December 2020 Meeting Recap: Build A Story & End of Year Sharing

We began our Holiday party with an inspiring and witty original carol sung by Cynthia Blair: A Writer’s Twelve Days of Christmas. Our Build A Story activity did not end with the identification of a murderer, but it produced some hearty laughter along the way. A monestery in a desert wilderness provided the starting point … Read more

July 2020 Meeting Recap: Virtual Ice Cream Social

July 9, 2020 President Luanne Brown presented a Powerpoint with an overview of the “new normal,” some cartoons, a preview of upcoming programs, and pictures of FOOD. Over twenty members introduced themselves to each other and shared stories about what they are writing and reading and how the pandemic is affecting their lives. Only a … Read more

May 2020 Meeting Recap: Marketing in the Pandemic Age

The May panel addressed Marketing During the Pandemic Age. Jeffrey Briggs, writer and journalist, answered the question: What Happens When You Ask? He shared his experience as an independent author learning how to overcome his inherent shyness to actively sell his first mystery, Out of the Cold Dark Sea. He explained how he used the … Read more

April 2020 Meeting Recap

The April panel on “How to Prepare your Manuscript for Publication” was our chapter’s first Zoom program event. President Luanne Brown facilitated the session, and thanks to our panelists and participants, the event was a success. Claire Allen works with writers to check for errors of grammar, usage, clarity, logic, and euphony. She discussed the … Read more

In Memoriam – Hard Rain Launch – packed house

We had a large turnout at our February meeting to celebrate the life of Sisters in Crime member and former treasurer Waverly Fitzgerald and the publication of her book, HARD RAIN. Curt Colbert and Waverly’s daughter, Shaw Elizaveta, read from parallel novels Curt and Waverly wrote, set in 1999 – Waverly’s Hard Rain and Curt’s All Along the Watchtower. … Read more