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.

             Congratulations to our members and their books published in 2017! 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                    

   
 
 
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Check out our latest blog at http://stlsinc.blogspot.com
Find out more about Nancy Pickard's CASTS system for scene improvement 
 
 
 
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Special Event

On April 11 - Wednesday President Fedora Amis Presented SinC's We Love Bookstores check to Shane Mullen.Left Bank Books. Amis interviewed Columbia, Missouri author Jill Orr about her new book
The Bad Break.
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April 24 -  Tuesday - Weekly daytime critique group meeting.   12:30 p.m. at at Oak Bend County LIbrary 842 S Holmes Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122 (Off Big Bend, just east of 44.) 
May 1-  Tuesday - Weekly daytime critique group meeting.   12:30 p.m. at at Oak Bend County LIbrary 842 S Holmes Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122 (Off Big Bend, just east of 44.)
May 8-  Tuesday - Weekly daytime critique group meeting.   12:30 p.m. at at Oak Bend County LIbrary 842 S Holmes Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122 (Off Big Bend, just east of 44.)
 
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Special Event
May 10 - at St. Louis County LIbrary HQ  SUSPENSE NIGHT!

One of the library’s most popular annual events, Suspense Night brings together popular mystery writers from across the country for an evening of readings and a panel discussion on the craft of suspense writing.
Reed Farrel Coleman - “What You Break” and “Robert B. Parker’s The Hangman’s Sonnet”
Megan Abbott - “You Will Know Me” and “The Fever”
|Laura Lippman - “Sunburn” and “Wilde Lake”
Lori Rader Day - “The Day I Died” and “Little Pretty Things”
Nick Petrie - “Light It Up” and “The Drifter”

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May 15-  Tuesday - Weekly daytime critique group meeting.   12:30 p.m. at at Oak Bend County LIbrary 842 S Holmes Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122 (Off Big Bend, just east of 44.
May 22-  Tuesday - Weekly daytime critique group meeting.   12:30 p.m. at at Oak Bend County LIbrary 842 S Holmes Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122 (Off Big Bend, just east of 44.)
 
May 24 -Thursday -  7:00 p.m.meet at Daniel Boone Library in the small meeting room. 300 Clarkson Road in Ellisville. (Just south of Clayton Road)

Next Meeting, Thursday May 24, 7:00 p.m.
Small Meeting Room, lower level of Daniel Boone Library, 300 Clarkson Rd. Ellisville, MO 63011-2222

Mini Workshop: Turn your scenes from bland to grand Using Nancy Picard’s CASTS system

We’ll start with a writing prompt warm-up from VP Gary Miller. After a brief explanation of the CASTS system, we’ll pair off and apply it. Bring two printed copies of a short scene (2-3- pages). Also bring a pencil and ink pens in two colors—or better still, five different-colored highlighters. Nancy Pickard swears hitting upon the CASTS system is the secret of her success.  I guarantee that applying the system to your own work will point up your strengths and weaknesses.

Find out more about the CASTS SYSTEM on our blog at stlsinc.blogspot.com

 
May 29-  Tuesday - Weekly daytime critique group meeting.   12:30 p.m. at at Oak Bend County LIbrary 842 S Holmes Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122 (Off Big Bend, just east of 44.)
About Meetings 

Library meetings are free and open to the public.  Evening Meetings are in the small meeting room on the lower level at Daniel Boone Branch of St. Louis County Library, 300 Clarkson Rd., Ellisville, MO 63011-2222.  (Just south of Clayton Road)

 Upcoming very special events
 
 
May 10 - at St. Louis County LIbrary HQ  SUSPENSE NIGHT!
June 15-17 - St. Louis Gateway Con
July 23 - Members only celebration of the 20th anniversary of Greater St. Louis Sisters in Crime.  From 11: 00 a.m. to 2:30 at Missouri Athletic Club West.