IPuget Sound Sisters in Crime is a chapter of
Sisters in Crime
with the mission to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers.

We are a community of authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers, and librarians brought together by our passion for the mystery genre and our support of women who write mysteries. We welcome “Sisters and Misters” who have a professional or personal interest in crime and mystery writing across the Greater Seattle and Puget Sound region.

Our chapter meets on the second Thursday of the month (except July, August, and December), from 7:00–8:30 pm in the Stadler Room at Third Place Commons (unless otherwise noted). Visitors are welcome – and we’d love to have you!  See our 2020 schedule. Join us at 6pm for social time; many of us grab a bite in the Commons.

We hope that you will join us, again or anew, in 2020.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule 2020:

Thursday programs typically take place at 7 pm in the Stadler Room at Third Place Commons unless otherwise noted. Due to Covid-19 we have moved our next programs to Zoom.

June 11th, 2020 —  6:00pm (note the unusual time) Penny Sansevieri: Secrets of a Bestselling Amazon Book Page

July — Virtual Ice Cream Social event

August — summer hiatus

September Michael Pool: Fictional Versus Real-life PI Work. Michael Pool is a gifted mystery/detective author who works as a full-time private investigator and as a martial arts trainer. Michael will talk about the differences between fictional PI work and real-life PI work, as well as the craft of mystery writing.

October — To be announced

November It was a dark and stormy night! Members are invited to share a short flash fiction piece, using a common prompt.


Recently Completed programs:

May 14th, 2020 — Panel (on Zoom):  Marketing in the Pandemic Age. Veteran marketers Alice K. Boatwright, and Jeffrey D. Briggs shared their success tips for marketing.

April 9th, 2020 —  Panel (on Zoom): Editors Claire Allen, Jennifer McCord, and Beth Jusino discussed how to prepare your manuscript for publication.

(March was canceled)

February 2020Waverly Fitzgerald: In Memoriam and Hard Rain book launch. Our February meeting was well attended as we celebrated the life of Waverly Fitzgerald, and the release of her new book, Hard Rain. Thank you to everyone who joined us!

January 2020Becoming Sam Gaynor!  with guest Catherine Hendricks, former appellate lawyer for the Washington State Attorney General.

October 2019 — Ingrid Thoft, award-winning author of the Fina Ludlow PI novels, who was on the panel at our April workshop, will be our guest speaker.

November 2019 Mysteries in the Dark of Night: Flash Fiction night. We continue our annual tradition of encouraging members to write a piece of flash fiction to share at this meeting. This year’s theme is the dark of night. Interpret that as you will.  Write up to 350 words to read at the meeting. Elections for our 2020 board will also be held.


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