Meetings & Events

Thursday, June 8: Kim Giarratano
6 PM (Zoom) – Note Earlier Starting Time!

Kim Giarratano, Chapter Liaison, will discuss and demonstrate Sinc Linc, Sisters in Crime’s new online community, on the Tradewing platform. She will show us how to login, as well as explain features, groups, and chapter communications. She will also discuss “under the radar gems” available with National membership such as webinars, archives, podcasts, and write-ins.

Puget Sound SinC members Laurie Rockenbeck and Leslie Hall will preview what’s coming at Left Coast Crime when it takes place in Bellevue next April and will share ways that you can contribute to the conference as a volunteer and participant.

Note: Because Kim will join us from the East Coast, the meeting will begin an hour early at 6 PM PST.


Kim Giarratano’s latest novel is Death of a Dancing Queen, a twisty, hard-boiled mystery in which a Jewish private investigator finds herself embroiled in a deadly gang war while looking for a murder suspect. A former librarian, she reviews for BookPage and is the Chapter Liaison for Sisters in Crime National.

Laurie Rockenbeck writes mysteries and suspense novels mostly set in Seattle. A part time private investigator, she just finished her MFA in Creative Writing, and is an avid textile artist. As a board member of multiple non-profits, she has managed many fund-raising events. Laurie has attended and volunteered at multiple writing conferences and is excited to co-chair Seattle Shakedown—Left Coast Crime 2024. 

Leslie Hall, registrar for Left Coast Crime 2024, writes the amateur sleuth series, the Kaitlyn Willis Road Signs Mysteries.  With a background of teaching writing as well as meeting and event planning, Leslie is uniquely prepared to handle the challenges of putting on next April’s Left Coast Crime conference.

July: No Meeting

Sunday, August 13: Member Picnic

Our annual picnic is set for Sunday, August 13 at Richmond Beach. It’s a great opportunity to meet up with friends or make new ones. We’ve reserved the upper shelter which has plenty of covered seating, bathroom facilities and free parking. Do come!