Crimes and Criminals and the Writers Who Love Them

Crimes and Criminals and the Writers Who Love Them

Friday, September 14, 2018

Our October Meeting



Please join us for a day of villainy!

More specifically, please join us on Saturday, October 20th from 10:30 until 12:00 noon at the Ida Hilton Library in Darien. Member Maggie Toussaint will be presenting a workshop entitled “Villains Are Characters Too.” We'll be heading out afterwards to Skippers Fish Camp for lunch for those who wish to do so.

The library’s address is 1105 North Way, Darien, GA. Here’s the link to their web page on the Three Rivers Library System: http://threeriverslibraries.org/wordpress-dev/library-locations/ida-hilton-public-library/  Though the library is on the main road, it is tucked between buildings and hard to see on the first pass. The building is smallish, on the order of a 2-3 bedroom ranch with parking on the north side.

For more information, please visit our Facebook Event page.




Wednesday, May 16, 2018

May 31st Workshop with Jenny Milchman


Please join Low Country Sisters in Crime on Thursday, May 31st at noon for a lunchtime event with author Jenny Milchman, whose thriller WICKED RIVER debuts this summer. We'll be meeting at the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home museum, which is at 207 East Charlton Street in downtown Savannah.

In her workshop entitled 1-2-3 Ways to Get Published Today, Jenny will share her tips for publishing success, no matter your path. We'll begin the workshop with a tour of the Flannery O'Connor home, then settle in for Jenny's presentation. Afterward we'll gather for lunch for further Q&A.

This event is FREE for Low Country Sisters in Crime members -- it is $4 for all others (collected at the door).

For more information about Jenny, visit her website: http://www.jennymilchman.com/

And for more information about the Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home Museum, visit their website: http://www.flanneryoconnorhome.org/visit.


You can also visit our Facebook page and let us know you're coming (or interested):  https://www.facebook.com/events/766770703513457/



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!