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?

2021

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

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Due to Covid-19, all meetings are currently being held virtually via Zoom


May 16, 2021*

Via ZOOM at 2 PM
Join the ZOOM MEETING!

– Writing the Historical Mystery Novel –

Presented by Anna Castle, author of the  highly acclaimed James Moriarity Series and the Francis Bacon Series

Anna Castle ac_2x2If you love to immerse yourself in times gone by, but you also like a nice, tight plot, then perhaps historical mysteries are the genre for you. For the most part, writing historicals is the same as writing any other kind of mystery. But there are a few special challenges to consider. In this presentation, we’ll talk about choosing your time and place — the crucial foundation for your series. How much research is enough? How do you share all the cool stuff you’ve learned? Are people of the past really “just like us?” Bring your questions and join in the discussion of this popular sub-genre

*Third Sunday in May due to Mother’s Day



JUNE 13, 2021

Via ZOOM at 2 PM
Join the ZOOM MEETING!


July 11, 2021

Via ZOOM at 2 PM
Join the ZOOM MEETING!




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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