SinC Puget Sound

April 2023: Around the Sound

Congratulations to Debra Borchert whose novel Her Own Legacy received a lightning bolt from Booklife! Her Own Legacy carries readers to the Chateau de Verzat wine estate in the Loire Valley on the eve of the French Revolution.  Countess Joliette de Verzat must navigate the turbulent waters of love, intrigue and insurrection. Congratulations also to Charlotte Stuart who has just  launched the 4th … Read more

November 2022: Around the Sound

Edmonds author Erica Miner announces the release of her latest novel Aria for Murder: A Julia Kogan Mystery, to be published Oct. 28 by Level Best Books. The first of a 3-part “Opera Mystery” series, the story tells of a young female violinist who is thrust into a murder investigation when a renowned conductor is assassinated on the … Read more

October 2022: Around the Sound

Alice K. Boatwright, author of the award-winning Ellie Kent mysteries, gave a craft lecture at the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference on “Writing a Mystery: It’s More than Whodunnit.” The conference was held in Renton at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington on September 23-25, 2022. Harriet Cannon is pleased to invite all SinC northwest chapter members and … Read more

September 2022: Around the Sound

Marty Wingate announced a new book contract. Marty Wingate’s A BODY ON THE DOORSTEP, the first book in the London Ladies Murder Club mystery series, pitched as inspired by the real Useful Women Agency that connected a network of gentlewomen Gal Fridays following the first World War, and introducing an amateur sleuth hired to arrange … Read more

August 2022: Around the Sound

Elena Hartwell launches the first in her Wait, Wait, Don’t Query (Yet!) series of short guidebooks on the writing process. A #1 bestseller on Amazon, The Foundation of Plot is out now in hardback, paperback, and eBook. “A short guide packed with essential tools for every writer’s toolbox. I wish everyone pitching at Killer Nashville read The Foundation of … Read more

July 2022: Around the Sound

Peggy Barnett’s book Bitter Fruit is finally available in bookstores and on Amazon! The book launch party will be on July 23 at BookTree Bookstore in Kirkland. It starts at 4 PM. Peggy says: “I can’t believe how much work there is to selling the book. Readings, building a website, social media—it’s hard to get … Read more

June 2022: Around the Sound

These pictures and captions are from Susan McCormick. This year’s Malice Domestic Murder mystery conference combined three years into one. Susan McCormick spoke about The Fog Ladies on the “Not Her First Rodeo: Mature Sleuths” panel.  Linda Norlander spoke about Death of a Starling at the New Author Breakfast. 

May 2022: Around the Sound

Jeanne Matthews: “I attended Left Coast Crime in Albuquerque this month after a long absence and caused quite a stir among acquaintances who had assumed I was dead. Not only was I able to demonstrate proof of life, but I had a new book to promote (Devil by the Tail). Several of the panels were right up … Read more

April 2022: Around the Sound

Bharti Kirchner is finishing up Murder at Jaipur: A Maya Mallick Mystery (Book 3 in the series). She took part in a Tea Book Group discussion of her earlier novel, Darjeeling (done via Zoom). She has had magazine articles published recently. And she’s judging a big national writing contest as part of a panel of judges. Cynthia Blair (pen name: Cynthia … Read more

March 2022: Around the Sound

Anne Greer joined a group she really likes called Pitched to Published. It is organized by Kathy VerEeck. It has been helping her meet her goals and make friends in the writing world. She’s looking forward to attending a local group meeting in person someday as she is relatively new to the area. Martha Crites’ second … Read more