Join SinC-Central Virginia on May 14, 11 am PST (2 p.m. EDT)
“Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer”
with award-winning crime writer Sue Coletta.

Register by sending an email with your name and chapter affiliation to [email protected]. We will send you the Zoom link. The program will not be recorded.

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Need research for your serial killer character? In this presentation Sue Coletta covers the FBI definition of serial killers, modus operandi vs. signature, seven key phases to the ritual of serial killing, serial killer categories & classifications, male vs. female serial killers, sociopath vs. psychopath, and nature vs. nurture.

Sue Coletta is an award-winning crime writer and an active member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. Feedspot and named her Murder Blog as “Best 100 Crime Blogs on the Net.” She also blogs at the Kill Zone (Writer’s Digest “101 Best Websites for Writers”) and is a Resident Coach on Writers Helping Writers.

Sue lives with her husband in New Hampshire. She writes two psychological thriller series and narrative nonfiction/true crime and taught a 5-week serial killer course for EdAdvance in CT. She also appeared in an Emmy award-winning true crime series. Learn more about Sue and her books at