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.

We are writers and readers, women and men, who share an interest in crime fiction. Current members live throughout Central Texas from Waco to San Antonio, but our territory has no borders. No matter where you live, you are welcome.

Membership Info

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.

Join HoTSinC here:

Join National SinC here:


November 14, 2021

Sherry Thomas, bestselling author of the Charlotte Holmes Mysteries will sign and discuss her new book, MISS MORIARTY, I PRESUME. Our meeting begins at 2:00 p.m., and we will meet at

Epoch Coffee, located at 2700 W. Anderson Lane in The Village, Austin, TX, 78757

We meet the 2nd Sunday of each month (holidays permitting) from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Our speakers cover the full spectrum of mystery writing–authors, editors, book designers, publishers, attorneys, law enforcement officers, sociologists, forensic technicians, scientists–the list goes on. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Who We Are

We are readers and writers of all things mystery. Click here to meet out members!

Our 2021 Executive Board

President: K.P. Gresham Vice-President: Kelly Manfredini Secretary: Fran Paino Treasurer: Dave Ciambrone

HotShots Newsletter

Every other month, our Heart of Texas chapters puts out a newsletter for those who sign up for our emails. To sign-up for those emails, click here.

Recent Newsletters:

Sisters in Crime, National Benefits

Why Join National?

Members-Only Marketing Happy Hour

Join us the first Thursday of each month via zoom for our popular Members-Only Marketing Happy Hour. We discuss all things marketing and this is a very active group. Zoom invitations are sent to all members for the event.

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HoTSinC Code of Conduct: https://sinc-heartoftexas.com/about-us-hotxsinc/code-of-conduct/
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