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:
MAY 19, 2018, 1 P.M. TO 3 P.M. – “Create Your Own Female Sleuth – From Idea to Fully Realized”/Pasadena LitFest Anne Louise Bannon (Death of the Zanjero), Pamela Samuels Young (Abuse of Discretion), and Connie DiMarco (The Madness of Mercury) will lead workshop participants through the process of creating a fully-realized character, taking into account some of the issues faced by a female crime fighter. Location is The Andalucia, Pasadena (next to Vroman’s Bookstore). LitFest events will be happening all over the Pasadena Playhouse District, more information is available here.
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:
Moderator Lida Sideris leads panelists Connie DiMarco, Sheila Lowe and Catherine Pelonero about how they got around to it in “Someday I’ll Write a Novel” at the Culver City Library on April 14.
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.