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.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
FEBRUARY 9, 2020
What do a victim’s remains tell us? – dR. dANNY WESCOTT
Dr. Danny Wescott, Director of Texas State University’s Forensic Anthropology Center. He will discuss his research on using forensic anthropological methods to reconstruct biological profiles, trauma patterns and other types of evidence that can be learned from studying a crime victim’s remains. Bring your notebooks and questions!!
MARCH 8, 2020
ART OF WRITING A THRILLER – WALT GRAGG
Walt Gragg, author of The Red Line–which was named the 14th Annual American Book Fest Best Book Award Winner–and was a 2018 International Thriller Writer’s Best First Novel Finalist, will speak to us about the Art of Writing the Thriller. He will also sign books at the end of our meeting.
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
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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