Monday, September 19, 2016

Our October Meeting: Saturday, October 8th in STATESBORO

Please join us Saturday, October 8th, at from 10 AM to 12 noon for the October meeting of the Low Country Sisters in Crime chapter.

We're going on a field trip to Statesboro for a hands-on day of boxing practice and theory with instructor Martin Cornejo of the Statesboro Boxing Club. Martin is an exceptional boxer, a two-time national champion in his native Peru. He is also an exceptional coach, with several students who have gone on to Golden Gloves championships. And he's sharing his expertise with us!

Our class will be as low-key or as energetic as you like. Martin will show us how to put on wraps and gloves and let us have a go at the heavy weight bag. He'll demonstrate proper stance and technique, including both blocks and punches, and show us what a professional boxer looks like in action. Got fight questions? Martin will help you block out an effective and realistic fight scene.

After our in-class session, we'll have a lunchtime Q&A where Martin will answer any further writing questions we have about incorporating boxing and boxers into our work.

Sweat a little or sweat a lot, it's going to be awesome. What to wear? Comfy clothes you can move in, preferably athletic shoes. What to bring? Notebooks and pens, computers, camera, anything you need to record information.

Looking forward to seeing you in October!

Statesboro Boxing Club is located at 1057 B, Hwy 24 East in Statesboro -- this address won't work on most GPS systems, however, so here are the directions from I-16 Exit 127 (you can also find directions to the club from the Savannah airport on Google Maps).

1. From Savannah, take I-16 West to exit 127. Go right onto GA 67 N.
2. Stay on GA 67 N for 10.8 miles. Turn right onto US 301 Bypass/Veterans Memorial Pkwy.
3. Stay on US 301 Bypass /Veterans Memorial Pkwy for 3.4 miles, then turn right at the third red light onto GA 24 N/East Main St.
4. Continue through the next red light. Statesboro Boxing Club is on the left behind the Southern Cakes Bakery -- look for me out front! If you get to the entrance to Mill Creek Park, you've gone too far.

For more information about Martin, you can visit the club's webpage or Facebook page, read this article in the Statesboro Herald, or check out my blog post about training with him (especially how valuable this class is to my character work).

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Our September Meeting: Saturday, Sept. 10th

Please join us Saturday, September 10th from 10-12 noon for our September meeting. We'll be in the Morrison Room upstairs at Savannah Coffee Roasters.

The topic is Social Media 101. Low Country SinC VP Tina Whittle will lead an explanation and Q&A on the basics of Facebook and Twitter. We'll tackle getting started, setting up profiles and pages, connecting with other social media users and online communities, and best practices and handy tips. Bring your laptops and smart phones and let's connect!

After the meeting, we'll be eating lunch at Savannah Coffee Roasters for those interested in hanging out and talking further.

For more information, check out our Facebook Page.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Writer's Workshop on August 20th

Hank Phillipi Ryan is coming to Jacksonville! And we're invited!
Our sister chapter in Jacksonville, Florida Sisters in Crime, is inviting our chapter and all our members to join them on August 20 for a Writers Workshop with Hank Phillipi Ryan.The workshop is a one day affair and will be held at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. The cost is $40 a person, which includes lunch, for all paid-up Sisters in Crime members.

For more info, visit the chapter website:

Monday, May 16, 2016

Looking Ahead

Many thanks to LC SInC President Donna Kortes for her marvelous presentation on the Myers-Briggs personality system and how writers can use it as a character-building tool. We had tons of fun, and I learned how each of you would kill me if you decided to do so.

For those of you who missed the meeting, but who would like to learn more about Myers-Briggs and take some of the tests yourself, you can find those below:

Our next "official" meeting will be the second Saturday in September, the topic to be announced.But we'll be having fun activities during the summer of an "unofficial" nature, so stay tuned. And we hope to see you soon!

Your VP,

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Our May Meeting

Please join us Saturday, May 14th from 10-12 noon for our May meeting.

The topic is Using Myer's Briggs as a Character-Creating Tool. Low Country SinC President Donna Kortes will lead an explanation and Q&A on how to use the popular personality analysis system as a character building tool (and also as a way to better understand yourself as a writer).

We'll be eating lunch at Savannah Coffee Roasters for those interested in hanging out after the meeting and talking further.

For more information, check out our Facebook Page.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Our April Meeting

Please join us Saturday, April 9th from 10-12 noon for our monthly meeting. Our topic -- shared by member Rebecca Butler -- will be a report from the Sisters in Crime LIGHTS CAMERA ACTION conference held last weekend in LA. Come learn the ins and outs of Hollywood and getting your work on the screen!

We'll be breaking halfway through the meeting to order lunch for delivery at noon for those interested in staying after the meeting to eat and talk.

For more information, visit our Facebook event page.

*ALSO, if you're available, we'd love to see you for Local Author Day on Sunday, April 10th from 1 PM until 3 PM in Lafayette Square in Downtown Savannah. I'll have a table set up around 12:30, so come say hi, and if you're a member, bring your books for sale (e-mail me first at lowcountrysinc at so that I can prepare if you haven't already told me you're coming).

I hope to see everyone this weekend in Savannah! It's looking to be a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Our Upcoming Meetings

Welcome to 2016! We got the new year off to a great start with Jon Bryant's Q&A session in January. Now in February we have the Savannah Book Festival, which we will be attending as our monthly meeting. There are many great crime writers of both fiction and non-fiction speaking, so check out the schedule:

Donna and I will be hosting Karen White, author of the Tradd Street Mysteries, and generally being Sisters About Town.

As for the rest of the meetings (all of which will be at Savannah Coffee Roasters in the Morrison Room upstairs):

Saturday, March 12th from 10-12 noon -- Using Enneagrams as a Character-Creating Tool (Part 1 -- Maggie)

Saturday, April 9th from 10-12 noon -- Notes from Lights Camera Action Sisters in Crime Conference in LA (Rebecca)

Saturday, May 14th from 10-12 noon -- Using Myer's Briggs as a Character-Creating Tool (Part 2 -- Donna)

We'll be eating lunch at Savannah Coffee Roasters for those interested in hanging out after the meeting.

For more information, check out our Facebook Page: