San Quentin Tour

On July 6th, 17 intrepid Sisters in Crime joined Lieutenant Sam Robinson for a five-hour tour of San Quentin. After we showed our IDs, signed in, got wanded and wrist-stamped, we squeezed into a space between two sets of bars where we showed our IDs again. Then Sam lead us into a surprisingly beautiful plaza … Read more

A Dozen Crime Lab Tidbits

In March I visited the Santa Clara Crime Lab because hey, that’s the kind of thing crime writers do on a lovely spring day. My husband, Danny, went along. He enjoys police info, too. I guess you better if you’re married to a mystery author. We were disappointed to learn that we would not be … Read more

SinC at AAUW

All those acronyms! SinC (Sisters in Crime) and AAUW (American Association of University Women) are two simpatico organizations. The AAUW’s mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. The Sisters in Crime mission is to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers. It’s no wonder AAUW often invites SinC … Read more

Sisters in Crime Fall Showcase

Our Fall Showcase at Books, Inc. in San Francisco was a huge success as you can see by the crowd! In spite of a broken knee, Eileen Magill made it to the event to read from her spooky House of Homicide, putting to use her experience of living in a haunted house. We’ll miss her when she … Read more

Wilderness Survival Camp

If a villain drops our protagonist into the wilderness, what would our heroine do to survive? This question and a love for camaraderie propelled 13 brave Northern California Sisters in Crime members to a Wilderness Survival Camp. We met our fearless leader Dan, a consultant to various reality television shows, in the redwood forest of … Read more

Sisters in Crime Spring Showcase

If you’re anywhere in the Bay Area, come on down! We have a terrific line-up of authors, including moi. I’ll be promoting not only the latest Carol Sabala mystery, Black Beans & Venom, but also the recently released third Guppy anthology, Fish or Cut Bait. I’m the only Norcal Sister in the book, so represent, represent. Hope … Read more