June 14’s New Topic: From Play to Publication: Creating an Anthology of Crime Fiction

Murder on WheelsThere is a change in Sunday’s program. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Minerva Koenig cannot present the program at the HoTXSinC meeting.

But the meeting will go on!

In Minerva’s place, HoTXSinC members Gale Albright, Valerie Chandler, and Kathy Waller, and Scott Montgomery, Crime Fiction Coordinator at BookPeople Bookstore, will discuss the stages in creating a crime fiction anthology–from coming up with an idea through unpacking their own author copies.

They’ll also read excerpts from their own stories in the recently published MURDER ON WHEELS: 11 STORIES OF CRIME FICTION ON THE MOVE–“stories that transport you from an eighteenth-century sailing ship to the open roads of modern Texas, from Alice’s Wonderland to a schoolbus yard in the suburbs of Dallas.”

A number of members have said they would be interested in submitting stories for a HoTXSinC crime fiction anthology. This program will offer information about that process. We hope it will also encourage more members to participate in the project.

As always, the meeting is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend, and to gather with us for dinner after the meeting at La Mancha, across the street from the Yarborough Library.

Authors who bring books to sell may sell them after the meeting, off library property.

If you stay for dinner, please move your car from the library parking lot to La Mancha’s parking lot. We want to leave plenty of spaces open for library patrons.

We also hope to reschedule Minerva’s presentation at a later date.


Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter meets monthly on the second Sunday at 2:15 p.m. at the Yarborough Branch Public Library. Meetings are free and open to all. Speakers include published mystery authors and technical experts who help writers craft better mysteries and readers enjoy what they read.

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.

For information contact Joyce Arquette, Publicity (512) 266-6543.



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