SinC—Local & Nationwide Too!

Two Sisters in Crime events ahead—one soon with my local chapter and the second in January with SinC National. Registration just opened for the January event, but so excited for both!

First up: On Saturday, December 11, at 1 p.m., the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime will celebrate 2021 publications by chapter authors William Ade, Ellen Byerrum, Emmie Caldwell/Mary Ellen Hughes, Karen Cantwell, Maddi Davidson, Eleanor Cawood Jones, Tara Laskowski, Millie Mack, Eileen McIntire, Susan Reiss, Misty Simon/Gabby Allan, Rosalie Spielman, Marcia Talley, Art Taylor (hey, that’s me!), Grace Topping, and Stacy Woodson. The event is free to the public and hosted on Zoom by the Fairfax County Public Library. Register here: And be sure to support the event bookseller, Scrawl Books—holiday shopping!

Further ahead: On January 11, at 3 p.m., Sisters in Crime National hosts “Short and Sweet, Part II: The Structure of the Short Story,” second segment of my four-part webinar on the writing the mystery short story. This one focuses on plotting and features special guest Barb Goffman, a great writer and a great friend too. Register here for this event—free as well!