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Plot Shot Challenge

OK, Sisters, feeling sluggish after the holidays or a weekend jelly bean binge? Accept our challenge to write and post right here a compelling crime story of no more than 150 words based on the image below:

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Writers at Work: Hank Phillippi Ryan Welcomes Clea Simon

  HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: I just finished my thousand words for the day—yay—and I cannot being to tell you what a struggle it was. Every second, my monkey brain was suggesting I do something else. Check your email! Someone might … Continue reading

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Writers at Work: Hank Phillippi Ryan Welcomes Rosemary Harris

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN: Rosemary Harris is the most adventurous person I have ever met. She’s—brave, in every way. She’s just as happy to be kayaking down the Dangeroso River (I made that up) as she is at the gala opening … Continue reading

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SinC New England Mystery Photo of the Week! March 24, 2014

Thanks to Maureen “Mo” Walsh, Sisters in Crime New England has a stash of photos — some of which have become true mysteries with time! Here’s one from Mo’s collection; can you name the event, guess the date, or name … Continue reading

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Writers at Work: Hank Phillippi Ryan Welcomes Cathy Pickens

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN:   We all love to soak up the knowledge of successful writers … right?  We madly attend classes in plotting, and character development and setting, in suspense and editing and structure and genre, and figure that if we … Continue reading

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Connecticut Library Wins “We Love Libraries” Grant

Small Library Wins Big by Kathy Orzech On Wednesday, February 19, the Levi E. Coe Library in Middlefield, learned they had won the Sisters in Crime “We Love Libraries” monthly drawing. Julie Hennrikus emailed Connecticut members that night and by … Continue reading

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Writers at Work: Hank Phillippi Ryan Welcomes Kathy Lynn Emerson

Hank Phillippi Ryan: Yes–it’s interview day! And more of those in-depth discussions with your favorite authors are in the works. (Who would you like to hear from? What would you like to hear about?) But I’ve been thinking. What makes an author successful? What are the … Continue reading

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Hank Phillippi Ryan Interviews … JULIA SPENCER-FLEMING

Hank Phillippi Ryan:  I just came from giving a keynote at Sleuthfest, and I said, among other things!, mystery conventions are places where  300 people who’d rather be by themselves are forced to come together and actually TALK to each … Continue reading

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Sisters in Crime Success Stories — A New Series of Interviews by Hank Phillippi Ryan

The names of the first “Sisters” include Sara Paretsky, who convened the gathering; Nancy Pickard, first president of the board; and Margaret Maron, first vice-president. The whole board was stunning and even more so today, looking back at that crucial … Continue reading

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Social Media for YA Mystery Authors — and Others!

I think it’s important, at least for my own sanity, to spend more time writing than promoting. Honestly, I’d rather just write. But today, every author has at least some responsibility for getting a book to its readers beyond the … Continue reading

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