SinC Puget Sound

August 2023: Around the Sound

Congratulations to two Puget Sound members’ manuscripts which are finalists at Killer Nashville! Susan McCormickThe Room at the End of the Hall is a Finalist for Killer Nashville’s Claymore Award for Best Suspense! It is now looking for a publishing home. And Gerald Elias’s Roundtree Days is nominated for Best Western!

If you’re heading to Bouchercon 2023, Marty Wingate will be reading at the Cocktails and Cozies event. You can mix and mingle with her on August 30th. There will be swag, giveaways and a bar! Plus, on September 2nd, look for Erica Miner’s panel on September 2, Writing What You Know: Writers on Writing About Their Field of Expertise. Later that afternoon, you can catch up with Kate Jackson who’s speaking about Mysteries for the Younger Set: What the Cool Kids Read.

And a big congrats to Kate Jackson whose mystery Secrets Don’t Sink was just released by Level Best Books.

Alice Boatwright’s latest short short story, “After the Rabbit Died” was published in the Spring Summer Issue of You can find a copy of her chapbook, Sea, Sky, Islands at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park.

Watch for Between a Wok and a Dead Place, the 7th Spice Ship mystery by Leslie Budewitz, released July 18 from Seventh St. Books. Available in paperback, ebook and audio. When Pepper Reece, owner of the Spice Ship in Seattle’s Pike Place Market, joins in a Lunar New Year Celebration and a body is discovered in a long-closed residential hotel, she’s forced to investigate before someone else’s fortunes take an unlucky change. Read an excerpt on