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Sisters in Crime LA Member Appearances and News – August 2020

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!

 

MEMBERS NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Craig Faustus Buck‘s “2 is For Taboo”, “Cuppa Joe” and “Heavy Debt”, have all been accepted for reprint in the 2020 BOULD Awards Anthology, which will be published in late November.

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Tori Eldridge‘s book, THE NINJA DAUGHTER,  is a Macavity Award nominee for Best First Mystery. Tori’s debut novel was also nominated for an Anthony Award (Best First Novel) and a Lefty Award (Best Debut Mystery). Her next book in the Lily Wong series, THE NINJA’S BLADE, releases September 1st!

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Sheila Lowe spent 3 hours in front of a camera for Burden of Proof, a documentary to be aired on HBO this fall. She figures that will get her about 30 seconds of screen time. The show is about a 1987 cold case where a 15 year old girl disappeared, leaving some mysterious handwriting.

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Gary Phillips has a short story, “High Sheriff Blues” in Low Down Dirty Vote II, profits from sales to go to the Southern Poverty Law Center to fight voter suppression and another, the Twilight Zone influenced “No Room! No Room!” in Stop the World: Snapshots from a Pandemic. Those profits to benefit a charity as well.

Sisters in Crime LA Member Appearances and News – July 2020

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!

 

MEMBERS NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tori Eldridge, debut author of THE NINJA DAUGHTER and upcoming THE NINJA’S BLADE (out 9/1/20), appears in three video events for Virtual Thrillerfest XV July 6-14.

  • ITW Author Videos – “Action Thrillers: Driving the Pace and Keeping It Real” with Award-Winning Authors Karen Dionne, K.J. Howe, Zoë Sharp, and Tori Eldridge (July 8-10, free to view)
  • Debut Author Presentation (July 11, 12pm EDT, free to view)
  • Mega Craftfest Conversation with #1 International Bestselling Author Karen Dionne (July 6-10, registration required)

Tori Eldridge—author and former actress of Broadway, television, and film—performs her action-thriller short story “Tough as Stone” for The Poisoned Pen, the first chapter of THE NINJA DAUGHTER for Vroman’s Bookstore, and two excerpts from her debut novel for Book Soup!

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Glen Erik Hamilton will join national bestsellers Jeff Abbott and Ellison Cooper in a Facebook Live event, July 14 at 6:00pm with Poisoned Pen, as part of book tour for Glen’s fifth Van Shaw thriller A DANGEROUS BREED.

Details and more of Glen’s upcoming appearances at:
glenerikhamilton.com/events.

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Shannon Muir‘s mystery/action backlist of short stories are featured in the charity volume WHO’S WHO IN NEW PULP, with all proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It is a directory of 222 authors, artists, editors and reviewers in the “new pulp” movement, writing tales today that evoke the styles of the mystery and action pulps of old. This title is currently available from Amazon.

Sisters in Crime/LA Member Appearances and News – April 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! Or, maybe you have time on your hands for a good read and there’s something new you should know about!

This list is updated throughout the month with last minute additions and changes, so keep checking back!


PODCAST APPEARANCES

 

Paul D. Marks is interviewed by Frank Zafiro on the Wrong Place-Write Crime podcast on April 15th.  So after you’re done crying about your taxes, please check it out: http://www.frankzafiro.com/wrong-place-write-crime/

 

 

NEW RELEASES AND OTHER MEMBER NEWS

 

A second printing for HERE COMES THE BODY, the first book in the Catering Hall Mysteries (written by Ellen Byron  under her pseudonym Maria DiRico) was announced two weeks after the book officially launched.

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Don’t miss the 9th book in the Cookbook Nook Mysteries, by Daryl Wood Gerber SHREDDING THE EVIDENCE, coming April 21 in trade paperback and e-book.

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Alison McMahan‘s short story (thriller), “Harlem in Havana,” is part of the anthology The Beat of Black Wings: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Joni Mitchell, edited by Josh Pachter. April 7, 2020 release date from Untreed Reads.

Festival of Books Signing Booth Sign Ups for 2020

Greetings, everyone.

Here is the form to sign up for your opportunity to sign your titles at the upcoming Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19.  Slots will be assigned on a first come, first served basis, and we will probably have a waiting list – but don’t despair. We often get cancellations.

You may already have heard this news. Many large events are being cancelled because of concern for the spread of the Coronavirus.

The Festival has been rescheduled for the weekend of October 3rd and 4th. 
Sisters in Crime LA will be  keeping its booth and will plan to participate in October.
Those of you who already requested a signing time will be able to use the same day and time in October or will get first choice for any other time that has not been filled. 

Member Notes and News – November 2019

To get the latest on New Releases from our members, subscribe to the WHAT’S NEW THIS MONTH newsletter from the right hand side of any page on the website.

MEMBER NOTES AND NEWS lets you in on other types of releases and items of interest about our members.


 

Dead Write, the fourth book in Sheila Lowe’s Forensic Handwriting series will be released as an audiobook around the end of October, beginning of November. The fabulous Anna Crowe, who has given voice to three of the other books in the series, is the narrator.

 

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“A Matter of Options” is Gary Phillips’ short story riffing on the Great Gatsby meets Chester Himes in the new anthology From Sea to Stormy Sea.  Each story is inspired by a painting.  In this case it was Reginald Marsh’s Depression-era “Why Not Take the L.”  From Pegasus Books, November 19.

Congratulations to Sisters in Crime/LA Members Chosen for MURDER MOST THEATRICAL

 

Congratulations to the members of Sisters in Crime/LA selected to be in the Malice Domestic Anthology 15: MURDER MOST THEATRICAL! Two of these members (Beverly Graf and Alexandra Jamison) also have stories in our most recent chapter Anthology, FATALLY HAUNTED.

Anne Louise Bannon – “Perfectly Awry”
Daryl Wood Gerber –  “No Final Act”
Beverly Graf –  “Deus Ex Machina”
Alexandra Jamison – “The Nine Deaths in Hamlet?”

Do You NaNo?

NaNoWriMo — National Novel Writing Month — happens every November. In a flurry of writing, thousands of authors attempt to turn out hundreds of thousands of words to each finish a novel in a month.

 

How do they do it? One of the ways is through write-ins.

 

A write-in is simply a group of writers coming together — ideally where there is food and coffee! — to write together for a couple of hours. Sisters in Crime/LA will support our writing community this year with several write-ins across Los Angeles in November. Whether or not you’re officially doing NaNo, you are welcome to join fellow Sisters and Misters for a couple of ours of writing throughout the month. No pressure, just dedicated time to get words on a page.

 

Want more information? Email Laura Brennan at [email protected], and keep an eye on the website. Dates and places will be posted as we get closer to November 1st.

 

Happy writing!

 

For more information about NaNoWriMo, check out their website: https://www.nanowrimo.org/

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Stocking up for back to school? Shop at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/95-4360219 and AmazonSmile donates to Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles! 

Sisters in Crime/LA is now affiliated with Amazon Smile. This is a program where Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

Click the link above and find out more!

FATALLY HAUNTED Launch Party!

Sisters in Crime/LA celebrated the release of FATALLY HAUNTED with a launch party held at a private residence.

Authors who attended read portions of their stories to the audience, emceed by Sisters in Crime/LA Chapter Vice President Laura Brennan.

 

 

Anyone who brought or bought a book that night could get their copies signed by all authors in attendance.

 

 

A big thank you to goes out to our hosts for the evening, the authors and editors that participated, and all those who attended.

FATALLY HAUNTED Available Everywhere Now!

FATALLY HAUNTED, the anthology from Sisters in Crime/LA, released on April 29, 2019! Get it at independent bookstores like Vroman’s and Mysterious Galaxy, or from other major booksellers such as Barnes and Noble and Amazon.  Also, be sure to check with your own local bookseller, as they may be able to stock it! 

The anthology contains stories from fourteen Sisters and Misters that belong to the Los Angeles chapter, with their different takes on what “fatally haunted” might mean.

 

FATALLY HAUNTED could be a great fit for local book clubs too. See our suggested Discussion Questions on our Anthologies page. Los Angeles County area libraries with Book Clubs can also inquire with our Speakers Bureau about bringing some of the authors to the library as part of an event.

Get yours today!

 

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