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When: 2-4pm, February 10, 2013

Where: High Point Public Library (1st floor conference room), 901 N Main St, High Point NC 27262

Hosted by: Murder We Write North Carolina Triad Chapter

Cost: Free and open to the public

Details: "What Do Editors Want? Insider Tips for Writers to Get Your Submissions Read." Learn the "must know 10 Ps & a Q" from book editor Chris Roerden, author of 11 books including DON'T MURDER YOUR MYSTERY and DON'T SABOTAGE YOUR SUBMISSION, two national award-winners for writers.

For more information, email us.

When: March 9-10, 2013

Where: University of Arizona Campus, Tuscon AZ

Hosted by: Tucson Chapter

Cost: $25 chapter dues

Details: The chapter will have a corner booth at The Tucson Festival of Books. Any National member who will be attending this festival can pay the $25 chapter dues and secure a 2 hour spot on either Saturday or Sunday.

For more information, contact our Publicity Chair, RP Dahlke.

When: April 5-7, 2013

Where: Battle House Hotel, 26 N Royal St, Mobile AL 36602

Hosted by: Florida Chapter

Cost: $250 for full weekend, breakout pricing for days and partial days.

Details: Begins at 1pm on Friday, April 5 and goes through noon on Sunday, April 7. Workshops 1-6pm on Friday, April 5. Evening event 7-10pm, Friday, April 5. Workshops 9am-6pm on Saturday, April 6. Evening event 7-10pm, Saturday, April 6. Workshop 10-12 noon, Sunday, April 7.

For more information, contact or check out the website. NY Times Best Seller Authors teaching workshops, an agent actively looking to represent mystery/thriller writers, and an editor of Young Adult books will be there. Event hosted by award winning mystery author Carolyn Haines.

When: April 20-21, 2013

Where: University of Southern California

Hosted by: LA Chapter

Details: For the past 15 years, the Los Angeles chapter of Sisters in Crime has sponsored a signing booth for its authors at the annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books (, an event that historically attracts 130,000 to 150,000 book lovers.

This year, thanks to a grant from Sisters in Crime, Inc., the chapter is opening the opportunity to all members in good standing. Up to five authors will be assigned for each 2-hour slot: Saturday 10-12, 12-2, 2-4, 4-6 and Sunday 10-12, 12-2, 2-4 and 4-6. Sign up now for the time of your choice and one alternate signing time. We will make every attempt to accommodate your first choice but sign-up is first come, first served, so we may have to shift you to your second choice depending on demand.

If you are traditionally published and your books are in print, returnable and available through a distributor, send us the title of your most recent book and up to four titles from your backlist. Space limitations prohibit us from selling more than five titles from any authors. For all books, you must also include the publishers and ISBN #.

If you are traditionally published but your books are out of print or if you are self-published, our bookseller will sell your books on consignment (60/40 split). On the day of your signing, bring your books and the consignment form, which we provide. Please consult with the bookseller before you leave the booth. You must remove your books from the booth after your signing. We cannot store them or ship them to you. Maps and parking fees will be sent to you when they are available.

To register for the booth, please fill out our Signing Booth Request Form.

When: April 27, 2013, 9am-3pm

Where: Jamesburg Senior Citizen Center, 139 Stevens Ave, Jamesburg NJ 08831

Hosted by: Central New Jersey Chapter

Cost: $35 includes continental breakfast and catered gourmet sandwich lunch, handouts, worksheets, & notepads.

Details: "Murder by the Book: A Writers' Workshop" Learn the Who, What, When, Where, & Why of Who-dun-its from Sisters in Crime-Central Jersey authors. Panels to consist of published authors and devoted readers. Pre-registration required by April 20. Contact Susan Ortiz for more info.

When: June 22-23, 2013

Where: Pasadena, CA

Hosted by: LA Chapter

Details: LA-SinC and Southern Chapter of Mystery Writers of America co-sponsor this biennial event geared to emerging and established mystery writers. Sue Grafton and Elizabeth George will be keynote speakers. More details at the conference website

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