Month: May 2020

SISTERS IN CRIME/LA May 2020 Meeting Recap

On May 3rd, 2020, from 2 to 4 pm, Sisters in Crime/LA held their first official meeting on Zoom.  Members and the public were provided a direct e-mail with an RSVP link, as well as access to the link on the website.

Susan Angard read from the book, ON THE WINGS OF A LION.

Rachel Howzell HallSheila Lowe, and Laurie Stevens – the editors from the previous Sisters in Crime/LA anthology, FATALLY HAUNTED – provided their insights about the anthology process.


Tori Eldridge talked about the art of “ninja marketing,” sharing her experiences branding herself as a new author. She also focused on taking advantage of your existing networks of people who share similar interests to yourself, and finding ways to tie that into promoting your works, as part of locating people who can become part of a grassroots marketing team.

Sisters in Crime/LA Member Appearances and News – May 2020

Even though we have “safer at home” order in place here in Los Angeles, that doesn’t mean our members aren’t staying active! Find out where our members in person this coming month (and subsequent months), or where you can find them – or their content – in media outlets such as podcasts or Zoom conferences! Or, maybe you have time on your hands for a good read and there’s something new you should know about!

We’ve consolidated all the “hot off the press”  news to know here – this list is updated throughout the month with last minute additions and changes, so keep checking back!



Mike Befeler has published an uplifting and humorous short story about a boy keeping a journal during the Coronavirus pandemic titled, Coronavirus Daze (released 4/18/20). Tad has a life transforming experience when he makes an unexpected discovery. Get it on Amazon Kindle.


HERE COMES THE BODY, the first book in the Catering Hall Mysteries, which Ellen Byron is writing under the pen name Maria DiRico, was featured in both Woman’s World and Tea Time magazines.

Catering Hall Mysteries -


Sheila Lowe’s latest book, Proof of Life (Beyond the Veil paranormal mysteries), is now out in audiobook. Sheila also has free codes for some of her Forensic Handwriting Mysteries available. Anyone interested in a free code to listen, send a request. First come, first served: [email protected]

Sheila will also be participating in a big book giveaway with many other authors on May 9-10:


The paperback edition of Man Bags and Malice has just been released. This is the 15th book in the Haley Randolph mystery series written by Dorothy Howell.

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