Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles is a chapter of the international organization Sisters in Crime. We are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by our passion for the mystery genre and our support of women who write mysteries. We welcome mystery lovers from anywhere, who share an interest in the Los Angeles mystery community. Find out more about our meetings, workshops, biennial anthologies we publish, the benefits of membership, and how you can join.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
FOR OUR NEXT EVENT!
GENERAL MEETING – OCTOBER 6TH, 2019
South Pasadena Library Community Room
1115 El Centro Street
South Pasadena CA 91030
2:00-2:30 p.m. Networking and Refreshments
2:30-4:00 p.m. Program
* CHAPTER MEETINGS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC *
We’re always looking for new characters, so bring your friends!
This activity is not sponsored by the City of South Pasadena or the South Pasadena Library.
Becoming An Author Has No Expiration Date
Guest Speaker: Mike Befeler
At the age of 56, author Mike Befeler prepared to “retire into writing.” Learn about his experience starting later in life, writing about older characters, & pioneering the genre of geezer-lit mysteries.
Mike Befeler is author of sixteen books including Paradise Court, Unstuff Your Stuff, Death of a Scam Artist and the Paul Jacobson Geezer-lit Mystery Series. He was twice a finalist for The Lefty Award for best humorous mystery. After a thirty-nine year business career, he retired into writing. He is past president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America and a long-time member of Sisters in Crime. He grew up in Hawaii, lived in Boulder, Colorado, and currently resides in Lakewood, California, with his wife Wendy. When not writing, he can be seen taking his grandson to the park and library.
Learn more at www.mikebefeler.com
Jennifer Younger and Julia Bricklin, Fatally Haunted
We are delighted that two of our anthology authors will be reading from their short stories in Fatally Haunted.
Julia Bricklin is the award-winning author of the recently released Blonde Rattlesnake: Burmah Adams, Tom White, and the 1933 Crime Spree that Terrorized Los Angeles (Lyons Press, 2019). Auble’s Ghost, which appears in the Fatally Haunted anthology, is her first published fiction piece. Bricklin also wrote Polly Pry: The Woman Who Wrote the West (2018, TwoDot Books), and America’s Best Female Sharpshooter: The Rise and Fall of Lillian Frances Smith (2017, University of Oklahoma Press). She has written numerous articles for journals and magazines. Bricklin grew up in southern California, obtained a journalism degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and worked in the TV/film industry before obtaining her master’s degree in history. She serves as associate editor of California History, and volunteers as a DNA specialist for people seeking family roots.
Jennifer Younger writes noir fiction. As a young girl, Jennifer often traveled to southern Virginia to visit relatives. Their conversations became the inspiration for her stories. As an adult, her curious nature has led her into back-alley Los Angeles joints with its pimps, gangsters and guns where she continues to explore the worlds her characters inhabit. When not thinking of ways her characters can bump off the bad guy or seduce a good one, Jennifer can be found voraciously reading all genres of fiction. She is a board member of Mystery Writers of America, SoCal and Sisters in Crime, Los Angeles. She continues to seek out the dirty secrets of small Southern towns, similar to the ones in which her stories take place.
Check out the anthology at https://sistersincrimela.com/anthologies/
Our 2019 anthology FATALLY HAUNTED is available to order now!
Learn more about the authors and editors behind our 2019 anthology FATALLY HAUNTED at our Anthologies page!
We’re proud of the accomplishments of our members
and we want to spread the word!
Book Release Coming?
ANNOUNCE IT IN THE SinC/LA
WHAT’S NEW THIS MONTH EMAIL!
Each month hundreds of InBoxes sizzle with the exciting new SinC/LA WHAT’S NEW THIS MONTH email, highlighting all new book releases and a monthly run-down of author events, put out by our Social Media board member to inboxes everywhere. As part of our ongoing mission to add to the value of your membership, we compile information on the latest hot releases by our author members for an email to the hundreds of mystery lovers on our contact list. If you’re a current, paid up member of the National chapter and Sisters in Crime/LA releasing a new crime fiction or mystery soon, go to the MEMBERS ONLY NEW RELEASE SUBMISSIONS section, enter your member password, and follow the instructions to fill out your submission form; the information will go to our Social Media and Public Relations board member to be handled in the next mailing.
Please note that the SinC/LA WHAT’S NEW THIS MONTH E-MAIL now goes out on THE 25TH OF EACH MONTH, so plan your submissions accordingly. Also, please note that release information will no longer appear in RANSOM NOTES as of the October 2019 issue; this will mean only submitting once and targeting a larger audience!