Upcoming Events

Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter

Our chapter, in support of our writers and the writing community, will periodically list events in our area that might be of interest!  Our organization is not responsible for these events, so any questions should be directed to the contact information listed for that event.


April 27, 2019

Sister in Crime – North Dallas Presents:

Creating and Publishing Short Stories
with award winning author John M. Floyd 

The Drawing Board
1900 Jay Ell Drive
Richardson, TX 75081

Workshop one:  10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Workshop two: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Sisters in Crime North Dallas is bringing award-winning author John M. Floyd to Dallas, TX, to lead two workshops on Saturday, April 27. Both are open to everyone, but space is limited.

  • The morning workshop (10 am-12 pm) will focus on the art of crafting compelling short stories.
  • The afternoon workshop (2-4 pm) will focus on how and where to market them for publication.

Sisters in Crime members: $25 for one workshop / $40 for both
General Public: $30 for one workshop / $50 for both

Register online at sistersincrimenorthdallas.com (registration prior to the event required)

John M. Floyd is a master of the short story. He’s published over 1,000 short works of fiction that have appeared in more than 250 different publications, including twice in The Best American Mystery Stories.

In 2018 alone, he had 32 stories published in magazines and anthologies, plus 30 more  in a hardcover collection, The Barrens, published in October. It is no surprise that he is the recent recipient of the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer Award for lifetime achievement in short mystery fiction.

While the majority of his published stories are mysteries, he’s published fantasy, science fiction, western, romance and cross-genre stories as well.

John is also the author of seven books. His short story “Molly’s Plan,” which appeared first in Strand Magazine and then in The Best American Mystery Stories, has been chosen as part of The New York Public Library’s permanent digital collection.

His many writing awards and nominations include:

  • Three-time Derringer Award winner (including one for Best Long Story (“Dentonville”) and Best Novelette (“Driver”), both in 2016;
  • Edgar Award nominee;
  • Three-time Pushcart Prize nominee.

Before turning to a career in writing, John was an Air Force Captain and IBM Systems Engineer.


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