About/How to Join

What is Sisters in Crime?

Sister in Crime logoSisters in Crime is a national organization that traces its roots to 1986, when a group of established women mystery authors unified in their goal to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers. Today there are more than 3,600 members and 50 chapters worldwide. Click here to learn more about SinC’s amazing history.

Sisters in Crime national organization offers many benefits to its dues-paying members. Learn more about joining the national organization here.

What is the Border Crimes Chapter?

Border Crimes LogoBorder Crimes is a regional chapter of Sisters in Crime. We serve Kansas-Missouri (or, if you prefer, Missouri-Kansas) writers, readers, librarians, booksellers, and anyone else who has an interest in women writers and mysteries. Our ultimate goal is to support women who write mysteries, and our members are published authors, struggling writers, and appreciative readers.

Border Crimes charges no dues, but regular members are encouraged to join the national chapter of Sisters in Crime. Regular monthly meetings are free and are open to the public.

Our special Border Crimes Mystery Writing Group is open only to dues-paying members of the national organization.

We do charge fees for some of our special events, such as the Mystery Readers Day with Rhys Bowen, to help cover the cost of programming.

But I’m not a writer or a woman. Can I still participate?

Absolutely! Our members are unified by an interest in the mystery genre and supporting/promoting women writers. Many of our members and regular program attendees are men, and many of our attendees are mystery readers.

Interested in learning more?

Join us for one of our regular public monthly meetings to meet the authors and speakers who are part of the Border Crimes chapter!

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