Welcome to the Triangle, North Carolina Chapter of Sisters In Crime
The mission of Sisters in Crime is to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers.
New York Times bestseller author Ellery Adams has written over thirty novels and can’t imagine spending a day away from the keyboard. Ms. Adams, a Native New Yorker, has had a lifelong love affair with stories, food, rescue animals, and large bodies of water. When not working on her next novel, she bakes, gardens, spoils her three cats, and wastes far too much time on Pinterest. She lives with her husband and two children (aka the Trolls) in central North Carolina. Her current series include the Book Retreat Mysteries and the Secret, Book, and Scone Society Mysteries published with Kensington, as well as several other cozy mysteries published by Berkley Prime Crime and Beyond the Page.
The Triangle Chapter meets monthly on the second Saturday based on the schedule posted below. Meetings start at 1:30 PM, unless otherwise noted, at the Durham South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Avenue, Durham. Guests are welcome. Click HERE for Google map directions to the library.
October 13 Run with Scissors: The Art of Revision.
Once you've typed those magic words "The End", what next? Revision. Save your first draft and open a copy, Rev1, to correct the mistakes that will send your precious creation into the slush pile. Karen Pullen will identify and offer solutions for ten of them, from boring dialogue to lack of conflict to readability. Karen's written two mysteries published by Five Star Cengage: Cold Feet and Cold Heart. Her short story collection, Restless Dreams, was published by Bedazzled Ink in 2017. She has an MFA in Popular Fiction from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. She edits, teaches, and writes in Pittsboro.
November 10 The Fascination of Crime Statistics
Mary Roberts supervises the Durham NC Crime Analysis Unit. She'll discuss duties of the unit, prevalent crime patterns, how data is collected and used, how the crime analysis department interacts with the police department, and crime detection methods.
December 8 What Have You Done Since Retiring?
Noelle Granger, author of five mysteries and expert in human anatomy and emergency medicine, will discuss her background as professor in the UNC School of Medicine, how she started writing mysteries, how she gets ideas, and how she develops covers. She will read from her latest book, Death in a Mudflat.
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Magna Cum Murder 2018 is from October 19 - 21 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) - November 1 - 30
Sleuthfest 2019 will be held in Boca Raton, FL from March 14 - 17.
Murder and Mayhem Chicago 2019 is a one-day event on March 16, 2019 held at Roosevelt University.