September 10, 4:15 pm – 5 pm

Bouchercon, Minneapolis

The Modern Gumshoe Panel

Moderator Ted Hertel will lead authors Stephen Lawrence Brayton, Jack Fredrickson, Vinnie Hansen, David Housewright, and Brad Parks in a rousing discussion of the P.I. genre. In Chandler’s dedication of an early collection of stories, he wrote “For Joseph Thompson Shaw with affection and respect, and in memory of the time when we were trying to get murder away from the upper classes, the weekend house party and the vicar’s rose-garden, and back to the people who are really good at it.”

October 18, 8 – 10 pm

Duffy’s Tavern

Monterey, CA

Noir at the Bar

Authors, including myself, will mingle, drink, and read. Come for the libations. Stay for the entertainment.

October 21

Mechanic’s Library

San Francisco, CA via Zoom

The Writers’ Lunch: The Horror: How to Create Suspense, Fear, and Spookiness In Your Writing
moderated by Taryn Edwards

This event is produced in collaboration with Sisters in Crime Norcal Chapter. It will be conducted via Zoom. Register and you will be emailed the Zoom credentials. 

The Writers’ Lunch is virtually back! This month librarian Taryn Edwards will moderate the discussion with writers Patricia Dusenbury, Vinnie Hansen, and Catriona McPherson.

Join us, share and learn!

The Writers’ Lunch is a casual brown-bag lunch activity on the 3rd Friday of each month. Look forward to mini-reviews on books that have been added to our “literary craft” collection, informal presentations by member writers, and excellent conversation. 

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Taryn Edwards – 415-393-010

November 15, 1-3 p.m.

San Francisco

The NorCal Sisters in Crime Fall Showcase 

Available June, 2022

One Gun


After the Russos interrupt a burglary, they race to find the thief’s tossed handgun before his cohorts do; when two tweeners discover it first, the characters are placed on a collision course with tragic consequences.