Sisters in Crime is an international organization of writers, readers, booksellers, librarians, agents, editors, reviewers and teachers interested in promote the professional development and advancement of women crime writers to achieve equality in the industry. The organization was founded in 1986 by Sara Paretsky with other women mystery writers and enthusiasts and now has over 45 local chapters around the world. Welcome to the Northern California chapter, and find out how to join us!
Dear members and guests,
Thank you for making 2014 an active and successful year for the Norcal chapter. We hosted almost a dozen well-attended chapter events, reached out to other SinC chapters at Left Coast Crime, shared activities with our Mystery Writers of America colleagues, and saw a many of our members win awards and be named finalists for others in the crime fiction world. Congratulations to you all!
We also voted to approve our amended bylaws, which are posted on the Members Only section of this site, took a poll to find out where our members would like to have chapter events take place, and elected a 2015 Executive Committee and officer slate.
If you’re already a member, a reminder that it’s time to renew both your national and chapter membership. If you aren’t yet, but you’re a writer, reader, librarian, or otherwise involved with crime fiction books, we’d love to welcome you. See our How to Join page.
We’ll have our first 2015 “meet and greet” meeting on the first Saturday in February (watch this page for information) – hope to see you there.
Happy holidays and a very happy new year!
Susan C Shea