From idea to published novels, with tentative drafts, intense historical research, agent queries, and tense-change rewrites along the way. What one writer learned about the writing process with all its ups and downs, and how getting published is just the beginning of a new stage.
Mavens of Mayhem, Sisters In Crime January Monthly Meeting Saturday, January 13th, 2018 11 AM Community Room Bethlehem Public Library 451 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Featured Speaker: Robert Knightly My Perspective on Police Shootings
Mr. Knightly joined the New York City Police Department in 1967. For most of the next 20 years he patrolled the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan as patrol officer and sergeant, except for stints as speech writer, Police Academy Instructor and lawyer within the Department. He was a Patrolman during the time of the Knapp Commission investigation into police corruption and after, in the Department’s Post-Knapp revival. He knew the reformer Frank Serpico and the notorious ‘Prince of the City’, Robert Leuci. He was on the streets of Bushwick, Brooklyn on July 13, 1977, when the lights went out all over the city triggering a night and a day of looting, recounted in “The Bronx Is Burning”.
In 1989, Mr. Knightly joined the New York City Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division, as a trial lawyer. For the next 18 years, he worked in the Manhattan and Queens County Criminal Courts. Born and raised in New York City, he relocated to Albany, New York in 2007. He now practices in the Criminal and Family Courts of Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Saratoga Counties…and writes fiction. robertknightly.blogspot.com
NOVEMBER 11 10.30 Bethlehem Public Library (Note: 2nd Saturday!)
The November meeting is important because we are voting on officers: we cannot continue as a chapter if we do not have officers. Volunteer today to do your part. Learn by doing! Develop leadership skills! Run for treasurer!
• January 14, 2017 (NOT 3rd Saturday due to conflicts)
• 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 9:30 AM
The January meeting for Mavens of Mayhem Chapter of Sisters in Crime Mystery Writers will be held on January 14th, 10:30 AM with Program starting at 11:00 AM, Bethlehem Public Library in Delmar, NY.
Our speaker is John Mullins. John is a retired detective, a member of Cobleskill Writers and is writing his first mystery novel. I am taking his self-defense course being given in Duanesburg in January because I think it sounds terribly interesting. Especially because he goes beyond the physical part of self-defense and into psychological and legal aspects.
As you already know, the law protects your right to defend yourself, your property and others from attack. But it is important to know how much force you are entitled to use or you may find yourself facing criminal charges.
Whether you are writing a full-blown scene about a violent attack or have the need to actually protect yourself, knowledge is the key.
Learn the most important things you can do to defend yourself at the January meeting.
I will mail out a complete agenda before the meeting, however I felt it was important to clarify the meeting date as it is different from the usual meeting date.
Holiday Party – December 17 10:30 am – Featuring Murder!
Join the fun! A Murder Mystery will take place in our midst with a cast of characters from among the party goers. Who dun it? Was it the butler or the long lost heir? You follow the clues and expose the murderer.
All are welcome, spouses and friends, to share in holiday food and drink.
The business meeting will take place at 10:30 with the party to follow at 11:00. See you there at the Bethlehem Library. Happy Holidays!