Sisters in Crime National

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Sisters in Crime is the premier crime writing association focused on equity and inclusion in our community and in publishing. Founded in 1986 to represent and advocate for women crime writers. We celebrate and honor this history with our name while we continue to work for all who share our commitment to and love for a vibrant, inclusive community. Our 4,500+ members enjoy access to tools to help them learn, grow, improve, thrive, reinvent if necessary. They also gain a community of supportive fellow writers and readers, both peers to share the peaks and valleys of writing, and mentors to model the way forward. 

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Heart of Texas Chapter
Sisters in Crime
Membership Info

           HoTSinC Membership is open to those who love to read and/or write crime novels in all their forms: psychological thrillers, cozies, historical mysteries, romantic suspense, police procedurals, private investigators, noir and more. Our roles include women and men who are members of the National Sisters in Crime and hail from across the country--and, of course, Central Texas. Our annual chapter membership fee is $25.00 which includes the following benefits:

  • monthly programs featuring incredible guests: authors, forensic experts, editors, marketing gurus, etc.

  • valuable workshops in conjunction with our Houston and Dallas chapter partners

  • Bi-Monthly newsletter "HotShots" with new release notifications and submission details for publication and contest opportunities

  • monthly Members Only Marketing Happy Hour

  • book promotion on the HoTSinC website

  • booth space at festivals including the Texas Book Festival and Boerne Book & Arts Festival and more (as COVID protocols permit)

  • access to speaking opportunities with local libraries and other groups.


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Kathy Borich

Fiction Novel: Serpent's Tooth: A Texas Mystery


Nonfiction: Appetite for Murder: A Mystery Lover's Cookbook

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Anna Castle

Fiction Novels: The Francis Bacon Mysteries--First in Series Murder by Misrule, Eighth in Series Lock Up Honesty; The Professor and Mrs. Moriarity Mysteries--First in Series Moriarity Meets His Match, Fourth in Series Moriarity Lift the Veil; The Cunning Woman Mysteries--The Case of the Spotted Tailor, The Case of the Tangled Maypole and The Case of the Miscast Curse

N.M. Cedeno

Fiction Novels: All in Here Head, For the Children's Sake, The Walls Can Talk, and Degrees of Deceit

Short Stories: A Reasonable Expectation of Privacy; In the Interest of Public Safety; Paria; Bad Vibes Removal Services

Short Story Collection: Island Vibes and Other Stories; Arson Vibes and Other Tales

David Ciambrone

Fiction Novels: The Virginia Davies Quilt Series including Mysterious Threads, Perilous Threads, Secret Threads and more; Laguna Treasure; Napa Nights; Pelican Cove; Quest for the Crystal Skull; the Trashy Gourmet; Chimera; Murder at Webster's Point.

Nonfiction: Poison Handbook for Writers

Babs Emodi

Fiction:  A Campsite of Culprits (A Cozy Mystery Tribe Anthology Book 3)

Clues, Christmas Trees and Corpses (a Limited edition Christmas Cozy Anthology


Nonfiction: Stress-Free Sewing Solutions: A No-Fail Guide to Garments for the Modern Sewist Paperback – August 25, 2021

D.L.S. Evatt

Fiction Novels: Bloodlines and Fencelines

Writing as Meredith Lee with fellow chapter member Susan Cleveland: The Cripsin Leads Mystery Series: Shrouded; Digging Up the Dead

Meredith Lee's Screenplay: Wireless

Helen Currie Foster

Fiction Novels: The Alice MacDonald Greer Mystery Series:  Ghost Cave, Ghost Dog, Ghost Letter, Ghost Dagger, Ghost Next Door, Ghost Cat, Ghost Daughter

Fiction Novella:: Bloody Bead written with Manning Wolfe

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Helen Fanick Haught

Fiction Novels: The Moon Mystery Series:--First in Series, Moon Signs, Seventh in Series, Moonlight on Emeralds

Stand Alone Novels: Saving Susie, Assignment Prague, City Life, The Tower.

Short Stories:  A Walk with Drucilla, Snowbound

Anthologies: Spring Decision, Stories of Appalachia and Bad Moon Rising

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K.P. Gresham

Fiction Novels: The Pastor Matt Hayden Mystery Series--The Preacher's First Murder, Murder in the Second Pew, Murder on the Third Try, Four Reasons to Die

Stand Alone Novel: Three Days at Wrigley Field

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Patrick Kelly

Fiction Novels: The Joe Robbins Mystery Series: The Entrepreneurs, The Cartel Banker, A Siren's Love, The Island Thief , and The Girl in the Tiny House.  The Wintergreen Mystery Series: The Mountainview Murders

 Stand Alone Novels: Sheila's Stories, Carter's Last Race, Stay the Wayward Guns, Only Yes Means Yes

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Francine Paino
       aka F. Della Notte

Fiction Novels: The Housekeeper Mystery Series: I'm Going to Kill That Cat, Catwalk Dead Murder, The Church Murder and the Cat's Prey


Stand Alone Novel :  Descent Into Hell

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Kelly Manfredini, aka K.M. Hodge

Fiction Novels: The Syndicate-Born Trilogy: Red on the Run, Black and White Truth, True Blue Son, and the series prequel: The Sally Ride Chronicle

Stand Alone Novels: Walker Texas Wife, Texas and Tiaras

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Cate Lawley / Kate Baray

Fiction Mystery Series: 

 -Vegan Vamp Mysteries 

 -Night Shift Witch Mysteries 

 -Death Retired Mysteries 

 -Cursed Candy Mysteries 

 -Furry Fairy Holiday Hijinks 

 -Fairmont Finds Canine Cozy Mysteries 

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Susan Toalson

Fiction Novels: The Alice Ann Abbott Mystery Series: Designed for Murder

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M.K. Waller 

Fiction Novella: Stabbed co-written with Manning Wolfe


Short Story Anthologies: Murder on Wheels, Eleven Stories of Crime on the Move, Lonestar Lawless, 14 Texas Tales of CrimeDay of the Dark: Stories of Eclipse, and Chaos West of the Pecos

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Nancy G. West

Fiction Novels: The Aggie Mundeen Mystery Series: Fit to Be Dead, Dang Near Dead, River City Dead, Smart but Dead, The Aggie Mundeen Lake Mysteries: The Plunge


Stand Alone Novel: Nine Days to Evil

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Manning Wolfe

Fiction Novels: 


Author, The Merit Bridges Thriller Series: Dollar Signs, Music Notes, Chinese Wall and Green Fees

Co-Author of all 13 Novellas in the Bullet Books Speed Reads

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Kristi Holl

Children's Mysteries:

The Boarding School Mysteries; The Carousel Mysteries; The Julie MacGregor Books; The Today's Girl.Com Mysteries AND many, many stand alone books for children.

Adult Mysteries: The Annie's Mystery Series. and Toxic Designs

Non-Fiction: Writing Mysteries for Young People