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. Read more about us.
How do I join?
What's in the library?
websites of SINC STL authors?
Usually, chapter meetings are held
-- on the second Wednesday of every month
-- in Meeting Room 2 at the Creve Coeur Community Center, 300 N New Ballas Road (between Olive and Ladue Road), Creve Coeur, MO 63141. Check the calendar for details and special events.
At 6:45 pm the evening program begins and generally runs until 9:00. Following the guest speaker, there may be readings by members of their works-in-progress, a discussion of writing issues, networking, or a book discussion. Meetings are open to members. The public is welcome to attend meetings for a small fee.
SPECIAL EVENT: THE INDEPENDENT AUTHOR WORKSHOP,
Satruday June 15th
EARLY BIRD special ENDS May 15th!
January 9, 2013
This first meeting of the year will be involved with organizational topics. Come prepared to discuss how we can most support your writing and engage your other mysterious interests.
February 13, 2013
Modern Self Defense: From Spy to Civilian. Joe Mayberry, owner and trainer of St. Louis Combat Institute http://www.stlcombatinstitute.com/ will be here to introduce us to a unique set of self defense techniques and how they can be used by our protagonists.
March 13, 2013
The Paranormal Up-Close and Personal. Jennifer Hasheider on ghost hunting in metropolitan St. Louis An experienced ghost hunter and a writer, Jennifer Hasheider will explain paranormal research and share evidence. See and learn about equipment used during an investigation and discuss your questions about things that go bump in the night... or day.
April 10, 2013
Social Media and Authors: What Works and Why. Dianna Graveman, writer, teacher, staf editor, and entrepreneur, will offer tips to promote your work withrogh Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media venues. Come and learn what to do and not do - all using the individualized approach. www.2riverscommunications.com and www.treehousepublishinggroup.com.
Shades of Anger. Francisco Linan, our speaker, is a mental health counselor and expert on anger management. In developing our characters we need to understand how they handle anger. Francisco will give us insights into this critical topic.
June 15, 2013
Independent Writers WorkshopThe Independent Author workshop
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Place: Maryville University
July 6, 2013
Ice Cream Social
at Pam De Voe's
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Tom Applewhite on firearms - Firearms Familiarization for the Writer.
Tom has more than 30 years of knowledge of firearms, and has trained at the Chapman Academy of Practical Shooting, Thunder Ranch, and SigArms Academy.
August 14, 2013
September 11, 2013
Angie Fox, You can have it both ways:
New York Times bestselling author Angie Fox talks about life as a hybrid author - why she chooses to publish with St. Martin's/Macmillan, while also self-publishing her work - and why it works for her. She'll talk about what she's learned, where the industry is headed, and what you may want to consider if you'd like to self-publish some of your own work.
October 9, 2013
How to Keep Your Readers' Interest in Your Series. Gloria Bratkowski on what works and what doesn't--what keeps an avid reader coming back.
November 13, 2013
Dianna Graveman on the production and use of various multimedia products to promote books, ex., ecourses, webinars, ebooks, audiobooks, book trailers, infographic, and mobile apps.
December 11, 2013
Joe Saxxon, an expert in non-verbal communication, will present on a range of non-verbal clues and what they mean, including lying and being able to detect it through facial observation (micro-gestures).