May 21: Policing – Revolutionary War to Present Day by Lt. Jon Anderson

May 21, 2022 11am EDT Informative talk on policing - the Revolutionary War to the Present Day. Register below to attend via Zoom. Special Guest: LT. JON ANDERSON, retired law enforcement officer with over 35 years of experience, author of numerous books and articles, expert on the history of policing, and collector of vintage policeContinue reading "May 21: Policing – Revolutionary War to Present Day by Lt. Jon Anderson"


July 16: Gerald Elias

Gerald Elias leads a double life as a critically acclaimed author and world-class musician. His award-winning Daniel Jacobus mystery series, including Cloudy With a Chance of Murder, is set in dark corners of the classical music world. Elias has penned a chilling political thriller, a musical memoir, short stories, and essays. His first Western mystery,Continue reading "July 16: Gerald Elias"

Aug 20: Jane Cleland – Four Things I Wish I’d Known at the Start of My Writing Career

August 20 at 11.00 am EDT A Workshop Not to be Missed with Bestselling Author Jane K. Cleland Lessons Learned: Four Things I Wish I’d Known at the Start of My Writing Career Jane K. Cleland Learn from Jane’s experience! From mastering specific craft techniques to implementing efficient promotional strategies (and skipping the rest) andContinue reading "Aug 20: Jane Cleland – Four Things I Wish I’d Known at the Start of My Writing Career"

Sep 17: Albany Book Festival

Due to the Albany Book Festival the September meeting has been canceled. We hope you will visit us at the University of Albany and meet our members on Saturday, September 17, 2022. Many of us will be there selling and signing our mysteries. The previously scheduled speaker has been moved to January

Oct 15: Terry Shames

Terry Shames grew up in Texas and has abiding affection for the small town where her grandparents lived, the model for the fictional town of Jarrett Creek. A resident of Los Angeles, California, Terry lives with her husband and a bossy Norwich Terrier. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and on the boardContinue reading "Oct 15: Terry Shames"

Jessika Hazelton (Troy Book Makers) and Self Publishing

Jessika Hazelton (manager/author liaison/graphic designer) has been described as “only peaceful when she reads.” A lifelong lover of books and reading (and cats, though that’s not strictly pertinent), she received her BFA in writing and publishing from Emerson College. She hoped to someday find a job at least sort of book related; instead, she hit theContinue reading "Jessika Hazelton (Troy Book Makers) and Self Publishing"

Murderous March 2023


Author Jeri Westerson

 Zoom ONLY Zoom Link Below 10:30am Business Meeting (members only) 11:15am Speaker (all welcome) Los Angeles native JERI WESTERSON is the author of fifteen Crispin Guest Medieval Noir Mysteries, a series nominated for thirteen awards from the Agatha to the Shamus. Jeri currently writes a Tudor series called the King’s Fool Mysteries, and a SherlockianContinue reading "Author Jeri Westerson"

Writing Multiple Series Panel

Business meeting for members only at 10:30 am Eastern Panel at 11:15 am Eastern. Hybrid: Library & Zoom Bethlehem Library,  451 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY 12054 Zoom Link Below Join us for an informative discussion on “Writing Multiple Series.” Panelists Catherine Bruns, Marni Graff, and Amy Patricia Meade will chat about their works and offerContinue reading "Writing Multiple Series Panel"