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Fresh Slices, With Even More New York Attitude

Fresh Slices, a Murder New York Style anthologyFresh Slices  , edited by Terrie Farley Moran, was the second in the Murder New York Style series of crime anthologies, and we’re thrilled to report that like our first, Deadly Debut, it’s also back in a sassy new eBook edition, thanks to the efforts of our chapter members in partnership with Glenmere Press!

When the New York/Tri-State chapter of Sisters in Crime began discussing this title, we were drawn to the idea of gathering crime stories from less-sung locales in the five boroughs. We were also enthusiastic about mixing genres and tones with the same kind of lively variety represented within our membership. So these stories are not only written by crime fiction authors you know, but by chapter members making their fiction debuts. These stories are truly slices of life from the most ethnically diverse, most densely populated city in America!

If you’d like more information about this collection, including links to a variety of vendors, please click the book’s title or cover, or just visit us at MurderNYStyle.com.

If you’re a book blogger, reviewer, librarian, or bookseller, please click the link to  e-mail Clare Toohey, the chapter’s anthology chairperson, and she’ll happily get you a copy for your evaluation.

Deadly Debut Returns for an Encore!

Deadly Debut, a Murder New York Style mystery anthologyDon’t be fooled by the raven on the cover, because this title is also a phoenix!

The New York/Tri-State Chapter of Sisters in Crime conceived its very first crime anthology in 2006, and the following year saw the publication of Murder New York Style, the name we’ve now adopted for the whole series. That first title is long out of print and its publisher shuttered, but NYSinC’s growing experience with chapter anthologies encouraged us to return to those early stories and to recapture some for this brand-new, abridged digital collection, published in partnership with Glenmere Press.

Deadly Debut is simultaneously old and new, representing both our chapter’s proud history and its perennial reinvention. We hope you enjoy it.

If you’d like more information about any of the anthologies, including links to a variety of vendors, please click the book’s cover, title, or just visit us at MurderNYStyle.com.

If you’re a book blogger, reviewer, librarian, or bookseller, please click this link to e-mail Clare Toohey, the chapter’s anthology chairperson, and she’ll happily get you a copy for your evaluation.

May 5th Mtg: The View from Undercover!

SinC_May_5_2014_Mtg**Please Note: The May meeting is an unusual day, a Monday, early in the month, and we’re meeting in the Second Floor meeting room.

Check out the view from undercover!

We’re excited to hear from Michael Dorto, the highest rank of detective in the NYPD’s Major Case Squad. He spent many years working undercover in organized crime, infiltrating the Gambino crime family, and now with Major Crimes, he’s involved with kidnappings, arts and antiquities theft, and major thefts (over 1 million dollars).

Going undercover to bring down a mob operation, Michael Dorto knows the challenges and rewards of working from the inside. Get up close and personal, and hear about the high-dollar, high-profile cases that end up being “Major.”

Also, there’s still time to register for the writing workshop with Donald Maass on June 7th! Contact Catherine at: cmaiorisi– at- gmail (dot] com for more information.

 

Write Your Breakout Novel with Help from Donald Maass on June 7, 2014!

Donald-MaassWe’ve finalized the details of our all-day seminar, so registration is now open for this intensive workshop on Writing the Breakout Novel with Donald Maass!

Visit our Special Events page for more information and the registration form, and we look forward to seeing you there!

April 16th Mtg: The Future is Now with E-Zines

43A9When magazines met the World Wide Web, a new market was born for e-zines (or magazines in purely electronic format). We’re delighted to have expert guests, all multitasking editors and crime authors in their own rights, who’ll discuss how these publications work, what they feature, and what opportunities this unique form offers both writers and readers.

Jack Getze, owner and fiction editor of Spinetingler Magazine

Joseph R.G. DeMarco, publisher and editor-in-chief of Mysterical-E

Todd Robinson, editor-in chief and graphical designer of Thuglit

We’re meeting, as usual, on the third Wednesday of the month at the Jefferson Market Library branch of the NYPL. Our meet-and-greet begins at 6pm, with chapter programming from 6:30-7:45pm, and an optional dinner nearby to follow.

Browse the virtual racks and bring your questions!

 

Additional Scheduling Notes: Our next meeting will be held unusually on a Monday, May 5th, with a detective specializing in crimes worth over a million dollars. See more details at our Chapter Meetings page.

Also, stay tuned for details of our full-day workshop with Donald Maass on Saturday, June 7th! This will be available to members and non-members. See more details (with much more to come) at our Special Events page, where you can also help us with advance planning by letting us know your interest.

March 19th Mtg: The TSA Revealed!

March-NYSinC-MtgPaul Stoler, TSA Senior Expert Security Training Instructor will tell us about the agency’s mission, scope, personnel, and policies. Come get answers to all those questions you’re too afraid to ask out loud in the line for the X-Ray machines and metal detectors!

Reminder: It’s time to pay your annual chapter dues if you haven’t yet, and many thanks if you have.

We’re meeting, as usual, on the third Wednesday of the month at the Jefferson Market Library branch of the NYPL. Our meet-and-greet begins at 6pm, with chapter programming from 6:30-7:45pm, and an optional dinner nearby to follow. See more details and directions at our Chapter Meetings page. Hope to see you there!

Feb. 19 Chapter Mtg: Agent Jessica Faust!

MS-into-BookWondering how to take the next step in turning that manuscript into a book? As owner and literary agent at BookEnds, Jessica Faust prides herself on working closely with her authors to make their goals come to fruition. Jessica Faust of will discuss what’s selling and to whom, and candidly answer questions from you!

We’re meeting, as usual, on the third Wednesday at the Jefferson Market Library branch of the NYPL. Our meet-and-greet begins at 6pm, with chapter programming from 6:30-7:45pm, and an optional dinner nearby to follow. See more details and directions at our Chapter Meetings page. Hope to see you there!

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