Sisters in Crime ~ Heart of Texas Chapter

Promoting Women Crime Writers

Texas Mystery Month

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2011

Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter is pleased to announce the Thirteenth Annual Texas Mystery Month. The purpose of Texas Mystery Month is to spotlight Texas Mystery Authors.

Texas Mystery Month activities include panel discussions, book signings, author presentations and more. Bookmark this page for a full list of special events in Austin and other cities in Texas. Check back as the schedule expands.

February 15-May 15 – Barbara Burnett Smith Aspiring Writers Project, Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter and the Barbara Burnett Smith Mentoring Authors Foundation – Contact Sarah Ann Robertson hotxsinc@yahoo.com Click here for Aspiring Writer Guidelines.

May 5, Thursday, 1:00 p.m., Texas Mystery Author Dave Ciambrone. Marble Falls Library Mystery Book Club, Mary Jackson, Dir. mjackson@burnetcountrylibrary.org , 1-830-693-3023, 101 Main St., Marble Falls, TX, 78654. Event Contact: B. Ochandarena arenas@nctv.com

May 6, Friday, 4:00 p.m. Texas Mystery Author George Arnold. Barnes & Noble-Baybrook 1-281 -554-8224, 1029 West Bay Area Boulevard, Webster, Texas 77598

May 7, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Texas Mystery Author George Arnold. Barnes & Noble-Baybrook 1-281-554-8224, 1029 West Bay Area Boulevard, Webster, Texas 77598

May 8, Sunday, 11:00 a.m. Texas Mystery Author George Arnold. Barnes & Noble-Baybrook 1 -281-554-8224, 1029 West Bay Area Boulevard, Webster, Texas 77598

May 9, Monday, 6:30 p.m. Texas Mystery Author Jim Parker presenting ‘The Sound of the Baskervilles’ for the Sherlock Holmes Society of Austin aka Waterloo Station. La Madeleine -Arboretum (512) 502-2474 – 9828 Great Hills Trl Austin, TX 78759. Event contact: Sarah Ann Robertson sherlockholmessocietyaustin@yahoo.com

May 13, Friday, 6:00 p.m. Texas Mystery Authors Presentation. Hill Country Book Store, Preston Jones preston@squarebookstore.com 1-512-869-4959 719 South Main, Georgetown, TX 78626

May 13-14, Friday-Saturday, 7-9 p.m., 9:15-11:15 a.m., 12-2 p.m. Texas Mystery Author and 2011 Sage Award Winner Russ Hall presenting “How to Write a Mystery” workshop. BookPeople, Scott Montgomery wildremuda@yahoo.com (512) 472-5050. 603 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78703. Event Contact: Sarah Ann Robertson hotxsinc@yahoo.com

May 14, Saturday, 3:00 p.m., Texas Mystery Author Robin Allen book launch “If You Can’t Stand the Heat”.Book People, Scott Montgomery, Crime Fiction Coordinator wildremuda@yahoo.com 1-512-472-4288, 603 N. Lamar, Austin TX 78703.

May 14, Saturday, 4:00 p.m. Texas Mystery Author Panel: JA Adams, George Arnold, Brenda Gaudet, Laura Griffin, Ken Squier, Moderator Julie Wray Herman. Murder by the Book, John Kwiatkowski john@murderbooks.com 1-888-4-AGATHA, 2342 Bissonnet Street Houston, Texas 77005. Event Contact: Julie Wray Herman JulieWrayH@yahoo.com

May 14, Saturday, 7:00 p.m. – Texas Mystery Author Chris Barton signing “Can I See Your I. D.?” Book People, Scott Montgomery, Crime Fiction Coordinator wildremuda@yahoo.com 1-512-472-4288, 603 N. Lamar, Austin TX 78703.

May 15, Sunday, 2:00-5:00 p.m. – Barbara Burnett Smith Aspiring Writers Event with presentation of the 2011 Sage Award to Russ Hall, and the 2011 Mentor Authors and Aspiring Writers Barnes & Noble-Westlake. Bob Kissinger, Mgr., crm2757@bn.com , 1-512-328-3155, 701 Capital of Texas Hwy S. #P860, Austin TX 78746. Event Contact: Sarah Ann Robertson hotxsinc@yahoo.com

May 20, Friday, 7:00 p.m.- Texas Mystery Authors Writers’ Forum George Arnold, Ken Squier. Barnes & Noble-San Pedro Crossing, Debra Castanon, Community Relations Mgr. crm2802@bn .com 1-210-342-2386, 321 NW Loop 410 #104, San Antonio TX 782161-210-342-2386, 321 NW Loop 410 #104, San Antonio TX 78216.

May 21, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Texas Mystery Author George Arnold Berkman Books, 611 South Washington Street, Fredericksburg, Texas

May 27, Friday, 10:00. Texas Mystery Author George Arnold. The Book Spot, Danny Woodfill, Mgr. info@JuliesBookSpot.com 1-512-278-5411, 1205 Round Rock Ave. Round Rock TX 78681

May 28, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. Texas Mystery Author George Arnold. The Book Spot, Danny Woodfill, Mgr. info@JuliesBookSpot.com 1-512-278-5411, 1205 Round Rock Ave. Round Rock TX 78681

May 29, Sunday, 12:00 p.m. Texas Mystery Author Janice Hamrick Book Launch “Death on Tour” Book People, Scott Montgomery, Crime Fiction Coordinator wildremuda@yahoo.com 1-512-472-4288, 603 N. Lamar, Austin TX 78703.

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 2010

Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter is pleased to announce the

Twelfth Annual 2010 Texas Mystery Month in May 2010 . The purpose of Texas Mystery Month is to spotlight Texas Mystery Authors.

As a Chapter project, Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter will once again co-sponsor The Sixth Annual Barbara Burnett Smith Aspiring Writers Project with the Barbara Burnett Smith Mentoring Authors Foundation.

Texas Mystery Month activities include panel discussions, book signings, author presentations and more. Bookmark this page for a full list of special events in Austin and nearby communities.

The 2010 Texas Mystery Month schedule now includes the events listed below. Check back as the schedule expands.

February 16-May 16 – Barbara Burnett Smith Aspiring Writers Project, Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter and the Barbara Burnett Smith Mentoring Authors Foundation – Contact Sarah Ann Robertson hotxsinc@yahoo.com Click here for Guidelines.

May 8, Saturday, 1:00-3:00 p.m. – Author Panel – Contact “Nancy Glass West” intrigue101@sbcglobal.net, Twig Book Shop, San Antonio

May 10, Monday, 6:40 p.m. – Author Mitch Haynes – Sherlock Holmes Society of Austin aka Waterloo Crossing, Contact Sarah Ann Robertson sherlockholmessocietyaustin@yahoo.com Mangia-Mesa Mesa Crossing Shopping Center Austin, Texas

May 12, Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – Author Panel – “Nancy Glass West” intrigue101@sbcglobal.net , Barnes & Noble-San Pedro Crossing, San Antonio

May 15, Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. – Author Panel – “Carolyn Banks” cbanks@austin.rr.com , The Book Basket, Bastrop

May 15, Saturday, 2:00-4:00 p.m. – Author Panel – “Nancy Glass West” intrigue101@sbcglobal.net , Hastings-Seguin

May 16, Sunday, 2:00-5:00 p.m. – Barbara Burnett Smith Aspiring Writers Event – Contact Sarah Ann Robertson hotxsinc@yahoo.com , Barnes & Noble-Westlake, Austin

May 22, Saturday – Future Authors Extravaganza – Contact Marcia Spillers spillersal2@att.net Barnes & Noble-Arboretum, Austin 10000 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759 512-418-1013 Janice Langlinais Community Relations Manager crm2536@bn.com

May 23, Sunday, 3:00 p.m. – Mystery Author Panel – Contact “Joan Upton Hall” JMUHall@aol.com , BookPeople, Austin

May 29, Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Meet the Author Cocktail Party – Contact “Gayle Wigglesworth” gaylewigg@embarqmail.com , Murder by the Book, Houston

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2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009, 2:00-4:00 p.m. ‘Go Green! Read (or Write) an e-Mystery and Save a Tree!’ Micqui Miller, Sylvia Dickey Smith, Rie Sheridan, Dindy Robinson, Lynn LaFleur at Barnes & Noble Westlake #P860 701 South Capital of Texas Highway Austin TX 78746 1-512-328-3155 crm2757@bn.com

Thursday, May 7, 7:00 p.m, ‘Writing Dynamic Dialog’ L. C. Hayden. Georgetown Library, 402 W. 8th St Georgetown, TX 78626 Richard Groves 512-931-7620. San Gabriel Writers League, Joy Nord rnord@austin.rr.com .

Friday, May 8 (6:30-9:00 p.m.) and Saturday, May 9 (9:30-11:30 a.m.) ‘How to Write a Mystery’ L. C. Hayden Barnes & Noble Westlake #P860 701 South Capital of Texas Highway Austin 78746 1-512-328-3155 crm2757@bn.com Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter hotxsinc@yahoo.com

Friday, May 15, 5:30 p.m. ‘Setting the Mood for Mystery’ Rosemary Poole-Carter, Betty Gordon, L.B. Cobb, Laura Elvebak, Diana Driver, Gordon Payne Katy Budget Books 2450 Fry Road Houston TX 77084 Stacy Morris 281-578-7770 marketing@katybooks.com

Saturday, May 16, 3:00-4:30 p.m. ‘Using Local Resources in Mystery Writing’ Sylvia Dickey Smith, Moderator, Joan Upton Hall, Micqui Miller, Dave Ciambrone Hill Country Book Store 719 S Main St, Georgetown, TX 78626 1-512-869-4959 Margarite Holt hcbookstore@suddenlinkmail.com

Sunday, May 17, 2:00-5:00 p.m. ‘Barbara Burnett Smith Aspiring Writers Event’

Co-sponsored by the Barbara Burnett Smith Mentoring Authors Foundation, the Barbara Burnett Smith Aspiring Writers Event will feature the presentation of the 2009 Sage Award to Texas Mystery Author Micqui Miller. The Sage Award honors a member of the mystery writing community who is an inspirational and encouraging mentor to aspiring mystery writers. The Event includes a signing by Ms. Miller, ‘A Mystery in Four Parts’, and presentation of the 2009 Mentor Authors and Aspiring Writers. Barnes & Noble Westlake #P860 701 South Capital of Texas Highway Austin 78746 1-512-328-3155 crm2757@bn.com Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter hotxsinc@yahoo.com

Tuesday, May 19, 7:00 p.m. ‘Mystery Writing Panel’ Sylvia Dickey Smith, Moderator,Diane Fanning, Karen MacInerney, David Ciambrone, Susan Rogers Cooper, Val Taylor, George Wilhite Book People 603 North Lamar Blvd Austin, Texas 78703 Alison Kothe Nihlean 512.472.4288 x207 events@bookpeople.com

Saturday, May 23, 5:00 p.m. ‘Texas Mystery Author Panel’ Betty Gordon , Sylvia Dickey Smith, Nancy Glass West, Susan Rogers Cooper, Laura Griffin, Rosemary Poole-Carter, LB Cobb, Vallie Taylor Murder by the Book 2342 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77005 David Thompson 1-713- 524-8597 / 1-888-424-2842 / Fax: 1-713-522-7945 david@murderbooks.com

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2008

Enjoy Texas Mystery Month events across Texas:

(more events on the way–stay tuned!)

Saturday, May 3–2:00 p.m. Laura Griffin, signing, author of One Wrong Step Barnes & Noble Round Rock. The store is located in the La Frontera Village at the intersection of IH 35 and SH-45.

Friday, May 9, 7:30 p.m. Ben Rehder release party for “Holy Moly” Barnes & Noble Westlake; 701 Capitol of Texas Highway South, Austin 328-3155

May 12–Earl Staggs, HoTxSinC program (see 2008 programs)

Barnes & Noble Westlake-Austin, 701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy.#P860, Austin, 512-328-3155. For more information contact hotxsinc@yahoo.com .

Monday, May 12, 2:00 p.m. Cash Anthony and Diana Driver presenting ‘You Did What???: From Novel to Screenplay’ Follett’s Intellectual Property, 2402 Guadalupe, Austin 1-512-478-0007 0981asm@fheg.follett.com

Wednesday, May 14–‘How to Write a Mystery: Session One’

David Ciambrone, Sc.D. 7:00-9:00 p.m. Barnes & Noble Westlake-Austin The Village Shopping Center, 701 Capital of Texas Highway South, southeast corner of 360 & 183, 1-512-338-3155

Wednesday, May 14, 7:30 PM Mystery Book Discussion Group; Barnes & Noble Arboretum; 1000 Research Boulevard, Austin 418-8985

Thursday, May 15–‘How to Write a Mystery: Session Two’

David Ciambrone, Sc.D. 7:00-9:00 p.m. Barnes & Noble Westlake-Austin, The Village Shopping Center, 701 Capital of Texas Highway South, southeast corner of 360 & 183, 1-512-338-3155

Friday, May 16 –‘How to Write a Mystery: Session Three’

David Ciambrone, Sc.D. 7:00-9:00 p.m. Barnes & Noble Westlake-Austin, The Village Shopping Center, 701 Capital of Texas Highway South, southeast corner of 360 & 183, 1-512-338-3155

Thursday, May 15–Ben Rehder — 6:30 p.m. Signing at Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77005 (713) 524-8597 / (888) 4-AGATHA order@murderbooks.com / http://www.murderbooks.com

May 17–Rick Riordan, time TBA Signing at Murder by the Book 2342 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77005 (713) 524-8597 / (888) 4-AGATHA order@murderbooks.com / http://www.murderbooks.com

Saturday, May 17– 2:00 p.m. Dave Ciambrone & Sylvia Dickey Smith, Signing Barnes & Noble Northwoods San Antonio 18030 Hwy 281 N, Ste. 140 San Antonio TX 78232 1-210-490-0937 crm2927@bn.com

Saturday, May 17, 2 to 6pm – Marcia Spillers “Writing a Mystery Novel using Screenwriting Techniques.” Recommended reading:

“Writing for Emotional Impact” by Karl Iglesias. Barnes and Noble Westlake, Austin. The Village Shopping Center, 701 Capital of Texas Highway South. 512-338-3155.

May 18–Barbara Burnett Smith Aspiring Writers Event,

2-5 p.m. Barnes & Noble Westlake-Austin, 701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy.#P860, Austin, 512-328-3155. For more information contact hotxsinc@yahoo.com .

Sunday, May 18, 3:00 PM Laura Griffin signing One Wrong Step; Barnes & Noble Arboretum 1000 Research Boulevard, Austin, 418-8985

Monday, May 19, 6:00 p.m. Sylvia Dickey Smith signing Dance On His Grave and Deadly Sins Deadly Secrets, Follett’s Intellectual Property, 2402 Guadalupe Street; Austin 478-0007 0981asm@fheg.follett.com

Thursday, May 22, 5:30 p.m. Karen Hanson Stuyck signing her new novel A Novel Way to Die (Five Star) Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet St. Houston, Texas 77005 (713) 524-8597 (888) 4-AGATHA

Friday, May 23, 7:00 p.m. Jamie Cortland (Weslynn McCallister) signing SKIN DEEP. Barnes & Noble Hill Country Galleria, RR 620 & Hwy 71, Austin, Stina Hill, Community Relations Manager, 1-512-263-2406

Saturday, May 24, 1:00 p.m. James Parker signing “The Dark Side of the Cross” Barnes & Noble Hill Country Galleria, 12701 Hill Country Boulevard, Austin 1-512-263-2406

Saturday May 24 — 4:30p.m. “What comes first?” panel with

Sisters in Crime Final Twist Chapter; Murder by the Book 2342 Bissonnet St. Houston, Texas 77005 (713) 524-8597 (888) 4-AGATHA

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