Crimes and Criminals and the Writers Who Love Them

Crimes and Criminals and the Writers Who Love Them

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Our September Meeting

Interested in learning more about crime fiction (and the people who write it?)

Then we cordially invite you to visit a meeting of
Low Country Sisters in Crime!

We meet the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10-12 noon. Our next meeting will be

Saturday, September 13th
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
In the Activity Room at the

September Topic – Writers’ Police Academy
Tips and Tricks and  Insider Info

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Lee Child is Coming to Town!

And we here at the Low Country Sisters in Crime have a special surprise for him! Here are the details:

What: Author Event with Lee Child
When: Thursday, September 11th at 6:00 PM
Where: The Historic Lucas Theatre in Savannah, GA (for directions, click here)



If you'd like to be a part of the action, tickets are on sale NOW!


Ticket Information:
Tickets for Child’s appearance are $15 and are available through Savannah Box Office in person, or by calling 912.525.5050, or online at www.SavannahBoxOffice.com.
Tickets are non-refundable but transferable.
Tickets are not available at the Savannah Book Festival Office.
For more information, visit their website at http://www.savannahbookfestival.org/lee-child/.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Scenes from The Book Lady's Double Header with Jenny Milchman and Tina Whittle

We celebrated the week of July 4th with a fantastic reading and reception with Jenny Milchman and Tina Whittle at The Book Lady Bookstore and Roots Up Gallery. This event -- the first sponsored by Low Country Sisters in Crime -- featured readings from both authors, plus wine and snacks among the art.

Leslie Lovell and Francis Allen, owners of the Roots Up Gallery, share their love of vernacular and folk art with attendees of the reception.

Jenny Milchman reads from her second novel, Ruin Falls


Tina Whittle reads from Deeper Than the Grave, coming in November

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Reception & Reading with Jenny Milchman and Tina Whittle


AN EVENING OF BOOKS AND NIBBLES
AND ART

Please join The Book Lady Bookstore, Roots Up Gallery and Low Country Sisters in Crime for a reception and reading featuring Jenny Milchman and Tina Whittle.

Wednesday, July 2nd

Reception 5:30-6:30 
at Roots Up Gallery
Liberty Street (upstairs)

Reading and Discussion 6:30-7:30
at The Book Lady Bookstore
Liberty Street (downstairs)

Come enjoy light refreshments at the gallery, which features works of art from folk, visionary, outsider and regional artists. Meet Jenny and Tina and other writers in the Low Country area. Then gather downstairs in the bookstore for readings from Jenny's and Tina's latest works and talk on all things bookish and writerly.

There will be giveaways and other surprises. So join Joni and Chris, Leslie and Francis, Tina and Jenny, and the Low Country Sisters in Crime for an evening of mystery and art.


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Jenny Milchman is a suspense writer from the Hudson Valley of New York who lives for seven months on the road with her family in what Shelf Awareness called "the world's longest book tour."
Jenny's debut novel Cover of Snow was published by Ballantine/Random House in January 2013 and earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist, as well as praise from the New York Times, San Francisco Journal of Books, the AP, and many other publications. It won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for best suspense novel of 2013, and has been nominated for the 2013 Barry Award for best first novel of 2013. Ruin Falls, Jenny's second novel, was published by Ballantine in April 2014 to starred reviews from Booklist and Library Journal.
Tina Whittle’s Tai Randolph/Trey Seaver series — featuring intrepid gunshop owner Tai and her corporate security agent partner Trey — has garnered starred reviews in Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal. Published by Poisoned Pen Press, this Atlanta-based series debuted with The Dangerous Edge of Things, followed by Darker Than Any Shadow (2012) and Blood, Ash and Bone (2013). The fourth book in the series — Deeper Than the Grave — releases in November 2014.

A nominee for Georgia Author of the Year in 2012, Whittle's short fiction has appeared in The Savannah Literary Journal, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, and Gulf Stream, which selected her story “Lost Causes and Other Reasons to Live” as the 2004 winner of their Mystery Fiction contest. When not writing or reading, she enjoys golf, sushi, tarot cards, and spending time with her family (one husband, one daughter, one neurotic Maltese and four bossy chickens).

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Our First Official Meeting!

(L-R) Jim Jackson, Maggie Toussaint, Carolyn Males, Tina Whittle, Donna Kortes, Lois Lavrisa, C. J. Lyons

There we are, folks, looking for all the world like a police line-up! But when you get a bunch of mystery writers together, what do you expect?

Many thanks to the Southwest Chatham branch of the Live Oak Public Library System for hosting our April meeting -- they've kindly consented to do the same for May, so here's the official details:

May Meeting of Low Country Sisters in Crime
WHEN: Saturday, May 10th, from 10:00 until 12:00 noon
TOPIC: Donna Kortes will share information about the Savannah-Metro Citizen's Police Academy

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Welcome!

We're so glad you could join us here at the cyber home of Low Country Sisters in Crime. We are a group of crime writers-- fiction and non-fiction, hard-boiled and romantic -- all of whom call the Coastal Empire and Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina home (at least in spirit).

Take a minute to browse our authors' websites and blogs. Join Low Country Sisters in Crime on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Pinterest. Or learn more about Sisters in Crime National at their websites.

Whether a reader or writer, librarian or bookseller, if you love your mystery with a twist of Southern hospitality, you're in the right place.