Join us for these upcoming events!
April 1, 2017, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Topic: Sisters in Crime 30th Anniversary Celebration
Speaker: Catriona McPherson, author of Quiet Neighbors (nominated for the 2017 Mary Higgins Clark Award)
Event: Sisters in Crime turns 30! Join us for a fun birthday party complete with cake and a fascinating talk by past Sisters in Crime National President Catriona McPherson. Test your knowledge of crime fiction by Norcal authors with a quiz designed by Malena Eljumaily. Chat with old friends, meet new ones and help make this celebration one to remember! We welcome new blood, so please join us if you are a writer or reader of mystery/suspense and would like to learn more about our wonderful, supportive community.
Location: Rockridge Library, Oakland, CA
Food and drink: Potluck (bring your favorite dish to share) and birthday cake.
See you in court! A day in the life of a defense attorney
Event: Join Defense Attorney Allison Gomez for a fascinating and informative talk about her work as a public defender in the Santa Clara County courts.
Speaker: Allison Gomez, Deputy Public Defender for Santa Clara County. A graduate of the Santa Clara University School of Law, Allison helps clients navigate the complicated and confusing maze that is our judicial system. Without a competent and caring attorney, people accused of crimes would be left to maneuver through the system without understanding how it works, with no guarantee that their rights are upheld or that the district attorneys and judges are held to the ethical standards required by law. In her free time, Allison is a triathlete, runner, and crossfitter.
Date &time: Saturday, March 4, 2017, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Location: Los Altos Public Library. 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA
Food / Drinks: Potluck. Bring your favorite munchies or non-alcoholic beverages! (Note that the Los Altos library does not allow alcohol on its premises.)
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Topic: Virtual tour of the Santa Clara County Crime Lab
Speaker: Criminalist Cordelia Willis of the Santa Clara County Crime Lab.
Event: A fascinating virtual tour of the Santa Clara Crime Lab in San Jose. Organized exclusively for Sisters in Crime, the tour will walk us through all the different areas of the lab’s forensic work through photographs and case examples.
Date &time: Thursday, March 23, 2017, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. (Note that this is a special event in addition to our usual Saturday meeting.)
Location: 250 W. Hedding Street, San Jose, CA.
Please RSVP to heidinoroozy [at] gmail [dot] com, as we need at least 20 participants.
Authors’ Showcase, Saturday, November 5.
Noon – 2 pm
2251 Chestnut Street
Previous events –
October 8, 2016 from 9:00 to 5:00 in San Francisco
Keynote Speaker Deborah Crombie is a Texan who writes crime novels set in the UK featuring Metropolitan Police detectives Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James. Crombie lives in McKinney, Texas with her husband, German shepherds, and cats. Her 17th Kincaid/James novel, Garden of Lamentations, will be released in February 2017 by William Morrow.
Who, What and How: Key Building Blocks of Character, Plot and Pace/Tone in Constructing Crime Fiction
A hands-on, interactive workshop for emerging through seasoned writers presented by Kelli Stanley, a critically-acclaimed, multiple award-winning author of crime fiction. Kelli is best known for the Miranda Corbie series of historical noir novels and short stories set in 1940 San Francisco. CITY OF DRAGONS won the Macavity Award for Best Historical Novel.
Protecting Your Rights and Your Wallet
Writing and publishing a book is an investment of time, money and emotion. Don’t lose your copyright by signing the wrong contract, waste money by buying into a scam, or lose sleep by getting sued for defamation. Attorney Helen Sedwick has 30 years of experience assisting clients, including writers, in setting up and running their businesses, legally and successfully. Her books include The Self Publisher’s Legal Handbook, and a YA novel, Coyote Wind.
101 Shades of Marketing
Cindy Sample is a former corporate CEO who decided plotting murder was more entertaining than plodding through paperwork. Her national bestselling mystery series, described as Erma Bombeck meets Agatha Christie, features single soccer mom, Laurel McKay and is set in the California Gold Country. Cindy is a four-time nominee for the LEFTY Award for Best Humorous Mystery and winner of the NCPA Best Fiction Award. Check out www.cindysamplebooks.com
Lunch by Panera included. Book signings. Q & A. Wine reception. Prizes.
$65 for SinC and MWA members, $75 for non-memberst . Special: Join SinCNorcal for the 2017 membership year with your conference registration $85*
With your paid registration, you will receive address, parking options, and luncheon request.
BART and MUNI accessible
*you must be a member of Sisters in Crime national at www. Sistersincrime.org to join the local branch
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Seats are limited. Pre-registration is required. Click here to register through Paypal or Mail checks to:
SinC Treasurer, P.O. Box 1093, Penngrove, CA 94951
We have also posted an invite on our Sisters in Crime FB page. Please take a look at it for information or to RSVP. https://www.facebook.com/events/621395744685022/
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Topic: Furrensics: Animal CSI
Please note that Sisters in Crime Norcal and Capitol Crimes will have a booth at the second Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley, Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5. If you wish to do a signing at the booth, please contact Heidi Noroozy at heidinoroozy(at)gmail.com. For more information about the festival, see http://Baybookfest.org.
Saturday, June 11, 2016:
Sisters in Crime-NorCal Spring Showcase & Potluck
Copperfield’s Books, 850 4th Street, San Rafael
Metered parking and nearby parking lots.
Hot off the Press: Please join us for a lively event featuring members with new books published since last winter.
Cheryl Arguile, writing as Emily Brightwell · Josie Brown · Mariella Krause, writing as Marla Cooper
Rita Lakin · J.J. Lamb & Bette Golden Lamb · Bourne Morris
Sharon Owen, writing as Sharon St. George · Marcia Rosen · Priscilla Royal · Susan Shea
PLEASE NOTE: This is the *second* Saturday of the month as our chapter will be participating in the Bay Area Book Festival the preceding weekend, joined by Capitol Crimes, Sisters in Crime’s Sacramento branch.
From HWY 101 South: Take the exit toward Central San Rafael. Merge onto Irwin St. Turn left onto 4th St. The store will be on the right near Cijos Street.
From HWY 101 North: Head southeast on US-101. Take the exit toward Central San Rafael. Merge onto Hetherton St. Turn right onto 4th St. Store will be on the right, near Cijos St.
Please note there is no meeting in July.