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.


Meet Author Alison Gaylin on Wed. May 18th


Join award-winning novelist Alison Gaylin as she shares her experiences about the road to getting published. Wednesday, May 18th. The Jefferson Market Branch of The NYPL,
Meet and Greet: 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., Meeting 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Meet The Agent: Alec Shane, April 20th


of Writers House Literary Agency as he discusses what it takes to be, and to find, an agent. Alec majored in English at Brown University, a degree he put to immediate use by moving to Los Angeles after graduation to become a professional stunt man. Realizing that he prefers books to breakaway glass, he moved to New York City in 2008 to pursue a career in publishing. Alec quickly found a home at Writers House Literary Agency, where he worked under Jodi Reamer and Amy Berkower on a large number of YA and Adult titles. Alec is now aggressively building his own list.
We’re meeting on Wednesday, April 20th at the Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library, 6th Avenue and 10th Street.Meet and greet 6:00 p.m. Program starts :
6:30—7:45 p.m. Guests are welcome.

Meet Joe Giacalone: March 16th, 2016

Joe-GiacaloneJoe Giacalone, a retired  NYPD Detective Sergeant, has worked to supervise hundreds of cases. Now, a best selling author of THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE FUNCTION: A GUIDE FOR NEW INVESTIGATORS, Joe offers expert cold case review and investigative training to police departments all over the country. Meet Joe and get a fresh set of eyes on your work.

Mtg Feb. 17th, 2016: Meet Margaret Maron!

Margaret Maron

Come meet the celebrated author of the bestselling Deborah Knott and Sigrid Harald series! Margaret Maron, MWA Grand Master and former President of Sisters in Crime, recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from both Bouchercon and Malice Domestic, will speak to us on the craft of writing and share inside information on building a career of longevity and quality.

We’re meeting as usual at the Jefferson Market Public Library, and the program begins by 6:30p (meet and greet starts at 6p). For more info about the location, schedule, and other events, check out our Meetings page. As always, guests are welcome!

Saturday Afternoon with Sisters in Crime on Dec. 5th, 2015!

lion-wreath-nyplFour local members will be sharing their works at a free public reading at the New York Public Library’s 67th Street branch at 2pm on Saturday, December 5th, 2015. Come in from the scrum of the shopping crowds and join authors Cathi Stoler, Laura Joh Rowland, Catherine Maiorisi and Cynthia Benjamin. You can get off your aching feet and support your Sisters, all while encouraging lively public venues for crime writing. What a holiday bonus!

Also, if you haven’t RSVP’d to our 12/16 holiday party and dinner, check out the details on the post below or at our Meetings page–jingles!