Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Chapter Check-in

I’m into lists this week. The incoming chapter news has left me thinking about two questions:

1) What’s the name of your chapter’s most recently-published anthology?


2) What did you call your most recent writing workshop?

And, now, the news:

Central Coast: Call for entries

Victoria Heckman reports that the SinC/Central Coast Chapter is seeking submissions for a historical mystery anthology currently scheduled for release by the end of 2011. Other genres may be included. Stories should be between 1,500 to 5,000 words. There is no entry fee and no pay for publication. A free copy of the anthology will be provided to the published authors. Any member of Sisters in Crime is welcome to submit work. The entry deadline is Jan. 31, 2011. Send entries to Sue McGinty at

Round-up: The Desert Sleuths

Roni Olson provided the latest news from Arizona, with photos:

The Desert Sleuths have been making the rounds of bookstores and libraries to promote Sisters in Crime and the chapter's anthology, How NOT to Survive a Vacation.

Pictured above: The Desert Sleuths wine and dine Jamie Freveletti and Avery Aames after joining them for their signing session at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale.

Pictured, from left: Desert Sleuths President Roni Olson, WriteNow! Keynote Speaker James O. Born and WriteNow! Guest of Honor Lesa Holstine.

This year, the Desert Sleuths held their annual WriteNow! writer’s conference at the Wrigley mansion in Phoenix. The conference featured author and court-qualified graphology expert Sheila Lowe; forensic and clinical psychologist Dr. Erin Nelson; author, detective and hostage negotiator Robin Burcell; editor and ghostwriter Allen Kates and author, publisher and bookstore owner Barbara Peters. The keynote speaker was James O. Born, the author of the Alex Duarte and Bill Tasker series and a special agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The conference celebrated its first Fan Guest of Honor, Lesa Holstine, a library professional and contributing book reviewer for Library Journal, Mystery News, Mystery Readers Journal and multiple websites.

1 comment:

Barb Goffman said...

The Chesapeake Chapter's fourth anthology, CHESAPEAKE CRIMES: THEY HAD IT COMIN', came out earlier this year. It includes 20 stories by chapter members, and it's a great read (if - as one of the coordinating editors - I do say so myself).

Our most-recent workshop was XXtreme Writing, with presentations on dialogue and revisions by Meriah Crawford and Donna Andrews, respectively. I couldn't attend, but I heard it was fabulous.