SinC Puget Sound

20 Ways to Market a Mystery

What can writers do to increase sales of their mysteries? Three members of the Puget Sound Chapter of Sisters in Crime describe 20 strategies they have used to find readers including press releases, book launches, blog tours, review copies, discounts, freebies, newsletters, tweets, Instagram posts, Facebook groups, Facebook author pages, Goodreads reviews, Amazon ads, BookBub … Read more

SinC on Saturdays – New Programming!

Puget Sound Sisters in Crime will launch a new program called SinC on Saturday in 2019. Modeled after the successful Mystery Writers Roundtable, SinC on Saturday will be held at libraries and other venues around the Greater Seattle area. The sessions are generally conceived as roundtable discussions on topics such as marketing and plotting, with … Read more

“Heroes, Villains, and Victims: The Eternal Triangle” a full day workshop

**SAVE THE DATE** April 27, 2019 “Heroes, Villains, and Victims: The Eternal Triangle” will be the subject of our first ever all-day workshop on Saturday, April 27th. Full details now available. The focus will be on how to develop these roles and relationships, which are central to every mystery. Nancy Martin, the award-winning author of … Read more

Jan 10th: Robert Dugoni on his writing life and recent books

Puget Sound SinC will kick off 2019 in style with best-selling and award-winning author Robert Dugoni on Thursday, January 10th at 7 pm. Bob will talk about his writing life as well as discuss his recent releases A Steep Price (book 6 in the Tracy Crosswhite series) and the coming-of-age novel The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell. He … Read more

Pens up! Flash Fiction October

For our annual flash fiction night on, write a story of no more than 300 words in the style of your favorite mystery writer. Come to the meeting, Thursday, Oct 11th at 7pm read your story out loud – but… Shhh! Don’t tell us who it is! Let us try to guess! All are welcome, … Read more

Renee Patrick: Mixing murder and marriage with Hollywood glamour 9/13/18

Meet Renee Patrick – author of the successful Lillian Frost & Edith Head novels, Design for Dying and Dangerous to Know – at our September 13th meeting. They – and it is “they” because Renee Patrick is the pseudonym for married authors Rosemarie and Vince Keenan – will read from their work, which combines historical … Read more

First Page Workshop

You are cordially invited to bring the first 300 words of your manuscript or book to this session. Please bring 3 copies of your page one without your name on them (but the title is helpful). The text should be 12-pt type, double-spaced. First pages will be collected at the beginning of the session and … Read more

Meet the Editor – Thomas & Mercer: Amazon’s Mystery/Thriller/True-Crime Imprint, May 10, 2018

Thomas & Mercer’s Grace Doyle — Thursday, May 10th, 2018 We are pleased to welcome Grace Doyle, editorial director of Thomas & Mercer, the mystery, thriller, and true crime imprint from Amazon. Gracie, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, has an impressive history in publishing, having started at Houghton Mifflin, where her projects included … Read more