Sizzling Summer Series – September 2023

Our Sizzling Summer Series is a collaboration between the Sisters in Crime Chapters in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and Northern California. During the months of June through September, each chapter takes a turn hosting a zoom meeting for the four chapters, bringing you great programming, including speakers who aren’t necessarily local.

On Saturday, September 9th the NorCal chapter hosted the Sizzling Summer Series meeting, featuring editor Lourdes Venard.

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Lourdes Venard is an editor with more than 35 years of writing and editing experience. As a journalist, she worked at The Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and Newsday in New York. After her career in journalism, she turned to editing manuscripts, specifically crime fiction. She has worked with authors who went on to win or place as finalists in the Edgar awards, Killer Nashville Silver Falchion awards, IPPY (Independent Publisher Book awards), CWA Dagger award, RWA Daphne Du Maurier award, and several other writing competitions. She is also an educator, teaching copy editing through the University of California, San Diego, and through the Editorial Freelancers Association.

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