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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. 

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:


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Thanks to All Who Were a Part of LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS!

Sisters in Crime/LA sends appreciation to all Sisters and Misters who were a part of the LA Times Festival of Books event.


This year proved specifically exciting as we offered the chapter’s new anthology, FATALLY HAUNTEDfor sale on pre-release before its wide availability on April 29th of this month. Several anthology authors, including A.P. Jamison and Tony Chiarchiaro pictured below (right side of each photo), were on hand to actually sign the anthology and make the experience even more special for purchasers.






Whether you took advantage of a signing appearance, volunteered at the booth, or just came by to support, we thank you.





Photo credits: member Shannon Muir Broden with assistance from Kevin Paul Shaw Broden

Come See Sisters of Crime/LA at LA Times Festival of Books 2019!

Come visit Sisters in Crime/LA at Booth 367 at the LA Times Festival of Books 2019 at the USC Campus on April 13 and 14, 2019. Below is our full signing schedule (subject to change):


SATURDAY, April 13


10 a.m. to Noon:

Catharine Riggs

Gay Totl Kinman

Linda O. Johnston

John Mullen

Tony Chiarchiaro


Noon to 1 p.m.:

Shannon Muir

Janet Lynn

Will Zelinger


1 to 2 p.m.:

Cyndra Gernet

Nancy Cole Silverman

Ellen Byron

Naomi Hirahara

Catherine Pelonero


2 to 4 p.m.:

Veronica Cline Barton

Patricia Smiley

Julia Bricklin

Matt Coyle

Bonnie MacBird

SUNDAY, April 14


10 a.m. to Noon:

Anne Louise Bannon

Peter Sexton

Travis Richardson

Stephen W. Buehler


Noon to 1 p.m.:

Wendall Thomas

Sheila Lowe

Claire Naden

Jacqueline Vick

AJ Llewellyn


1 to 2 p.m.:

August Norman

Alice Zogg

Laurie Stevens

Alexandra Sokoloff


2 to 4 p.m.:

Rosalind Barden

Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra

BJ Graf

Sherri Leigh James

Jeri Westerson

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