Dave Ciambrone will talk about poisons on June 12
On Sunday, June 12, David Ciambrone will give a forensic presentation about poisons at the Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas meeting at 2 p.m. in the Yarborough branch of the Austin Public Library on 2200 Hancock Dr.
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May 21 Mystery Month workshops at BookPeople
(Pictured above are (l – r) George Wier, Scott Montgomery, James Dennis, Terry Shames, and Brent Douglass) Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas chapter and BookPeople celebrated a day-long free workshop of crime writing with Terry Shames, George Wier, and “Miles Arceneux,” a nom de plume comprised of three writers–James Dennis, Brent Douglass, and John Davis (not present). It was a treat–informative and fun. The audience (and the guest authors) had a great time. We can’t wait for next May Mystery Month to see what delights are in store. (Below pictured in descending order are Terry Shames, George Wier, and Brent Douglass and James Dennis)
Barbara Burnett Smith Event on May 15
(Pictured (l – r) above is W.D. Smith giving copies of his mother’s books and certificates to new Aspiring Writers Ashli Williamson and Amanda Ronan) Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas chapter celebrated its annual Barbara Burnett Smith Aspiring Writers Event on May 15 at the Yarborough branch of the Austin Public Library. We welcomed two new aspiring writers and listened to words of wisdom from mentors Russ Hall and Susan Rogers Cooper. W.D. Smith, the son of Barbara Burnett Smith and head of the Barbara Burnett Smith Mentoring Authors Foundation, talked about his mother and her contributions to Sisters in Crime. Amanda Ronan and Ashli Williamson were introduced as the 2016 new Aspiring Writers. (Pictured below clockwise are Russ Hall, Ashli Williamson’s mentor; Amanda Ronan and her mentor Susan Rogers Cooper; W.D. Smith speaking to the audience about his mother, Barbara Burnett Smith; and Ashli Williamson)