The Greater St. Louis Chapter of Sisters in Crime is dedicated to helping every writer achieve the dream of publication. It is a place for men and women to find camaraderie and encouragement. Our main goal is to create an active, non-competitive atmosphere for writers, readers, and other lovers of the mystery genre.
Four For Forty Contest 2016 has been cancelled due to a ruling from National Sisters in Crime.
October 19th, 2016
Topic: Inside Book Reviewing
Presenter: Ann Chandonnet
New to the St. Louis area, Ann Chandonnet grew up on a Massachusetts farm, earned her master's degree in English literature at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and lived for 34 years in Alaska. She is a published poet, children's author and food historian. Her books include "Write Quick" (based on 150 Civil War letters) and Barn Raisings, Cemetery Cleanings.
Chandonnet will discuss book reviewing, which she practiced for more than 20 years for publications including The AnchorageTimes, the Juneau Empire and Small Press Review.
About Chapter Meetings
Our meetings feature guest speakers who provide information on interesting topics. On those evenings where there is not a guest speaker or where the speaker finishes early, we have open readings, discussions on writing issues, networking, or a book discussion. Past meetings have included presentations on marketing, how to conduct interviews, K-9 police, the world of indie publishing, and more.
We hope to see everyone at our Upcoming 2016 meetings. Unless otherwise noted on the website, our meetings are held
The third Wednesday of every month except August, starting at 6:45pm
Library meetings are free and open to the public. Check our Upcoming meeting schedule
for full information on the following topics to be presented at our meetings. Meetings are in the small meeting room at Thornhill Branch of the St. Louis County Library. 12863 Willowyck (off Fee Fee Road in Creve Coeur.)
October 12, 2016-Critique group at Novel Neighbors in Webster Groves (6-8 p.m.)
October 15, 2016 - Fedora Amis and Judy Moresi present "Poisons You Personally Know" at Romance Writers of Missouri
October 19, 2016 - Ann Chandonnet on Book Reviewing
November 16, 2016 - Lou Turner on Short Stories