May Mystery Month

At the Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas May 17th meeting, the Barbara Burnett Smith Mentoring Authors Foundation will present mystery author Jan Grape with the 2015 Sage Award, which is given to a mentor-author who demonstrates an outstanding spirit of service in mentoring, sharing and leading others in the mystery writing community.

Two new Aspiring Writers for the 2015 Barbara Burnett Smith Event, Jessie Winter, mentored by Susan Rogers Cooper, and Tresha Barger, mentored by Russ Hall, will also be honored. Susan Rogers Cooper will talk about Jan Grape’s mysteries and Karen MacInerney will speak about Barbara Burnett Smith’s books. Jan Grape will give the keynote address.

The May 17th meeting starts at 2:15 pm at the Yarborough branch of the Austin Public Library. Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas chapter meetings present 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.

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.

For information contact: Joyce Arquette, Publicity (512) 266-6543.