Jefferson-Market-Library-ClocktowerMost New York/Tri-State Sisters in Crime monthly meetings are free and open to the public. We cordially invite guests to attend!

Unless otherwise noted**, our meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesdays of the month at the historic Jefferson Market Public Library in Manhattan, 425 Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave. at 10th Street).

We gather in the street-level meeting room, to the left through the children’s room.

We begin our meet-and-greet at 6pm, with chapter business and programs beginning by 6:30pm. After the meeting’s conclusion at 7:45pm, any members who choose, and often our guests, adjourn for a casual dinner together at a nearby restaurant.



Mark down these dates, and keep checking back as we fill in details about the season of 2015-2016 chapter meetings! All the confirmed dates are for meetings at the library. Parties are typically held at other venues.

May 18th, 2016 Meet Award-Winning Author, Alison Gaylin

USA Today bestselling author Alison Gaylin has been published in seven languages. She’s won the Shamus award and has been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, RT and ITW Thriller Awards for her critically acclaimed Brenna Spector suspense series. Her ninth book, the standalone novel WHAT REMAINS OF ME, was called “stunning” by the Associated Press. It is out now from William Morrow.

April 20, 2016: Meet The Agent: Alec Shane

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.

March 16, 2016: Retired Detective Joe Giacalone

Joe 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.

September 16, 2015: Publicist Julie Schoerke

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. JKS Communications is 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.” 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.

October 28, 2015** (4th Wednesday!)

Meet Sarah Weinman, editor of Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s, and learn how much things have changed, or not, for modern female crime writers.

November 18, 2015: Master of Mystery Lee Child

Get tips from Lee Child, author of over 20 novels in the internationally bestselling Jack Reacher series. Come engage in dialogue on the writer’s craft, on series, building a career, and even what it’s like to see your character played by Tom Cruise.

Wed. December 16th: Holiday Party, Salam Restaurant

Join your local Sisters in Crime for our annual Holiday Party & Dinner at Salam Restaurant, 104 W. 13th Street, from 6:30 to 8:30 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 December 11th to Stephanie Wilson-Flaherty at wilson136 -AT~ aol [plus the dot) com. 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 2016 dues and save a stamp! This is always a wonderful opportunity to share news, memories, and warm company, so hope to see you there!

Wed. January 20, 2016: Open Mic Night

It’s our ever-popular chance to read 5 minutes of work in a friendly supportive atmosphere. Hear what other sibs are writing and/or polish your selections and delivery. Always a fun evening, so RSVP for your slot to read!

Wed. February 17, 2016: 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. As always, guests are welcome!

  • March 16, 2016

  • April 20, 2016

  • May 18, 2016

  • June- End of Program Year and Party- Location TBD**

  • Summer Break for July and August


We’re currently scheduling more great programs, including publishing, investigative, and law enforcement professionals. We’re proud of the consistently dynamic and useful programming our chapter is able to offer through the efforts of our members, officers, and board.

If you’re considering joining, or would simply like to see examples of our fabulous meeting topics and special events, please check out detailed listing from previous seasons of programming:

We’re also constantly seeking new topics and guests, so please e-mail us with your referrals and suggestions!

2 responses

  1. June

    Would I have to get dressed up for these meetings??? I don’t do dressed up. I wear jeans and casual pants, tops, flats.

    February 28, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    • nysinc

      Come as you are!

      March 18, 2013 at 9:42 pm

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