SinC Puget Sound

Historical Mystery as Cultural Lens

The Mean Streets of Medieval York: the Historical Mystery as Cultural Lens with Candace Robb Researching your historical mystery and working those evocative details into your story means more than just avoiding anachronisms – your words giving readers a view to and understanding of another world. At our April meeting, author and historian Candace Robb … Read more

Four Writers on the Mystery Subgenres – A Panel

Join us for our March meeting, 3/8/2017 at 7:00pm in the Stadler Room at Third Place Commons in Lake Forest Park. Our Program: Mystery Subgenres — A Panel of Writers When you say you want to write a mystery, what exactly do you mean? Our genre includes a whole spectrum of subgenres from cozy and traditional … Read more

Perfect your pitch at our February 8th meeting

“What’s your book about?” For many writers, this is one of the hardest questions to answer. At our meeting on Thursday, February 8th, marketing expert Beth Jusino will help you to learn how to craft the perfect pitch that distills your work and make everyone from agents and publishers to family and friends want to … Read more

Vote to adopt new by-laws on February 8th

At the February 8th meeting, we will vote on the adoption of our new by-laws. If you didn’t receive a copy of them by email, please let us know at, and we will send you one. Only paid-up members of the Puget Sound chapter and the national Sisters in Crime are eligible to vote. … Read more

January 2018 – James W. Ziskin

January 2018 brings new faces to our leadership. We welcome our new co-presidents, Alice K. Boatwright and Marty Wingate, and our new Secretary/Treasurer, Waverly Fitzgerald. Please note, our old Facebook and new Twitter accounts are active – like/follow us and help us reach more local mystery writers and readers! James W. Ziskin will headline our … Read more

October meeting & nominations

Our October meeting will be held on Thursday, October 12th, at 7:00pm. See you at Third Place Commons. A note from our esteemed co-president, Susan Schreyer: Under our current Bylaws, we nominate in October and vote in November for taking office in January. If you are interested in being nominated (you must give permission for … Read more

Celebrating 30 years & moving forward

2017 is the 30th anniversary of the Sisters in Crime organization. Fourteen of us celebrated with cake and sparkling cider at our September meeting. Seattle’s chapter formed not long after – and we caught up on some of our history from our current treasurer, Nan Robkin, who has been part of the group since the beginning. The weather … Read more

June 8th meeting

Our next meeting will be June 8th at 7:00pm, in the Statler room of Third Place Commons (as usual). Susan Schreyer, chapter co-president, will discuss “Setting: More Than Just a Pretty Face.” She will look into how a setting can be crafted to work for your story and take a little pressure off your characters. In some … Read more