crime writers of all stripes, can be found at DestinationMystery.com
Featured Reader: Ellen Byron
Ellen Byron writes the Cajun Country Mystery series. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called her new book, A Cajun Christmas Killing, “superb.” Body on the Bayou won the Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery, and was nominated for a Best Contemporary Novel Agatha Award. Plantation Shudders, was nominated for Agatha, Lefty, and Daphne awards, and made the USA Today Bestseller list. She’s written over 200 national magazine articles; published plays include the award-winning Graceland; TV credits include Wings, Just Shoot Me, Fairly OddParents, and pilots. Ellen lives in Studio City with her husband, daughter, and two spoiled rescue dogs. Find her at http://www.ellenbyron.com/
Don’t be left behind…
◊ It’s Membership Renewal Time! ◊
2017 memberships in SinC/LA and memberships in Sisters in Crime National both expired on December 31. Don’t lose out—renew now to continue membership benefits throughout 2018. Remember, you must be a member of SinC national before you can join or renew membership in SinC/LA. Info and application here.
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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.