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 … Continue reading Celebrating Nan Robkin
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, … Continue reading Recap: 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 … Continue reading 20 Ways to Market a Mystery
When: April 11th, 7pm Where: This event will take place in The Den at Third Place Books Lake Forest Park, not in our usual location. Mary Daheim is perhaps Seattle's most prolific mystery author. We celebrate her and the release of her 68th book at our February program, which will be held in conjunction with … Continue reading April 11th: Mary Daheim in conversation with Candace Robb – A Celebration
When: February 23, 2019, 1-3pm Where: Bellevue Public Library Meeting Room #4 In a mystery series, writers and readers enjoy following the protagonist and other recurring characters from book to book, almost as much as they like the mystery. But what are the challenges in creating a series arc as well as the plot of … Continue reading Reading & Writing a Mystery Series – Roundtable Discussion
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 … Continue reading SinC on Saturdays – New Programming!
**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 … Continue reading “Heroes, Villains, and Victims: The Eternal Triangle” a full day workshop