Business meeting for members only at 10.30 am Eastern Program speaker Nancy Allen at 11.00 am Eastern. Nancy Allen practiced law for fifteen years as Assistant Missouri Attorney General and Assistant Prosecutor in her native Ozarks, trying over thirty jury cases. She served on the faculty of Missouri State University for fifteen years, teaching lawContinue reading "April 16: Nancy Allen"
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"
Not all mysteries need 90,000 words to solve. The short mystery can leave a reader just as satisfied in a fraction of the time! From the under-1,000 flash fiction up to the top of the short story range (6,000) Libby will teach you how to get in all the twists, turns, clues and red herringsContinue reading "Jun 18: Short Story Workshop Presented by Libby Cudmore"
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"
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"
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
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"
Everyone needs them even though it is often an angst ridden process and the wait for someone to pass judgment on your work can be agonizing. Your family and friends loved it, right? They all said you write like J. K. Rowling. They are a necessary evil. So, first, how do you get your bookContinue reading "November 19 mtg: Jane Murphy on Book Reviews"
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"