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.

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May 2, 2021 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) 
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Speaker: Rex Pickett. What makes writing real, three-dimensional, and lends a book hope that it can endure the test of time?  Writing from the inside out; not the outside in, and a discussion of how to ideate a novel.

Rex Pickett is the author of the novel Sideways, which was adapted into the award-winning film of the same title.  Sideways won over 350 plaudits from various critics and film organizations, capturing five Academy Award and seven Golden Globe nominations.

He is the author of two Sideways sequels – the IPPY Gold Medal award-winning Vertical, and Sideways 3: Chile –  and is the screenwriter of My Mother Dreams the Satan’s Disciples in New York, which won the 2000 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short.  Rex has written and staged the Sideways play four times.

Rex’s debut crime novel, The Archivist, will be released Nov. 9, 2021 by Blackstone Publishing.  A southern California native, his Rex Pickett Papers are currently enshrined at Geisel Library, a yearlong archival process that formed the inspiration for The Archivist.

 

Reader: Nancy Silverman will read from the third installment of her MISTY DAWN series. When Misty Dawn, the former “Hollywood Psychic to the Stars,” receives a phone call in the middle of the night, she knows it can’t be good news. Dorine Witherspoon, an actress and former client is in town for the opening of her touring musical and tells Misty the show’s leading lady, Cassie Marx, has disappeared, and Misty immediately suspects foul play.

Nancy Cole Silverman is a long-time Sisters in Crime member, and currently on the board of the Southern California Mystery Writers of America. She enjoyed a long and very successful career in radio before turning to print journalism and later, to fiction. She writes both the Carol Childs and Misty Dawn Mysteries, numerous short stories, and is currently at work on a piece of historical fiction.

 

 


REGISTRATION FOR CALIFORNIA CRIME WRITERS CONFERENCE 2021 IS NOW OPEN!

Find out more about this joint conference between Sisters in Crime/LA and Mystery Writers of America, Southern California Chapter happening June 12, 2021, as a FREE one-day virtual event!

 


 

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See our Members Articles section for all we have to offer!


STAY CONNECTED ONLINE!

 

Just because we can’t meet as often in person doesn’t mean we need to stop being in touch! A member benefit of being part of National Sisters in Crime as well as part of Sisters in Crime/LA is being eligible to join our online group based community at groups.io. There, you can discuss various topics of interest and respond to the threads posted by other members.


 

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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 WHAT’S NEW THIS MONTH mailing and also be promoted on our Social Media as applicable.

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.