Upcoming 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?


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

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.



APRIL 19, 2020

(Special Date – 3rd Sunday instead of 2nd Sunday of the month due to Easter)

locksmithing for writers – tex thompson

Tex Thompson “Locksmithing for Writers” – Essential keys (and picks, rakes, files, etc.) for lock-outs, break-ins and plot twists galore! Limber up your fingers!  Tex is a ‘rural fantasy’ author, egregiously enthusiastic speaker and author of Children of the Drought, an internationally-published epic fantasy Western series, as well as an instructor for Writing Workshops Dallas.


may 17, 2020

(Special Date – 3rd Sunday instead of 2nd Sunday of the month due to Mother’s Day)

forensic locksmithing – tex thompson

Tex is back again with “Forensic Locksmithing.” In April we’ll get the criminal side of how to break a lock. In May we get the perspective of the investigators who have to analyze the evidence left behind by the lock-smith criminals.

june 14, 2020


july 12, 2020

austin police department crime scene specialist

AUGUST 9, 2020

Submission guidelines – noreen CEDEÑO

Noreen Cedeño — Submission guidelines for magazines, newspapers, journals—you name it, Noreen will give us the how-to’s of getting your writing in print!

september 13, 2020


october 11, 2020


november 8, 2020


december 13, 2020

holiday party!

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. 

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