March 3rd, 2022

3:30 PM Pacific Time!

Chapter News and Networking: 6:30 PM- 09:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada)

The Upstate SC Chapter of Sisters in Crime
presents
Carmen Amato — former CIA officer

Intelligence Officer to Mystery Author
The Upstate SC Chapter of Sisters in Crime hopes you can join us on March 3rd at 6:30 pm EST when Carmen Amato — mystery and thriller author — will speak to us about her 30 years as a CIA intelligence officer, her Detective Emilia Cruz police series, and her recent foray into historical fiction.
Carmen has traveled the world, surviving multiple earthquakes, a persona non grata expulsion, a train derailment, and a Givenchy fashion show.

Carmen has traveled the world, surviving multiple earthquakes, a persona non grata expulsion, a train derailment, and a Givenchy fashion show.

Carmen draws on her counterdrug and espionage experiences to craft intrigue-filled crime fiction, notably the award-winning Detective Emilia Cruz police series. Emilia is the first female police detective in Acapulco, confronting Mexico’s cartels, corruption and social inequalities. The series won the Poison Cup award for Outstanding Series from CrimeMasters of America in both 2019 and 2020 and has been optioned for television.

Carmen’s next works are a 3-book Galliano Club series set in 1926 New York, based on her grandfather’s tales from his time as Deputy Sheriff of Oneida County during Prohibition.

Learn more about Carmen and her books at https://carmenamato.net

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