February Meeting

Mavens of MayhemATTENTION ALL MAVENS

• February 18th, 2017

• 10:30 AM Mavens of Mayhem Meeting

• 11:00 AM Program Presentation

• Community Room

• Bethlehem Public Library.

• NOTE: The Steering Committee Meeting will meet at the Village Butcher at 9:15 AM. We have a number of important Chapter issues to discuss.

The February meeting for Mavens of Mayhem Chapter of Sisters in Crime Mystery Writers will be held on February 18th, 10:30 AM with Program starting at 11:00 AM, Bethlehem Public Library in Delmar, NY.

Our speaker is Officer Brett McLaughlin of the NYS University Police at U/Albany. His topics will cover personal safety, 911 calls and risk reduction.

If you are considering using a disappearance as a launching pad for your next mystery story then you’ll want to hear Officer Brett McLaughlin give authentic details about these important issues His talk will outline how to make 911 call and cover the real steps to take when someone’s life is at risk.

Learn the most important action or actions to take when you discover the child you left in the car for just a second is missing, or your elderly father stricken with Alzheimer’s has disappeared for hours, or your girl friend who went jogging this morning has not returned. Is it true that the first 48 hours are the most crucial?

Bring in your best mystery scenarios with all your questions on how to set up a valid and accurate depiction of the real thing. Why spend hours on Google researching various possible situations when you can ask an experienced authority.

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Geri Manchester

Also!

Special Program at the Main Central  Library:

5 Easy Pieces: Mystery Writing Workshop
Saturday, Feb 25  | 10:30-11:45 AM
Maven, Mystery Writer & Author M.E.Kemp talks about the five components of writing a mystery, whether fiction or nonfiction. If you think in terms of these components writing a mystery becomes much easier. Bring paper and pen for notes.
The author’s books will be available for sale and signing.
Register Here

August Meeting

Mavens LogoJust a reminder that our next meeting of the Mavens of Mayhem (Upper Hudson SinC) is this Saturday, August 17th, at 10:30 am at the Bethlehem Public Library. Our speaker this month is Mary Hogencamp, who is a former NYS Trooper and will talk about her time with the State Police. I’m sure she has a lot of interesting stories to share.

Our writing prompt for August is:

It’s morning and you’re walking down the rain-soaked streets amid crowds of people who don’t hesitate to shove you out of the way to get where they are going. Suddenly you feel a tug on your arm and you’re pulled sideways until you come face-to-face with a man wearing a black hat and carrying an umbrella.

Why did he stop you?

If you choose to participate, write a scene or story (500-750 words max.) and be prepared to read it aloud (or have someone read it for you if you’re shy).

This is our last meeting before Bouchercon in September. I hope to see you there!

Betsy Bitner