LADIES NIGHT launch party at The Library Bar!

We recently celebrated the publication of LADIES NIGHT, our 2015 anthology. Here are a couple of pictures from the night.









LAdies Night Cake











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LAdies Night Diane









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Annual Holiday Pot Luck, December 15, 2013


The authors and editors of LAST EXIT TO MURDER

Vinnie Armstrong at the piano

Will Zeilinger and Janet Elizabeth Lynn

Gayle Bartos-Pool, Miko Johnston and guest

Stephen Buehler

Sarah Chen and Tammy Kaehler

Lynn Schwartz, Kathy Kingston and Travis Richardson

Nena Kelty and Julie Beers

Lynn Schwartz and Edward Arno

Darrell James and Pam Dehnke

Gayle Bartos-Pool, Sally Carpenter and Alice Zogg

Carole Sojka, Craig Faustus Buck, Jeri Westerson and Craig Westerson

Don Cannon

Sisters in Crime/LA booth at 12th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair, September 29, 2013

At our September 9, 2013 Meeting: Lisa Seidman interviews Captain Paul Duryea of the Glendale Police Department about the Hillside Strangler case and others

Darrell James read from his latest book Purgatory Keys

Kevin Gillogly and Kim Fay

Naomi Hirahara and Kate Thornton

June 27, 2013: Speakers Bureau Panel at the Wiseburn Library in Hawthorne

Patricia Smiley, Holly West, Harley Jane Kozak and Connie Archer

April 20-21, 2013: Sisters in Crime/LA booth at the 2013 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Diane Vallere

Christopher Lynch and Tammy Kaehler

Jill Amadio and Sarah Chen

Laura Levine, Rochelle Staab and Joanne Fluke

Diane Vallere, Melissa Garcia, Mar Preston and Travis Richardson

Lisa Brackmann and Pamela Samuels Young

Jeri Westerson, Kim Fay and Laurie Stevens

April 14, 2013: SPEAKERS BUREAU WRITING WORKSHOP sponsored by the Thousand Oaks Library and the American Association of University Women.

Librarian Charlotte Burrows with chapter president and workshop leader Patty Smiley

March 3, 2013: Crime Scene Photography with Scott Gregory:

February 3, 2013 “In the Bleak Mid-winter: Looking at Noir” panel:

Stephen Blackmoore, Eric Beetner, Gar Anthony Haywood, and Christa Faust

December Holiday Party 2012:

Board members and friends arrive early to set up the room

Diane Vallere and Kendel Flaum, Managing Editor of Henery Press

Travis Richardson, editor of RANSOM NOTES and Teresa Wong

Anthology contributor Stephen Buehler does magic tricks as Craig Faustus Buck and Karina look on

Anthology contributor Andrew Pierce and Sarah

Emerging writer Arlene Walker and anthology contributor Sally Carpenter

Anthology editor Tammy Kaehler and Gigi Pandian

Dianne Emley, Maxine Nunes and Charlie Emley

September 30, 2012: Our authors sign at the 11th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair

Rosemary Lord and Rochelle Staab

Sheila Lowe, Linda O. Johnston and Diane Vallere

Laurie Stevens, Jeri Westerson and Diane Vallere beat the heat with squirt guns

Jeri Westerson and Tammy Kaehler

Gary Phillips, Jeri Westerson and Leslie Klinger

August 5, 2012 Meeting: Attendees hear a discussion on “How to Write Main Characters of the Opposite Sex” with panel members Bob Fate, Gayle Bartos-Pool, Michael Mallory, Patricia Wynn¬† and Jeri Westerson.

The Panel

Morgan St. James and Hugh Kottlove

Avril Adams and Micheal Kelly

Jorge Ribeiro ande Jim Schieldge

July 28, 2012 Speakers Bureau panel at the La Crescenta Library
“Mystery, Crime and Horror Genres”

Michael Mallory, Paul D. Marks and Sue Ann Jaffarian

July 21, 2012 Speakers Bureau panel at the Carson Regional Library
“Writing Mysteries in the South Bay”

SinC/LA authors Tammy Kaehler, Patricia Smiley, Sarah M. Chen and Barbara Reed

Our July 8, 2012 meeting featured Gloria Killian who was falsely accused and imprisoned for 17.5 years for a murder she didn’t commit. The book FULL CIRCLE chronicles the ordeal to clear her name:

Gloria Killian and co-author Sandra Kobrin sign FULL CIRCLE after their presentation

Lisa Brackmann signs GETAWAY

Joel Fox and Jonathan Beggs talk books

Jo Ellen Krum and Sarah Chen

Jill Amadio and Jeri Westerson admire our new sign

Kathy Kingston inspecting the t-shirt inventory

Diane Vallere and Jeri Westerson inspecting “Dead Freds” at the merchandise table.

Photos from our June 3, 2012 meeting, featuring FBI Special Agent Thomas J. Leighton:

Special Agent Thomas J. Leighton with Joel Fox

Craig Faustus Buck, Pamela Samuels Young, Travis Richardson

Sybil Johnson, Eric Stone, Terri Nolan

Linda O. Johnston, Michael Mallory, Gayle Bartos-Pool

Kerri Tarvin and Carole Sojka

Photos from the 2012 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books:

Each year SinC/LA sponsors a booth at the 2-day Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, which for the past two years has been held on the campus of the University of Southern California. Approximately 150,000 book lovers attend free panels, stage performances, demonstrations and signing events with their favorite authors. The 2012 Festival was held April 20-21. Here are a few photos of the 49 member-authors who signed at our booth.

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Gay Toltl Kinman, Gayle Bartos-Pool and Melissa Garcia

Carole Sojka and Leslie Kohler

Denise Hamilton and Cara Black

Travis Richardson and Diane Vallere

Darrell James and Patricia Smiley

Ashley Ream, Sue Ann Jaffarian and Patricia Smiley

Michael Mallory

Tammy Kaehler and Dianne Emley

Naomi Hirahara and Stephen Jay Schwartz

Jude McGee, Mar Preston and Deborah Ledford

Laurie Stevens and Lisa Brackmann

Sarah Chen

Tony Piazza and Sue Ann Jaffarian

Pamela Samuels Young, Eric Stone, Gary Phillips and Travis Richardson

Jeri Westerson

Joanne Fluke and Laura Levine