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

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

2018 Roundup – With Gratitude to Presenters

What a wonderful year 2018 has been. We welcomed many new members, rising to a final tally of more than 35 members, with a mailing list of friends significantly longer than this. As we look forward to a terrific new year in 2019, we reflect back on all of our events from this past year. … Read more

Mystery Subgenres: Recapping our March Program

Our March program featured a panel on the mystery subgenres. Panelists Dana Delamar (romantic suspense), Curt Colbert (private investigator/historical/noir), Mary Daheim (cozy), and Boyd Morrison (thriller/action adventure) responded with care and enthusiasm as our moderator, Marty Wingate, asked some fun and some tough questions. Here are a few takeaways from the discussion that aimed to … Read more

October 2017 – Recap

What a fabulous October meeting! Half a dozen of us brought flash stories – from the more traditional mystery to the spooky to the existential. Many thanks to all who shared, and equal thanks to those who wrote and read! Jeanne Matthews shared an exciting promotion for her books that take place in wondrously diverse … Read more