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.

Please watch our website and your inbox for information on future chapter meetings and events.

COMING UP NEXT!

RSVP FOR OUR NEXT HOUSE ARREST ON OCTOBER 1ST, 2020:

See full details at our House Arrest page!

 

DON’T MISS OUR NEXT CHAPTER MEETING OCTOBER 4th, 2020:

Networking : 2:00 to 2:30 PM

Event 2:30 to 4:00 PM

RSVP Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpceqhpjgpHdQB9STrJlbLg-CK6JYqsRfM

 

FEATURED SPEAKER

Dennis Palumbo

Dennis Palumbo Author Photo

Author Dennis Palumbo will be discussing the unique challenges of writing story, and ways to deal with writers’ block, procrastination, and fear of failure.

Dennis Palumbo, M.A., MFT is a writer and licensed psychotherapist in private practice, specializing in creative issues. His acclaimed series of mystery thrillers–Mirror Image, Fever Dream, Night Terrors, Phantom Limb and the latest, Head Wounds (Poisoned Pen Press)–features psychologist and trauma expert Daniel Rinaldi. He’s also the author of Writing From the Inside Out (John Wiley), as well as a collection of mystery short stories, From Crime to Crime (Tallfellow Press).

Formerly a Hollywood screenwriter, Palumbo’s credits include the feature film My Favorite Year, for which he was nominated for a WGA Award for Best Screenplay. He was also a staff writer for the ABC-TV series Welcome Back, Kotter, and has written numerous series episodes and pilots.

Head Wounds Cover

FEATURED READER

Anne Louise Bannon

Anne Louise Bannon Author Photo

Anne Louise Bannon has made not one, but two careers out of her passion for storytelling. Both a novelist and a journalist, she has an insatiable curiosity. In addition to her mystery novels, she has written a nonfiction book about poisons, freelanced for such diverse publications as the Los Angeles Times, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Backstage West, and edits the wine blog OddBallGrape.com. On the fiction side, she writes a romantic serial, a spy series, and her Kathy and Freddy 1920s mystery series. Her most recent title is Death of the Chinese Field Hands, set in Los Angeles, 1871. She and her husband live in Southern California with an assortment of critters. Visit her website at AnneLouiseBannon.com.     
Death of the Chinese Field Hands Cover


LEARN TIPS, TRICKS, AND MORE FROM OUR MEMBERS!

 

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.


 

 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 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.