Speakers Bureau

Add a spark of mystery to your upcoming event!

The Sisters in Crime Los Angeles Speakers Bureau provides local libraries, book clubs, and organizations an array of authors to speak on the art and craft of writing the mystery/crime genre. We offer panels, lectures, discussions, or other ideas to suit your needs.

Sample panel topics include:

  • Death in Short: The devious deviations between novels and short stories.
  • Die Laughing: The funny side of murder mysteries.
  • Killing It in Style: Art, fashion, and crime aren’t such strange bedfellows.
  • Cherchez la Femme: The challenges and delights of writing a female sleuth.
  • It’s a Mystery to Us: The writing process—where ideas come from, how characters are created, setting research techniques, and how the book gets written
  • I Think I’ll Write a Book (Someday): How to get started on the road to publication.

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SinC/LA published authors are available for events large and small throughout the greater Los Angeles area. To book an event at your venue—free of charge—contact Speakers Bureau Director Andrew Jetarski at SinCLAspeakersbureau@gmail.com.

Published SinC/LA members: to join the Speakers Bureau roster, fill out this short form with information about you and your books, along with a few searchable words related to the genre or niche in the keyword section.

Upcoming Speakers Bureau Events:

June 24—”Sleuth Sisters: Female Detectives in Contemporary Fiction,” Santa Monica Public Library/Ocean Park, 2pm


July 8—LAst Resort Author and Editor Town Hall, 4–5pm, Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena

July 29—”It’s a Mystery to Me: Authors Discuss Their Writing Process,” Torrance Library, 10am

Recent Speakers Bureau Events:

A group of our 2017 SinC/LA anthology LAst Resort authors read to a lively audience at The Last Bookstore, June 17.



Throughout 2017, the Sisters in Crime national program “We Love Libraries” selects one library per month to be awarded $1000. Visit the national Sisters in Crime website for more information.