Meetings

Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter meets monthly to support the work of women crime fiction writers. Readers and writers, male and female–all are welcome.

What’s in Your Toolbox?

2019

Laura Bush Community Library
9411 Bee Cave Road
Austin, Texas 78733

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.


January 13: Twisted Villains & Wounded Warriors – A Counselor’s Insights into Troubled Minds – Presenter, Bill Woodburn, MEd, LPC-S, LMFT-S

February 10: Guest speaker Jan Burke, SinC National Speaker’s Bureau

March – December: TBA



2018

October

Yarborough Branch Library of the Austin Public Library
2200 Hancock Dr., Austin, Texas 78705
2:15 p.m.

November 

IHOP
1101 S. MOPAC, Austin, Texas 78746
2:15 p.m.

December 

La Mancha Tex-Mex Tavern
2203 Hancock Drive
Austin, TX 78756

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.



 

 

January: The Military Police & Foreign Area Officer – Presenter, Lt. Col. Michael Grygar


February: How to Launch Your Book – Presenters, Sue Cleveland & Dixie Evatt, who write as Meredith Lee

Sue Cleveland & Dixie Evatt

 

 

 

 

 


March: Creating & Stealing New Identities – Presenter, Mystery Novelist Billy Kring

Billy Kring

 

 

 

 

 

 


April:  Strategies for Solving Problems of Character, Scene, Plot, and Structure – Presenter, Michael Noll, Program Director, Writers’ League of Texas 

Michael Noll

 

 

 

 

 

 


May: Breaking the Madalyn Murray O’Hair Kidnapping/Murder Case – Presenter,  Ed Martin, former U. S. Treasury agent, now private investigator at Sage Investigations


June: Travis County Search and Rescue, and How SAR Dogs WorkPresenter, Elizabeth Bryant, Travis County SAR

Elizabeth Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 


July: Poisons – Presenter, HoTXSinC member Dr. David Ciambrone, author of Poisons: The Handbook for Writers

Dave Ciambrone

 

 

 

 

 

 


August: CopyrightPresenter, Manning Wolfe, author of the Texas Lady Lawyer mystery series

Manning Wolfe
Manning Wolfe

 

 

 

 

 

 


September: Geographic Profiling of Serial KillersPresenter, Dr. Kim Rossmo, Director of Texas State University’s Center for Geospatial Intelligence and Investigation


October: Robert Ansley on Paranormal Research and Announcement of Ghost Story Contest Winner


November: Mark Pryor, District Attorney and Author on the Intersection Between His Job as District Attorney and Crime Fiction Writing

 

 

 

 

 


December: Party! and Showcase of Members’ Work



2017

Theme: What’s in Your Toolbox?

3rd Floor of BookPeople
Second Sunday of the Month @ 2:15pm

January 8: What Happens When You Shoot Someone?, presented by Dave Ciambrone

February 12: Interdiction – A Way of Keeping Children Safe, presented by Sgt. Cody Mitchell, Texas Rangers

March 12: Drones, presented by Andrew Maximov

April 9: Cyber Security, presented by Richard Taylor

May 21: Audiobooks, Marketing, & Short Story Submissions, presented by Helen Currie Foster

June 11: Hypnosis, presented by Dr. Douglas Derrer

July 9: The Military Justice System, presented by CPT Mike Winn

August 13: Austin Police Department Bomb Squad

September 10: The U. S. Marshals Service, presented by Supervisory U. S. Marshal Hector Gomez

October 8: HAPPY 30TH BIRTHDAY, SISTERS IN CRIME
What are you writing? Readings by HoTXSinC Members

November 12:  Texas Highway Patrol, presented by Staff SGT Robbie Barrera

December 10: Holiday Party, and Original Radio Play by KP Gresham

**We will also have a booth at the TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL on November 4-5.