We have many members who are nonpublished readers, but here is a list of members with publications. Complete Members List can be found HERE.
Frankie Y. Bailey
Frankie Y. Bailey is a professor in the School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany (SUNY). She specializes in mass media/popular culture, and crime history. Her nonfiction books include African American Mystery Writers. Frankie’s mystery novels feature Southern crime historian Lizzie Stuart, and Albany, NY police detective Hannah McCabe. Her short stories have been published in EQMM and in several anthologies. Two of the stories feature former WW II Army nurse Jo Radcliffe. Frankie is working on her sixth Lizzie Stuart novel. She is also working on a historical thriller set in 1939. Frankie is a past executive vice president of MWA and a past president of Sisters in Crime National.
Nancy Bilyeau is a magazine editor and writer who turned to historical thrillers with her 2012 debut, 'The Crown.' Since then, she has written novels set in 16th and 18th century England, followed by 'Dreamland,' set in 1911 Coney Island, and, most recently, 'The Orchid Hour,' a crime novel set in Jazz Age New York. She lives with her family in Rhinebeck and is obsessed with gardening.
Jacqueline Boulden is an Emmy-winning former TV news reporter and Telly-winning video producer. She’s been a storyteller for as long as she can remember and has wanted to write a novel ever since she stayed up all night in high school to finish Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy. She lived in Philadelphia, where her debut novel, Her Past Can’t Wait is set, for more than thirty years. In 2021, she moved back to her native New York State to be closer to family.
USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns writes four series including the Cookies & Chance and Italian USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns has written over 25 novels, including the Maple Syrup, Cookies & Chance, Italian Chef, and Cindy York mysteries. She has a B.A. in English and is a former newspaper reporter. Her book, For Sale by Killer, won the 2019 Daphne du Maurier award for Mainstream Mystery/Suspense.
Patricia Crandall has published eight books as well as numerous articles and short stories in various magazines and newspapers. Books include: The Dog Men, a thriller, The Red Gondola and the Cova, a YA thriller about child sex trafficking, and A Reunion of Death, a Christmas mystery in the method of Agatha Christie. In November 2022, she will publish Lacy O'Dunn, The Rookie, a crime/thriller. She lives at Babcock Lake in the Grafton Mountains near Petersburgh, NY.
Libby Cudmore is the author of THE BIG REWIND (William Morrow 2016) and the Martin Wade P.I. series at Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. Her short fiction has been published in Reckon Review, HAD, the Coachella Review, Tough, the RS-500 and others, as well as the anthologies HANZAI JAPAN, WELCOME HOME, A BEAST WITHOUT A NAME and LAWYERS, GUNS & MONEY (co-edited with Art Taylor). She is the co-host of the OST PARTY, MISBEHAVIN' and SHATTERED SHIELD podcasts.
Tina deBellegarde writes the Batavia-on-Hudson Mystery series which debuted September 2020 with Winter Witness. Her debut was nominated for an Agatha Award, and was a finalist for a Silver Falchion Award and Chanticleer's Mystery & Mayhem Award. Her short stories appear in the Mystery Writers of America anthology A Stranger Comes to Town and Best New England Crime Stories. Find her winning flash fiction online at Retreat West, Ad Hoc Fiction and Reflex Press. Tina lives in Catskill, N.Y. For more visit tinadebellegarde.com and sign up for her newsletter.
Marni Graff is the award-winning author of The Nora Tierney English Mysteries and The Trudy Genova Manhattan Mysteries. The Evening’s Amethyst is the fifth in the Nora Tierney series. Her short story “Quiche Alain” is in the Anthony Award-winning Malice Domestic Anthology, Murder Most Edible. She is also Managing Editor of Bridle Path Press, and a crime book reviewer.
Syrl Kazlo, a retired teacher, lives in upstate New York with her husband and two very lively dachshunds. Kibbles and Death is the first book in her Samantha Davies Mystery series, featuring Samantha Davies and her loveable dachshund, Porkchop. When not writing she is busy hooking, rug hooking that is, reading and enjoying her family. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Mavens of Mayhem.
Chris Keefer wrote Birding Trips and Trivia, for Schenectady’s Daily Gazette for twenty years. She has articles in Coping Magazine, Kaatskill Life, The Conservationist and the digital magazine Liquid Imagination. She launched her debut novel No Comfort for the Undertaker, and The Battle in the Bathroom, a chapbook of humorous rants in October, 2022. She lives in upstate New York, and enjoys birding, gardening, metal detecting, town historian duties, bicycling, rockhounding and a grandchild.
A criminal defense lawyer Upstate now, based in Albany. Formerly a NYC Legal Aid Society Criminal Trials lawyer; before that an NYPD Lieutenant of Police. Author of 2 novels: 'Bodies in Winter’ (2009), ‘The Cold Room’ (2012), Severn House Publisher, and Editor, ‘Queens Noir’, anthology of original crime stories set in Borough of Queens, NYC (Akashic Books, Brooklyn), and 6 short stories in anthologies, including ‘Best American Mystery Stories 2007’ (Houghton-Mifflin).
Eleanor Kuhns is the 2011 winner of the Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America First Crime novel competition. After winner with A Simple Murder, she went on to write ten more in the Will Rees Mystery series. The first of a new series set in Bronze Age Crete will be released the summer of 2023. She lives in upstate New York with her husband and her dog.
After graduating from Vanderbilt Law School, I practiced law one year before turning to my passion: writing. I've been a journalist since the mid-80s with a focus on law & crime, including writing for the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Harvard Law Bulletin, the New Bedford (Mass.) Standard-Times, where I covered courts, and many others. I am co-author of The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind (2018, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and The Migraine Brain (2008, Simon & Schuster). I've also taught writing at Grub Street in Boston, and I've been fortunate to have won a number of journalism awards. After years in Boston and then Portland, Oregon, I now live in Saratoga Springs, NY. And I'm now focused on writing mystery and crime fiction, both novels and short stories.
Amy Patricia Meade
Author of the critically acclaimed Marjorie McClelland Mysteries, Vermont Country Living Mysteries, and Tish Tarragon Mysteries, Amy Patricia Meade is a native of Long Island, NY. After five years living in Bristol, England, Amy recently moved back to her home state, settling in upstate New York. When not writing, Amy spends her time working for her musician husband, watching classic films, testing new recipes, bellydancing, and cleaning cat hair from her lap.
Multi-award-winning author of HOOKER AVENUE and THE MIDNIGHT CALL, Jodé Millman, is an attorney, a reviewer for Booktrib.com, the host/producer of The Backstage with the Bardavon podcast, and creator of The Writer’s Law School. Jodé lives with her family in the Hudson Valley, where she is at work on her third legal thriller, THE EMPTY KAYAK.
Jen Collins Moore
Jen Collins Moore transports readers to Rome in the Roman Holiday Mysteries. Her short fiction has appeared in Mystery Weekly and Masthead: The Best New England Crime Stories. She is president of Sisters in Crime Chicagoland and a founding member of Sleuths and Sidekicks. A transplanted New Englander, she lives in Chicago with her husband and two boys.
Erica Obey pursued an academic career specializing in the women folklorists of the nineteenth century, before she decided she’d rather be writing the stories herself. She is the author of five novels -- including the award-winning Curse of the Braddock Brides and the recently released Dazzlepaint.
Kelly Oliver is the award-winning and bestselling author of three mystery series: Jessica James Mysteries (contemporary suspense); Pet Detective Mysteries (middle grade); Fiona Figg Mysteries (historical cozy). When she’s not writing novels, Kelly is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University.
Former language teacher and business owner, CAROL POULIOT writes the acclaimed Blackwell and Watson Time-Travel Mysteries—traditional police procedurals with a seemingly impossible relationship between Depression-era cop Steven Blackwell and 21st-century journalist Olivia Watson. Passionate about international travel, when not writing, Carol can be found packing a bag and grabbing her passport. Carol is currently President of the Mavens and is a founding member of Sleuths and Sidekicks. See her at her website or at www.sleuthsandsidekicks.com/
Lori Robbins is the author of the On Pointe and Master Class mystery series and a contributor to The Secret Ingredient: A Mystery Writers Cookbook. She won the Indie Award for Best Mystery and two Silver Falchions for Best Cozy Mystery. Short stories include “Leading Ladies” which was listed in the 2022 Best American Mystery and Suspense anthology. After ten lean years as a professional dancer, Lori became an English teacher and now writes full-time. She is co-president of the New York/ Tristate Sisters in Crime and an active member of Mystery Writers of America and the Short Mystery Fiction Society.
Lida Sideris' first stint after law school was a newbie lawyer's dream: working as an entertainment attorney for a movie studio...kind of like her heroine, Corrie Locke, except without the homicides. Lida is a recipient of the Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship Award and a Silver Falchion Award Finalist. She lives in the northern tip of Southern California with her family and rescue dogs.