Sisters in Crime – Heart of Texas Chapter strives to bring interesting and educational presentations to our members. Our meetings are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Below is a list of past meetings. If you would like to attend a current meeting check out our Upcoming Meetings page.
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June 14, 2020
via Zoom at 2 PM
THE HERO’S JOURNEY & HOW TO PUT IT ON THE PAGE
(Or Carl Jung Meets Dashiell Hammett)
With K. P. Gresham
Author K.P. Gresham will present the hero’s journey in terms of mystery writing. We will be looking at the structure of The Maltese Falcon.
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
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.
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
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.
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.
February 9, 2020
When a body talks – 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!!
January 12, 2020
Funeral home’s role in police investigations -TIFFANY AGUILAR
Tiffany Cooper-Aguilar, licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer spoke to our group about how a victim’s remains are handled during a homicide investigation including legal issues regarding custody of the body, and more!
Tiffany Cooper-Aguilar has worked in the funeral profession since 2008. She is a proud member of the Texas Funeral Directors Association and remains an advocate for the funeral profession.