Puget Sound Sisters in Crime is a chapter of Sisters in Crime, with the mission to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers.

We are a community of authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers, and librarians brought together by our passion for the mystery genre and our support of women who write mysteries. We welcome “Sisters and Misters” who have a professional or personal interest in crime and mystery writing across the Greater Seattle and Puget Sound region.

Our chapter meets on the second Thursday of the month (except July, August, and December), from 7:00–8:30 pm in the Stadler Room at Third Place Commons (unless otherwise noted). Visitors are welcome – and we’d love to have you!  See our 2019 schedule. Join us at 6pm for social time; many of us grab a bite in the Commons.

We hope that you will join us, again or anew, in 2019.

Learn more about us by reading our annual roundup of 2018 events!

Upcoming Meeting Schedule 2019:

Thursday programs take place at 7 pm in the Stadler Room at Third Place Commons unless otherwise noted. Saturday programs at venues around the Greater Seattle Area.

November 14th  Mysteries in the Dark of Night: Flash Fiction night. We continue our annual tradition of encouraging members to write a piece of flash fiction to share at this meeting. This year’s theme is the dark of night. Interpret that as you will.  Write up to 350 words to read at the meeting. Elections for our 2020 board will also be held.

December — Winter meeting hiatus and Members winter-party.

January 2020 — Our guest will be Catherine Hendricks, former appellate lawyer for the Washington State Attorney General. More information coming soon.

Completed programs from 2019:

January 10th — Best-selling author Robert Dugoni discusses his writing life and recent books. (See recap)

February 23th (SinC on Saturday) — Kicking off this new series of Saturday Roundtable discussions

March 14th — 20 Ways to Market a Mystery. Lifetime membership celebration of Nan Robkin.

April 11th — An evening with Seattle’s most prolific cozy mystery writer, Mary Daheim. We celebrated the publication of Mary’s 68th book.

April 27th – Villains, and Victims: The Eternal Triangle” — we held our first all-day workshop, learning together about the key roles at the heart of every mystery with award-winning writer Nancy Martin. and with a terrific panel of local authors.

May 9th — Behind the Scenes at the Bookstore, with Sam Kaas, Events Manager at Third Place Books.

June 13thHow to Write for the Market Without Losing Your Vision, with Danielle Marshall, Executive Editor for Lake Union Press, an Amazon imprint.

July/August — Summer meeting hiatus and members picnic.

September 12th — We held a Meet & Greet with show & tell to kick off after our summer hiatus. Members shared briefly about their current work in progress and brought books and collateral to share.

October 10th  Ingrid Thoft, award-winning author of the Fina Ludlow PI novels, who was on the panel at our April workshop, will be our guest speaker.

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