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.
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 our Speakers Bureau Director 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:
APRIL 14, 2018, 2 P.M. – “I Think I’d Like to Write a Book (Someday)”: Representing a diverse group of mystery genres, authors share about how each of them followed the road from writing through publication. Hear from Connie diMarco (All Sides Point to Murder), Sheila Lowe (Written Off), and Catherine Pelonero (Absolute Madness). The panel is moderated by Lida Sideris, author of Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters. Location is Culver City Julian Dixon Library, 4975 Overland Ave, Culver City CA.
JUNE 2, 2018, 11AM to Noon – “It’s a Mystery to Us”: Fiction author David Putnam (The Innocents) and true crime author Joan Renner (contributor,L.A.P.D. ’53) will go behind the scenes of their individual writing processes —where ideas come from, setting research techniques, and how the book gets written. Moderated by Carole Sojka (Psychic Damage). Location is County of Los Angeles Public Library – Temple City, 5939 Golden West Avenue, Temple City, CA.
JULY 28, 2018, 10 AM – “Mysteries Can Take You Everywhere”: What goes into setting mysteries in a different time and place than the reader’s own experiences? How can placing characters with backgrounds different from the reader’s own familiar environment bring new perspectives? Find out from authors Jill Amadio (Digging Up the Dead), along with husband and wife writing team Janet Lynn and Will Zeilinger (Slick Deal). Moderated by Sisters in Crime Los Angeles Speakers Bureau Director Shannon Muir. Location is Henderson Library, 4805 Emerald Street, Torrance, CA.
Recent Speakers Bureau Events:
SinC/LA’s Laurie Stevens, Anne Louise Bannon, Nancy Cole Silverman, Will Zeilinger, and Janet Lynn wowed the crowd at Blastoff Comics & Books for the 5th Annual Lit Crawl L.A. on October 25 in the NoHo Arts District.
A group of the 2017 SinC/LA anthology authors read excerpts from LAst Resort to a lively audience at The Last Bookstore, June 17…
And again, to a sell out crowd at Vroman’s Bookstore on July 8!