President’s Message

Dear Members,

I’m excited to be working with the new Executive Committee for 2022:

  • Cynthia Blair, VP
  • Curt Colbert, Secretary
  • Roxanne Dunn, Treasurer
  • Mathieu Tallegas, Member-at-Large
  • Staci Roberts, Member-at-Large

Pictures and bios of the new team are under Chapter Leadership.

Although I will continue to be the liaison with National, Cynthia will be hosting meetings and sharing that role from time to time with other members. We have several goals for the year. One is to make better use of the talent we have in our own chapter. Another is to host some in-person meetings and to do some hybrid Zoom/in-person meetings. We are pleased to have Mathieu’s tech savvy to help us with that.

2022 DUES

Please remember that our chapter dues run from January-December. You can renew now using PayPal on our website or by sending a check to Curt Colbert through the end of December. Starting January 1, Roxanne Dunn will receive any payments. Her address will be added to our website.

Reminder: in order to be a member of our Puget Sound chapter, you must also be a member of National Sisters in Crime.


If you would like to make suggestions for programs or activities for next year, please let me know. This is your organization—we want to do what we can to help you find fulfillment as writers and readers.

Charlotte Stuart

Next Meetings:

Further details, including registration info, are available on our Meetings page.

December 9—Cynthia Blair is hosting this year’s holiday Zoom party. We are asking that everyone bring a gift… of words!

A song parody, a poem written by you or someone else, a funny or touching story about a wonderful (or heartbreaking) holiday memory, a limerick or a haiku or even a run-on sentence… please bring something fun to share with the rest of us. And if you read something while wearing a Santa hat, so much the better.

Note: If you want to wear a holiday sweater—even the one you bought to enter the ugly sweater contest at work—please feel free.

January—Seattle native and award-winning author Glen Erik Hamilton.

February—Award-winning author of short fiction Art Taylor.