Author Archive

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.

Dramatic Question Theater Benefit Reading with Sisters in Crime

Please join Sisters in Crime in supporting the non-profit Dramatic Question Theatre at our upcoming reading
on Tuesday, October 27th.

Tickets are limited. So, purchase yours now at:

DQT Benefit Reading: Sisters in Crime

Join the Dramatic Question Theatre (DQT) for a special event and reading featuring members of Sisters In Crime, an organization dedicated to the professional development of women crime writers.
The DQT is raising money to produce two new plays:
o THE SHOO-IN by Michael Mejias.
Readers from Sisters in Crime will include:
Triss Stein
Lori Robbins
Cathi Stoler

Where: People’s United Bank, 250 Park Ave, NYC
When: 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 27th (Social hour begins at 6:00, followed by readings.)
How much: Tickets are $20 (tax-deductible).
Seating is limited to 40 tickets, so get yours before the event sells out!

The official website of the Dramatic Question Theatre.

Editing Do’s & Don’ts from Mariah Fredericks on Oct. 19th

Meet Mariah Fredricks and learn how to be your own best editor.

img_0152-copyMariah Fredericks is the author of eight novels for young adults, including The Girl in the Park and Crunch Time, which was nominated for an Edgar Award. Her first mystery for adults, A Death of No Importance, will be published by Minotaur in 2018. The head copywriter for Book-of-the-Month Club for many years, she currently works as a freelance editor.

In an era when editors have less and less time to work on a manuscript, writers need to be their first and best editor. Yet it’s often hard for people to step back and see their story with fresh eyes. This talk will address how to read like a reader and not the writer, effective ways to find and cut the flab, the meaningless of “good,” and how to make the most of outside feedback,so you can be Your Own Best Editor.

Chat with Agent Christina Hogrebe on Wed. Sept. 21st

christina-hogrebeJoin  literary agent, Christina Hogrebe of the Jane Rotrosen Agency. With over 13 years of experience, Christina is driven to help her clients achieve their goals–from bestsellers to debut authors, to those in need of a change. Christina will discuss what’s selling and not selling now, plus the value of having an agent. Wednesday, Sept. 21st, The Jefferson Market Branch of the NYPL. Meet and Greet: 6:00 p.m., Meeting 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.


Yahoo! It’s party time at SinC, June 6th 2016

Kick up your heels with us.

Celebrate another great chapter year
at Cowgirl Restaurant, 519 Hudson St. (at 10th St.)
on Monday, June 6th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

The chapter will supply the chips and salsa.
You can order from the regular menu, and
there are vegetarian options available.
There’s a cash bar as well.

So put on your party duds and join your sisters.
To make sure we have the right number,
please RSVP to Cathi at:

See you there!