Brooklyn Book Festival Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Stop by the Sisters in Crime table at the Brooklyn Book Festival any time between 10 am and 6 pm. Members will be signing and selling their books as well as Where Crime Never Sleeps the chapter’s fourth Murder New York Style Anthology.

We will be at table #303 which is in the area near the main stage events.

FINDING YOUR STORY’S SPINE Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Join CHRIS GRABENSTEIN #1 New York Times Best-Selling author of the LEMONCELLO LIBRARY series for a discussion on how to plot your mystery by borrowing techniques used by screenwriters.

In addition to the  LEMONCELLO LIBRARY series, the WELCOME TO WONDERLAND series, and THE ISLAND OF DR. LIBRIS, Mr. Grabenstein has coauthored several fun and funny page-turners with James Patterson including the bestsellers I FUNNY, TREASURE HUNTERS, HOUSE OF ROBOTS, JACKY HA HA, and WORD OF MOUSE.  A past president of the New York Chapter of MWA, he has also written award winning books for adults.

October 18th, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 Anthology Launch Party at The Mysterious Bookshop

The October meeting of Sisters in Crime will not be held at the Jefferson Market Library. Instead, members and friends will gather at The Mysterious Bookshop, 58 Warren Street, NYC, to celebrate the publication of Where Crime Never Sleeps, the fourth Murder New York Style anthology. Join us for short readings from the stories, conversation,  beverages and snacks. Books will be available for purchase.

Edited by Elizabeth Zelvin, Where Crime Never Sleeps contains stories by: Fran Bannigan Cox, Lindsay A. Curcio, Joseph R.G. DeMarco, Ronnie Sue Ebenstein, Rhonda Gold, Catherine Maiorisi, Nina Mansfield, Mary Moreno, Anita Page, Ellen Quint, Roslyn Siegel, Kathleen Snow, Triss Stein, Cathi Stoler, Mimi Weisbond, Stephanie Wilson-Flaherty, Elizabeth Zelvin




November 15th, 2017 – SJ Rozan

Taking the Mystery out of Your Mystery. A presentation by SJ Rozan.

He’s back on Feb. 15th: Joe Giacalone, Ace Criminal Investigator

Don’t miss the chance to get up close and personal with Ace Criminal Investigator, Joe Giacalone.  Joe, a college professor and retired NYPD Sergeant, will show you how to conduct the perfect interrogation and give you the ammunition you need to help your protagonist nail the perp.

Joe was recently featured on the Discovery Channel and has a new Facebook page where you can take a look at some of the intriguing cases he’s been working on.
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It’s all happening on Wednesday, February 15th at the Jefferson Market Branch of the NYPL, 10th Street and Sixth Avenue. Meet and greet at 6:00 pm; Meeting 6:30 to 7:45 pm. Optional dinner follows.

Holiday Party & Dinner on Monday, Dec. 5th

canstock4615562Get the (holiday) party started! Join your Sisters in Crime sibs for our annual Holiday Party & Dinner at Salam Restaurant, 104 W. 13th Street, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. $45 per person includes appetizers, choice of entrée (fish, meat, vegetarian or vegan), coffee or tea, soft drinks, wine and mixed drinks. The chapter is picking up the tax and gratuity.

Please RSVP by Friday, December 2nd to Stephanie Wilson-Flaherty at Send your advance check for dinner, made out to the NY-Tri State Chapter of Sisters in Crime to:

Stephanie Wilson-Flaherty
537 84th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11209

If you’d like, you can also bring along a check in the amount of $35 for your 2017 dues.

Nov. 16th, Meet literary legal eagle, F. Robert Stein, & learn how to protect your work

19076Whether you’re signing with an agent, a publisher, or going the self-publishing route, Bob Stein’s legal expertise will help you decode the facts about contracts, copyright, and liability, as well as if and when you need a lawyer.

Bob spent 13 years early in his career thinking he was protecting the largest book publishers from voracious agents and from shiftless and irresponsible writers. Then he changed sides and has since spent 30 years trying to atone for his mistakes, protecting poor benighted writers from arrogant and uncaring conglomerate publishers.

Join us on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 at the
New York Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch, 6th Avenue and 10th Street.
Meet and greet: 6:00 p.m. Program: 6:30—7:45 p.m.

Optional dinner follows.