With sadness, the Sisters in Crime Board of Directors announces that award-winning author Dana Stabenow has resigned as vice president of the organization.
In her short time on the board, Dana brought many energetic ideas about ways to strengthen SinC’s outreach efforts. While serving as vice president, however, she realized that her personal and professional demands wouldn’t allow her to allocate the amount of time she wanted to have available for Sisters in Crime projects.
On a brighter note, criminal justice professor and mystery novelist Frankie Bailey has agreed to join the SinC Board as vice president/president-elect.
Frankie is the author of four mystery novels and 10 nonfiction works examining crime history, crime fiction, and crime and mass media/popular culture. In addition to her writing background, she brings a wealth of experience to the SinC position, including a stint as Executive Vice President of the Mystery Writers of America.
As specified in the Sisters in Crime bylaws, the SinC Board of Directors votes to replace a Board member for the reminder of the term. The board vote for Bailey was unanimous.
Please follow Dana’s adventures on her blog, and please welcome Frankie to the SinC Board!
The current Sisters in Crime Board of Directors includes Cathy Pickens as President, Frankie Bailey as Vice President/President-Elect, Barbara Fister as Secretary, Kathryn Wall as Treasurer/Authors Coalition Liaison, Sandra Parshall as Chapter Liaison, Ellen Hart as Publicity Chair, Jim Huang as Bookstore Liaison, Mary Boone as Library Liaison, Nancy Martin as Member-At-Large, Val McDermid as Member-At-Large, Barb Goffman as Monitoring Project Liaison and Marcia Talley as Past President.
Sisters in Crime (SinC) is an international organization founded in 1986 to promote the professional development and advancement of women crime writers. Today, the organization is made up of 3,200 members in 48 chapters worldwide—authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers, librarians, and others who love mysteries. Sisters in Crime is online at www.sistersincrime.org.