HoTXSinC

September 8, 2019

LAURA BUSH COMMUNITY LIBRARY

9411 Bee Cave Rd
Austin, TX 78746

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


September 8, 2019

Sarah Stone of Alamo Search and Rescue

dog demonstration – Want to volunteer???

Sarah Stone and Dog
Sarah and Merci

We are excited to have Sarah Stone of Alamo Area Search and Rescue and her dog, Merci, join us for our September meeting. Sarah will be speaking to our group about her five years of SAR experience in the central Texas area and discussing the three types of dogs used in SAR and the types of cases they are called to work on by law enforcement. Along with her presentation and video, she will be doing  a demonstration (INSIDE!) of some of their techniques. She asks everyone to bring lots of questions!

Sarah, a native Texan lived many places, including Tehran, Iran, but eventually called San Antonio her home for 41 years.  After retiring, she and her husband moved to Spring Branch, Texas and into their country dream home.

She has held many jobs over the years, but her last and most rewarding was director of a pregnancy center.  Yet when asked if she could do her life all over again, she said she would have liked to become a K-9 Police woman.  Knowing it was too late to become a police woman  in this life, she chose to explore search and rescue. Now, she’s living her dream.

Please join us, and feel to bring your questions and notepads to the meeting!

Sisters in Crime is an international organization of women and men whose mission is to promote the professional development and advancement of women crime writers to achieve equality in the industry. Speakers include published mystery authors and technical experts who help writers craft better mysteries and readers enjoy what they read. Meetings are free and open to all. For more information, check out the Sisters in Crime website at https://sinc-heartoftexas.com.

Check out our blog/newsletter, HOTSHOTS!, at https://sinc-heartoftexas.com/posts/


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Laura Bush Community Library

9411 Bee Cave Road

Austin, Texas 78746

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We meet the 2nd Sunday of every month at 2:00 PM, except in May when we meet the 3rd Sunday of the month.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

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  HoTXSinC’s dues ~ $25 for the year.

Click here for information on joining!

For information about the Heart of Texas Chapter

Check out our blog/newsletter

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About

Welcome to Sisters in Crime
~ Heart of Texas Chapter

Heart of Texas is a chapter of Sisters in Crime, an international organization whose mission is to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers.

hotx-logo-72dpiWe are writers and readers, men and women, who share an interest in crime fiction. Current members live throughout Central Texas–from Waco on the north to San Antonio on the south–but our territory has no borders: No matter where you live, you’re welcome here.

We meet monthly in Austin to hear speakers–authors, editors, book designers, publishers, attorneys, law enforcement officers, sociologists, forensic artists, scientists and technologists, and other professionals–present programs designed to improve writing skills and to broaden our knowledge of the worlds we read and write about. In addition, our own authors share their publications and works in progress.

Meetings are free and the public is invited.  All regular meetings are the 2nd Sunday of every month (except May when the meeting is on the 3rd Sunday)

 

LAURA BUSH COMMUNITY LIBRARY

9411 Bee Cave Rd
Austin, TX 78746

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

As a HOTXSINC member, you have the opportunity to

  • sell your books at the HOTXSINC table during the annual Texas Book Festival;
  • receive discounted (or free) tuition for chapter-sponsored classes and workshops
  • network with writers in other local organizations;
  • participate in a variety of chapter-sponsored activities: readings and signings, contests, publications, field trips, critique groups;
  • have your name, a photo, a brief bio, and your publications displayed on our website;
  • become part of a close-knit community dedicated to encouraging and supporting the creative endeavors of all members;
  • access all the resources of the international Sisters in Crime.

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JOIN HOTXSINC

To join or renew, click here.

 

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Current Issues

HoTXSinC August 2019 – HOTSHOTS! NEWSLETTER

AUGUST 2019 HOTSHOTS! (click on image to view) Inside this issue: Meet Member Francine Paino (aka F. Della Notte, Indies and Editing, Writing an Academic Mystery, and upcoming meetings and events Sisters in Crime is an international organization of women and men whose mission is to promote the professional development and advancement of women crime … Continue reading HoTXSinC August 2019 – HOTSHOTS! NEWSLETTER

HoTXSinC July 29, 2019 – HOTSHOTS! NEWSLETTER

JULY 29, 2019 HOTSHOTS! (click on image to view) Inside this issue: Meet Member Dave F. Ciambrone, Important Details about Promotion Workshop, Scrivener Overview, and Author Platforms Sisters in Crime is an international organization of women and men whose mission is to promote the professional development and advancement of women crime writers to achieve equality … Continue reading HoTXSinC July 29, 2019 – HOTSHOTS! NEWSLETTER

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Join/Renew

HOTXSINC welcomes new members–everyone, both writers and readers–who are interested in crime fiction.

For membership in HOTXSINC, you must also be a member of the international Sisters in Crime.

To join the international organization, go to the Sisters in Crime website. You may join online or download a form and join by mail. If you complete the process online, you may immediately create an account that allows you to access the Members Only section of the website and set up your profile.

Then, to join HOTXSINC click here for a printable form. Dues are $25. Fill out the form, enclose a check for $25, and send to

Dave Ciambrone, Treasurer
Sisters in Crime – Heart of Texas Chapter
4500 Williams Drive Suite 212 – 334
Georgetown, TX 78633

If you have questions, email Dave Ciambrone, mysterywriter5 at msn dot com.

For a list of ways HOTXSINC membership can benefit you, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Authors

 SINC heart 4Alexandra Burt

Alexandra Burt

The Good Daughter
Remember Mia


SINC heart 4N. M. Cedeno

N. M. Cedeno
N. M. Cedeno

All in Her Head
For the Children’s Sake

Short Stories
A Reasonable Expectation of Privacy
In the Interest of Public Safety
Pariah
Bad Vibes Removal Services: Short Story Collection


Dave Ciambrone  SINC heart 4

David Ciambrone

Laguna Treasure
Napa Nights
Pelican Cove
Castle Finlaystoke
Left at Georgetown
San Gabriel’s Secret
Quest for the Crystal Skull
The Trashy Gourmet
Dangerous Threads
Chimera
Murder at Webster’s Point
Trail of Thread
Red Tide Murders
Suspicious Threads (in work)

Nonfiction

Poison Handbook for Writers


SINC heart 4Kelly Cochran

Kelly Cochran
Kelly Cochran

Buying Time
Borrowed Time

Short Stories
Blinded by Murder (Fish or Cut Bait: A Guppy Anthology)


SINC heart 4  K. P. Gresham

K. P. Gresham

Murder in the Second Pew
The Preacher’s First Murder
Three Days at Wrigley Field


SINC heart 4Helen Currie Foster

Helen Currie Foster

Ghost Letter
Ghost Dog
Ghost Cave
Ghost Dagger


Meredith LeeSINC heart 4

Meredith Lee: Sue Cleveland & Dixie Lee Evatt

Shrouded


Laura OlesSINC heart 4

Laura Oles

The Daughters of Bad Men

“Buon Viaggio” in Murder on Wheels
“Oceans Fifty” in Day of the Dark


Francine Paino

Francine Paino

To Live and Die for Dance
Mama’s Little Lady
“OTwo Wolves Dancing

Short Stories
“Ivan’s Double Life” in Funny Times and Over My Dead Body


Eugenia Parrish

Eugenia Parrish

Eugenia Parrish’s Bakers Dozen +2
The Last Party in Eden
Murder at the End of the Line
The Tattoo Murders
A Cold Blue Killing




SINC heart 4M. K. Waller

M. K. Waller

“A Nice Set of Wheels” and “Hell on Wheels” in Murder on Wheels
“And Justice for All” in Mysterical-E
“I’ll Be a Sunbeam” in Day of the Dark: Stories of Eclipse


SINC heart 4Nancy G. West

Nancy G. West
Nancy G. West

River City Dead
Nine Days to Evil
Fit to Be Dead
Dang Near Dead
Smart But Dead