owner of Centaur Bookstore, myself, Marilyn Meredith,
Cora Ramos, JoAnne Lucas and our background music
of the thrills of being in the mystery community is
networking with authors. All my life I've admired authors
the way others might admire movie stars. I'm a fan and
I imagine I will always be awestruck.
This is a terrific time in my life. Through writing
for the San Joaquin Sisters in Crime newsletter and
booking authors for the club as well as the Fresno County
Library, I've been in contact with many authors I admire.
Konrath, author of WHISKEY SOUR and BLOODY MARY has
committed to an author
with author Cara Black, who writes the Paris series
in November. Barry Eisler of the "RAIN" series has been
very enthusiastic about meeting the members of our chapter.
Simon Wood, DRAGGED INTO DARKNESS and ACCIDENTS WAITING
TO HAPPEN put in an appearance at our June meeting.
And Dylan Schaffer, MISDEMEANOR MAN and I WRITE THE
WRONGS, as well as Harley Jane Kozak, DATING DEAD MEN,
are coming to Fresno in October for a library conference.
You can find their websites in my links section.
As for my own writing career, one of my stories will
be read on Valley Writers Read in 2006. There is a download
to hear the story-and no, I'm not reading it. It's a
male viewpoint and I think a man should read it. When
it comes out, I will send you all a link to hear it
on your computer.
with criminalist Dr. Eric Hickey
anthologies that have accepted my stories are in the
publishing process. As soon as they are in print, I
will let everyone know.
I'm being groomed for the presidency of our Sisters
in Crime chapter. Carrie Padgett, our current president,
been working with me. She will be a hard act to follow,
but I have a good board behind me.
and I took a road trip to the coast to participate in
an author event with the Central Coast Chapter of Sisters
in Crime. I am a member of that chapter as well. My
goal is to network with them and become "Sister" Sisters.
author Simon Wood
author Gay Toltl Kinman
any of you would like a free copy of our Poison Pen
newsletter, contact me or go on the link in my section to see the chapter website. Or, request
by mail at:
San Joaquin Chapter Sisters-in-Crime, PO Box 11539,
Fresno, CA 93773-1539