Because our September monthly meeting lands in the middle of Labor Day weekend, we decided to cancel it so our members can spend the weekend with family, vacationing, or getting in a few more hours of writing.
Join us October 7, when Border Crimes will host our very own Sally Goldenbaum, whose new book Murder Wears Mittens comes out August 29.
As writers we are always learning our craft. During this month’s meeting, we’ll talk about books that do a great job teaching craft–both nonfiction how-to books as well as fiction works that are excellent examples of craft.
Please bring lists and ideas of books that you feel do an exceptionally good job in one or more particular areas of writing: character development, setting, dialogue and description, conflict, planting clues and excellent writing guides. Our goal is to compile the lists so everyone can have a research bibliography.
Join us Saturday, July 1, 11 a.m.! This program is free and open to the public. This meeting will be held at the Antioch Branch of the Johnson County Library, 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam, Kansas.
Your manuscript is polished and you’re ready to get it into the hands of readers. Self-publishing–especially ePublishing–is easier than ever. Should you upload your story? Not so fast.
Our June meeting will feature a panel discussion on the perils and merits of ePublishing. Four authors who’ve been through the process will discuss the advantages, disadvantages, how-to, and mistakes they’ve made to help you navigate the world of ePublishing successfully.
This month’s panel will feature historical mystery novelist Juliet Kincaid, historical and corporate mystery writer Theresa Hupp, women’s fiction and contemporary romance author Darlene Deluca, and cozy mystery writer Joyce Brown.
Join us Saturday, June 3, 11 a.m.! This program is free and open to the public. This meeting will be held at the Antioch Branch of the Johnson County Library, 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam, Kansas.
This spring, Nancy Pickard’s Scent of Rain and Lightning leaped off the page and onto the big screen, debuting at the Atlanta Film Festival on March 24 and winning Best Narrative Feature at the Kansas City Film Fest in April.
During Border Crime’s May Meeting, SinC member Nancy Pickard will talk about the process of turning a book into a movie and discuss how the filmmakers maintained the essence of the story while changing other elements for cinematic purposes.
Watch a film clip here: http://video-cdn.indiewire.com/players/AVHEoKeD-esN1lzYh.html
Join us Saturday, May 6, 11 a.m. for this program, which is free and open to the public! This meeting will be held at the Antioch Branch of the Johnson County Library, 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam, Kansas.
Whether we’re writing mysteries, true crime, memoirs, or non-fiction, our writing always requires some level of research. During our May meeting, author Priscilla H. Wilson will discuss adapting our research skills to our projects.
Priscilla H. Wilson grew up in Arkansas City, Kansas, and now lives in the Kansas City area. Her writing credits cover a variety non-fiction genres, including short stories, instruction, memoir, and biography. Her titles include The Facilitative Way: Leadership That Makes a Difference, A Pioneer Love Story: The Letters of Minnie Hobart, Everyday Wonder: From Kansas to Kenya from Ecuador to Ethiopia, and Zero Meridian, Five Degrees North.
Join us on Saturday, April 1 at 11 a.m. for this program, which is free and open to the public! This meeting will be held at the Antioch Branch of the Johnson County Library, 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam, Kansas.
Following the success of three award-winning novels, poet and author Linda Rodriguez turns her sought-after writing course on using depth of character as a springboard to a strong plot into a book designed to help the aspiring writer who wants to tell a story made compelling by the truth and complexity of its characters.
During our March meeting, Linda Rodriguez will talk about her new book, Plotting the Character-Driven Novel, and explore the questions we need to ask our characters in order to create an exciting and complex plot.
Rodriguez has received much praise for her Skeet Bannion mysteries. Every Last Secret won the St. Martin’s Press/Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel Competition, was a Barnes & Noble Mystery Pick, was featured by Las Comadres National Latino Book Club, and was a finalist for the International Latino Book Award. Every Broken Trust was named a Las Comadres National Latino Book Club selection. Her third novel, Every Hidden Fear, was named A Latina Book Club 2014 Best Book of the Year. Rodriguez is an active member of numerous writing organizations, including our own chapter of Sisters in Crime.
This program will be a hit with writers of any genre!
Linda Rodriguez will be selling and signing books at this event.
Join us on Saturday, March 4 at 11 a.m. for this program, which is free and open to the public! This meeting will be held at the Antioch Branch of the Johnson County Library, 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam, Kansas.