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.
SISTERS IN CRIME MEETINGS CONTINUE TO BE IN SESSION… JOIN US SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH!
September 12, 2021
Social: 2:00 – 2:30 PM
Speakers: 2:30 – 4:00 PM
“Writing About Noir” with Tod Goldberg, Eric Beetner, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, and Rob Roberge
Featured Reader: J.R. Sanders
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Tod Goldberg is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen books, including The Low Desert, Gangsterland, a finalist for the Hammett Prize, Gangster Nation, The House of Secrets, which he co-authored with Brad Meltzer, and Living Dead Girl, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
Eric Beetner is that writer of more than 20 books like Rumrunners, All The Way Down and The Devil Doesn’t Want Me so you’d better get started. He also hosts the podcast Writer Types and the Noir at the Bar reading series in L.A.. He’s been nominated for three Anthony’s, an ITW award, Shamus, Derringer and 6 Emmys. Eric is a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of Sisters in Crime.
Barbara DeMarco-Barrett is the editor of Palm Springs Noir, just published by Akashic Books, for which she also wrote a story. Her stories and essays are in Orange County Noir (Akashic), USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series), Rock and a Hard Place, Dark City Crime Mystery Magazine, and Inlandia. She hosts Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM and is president of the Orange County Chapter of Sisters in Crime.
Rob Roberge is the author of four books of fiction and most recently the memoir LIAR, of which The New Yorker said, “both the smallest and the biggest moments fascinate.” He’s at work on a novel.
Featured Reader J.R. Sanders is the author of STARDUST TRAIL, a Hate Crime Novel.
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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
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Book Release Coming?
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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.