Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime

Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime Our Mission: Promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers.
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The FLGC SinC event committee and our featured SinC authors had so much fun producing our virtual events for the SW FL R...
03/26/2021
Sisters in Crime

The FLGC SinC event committee and our featured SinC authors had so much fun producing our virtual events for the SW FL Reading Festival, and the audience responses have been so enthusiastic we've started to discuss developing a regular Friday Night Mystery Hour. No schedule as of yet, but for a sneak peek at the type of content we love, watch some of the great shows we produced during the festival – Noir at the Bar readings, a terrific Dead End Jobs panel, Murder by the Book, an interactive mystery play, a Teatime Celebration of Cozy and Traditional Mysteries, Bedtime Stories, and more!

While you’re visiting our virtual booth, be sure to enter our post-festival raffle contest for chances of winning up to $125 worth of great prizes! All of our events were recorded, and you will find YouTube links listed with each event.

A direct link to our virtual booth is available in the first Comments box below. Enjoy!

Florida Gulf Coast Chapter

More fun to come.
03/09/2021

More fun to come.

We are thrilled to welcome NY Times bestselling thriller author Lisa Black Author as she hosts ten Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime authors whose writings emanate from the darker side of crime fiction as they read from their latest novels on Friday, March 12 at 7 p.m.

Visit https://eventhub.shop/readfest to learn more about how to join us for this special event!

02/24/2021
Murder by the Book Trailer FINAL

Can't wait to see who dun it!!!

This trailer is for Murder by the Book, A Mystery on the Menu Interactive Play. The full program will premiere VIRTUALLY on Friday, March 12, 2021 on the Mai...

Five Ways to Hone Your Writing Skills
02/08/2021
Five Ways to Hone Your Writing Skills

Five Ways to Hone Your Writing Skills

No one is born a great writer. Some authors have innate talent; others have a story they were born to tell. But if you read the biographies or memoirs of great writers, you'll discover each of them developed their writing skills over time. It is the same for you. To become a great

02/06/2021
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SAVE THE DATE – NOIR AT THE BAR -- FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Hosted by NY Times Bestselling Author Lisa Black, this VIRTUAL presentation of Noir at the Bar showcases ten Sisters in Crime authors offering reading
from the darker side of crime fiction.

NOIR AT THE BAR is presented by the Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime chapter as a Main Stage event of Southwest Florida Reading Festival, hosted by
Lee County Library System

Watch the video to see the author line-up! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tmZv6WVOqU

Florida Writers Association
12/02/2020

Florida Writers Association

It’s quite the cat and mouse game—a user tries to get their post seen, Facebook changes how things are seen, user finds something new that works, Facebook changes, user updates, Facebook changes. Over and over. Well, they’ve changed things yet again. It’s easy to get frustrated at all of this. But frustration doesn’t get your post seen. Try to think of it as a game. How can I outsmart the all-knowing Facebook?

https://floridawriters.net/facebook-changed-its-algorithms-again/

Cheryl
11/07/2020

Cheryl

On November 21st, our chapter is hosting a FREE Virtual Workshop on Navigating the Publishing World. Panelists are Roger Johns, Lisa Black, Cheryl Hollon Writer, Liz Milliron, Martha Reed, Author Abby L Vandiver, Louise Titchener, and Gwen Mayo.

Register at www.crowdcast.io/e/ufs9rjse/register

Doing what's necessary to keep afloat in hard times.
09/17/2020
Copperfish Books in Florida Relocating

Doing what's necessary to keep afloat in hard times.

Copperfish's current storeCopperfish Books in Punta Gorda, Fla., is relocating to a new, smaller location in late October. Co-owners Cathy Graham

Wendy Dingwall's 1st novel, Hera's Revenge, in the Yvonne Suarez Travel Mystery Series is part of the Mystery Writers of...
05/08/2020

Wendy Dingwall's 1st novel, Hera's Revenge, in the Yvonne Suarez Travel Mystery Series is part of the Mystery Writers of America, Blackbird writers promotion, this weekend, May 9th and 10th. If you have a mom who loves mysteries or if you are a mom who loves mysteries, the e-book is extremely discounted and I'm offering 3 free signed copies. Check it out: http://blackbirdwriters.com

My first novel, Hera's Revenge, in the Yvonne Suarez Travel Mystery Series is part of the Mystery Writers of America, Blackbird writers promotion, this weekend, May 9th and 10th. If you have a mom who loves mysteries or if you are a mom who loves mysteries, the e-book is extremely discounted and I'm offering 3 free signed copies. Check it out: http://blackbirdwriters.com

May 2, 2020, 1-3pmFlorida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime Zoom MeetingSpeaker:  Gail CondrickSecrets of Character Developmen...
04/23/2020

May 2, 2020, 1-3pm
Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime Zoom Meeting

Speaker: Gail Condrick
Secrets of Character Development
Ms. Condrick will reveal secrets of character development for mystery and crime writers (and other fiction writers) through the collective subconscious understanding of archetypal patterns

Gail is a life-long lover of the ocean, which she considers her source of inner balance. After starting out as a cable news reporter, she went on to spend more than 25 years leading a creative team that won hundreds of awards for government television programming excellence in the Washington, D.C. area. In 2007, Gail returned home to Florida to live near the Gulf of Mexico where she enjoys frequent dolphin sightings. Gail is an archetypal consultant, as well as a frequent speaker and facilitator of workshops on spirituality, creativity and personal empowerment. Walking the Grove: Journal of a Sacred Encounter is her first book.

Events still unfolding at RWA.
01/09/2020
RWA President, Executive Director Resign as Publishers Drop Its Annual Conference

Events still unfolding at RWA.

As of this morning, new RWA president Damon Suede has tendered his resignation, effective immediately. Executive director Carol Ritter has also offered her resignation. A number of publishers, including imprints from each of the Big Five, have all pulled support from the RWA's national conference in...

I want to thank all committee members who worked so hard to pull this together, especially Kate Franklin, and Gwen Mayo,...
09/09/2019

I want to thank all committee members who worked so hard to pull this together, especially Kate Franklin, and Gwen Mayo, who went above and beyond in their time spent and efforts.

Calling all SinC authors to donate a book to benefit Second Chance Last Opportunity. Bring the book(s) to our Oct. 5th, ...
07/24/2019
Home - Second Chance Last Opportunity

Calling all SinC authors to donate a book to benefit Second Chance Last Opportunity. Bring the book(s) to our Oct. 5th, 1 p.m. meeting at Fruitville Library. Lucy Hedrick will prepare a Silent Auction book basket for Second Chance’s “Share the Light” luncheon on Oct. 17. More info can be found at https://secondchancelastopportunity.org/ .

Educating and Empowering the Underserved In Our Community Since 1995 Volunter Donate SCLO Programs and Services Youth Mentoring We empower young people to succeed, mentoring them to the next phase of their life. Opportunities Clothing Distribution Everyone could use a helping hand.   Drop Off Locat...

Thought this might interest you.
03/07/2019
$100 for 100 Words Writing Contest

Thought this might interest you.

Offered by Writer's Resource - Mar 7th - Apr 6th: Sunspot Literary Journal's newest writing contest is now open. 100 Bucks for 100 Words Microfiction, micro essay, micro memoir, short poem, micro script, micro screenplay...if it's 100 words or less, it might be worth $100. No restrictions on theme o...

Dear Sisters, I could use your support. I'll be at Barnes & Noble this Saturday, October 27th, from 11am-1pm. I'll have ...
10/24/2018

Dear Sisters, I could use your support. I'll be at Barnes & Noble this Saturday, October 27th, from 11am-1pm. I'll have all three books available, but if you haven't got Toxic Cruise, it's a great way to get in the mood to enjoy Halloween.

07/22/2018

We’re excited to host Carol Perry at our August 4th meeting at the Fruitville Library. She is the author of the popular Witch City Mysteries. For more details visit, http://FLGCSinC.com

Interesting article. I wonder if you agree about the same five choices. Out of 66 books, I think there may have been a f...
05/10/2018
Five Agatha Christie Mysteries Everyone Should Read

Interesting article. I wonder if you agree about the same five choices. Out of 66 books, I think there may have been a few other pics, but I did agree with at least two of the choices.

During the Golden Age of mystery fiction, four women—Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, and Margery Allingham—were dubbed the Queens of Crime. But let’s be honest, we all know who among that group really deserved the crown. No other mystery writer before or after Agatha Christie ...

Has anyone read any of these? If so, how did you like them?
04/09/2018
The New Vanguard

Has anyone read any of these? If so, how did you like them?

Our critics chose 15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century.

Stop by booth 48 at the Venice Book Fair and Writer's festival this Saturday and pick up a jam-packed goodie bag!
03/20/2018

Stop by booth 48 at the Venice Book Fair and Writer's festival this Saturday and pick up a jam-packed goodie bag!

Here's the spingo ad that also hits 9 other media links.
03/13/2018
Meet Local Mystery Authors at the Venice Writers and Book Festival

Here's the spingo ad that also hits 9 other media links.

Six notable authors, members ofThe Florida Gulf Coast chapter of Sisters in Crime, will be available to chatand sign their latest mystery novels at Booth #48, Saturday, March 24that Centennial Park in Venice.Manning the booth from 9am until11am, are Wendy Dingwall, author of the Yvonne Suarez Travel...

02/12/2018

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Had a great meeting with guest speaker, author Patricia Abbot this past Saturday. She sparked some very lively conversat...
02/06/2018

Had a great meeting with guest speaker, author Patricia Abbot this past Saturday. She sparked some very lively conversations!

Might be something here we could each take away, or at least have food for thought. I particularly like the idea of havi...
01/04/2018
Buy a cat, stay up late, don't drink: top 10 writers’ tips on writing

Might be something here we could each take away, or at least have food for thought. I particularly like the idea of having a cat on the desk. :-)

Made a New Year resolution to start writing that novel? Take some writing tips from Leo Tolstoy, Muriel Spark, John Steinbeck and other famous authors

Hey Sisters, Thought this might interest you!
12/29/2017
The Strand Magazine's Top 25 Books of 2017 - Strand Mag

Hey Sisters, Thought this might interest you!

The Strand Magazine’s Top 25 Books of 2017 1. The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry (Crown) 2. Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis (Sourcebooks Landmark) 3. Follow Me Down by Sherri Smith (Forge Books) 4. Where Dead Men Meet by Mark Mills (Blackstone) 5. Fast Falls the Night by Julia Keller (Minotaur) 6. ...

Had a fabulous holiday meeting today. We also celebrated (with chocolate and chocolate cakes) our second anniversary. Ou...
12/02/2017

Had a fabulous holiday meeting today. We also celebrated (with chocolate and chocolate cakes) our second anniversary. Our speaker, Henry Rhodes, from Hannah’s House, a home for abused and homeless women and children, gave us insight into what they do and what they need. Our members donated an abundance of children books and badly needed toiletries for the women. It was an enlightening experience. Some of what was left, yum!

Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime Sign Latest BooksLocal mystery and crime writers sign their books for the Holiday Se...
11/28/2017

Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime Sign Latest Books

Local mystery and crime writers sign their books for the Holiday Season, December 9th from 11am to 3pm at Books-A-Million in Sarasota. Signing are Wendy Dingwall, author of the Yvonne Suarez Travel Mysteries; Janet Heijens author of the Wrongful Conviction Mystery Series; Cheryl Hollon, author of the Webb's Glass Shop Mysteries, and Sarah Glenn and Gwen Mayo, co-authors of Murder on the Mullet Express. Mystery and thriller readers will be sure to find great reads to give as gifts or to enjoy themselves.

Sisters, if you get down that way, drop in and congratulate them. Might be a good place to plan an event.
10/03/2017
Happy Fifth Birthday, Copperfish Books!

Sisters, if you get down that way, drop in and congratulate them. Might be a good place to plan an event.

Congratulations to Copperfish Books, Punta Gorda, Fla., which celebrated its fifth anniversary Saturday. On Facebook, the store posted: "

This is so sad. I love the way the bookstore owner said her goodbyes.
08/25/2017
Bookmark It in Orlando to Close

This is so sad. I love the way the bookstore owner said her goodbyes.

Bookmark It, Orlando, Fla., which opened in 2013, then last year moved its home location and added presences in other businesses, will close

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Feeling lucky? The 2021 Southwest Florida Reading Festival may be over, but we’re still having fun! Announcing the Florida Gulf Coast SinC Post-Festival Raffle Contest How to enter: Visit the virtual FLGC SinC booth at https://eventhub.shop/readfest/sistersincrime. Complete and submit an online raffle entry form to earn up to 25 raffle chances for your responses to 5 questions based on your engagement with our virtual booth. Print a copy of the entry form to track the progress of your booth engagement. (We suggest using the 3 dot options icon button in the form’s upper right corner to print.) Watch the recorded archived events and visit the Author Marketplace to increase your chances of winning a prize! The prizes are: A Deadbolt Mystery Society case ($35 value) and a $25 Books-a-Million gift card; One Bepuzzled mystery puzzle ($20 value) and a $15 Books-a-Million gift card; and, One Bepuzzled mystery puzzle ($20 value) and $10 Books-A-Million gift card. Please submit only ONE entry form. The raffle contest ends at 11:59 PM EDST on April 1st. Good luck!
Feeling lucky? The 2021 Southwest Florida Reading Festival may be over, but we’re still having fun! Announcing the Florida Gulf Coast SinC Post-Festival Raffle Contest How to enter: Visit the virtual FLGC SinC booth at https://eventhub.shop/readfest/sistersincrime. Complete and submit an online raffle entry form to earn up to 25 raffle chances for your responses to 5 questions based on your engagement with our virtual booth. Print a copy of the entry form to track the progress of your booth engagement. (We suggest using the 3 dot options icon button in the form’s upper right corner to print.) Watch the recorded archived events and visit the Author Marketplace to increase your chances of winning a prize! The prizes are: A Deadbolt Mystery Society case ($35 value) and a $25 Books-a-Million gift card; One Bepuzzled mystery puzzle ($20 value) and a $15 Books-a-Million gift card; and, One Bepuzzled mystery puzzle ($20 value) and $10 Books-A-Million gift card. Please submit only ONE entry form. The raffle contest ends at 11:59 PM EDST on April 1st. Good luck!
Don't miss tonight's Bedtime Story by our very own Lisa Malice! https://eventhub.shop/readfest/sistersincrime Southwest Florida Reading Festival
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On November 21st, our chapter is hosting a FREE Virtual Workshop on Navigating the Publishing World. Panelists are Roger Johns, Lisa Black, Cheryl Hollon Writer, Liz Milliron, Martha Reed, Author Abby L Vandiver, Louise Titchener, and Gwen Mayo. Register at www.crowdcast.io/e/ufs9rjse/register
MEET THE CONFERENCE AMBASSADOR: Ashley (Ash) McGrath is the author of "UnabASHed by Disability." She has been supporting us for years with our book/author events. Ash will once again be there to help you when you arrive for check-in and answer your questions, at the Writers' Conference on June 20, 2020, at the Hilton Rialto Melbourne. Registration form and more information at AuthorsForAuthors.com
MEET THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Robert "Bob" Gabordi is an award-winning journalist and retired executive editor of Florida Today. Bob's presentation, "The Power of Words" will be at 4:00 PM and open to the public at the Writers' Conference on June 20, 2020, at the Hilton Rialto Melbourne. More info at AuthorsForAuthors.com
MEET THE SPEAKER: Karen Whiting will make a presentation, "Media Interviews 101" at the Writers' Conference on June 20, 2020, at the Hilton Rialto Melbourne. Registration form and more information at AuthorsForAuthors.com
MEET THE SPEAKER: Joe Lafferty will make a presentation, "Your Life is a Blueprint for Your Book" at the Writers' Conference on June 20, 2020, at the Hilton Rialto Melbourne. Registration form and more information at AuthorsForAuthors.com
MEET THE SPEAKER: Dr. Gayle Woodson will make a presentation, "Writing Credible Medical Fiction" at the Writers' Conference on June 20, 2020, at the Hilton Rialto Melbourne. Registration form and more information at AuthorsForAuthors.com
MEET THE SPEAKER: Joanne Fisher will make a presentation, "How to Create Social Media Memes" at the Writers' Conference on June 20, 2020, at the Hilton Rialto Melbourne. Registration form and more information at AuthorsForAuthors.com