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.
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.
July 13: There will be no meeting in July
August 10: Nora Ephron will share the ins and outs of self-publishing: editing, formatting, ISBN, copyrighting, costs, earnings and marketing. As the founder, editor, and publisher of Lystra Books (an eclectic and growing publisher, based in Chapel Hill, NC), Nora has stewarded more than twenty-five books into publication. She is also the author of two novels, Until Proven: A Mystery in 2 Parts and The Worst Thing, and a non-fiction account of a crime, Time of Death: The True Tale of a Quest for Justice in 1960s Chapel Hill.
September 14: Featured guest Aaron Joncich will speak about forensic toxicology in the areas of blood and urine testing. He will also speak about investigating crime scenes where home-made drugs were involved, his years of court room testimony, and 'date rape drug' crimes.
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Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival
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