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Mtg Sept. 16th, 2015: Published? Congrats! Now the Real Work Starts!

Book-Promo-We_Can_Do_It!Come hear literary publicist Julie Schoerke of JKS Communications, a “team of professionals who specialize in media relations, new-model book tours, social networking, online visibility, book trailer production and website development specifically for the book publishing industry.”

It can seem that as soon as an author has crested the obstacles to seeing her book published, she encouters a whole new set of hurdles to getting it into the hands of readers. Julie will help us understand the mystery book market and the challenges to becoming a winner. She will demystify the role of the publicist, providing tips, tools, and resources to help you stand out from the crowd, whether you’re on the traditional or indie publishing path.

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.

Don’t miss this terrific and inspiring program–Book Promotion: We Can Do It!

See You in September!

Reading-on-the-beachOur chapter of Sisters in Crime doesn’t meet during July or August, but we’ll all be together again in a month! Be sure to note all the dates and location details for the next season from our Meetings page. If you scroll down, you can get a taste of what’s in store by exploring our fantastic previous programs. This upcoming year will be just as great, so stay tuned!

See you at the library on September 16th, and until then, hope you’ve had a relaxing summer and the chance to enjoy it with a great read!

Party June 16th, 2015: Kick Up Your Heels With Us!

Vintage-CowgirlWe’re celebrating another great chapter year at Cowgirl Restaurant, 519 Hudson (at W. 10th Street). Note: this get-together’s on a Tuesday and leaves the corral at 6:00p.

We have the party room booked, and the chapter will supply the chips and salsa…guacamole, too! You can order from the regular menu, and there are vegetarian options available as well as a handy cash bar.

We always have a wonderful time socializing and recapping the year with our siblings and officers.  If you’d like to kick up your heels with us, to make sure we have the right numbers for seating and staffing, please RSVP to Cathi at iesa [aT] aol -dot- com.

See you there!

Mtg May 20, 2015: Jenny Milchman, How Did She Do It?

Cover-of-Snow-by-Jenny-MilchmanAfter a 13-year journey to publication, suspense author Jenny Milchman is enjoying her success, including starred reviews in Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal, and winning the Mary Higgins Clark Award for the best suspense novel of 2013. Join Jenny as she discussed her loooong-awaited debut, Cover of Snow, her sophomore outing Ruin Falls, the forthcoming As Night Falls, and most of all, how she kept going to get there!

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.

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.

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