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.


Our next Speakers Bureau Event:


Saturday, April 29, 2 p.m.

Kaufman Library—2nd floor Community Room

11820 San Vincente Boulevard, Brentwood, 90049

The Friends of the Kaufman Library in Brentwood will feature SinC/LA authors with stories in our newly-released anthology LAst Resort. L.H. Dillman will moderate a panel featuring Paula Bernstein, Georgia Jeffries, and Wendall Thomas. Come enjoy the discussion!


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.