October 2023: Around the Sound

If you have member news, please submit to cblinka@msn.com. On Monday, October 2 at 6 PM at the UW Bookstore (Seattle), Alice K. Boatwright will interview Heather Redmond about her new Mary Shelley mystery series which is launching with DEATH AND THE SISTERS. Heather is the President Emeritus of the Columbia River Chapter of Sisters … Read more

September 2023: Around the Sound

On Monday, October 2 at 6 PM at the UW Bookstore (Seattle), Alice K. Boatwright will interview Heather Redmond about her new Mary Shelley mystery series, which is launching with Death and the Sisters. Heather is the President Emeritus of the Columbia River Chapter of Sisters in Crime. Bharti Kirchner’s essay “Dreaming of the Black Tulip” has just … Read more

August 2023: Around the Sound

Congratulations to two Puget Sound members’ manuscripts which are finalists at Killer Nashville! Susan McCormick’s The Room at the End of the Hall is a Finalist for Killer Nashville’s Claymore Award for Best Suspense! It is now looking for a publishing home. And Gerald Elias’s Roundtree Days is nominated for Best Western! If you’re heading to Bouchercon 2023, Marty Wingate will be reading … Read more

April 2023: Around the Sound

Congratulations to Debra Borchert whose novel Her Own Legacy received a lightning bolt from Booklife! Her Own Legacy carries readers to the Chateau de Verzat wine estate in the Loire Valley on the eve of the French Revolution.  Countess Joliette de Verzat must navigate the turbulent waters of love, intrigue and insurrection. Congratulations also to Charlotte Stuart who has just  launched the 4th … Read more

2022 Annual Report

Another year of Zoom meetings due to the pandemic, but we continued to forge ahead. TECHNOLOGY INTERACTION WITH OTHER CHAPTERS EMPHASIS ON LOCAL AUTHORS MEMBERSHIP FINANCES

December 2022 Meeting Recap: Two Parties

Thursday, December 8 on Zoom: A Gift of Words Holiday Party The “Gift of Words” shared by members included humorous poetry, haiku, spoofs, the history of a Christmas song, a happy memory, a “confession” about eating all the Advent calendar chocolates early, and some examples of words and phrases that children (and adults) often misunderstand. … Read more

November 2022 Meeting Recap: Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys at 70

There were only a handful of Flash Fiction presentations, but there was a lively discussion about the impact of these two series and how cultural shifts impact our perceptions. What was acceptable in the 30s is often frowned on today. Yet some attributes of the young protagonists in these stories seem to hold their appeal. … Read more

November 2022: Around the Sound

Edmonds author Erica Miner announces the release of her latest novel Aria for Murder: A Julia Kogan Mystery, to be published Oct. 28 by Level Best Books. The first of a 3-part “Opera Mystery” series, the story tells of a young female violinist who is thrust into a murder investigation when a renowned conductor is assassinated on the … Read more

October 2022 Meeting Recap: Going International!

The presentation was filled with interesting examples about how stories evolve. Many of the examples were applicable to any time and any setting, not just international or historical settings. Joyce Yarrow, award-winning author of Zahara and the Lost Books of Light, shared pictures to illustrate how she chose Spain as a setting. She even sang … Read more

October 2022: Around the Sound

Alice K. Boatwright, author of the award-winning Ellie Kent mysteries, gave a craft lecture at the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference on “Writing a Mystery: It’s More than Whodunnit.” The conference was held in Renton at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington on September 23-25, 2022. Harriet Cannon is pleased to invite all SinC northwest chapter members and … Read more