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Sisters with Derringers, the Short Fiction Awards, that is!

SMFSLogo-10sq-300dpiIt’s a thrill to announce that two of our local chapter members, Hilary Davidson and Cathi Stoler, have been honored by the Short Mystery Fiction Society with 2015 Derringer Awards for Best Short Story and Best Long Story respectively!

Congratulations to them both and to all the talented nominees!

Another thrill for the chapter is that Cathi’s story, “The Kaluki Kings of Queens” appeared in Family Matters, the newest anthology by us! Go read more about this terrific collection, edited by member Anita Page, and see what a good year 2015’s been for Murder New York Style!

Dig into the dirty laundry and end up with a Derringer–who knew?!

April 15, 2015: (Police) Procedural Perfection!

NYPD-logoIt’s our distinct pleasure to host a special guest from the NYPD. Detective James Shanahan of the Special Investigations Division has worked with Missing Persons and Hostage Negotiations as well as being a trainer for the Police Academy and playing a cop in movies! If you want to know about police procedures and exceptional circumstances, here’s where to get the scoop!

Our meeting begins at 6:30pm at the Jefferson Market Library. We encourage guests to join us for meetings and to come along for our optional neighborhood dinner afterwards. More details about the location and schedule are available at our Meetings Page.

Mar. 18, 2015: Publishing for Beginners

Publishing-for-BeginnersPuzzled about publishing?

Lourdes and Dave Venard, authors of Publishing for Beginners: What First-Time Authors Need to Know, will share tools, tips, and resources for turning your manuscript into print—everything from querying agents to self-publishing. Dave, a tax professional, will also discuss the business side of writing. And if that weren’t enough, attendees receive a FREE e-copy of Publishing for Beginners!

Our meeting begins at 6:30pm at the Jefferson Market Library. We encourage guests to join us for meetings and to come along for our optional neighborhood dinner afterwards. More details about the location and schedule are available at our Meetings Page.

Feb. 18th, 2015: Mystery & Romance Panel!

My Zombie Heart by Pouncy at DeviantartWe have a terrific panel, authors all, who each offer a unique perspective on the alluring mix of love and murder!

Laura K. Curtis has written mystery and romance independently, as well as romantic suspense. Ursula Renee is the president of the New York chapter of Romance Writers of America. Kate White is the former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, and Sheila York is an expert on the Golden Age of Hollywood. Triss Stein will moderate what we know you’ll find an irresistible discussion!

Our meeting begins at 6:30pm at the Jefferson Market Library. We encourage guests to join us for meetings and to come along for our optional neighborhood dinner afterwards. More details about the location and schedule are available at our Meetings Page.

My Zombie Heart via Pouncy at Deviantart.

Jan. 21st, 2015 Mtg: Open Mic Night!

January-2015-NYSinC-Open-Mic-NightWe’re all ears! Share your work, published or not, with your Sisters. Everybody gets five minutes in the spotlight. Listeners are welcome, too.

Our meeting begins at 6:30pm at the Jefferson Market Library. We encourage guests, and more details about the location and schedule are available at our Meetings Page.

RSVP to pehrhart- who is at- sprynet- plus a dot com at the end.

Join NY’s Sisters in Crime for December 10th’s Party!

NYSinc-Dec-PartyWe’ll meet to dine at Salam Cafe and Restaurant (104 W. 13th St., off 6th Ave.).

If you’re coming, please send a check for $45 (includes multi-course dinner and dessert, vegetarian choices available, cash bar) made out to New York/Tri-State Sisters in Crime to: Stephanie Wilson-Flaherty, 537 84th St., Brooklyn, NY 11209.

We’ll also again have an optional gift exchange. To participate, just bring a wrapped gift, suitable for a crime writer, that’s $10 or less.

It’s always such great fun when we gather to share news and to celebrate each others’ efforts, so RSVP by November 28th if you’re planning to attend!

 

November 19th Mtg: Meet the Editors!

NYSinC-NovWe’ll explore the sometimes strange and always exciting landscape of 21st Century Publishing with Editors from small and not-so small presses!

Come meet editors Juliet Grames from Soho Press, Chris Knopf from The Permanent Press, and Toni Kirkpatrick from St. Martin’s Press. They’ll share their views and maybe we’ll all be able to divine together what the market’s looking for now!

Guests are welcome, and the meeting will be held at NYC’s Jefferson Market Library as usual, beginning at 6:30pm. For more detail, check our Meetings Page.

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