Sisters in Crime National
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
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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Our Author Memebers!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fiction Novels: The Alice Ann Abbott Mystery Series: Designed for Murder
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 Crime, Day of the Dark: Stories of Eclipse, and Chaos West of the Pecos
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
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
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