SinC Puget Sound

Becoming Sam Gaynor: An evening with Catherine Hendricks

Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 7:00pm Stadler Room at Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Park Catherine Hendricks practiced law for 33 years, half as a trial lawyer and half as an appellate lawyer, including many years with the WA Attorney General. But she always intended to be a writer. “I’ve always thought of myself as … Read more

Flash Fiction night!

It’s that time again! November 14, 2019 at 7:00pm Stadler Room at Third Place Commons This year’s theme is… Mysteries in The Dark of Night Interpret that as you will. Write up to 350 words. Come and share your words at our November meeting. —all are welcome, you don’t have to write to join us, … Read more

October 10th: Ingrid Thoft, author of the Fina Ludlow PI series

Award-winning author Ingrid Thoft will be the guest speaker at our meeting on Thursday, October 10th, at 7 pm in the Stadler Room, Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Park. SinC members are invited to a dinner with Ingrid before the program at 5 pm, at the Everest Kitchen, Lake Forest Park. Please RSVP by Mon, … Read more

Meet & Greet, Show & Tell!

September 12th at 7pm Stadler Room, Third Place Commons ​Lake Forest Park Town Center (upper level) 17171 Bothell Way, Lake Forest Park We’ll kick off the fall with a program designed to help us get to know each other – and give you a chance to practice your 2-minute pitch! Everyone – published, not-yet-published, still writing, thinking … Read more

We Came We Ate We Talked – Picnic Recap

We came, we ate, we talked. . . a lot! This year’s picnic brought together a wonderful mix of new and old members, friends, and family. The pot luck banquet offered an amazing spread of summer dishes, salads, and desserts to fuel the lively conversations that ranged from books to baseball. Many thanks to the … Read more

How to Write for the Market Without Losing Your Own Vision

When:     June 13th, 7pm Where:   Stadler Room at Third Place Commons (map) At our meeting on Thursday, June 13th, we’ll hear from Danielle Marshall, Editorial Director of Lake Union Publishing, about how authors and editors work together to address issues central to their collaboration. From the editor’s perspective: How does an editor balance what’s … Read more

May 9th Meeting: Behind the Scenes at the Bookstore

Sam Kaas, the Events Manager for Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, is our guest for the May program. He will talk about how bookstores support both readers and authors. He’ll describe many different aspects of running a bookstore, from how buying decisions are made to how they respond to customer requests. He will also … Read more

Celebrating Nan Robkin

There once was lady named Nan Thanks to whom SinC always ran With programs galore It was never a bore Neither for writer nor fan Nan Robkin served the Puget Sound Sisters in Crime chapter since its inception in 1989, creating our newsletter from the beginning until her retirement at the end of 2018, and … Read more

Recap: 20 Ways to Market a Mystery

At our March meeting, we tackled the array of options for marketing books in a 60-minute blitz! One thing that became abundantly clear is that authors need to make choices about where to focus their time, energy – and budget. Two overarching themes were that first, you need to write the best book you can, … Read more