SinC Puget Sound

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

Panel: How to Prepare Your Manuscript for Publication

Thursday, April 9th, 7:00pm — now on Zoom See our April newsletter or send us an email for Zoom access details. Join us on Zoom for our panel of publishing experts. Bring your questions! Claire Allen will offer tips on how to choose an editor, proofreader, or book designer. Beth Jusino will discuss pitching your manuscript … Read more

January 2020 Meeting Recap: Becoming Sam Gaynor – an Evening with Catherine Hendricks

Catherine, aka Sam, shared stories from her experience as a King County prosecutor, including sharing an office with police, to illustrate the role of the prosecutor and the difference between the work of prosecutors and police. One of the differences she explained was the difference in strategic thinking about cases. Prosecutors tend to think more … Read more

Waverly Fitzgerald: In Memoriam and HARD RAIN book launch

Our February meeting will be a very special one: we will celebrate the life of our longtime member, Waverly Fitzgerald, who passed away on December 13, 2019 just before the paperback publication of her new Rachel Stern PI mystery, HARD RAIN, by Epicenter Press. (She was able to see the ebook edition released in November.) … Read more

Flash Fictions from Paranormal to Noir

Our annual flash fiction night in November again demonstrated the diversely talented writers in our chapter. More than a dozen people stepped up to the challenge of writing a story no longer than 350 words on the theme of “mysteries in the dark of night.” The stories ranged from hard-boiled and ghost stories to paranormal … Read more

Becoming Sam Gaynor: An evening with Catherine Hendricks

Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 7:00pm Stadler Room at Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Park Catherine Hendricks practiced law for 33 years, half as a trial lawyer and half as an appellate lawyer, including many years with the WA Attorney General. But she always intended to be a writer. “I’ve always thought of myself as … Read more

Ingrid Thoft: October recap

Ingrid Thoft, author of the award-winning Fina Ludlow PI series, was our guest speaker in October. She gave us an insider’s perspective on experiences from having to choose between your agent and your book (she went with the book and got a different agent); studying the art of private investigation (very helpful, but she did … Read more

We Came We Ate We Talked – Picnic Recap

We came, we ate, we talked. . . a lot! This year’s picnic brought together a wonderful mix of new and old members, friends, and family. The pot luck banquet offered an amazing spread of summer dishes, salads, and desserts to fuel the lively conversations that ranged from books to baseball. Many thanks to the … Read more

Celebrating Nan Robkin

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 … Read more

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