Crimes and Criminals and the Writers Who Love Them

Crimes and Criminals and the Writers Who Love Them

Friday, April 6, 2018

Mystery Q&A with J.J. Hensley and Tina Whittle

Please join us at The Book Lady Bookstore for a mystery Q&A with crime fiction writers J.J. Hensley and Tina Whittle on Friday, April 27th at 7:00 PM.

There will be wine and noshes and good conversation as we discuss writing and publishing and mystery fiction. Bring your curiosity and your questions - there's sure to be some marvelous mayhem.

J.J. will be signing copies of Bolt Action Remedy, the first in his Trevor Galloway series published by Down & Out Books. A fast-paced, action-packed, hauntingly atmospheric thriller, this novel and its author have earned high praise from James Grady, author of Six Days of the Condor: "J.J. Hensley is a crime writer who deserves readers’ attention and trust, because beyond his ever-stronger prose, he brings his ex-badge carrier’s street smart eyes to this hard world we live in. Hensley goes beyond clich├ęs to the heart of his fictions and his characters, and delivers stories worth your time. Put him on your READ list.”

To learn more about Bolt Action Remedy, visit the Books section of J.J.'s website.

Tina will be signing copies of Necessary Ends, the sixth in her Tai Randolph/Trey Seaver series from Poisoned Pen Press. Described as "skillfully plotted" by Publisher's Weekly, Necessary Ends has also earned praise from reviewer Cynthia Chow: "This continues to be an extraordinarily original, witty, and exceptionally written mystery series, and hopefully it will continue for years to come."

To learn more about Necessary Ends, visit the Books section of Tina's website.

And for more information about the event, please contact Joni or Chris at The Book Lady Bookstore, located at 6 E. Liberty Street in lovely Downtown Savannah.





Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Our April Meeting: Sell Your Mystery with Your Opening Scene

Please join us on Saturday, April 14th from 10:00 AM until 12 noon for our April meeting. We'll be meeting in the back room of The Foundery Coffee Pub on 1313 Habersham St. You can find out more information at the pub's website.
Member Dorothy McFalls -- whose second Southern Chocolate Shop Mystery PLAYING WITH BONBON FIRE releases on March 13th -- will be presenting her workshop entitled "Sell Your Mystery with Your Opening Scene (In 6 Easy Steps)" for members and friends. Bring your questions for what is sure to be an informative session!


Monday, January 29, 2018

Our February Meeting: What We're Reading Now

Please join us for our February meeting, which will be held on Saturday, February 10th from 10-12 noon at member Nora McFarland's home (see your email for directions and other information).

Our topic is What We're Reading Now. Bring in your current mystery/suspense/crime/thriller reading material; we'll talk about what's working for you as a reader (or what's not) and what the takeaway is for us as writers. We'll also be talking about Sisters in Crime's new Education Grant for members, catching everyone up on upcoming events, and sharing coffee and pastries.
Hope to see you then!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Our January Meeting: Bonaventure and Lunch

We will be having our first meeting of 2018 on the second Saturday in January -- January 13th -- from 10-12 noon. We are once again experiencing a lack of meeting place, so for now, we're having a combination field trip/lunch meeting.

From 10-11ish, we'll be visiting Bonaventure Cemetery -- for info about the cemetery, visit their website: http://www.bonaventurehistorical.org/. The self-guided tour is free--you can simply wander the grounds using the complementary map (donations appreciated), or download the app for your Android or iPhone. Meet at the Bonaventure Historical Society Visitors Center at the entrance to the cemetery.

Afterward, we'll head across the street to Tubby's Tankhouse for lunch where we can discuss the upcoming year. If the weather don't permit a tour, we'll skip that part and meet at Tubby's at 11:00. For directions and menus, visit their website: http://tubbysthunderbolt.com/lunch-dinner/

Hope to see you on the 13th! And bring your cameras -- Bonaventure is a photographer's paradise.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Our December Social - Saturday, December 9th

We're hoping that you can join us for our December social this year on Saturday, December 9th. It's a three-part event starting at 1 PM.
First, we'll be having lunch at Corleone's Italian restaurant (check it out here: https://corleones.com/). Afterward, we'll be touring the American Prohibition Museum in Savannah: https://www.americanprohibitionmuseum.com/. For those interested in continuing the evening, we'll be finishing it off with a celebratory drink at the museum's speakeasy (which requires upscale dress -- decide for yourself what that means).
 
RSVP by Wednesday, November 22nd (right before Thanksgiving) to get your free museum ticket, or to reserve tickets for guests at special discount--this is also the deadline to reserve a spot at the table at Corleone's.
Lunch costs are the responsibility of the attendee--guests are welcome! 

Tickets to the museum for Low Country SinC Members will be free--any guests you'd like to bring to the museum are welcome to attend (even kids) but those tickets must be purchased by you (you can do that at the museum or online here).

Drink tickets for the Speakeasy must be purchased separately at the museum (for $8) and are limited to guests 21 and older. You are welcome to join us for any portion of the events, or hopefully, all three.

To recap:

Saturday, December 9th

1:00 - 3:00 PM -- Lunch at Corleone's (on you)

3:00 - 5:00 PM -- Visit to the American Prohibition Museum (free for LC SINC members -- at cost for everyone else, which varies. Full price is $12.95)

5:30 -- Cocktails at the Speakeasy
You can also check out these happenings at the Low Country SinC Events Page.
We hope to see you at one or at all three events!

Friday, September 29, 2017

A Special Event this November with Nancy Pickard

Low Country Sisters in Crime is pleased to announce that we're sponsoring the keynote speaker in this year's The Write Place conference in Statesboro on November 3rd and 4th—Nancy Pickard. We are able to bring Nancy to Georgia through a Speaker's Bureau grant from Sisters in Crime National, and we're very excited to have her here.

She'll be speaking Friday night November 3rd at the Write Place Festival in Statesboro (7:30 PM at the Averitt Center for the Arts in Statesboro) and presenting a Saturday morning workshop  at the Statesboro Library on the 4th starting at 9:00 AM. The cost for the mini-conference is $60 and includes Nancy's workshop plus two others and lunchLow Country Sisters in Crime members pay only $50, however.

To buy tickets to the Saturday workshop, click HERE.You will be reimbursed after the workshop.

Friday night will also feature an Author's Expo, which will take place on Main Street from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Register now for a booth to sell/sign your own books! Registration is free, but limited. You can find the Expo registration form HERE.


Plus Low County SinC members are invited to a lunchtime members-only Q&A with Nancy on Sunday, November 5th in Savannah (time and place TBA; the meeting is free, you pay only for your food and beverage).

Nancy Pickard is the award-winning and critically-acclaimed author of eighteen novels and dozens of short stories. She has won the Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, Barry, and Shamus awards for her short stories, She is a four-time Edgar nominee, having been a finalist three times for Best Novel and once for Best Short Story. She is also a Mary Higgins Clark award finalist and a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award for suspense fiction. She is the co-author, with Lynn Lott, of the non-fiction book for writers, 7 Steps on the Writer’s Path. Her most recent novel, The Scent of Rain and Lightning, has earned multiple honors and has been made into a feature motion picture currently touring film festivals all over the country. Nancy is a founding member and former president of Sisters In Crime, the international organization dedicated to the advancement of women mystery writers, and she is a former national board member of the Mystery Writers of America.

Nancy will be the headliner on Friday, November 3rd at the evening event where she will share how a paragraph from The Scent of Rain and Lightning, her bestselling novel, came to be. She will be joining these local writers on Saturday for the workshop series: 

Jonathan M. Bryant, Narrative History
Roland McElroy, Political Memoir

Johnathon Scott Barrett, Culinary Memoir
Tina Whittle, Short Story/Mystery Writer
William Timothy Murray, Fantasy
Mark Ezra Stokes, Screenwriter
Lawrence Green, Jr., Spoken Word Artist


Friday, September 15, 2017

Nancy Pickard is Coming!

We at Low Country Sisters in Crime are pleased to announce that renowned mystery writer Nancy Pickard will be our guest in November.

Nancy comes to use through a Sisters in Crime Speaker's Bureau grant, which enables top authors to share their knowledge and expertise with chapters all across the country.

Nancy will be reading the The Write Place conference on Friday, November 3rd beginning at 7:30 at the Averitt Center for the Arts in Statesboro, Georgiaa book signing will follow. For more information, visit The Write Place on Facebook.

Nancy will be the keynote presenter as a series of workshops the following Saturday morning, November 3rd, beginning at 9:00 AM. The entire workshop series features Nancy's session, plus a choice of two other sessions, plus lunch, for $60. Low Country Sisters in Crime members will receive a discounted price of $50 (register at the full price and then receive a refund after the event). You can buy your ticket for the workshop HERE.