Crimes and Criminals and the Writers Who Love Them

Crimes and Criminals and the Writers Who Love Them

Monday, December 15, 2014

January 10th Meeting -- Social Media for Writers

When: Saturday, January 10th, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Where: Southwest Chatham Public Library Activity Room

Please join Low Country Sisters in Crime for our January meeting, where we'll be discussing the basics of social media for writers. Bring your laptops, smart phones, and tablets with you, and we'll explore Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, and several other places where you can interact with other mystery writers, share your book news, and learn more about the world of crime fiction.

We'll also be talking about our upcoming celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday on January 17th at The Book Lady Bookstore, upcoming mystery conferences in our area, and sharing all the great projects Low Country SinC has in the works.

Tina Whittle will be leading the round-table discussion. Come start 2015 off with a bang at the first meeting of the new year!

For more information, contact Tina Whittle at lowcountrysinc at

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Maggie Toussaint Chosen for Kindle Scout Program

HUGE congrats Low Country Sisters in Crime member Maggie Toussaint, whose novel G-1 was chosen for publication through the Kindle Scout program! 

Amazon describes Kindle Scout as a "reader-powered publishing for new, never-before-published books. . . Selected books will be published by Kindle Press and receive 5-year renewable terms, a $1,500 advance, 50% eBook royalty rate, easy rights reversions and featured Amazon marketing." You can read more about the program -- and learn how you can both nominate books and/or participate yourself -- at the Kindle Scout website.

You can read more about G-1 and see the other nine winners HERE

Formerly a contract scientist for the U.S. Army and a freelance reporter, Southern author Rigel Carson, the pen name of Maggie Toussaint, is a multi-published, award-winning author in suspense and mystery fiction. Her background in environmental science and toxicology, as well as years spent doing water research, provided the impetus for this new science fiction/ecothriller series set in a futuristic Earth. Visit Rigel at