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Chapter Handbook and Bylaws Template

To access the Chapter Handbook manual, you will need to log in first and then click here. This helpful manual was developed to offer solid advice for chapter leaders.

  • Click here for the Chapters ByLaws Template (word format) (pdf format) updated and effective as of October 31, 2013.

 

Event Calendar and Event Grants

Add your special chapter event to the Sisters in Crime events calendar. We will broadcast news of your event using Facebook and Twitter.  If your chapter tweets, remember to include @SINCnational to expand your broadcast.

Chapter Event Grants are available. Be sure to read the guidelines carefully to make sure your event meets the grant requirements.

 

Chapter Anthologies

Guidelines for producing chapter anthologies are available here.  This link features the chapter anthology permission form too. 

To find out more about these chapter anthologies, just click the book cover image.


                    

         

              

Promoting Your Anthology

Want help promoting your new anthology? Be sure that your chapter has:

 

Contacts for Chapters

SinC Chapter Liaison: Martha Reed, chapters@sistersincrime.org.

However, for questions on forming a chapter, grants, ordering Sisters in Crime banners, membership brochures and label pins, please contact our Executive Director, Beth Wasson, admin@sistersincrime.org.

 

Guppies

Tired of swimming upstream alone on your way to writing a best-seller? Then join the GUPPIES, a special chapter of Sisters in Crime, comprising writers dedicated to improving their craft and helping each other on the road to publication. Members range from beginners to writers with several publishing credits. We share information about writing and publishing through our bi-monthly print newsletter, FIRST DRAFT, online through the Guppy-digest, and through critique groups.

President: Michele Drier
Email: GuppyPrez@sinc-guppies.org

Membership: Judy Alter
Email: MembershipGuppy@sinc-guppies.org

Web site: www.sinc-guppies.org

 

Chapter Map

Click anywhere on the map to be taken to our interactive chapter map.

 

Interested in joining on of our chapters? You can contact them directly with the contact information listed below.

Our Chapters


Alaska

Arctic Cliffhangers: Alaska Sisters in Crime
President: Karen J. Laubenstein, PO Box Box 100382, Anchorage AK 99510-0382
Email: karen@aksinc.org

Membership: Kimberley Gray
Email: kimmergray@hotmail.com

Web site: www.arcticcliffhangers.com

Meeting location & frequency varies. Check the website for more information. 


Arizona

Desert Sleuths
President: Laurie Fagen, PO Box 9352, Phoenix AZ 85068-9352
Email: DesertSleuths@gmail.com

Membership: Susan Budavari
Email: DesertSleuths@gmail.com

Web site: www.desertsleuths.com

Follow on twitter: https://twitter.com/DesertSleuths

Meetings are held every 3rd Wednesday of the month (except August and December) at Grimaldi's Pizzeria (Wall Street Room), 4000 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85251. Free annual "Nuts & Bolts" writing workshop April 26, 2014. We also offer a two-day writing conference August 2014.


Tucson Sisters in Crime
President: Rebecca Dahlke, Co-president
Email: tucsonsistersincrime@gmail.com

Membership: C. Michael Bennis, Co-president & Membership
Email: tucsonsistersincrime@gmail.com

Web site: www.tucsonsistersincrime.org

Follow on twitter: https://twitter.com/tucsonsinc

Meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday (with some exceptions due to holidays) of the month, from 10am-2pm, at the Viscount Suites Hotel, 4855 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson AZ 85711. 


California

Sisters in Crime/LA
President: Diane Vallere
Email: sinclaprez@gmail.com

Membership Chair: Diann Adamsom
Membership Chair's Email: sinclamembership@gmail.com

Website: www.sistersincrimela.com

Follow on twitter: https://twitter.com/SinCLosAngeles

Meetings are monthly at the South Pasadena Public Library, Community Room, 1115 El Centro St, South Pasadena CA 91030.

 


Orange County Chapter

President: Gayle Carline
Email: gaylecarline@sbcglobal.net

Web site: www.ocsistersincrime.org

Meetings are held monthly at the Irvine Ranch Water District in the Community Affairs meeting room on the northeast side of the parking lot, 15600 Sand Canyon Rd Irvine, CA 92618. 


California Central Coast
President: Susan Tuttle, San Luis Obispo CA 93402
Email: aim2write@yahoo.com

Web site: https://www.facebook.com/SistersInCrimeCentralCoast

Meetings: email the chapter president for more information. 


San Joaquin Chapter
President: JoAnne Lucas, 383 W Escalon, Clovis CA 93612
Email: JLucas3465@att.net

Membership: Kim Anderson
Email: kander999@aol.com

Web site: www.sj-sinc.org

Meetings are held on the first Saturday of the month at 10:30am at the Yosemite Falls Cafe, 4278 W Ashlan Ave, Fresno CA 93722. 


Sisters in Crime NorCal
President: Susan C. Shea
Email: scsauthor@mac.com

Membership: Malena Eljumaily
Email: malenamariee@yahoo.com

Web site: http://www.sincnorcal.org/wp/

Meetings are held monthly, at different Bay Area locales. See website for details. 


Capitol Crimes (Sacramento Chapter)
President: Peggy Dulle, 1030 Kimball St, Oakdale CA 95361
peggy@peggydulle.com

Web site: www.capitolcrimes.org

Meetings are held the third Saturday of each month, except July and August. Rancho Cordova Library, Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA 95827, but do email President or check the website for more information.


Connecticut

For Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, see the New England Chapter.


District of Columbia

Chesapeake Chapter
President: Cathy Wiley
Email: cathymw@gmail.com

Membership: Donna Andrews
Email: donna@donnaandrews.com

Web site: www.chessiechapter.org

We meet on the first Saturday of the month (except in May and August). Check our website for more information. Meeting location varies.


Delaware

See the Delaware Valley Chapter listed under Pennsylvania.


Florida

Florida Chapter: Florida Sisters in Crime
President: Audrey O'Neil
Email: audreyd52@att.net

Web site: www.floridasistersincrime.com

Meetings are held monthly at Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd, Jacksonville FL 32216 


Georgia

Atlanta Chapter
President: Louise Richardson
Email: louisebrichardson@yahoo.com

Membership: Cynthia Christy
Email: ccchristy12@gmail.com

Web site: www.sistersincrimeatlantachapter.com

Meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month at 10:20am, August through June, in the Reading Room at the Smyrna Public Library, 100 Village Green Cir, Smyrna GA 30080. Meeting location is subject to change.

 

Low Country Chapter (GA)
President: Tina Whittle
Email: lowcountrysinc@gmail.com

Membership: Jim Jackson
Email: jmj@jamesmjackson.com

Web site: https://www.facebook.com/LowCountrySistersinCrime

Blog: http://lowcountrysistersincrime.blogspot.com/

Meetings are usually held on the second Saturday of the month from 10 AM -- Noon at the Southwest Chatham Branch of the Live Oak Library System in Savannah, GA 31419. This location may vary, so check the website or email us to confirm.


Hawaii

Sisters in Crime - Hawaii
President: Gail Baugniet, Honolulu HI 96822
Email: gbaugniet@aol.com

Web site: www.sistersincrimehawaii.org

Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Makiki Community Library, 1527 Keeaumoku Street, Honolulu, HI 96822.


Idaho

Boise Chapter - Partners In Crime
President: Angie Abderhalden, 1520 N Linder Rd, Meridian ID 83642
Email: popchik@cableone.net

Membership: Ruth Seydlitz
Email: rseydlitz@gmail.com
Web site: www.partnersincrimeboise.com

Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1301 N Milwaukee St, Boise, ID 83704. 


Illinois

Chicagoland Chapter
President: Diane Piron-Gelman
Email: wordnrd@earthlink.net

Membership: Annie Chernow
Email: chernow2@mindspring.com

Web site: www.SinCChicago.com 

We meet monthly, except for August, at a local independent bookstore, Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 West Madison, Forest Park, IL 60130. We also have library meetings and go on field trips.


Indiana

Speed City Indiana Chapter Sisters in Crime
President: Andrea Smith
Email: dreasmith@comcast.net

Membership: Diana Catt
Email: dcatt@iu.edu

Web site: http://speedcitysistersincrime.org

Meetings are held monthly at Barnes and Noble at The Shops at River Crossing, 8675 River Crossing Blvd, Indianapolis IN 46240


 Iowa

Sisters in Crime - Iowa
President: Katherine Hinkson
Email: katherine.e.hinkson@gmail.com

Membership: Virginia Gruver
Email: vagruv@msn.com

Web site: www.sinc-iowa.com

We meet the third Saturday of each month from 3 - 5 pm. Meetings are held monthly at Smokey Row Coffeehouse, 1910 Cottage Grove, Des Moines IA 50309.


Kansas

Border Crimes: Kansas/Missouri bi-state chapter
President: Warren Bull
Email: wbull1@everestkc.net

Membership: Sarah Henning
Email: shhenning@gmail.com

We're a bi-state chapter: MO & KS. Meetings are held monthly at Mysteryscape, 7309 W 80th St, Overland Park KS 66204.


Kentucky

Derby Rotten Scoundrels (formerly Ohio River Valley) Chapter 
President: Sandra Leonard
Email: leonardsandra@msn.com

Meetings are held monthly at Barnes & Noble, 801 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville KY 40222.


Louisiana

Grave Expectations Chapter
President: Rosie Buhrer, Shreveport LA 71105
Email: rosebuhrer@gmail.com

Meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Gomez Restaurant, 5116 Monkhouse Dr, Shreveport, LA 71109.


Maine

For Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, see the New England Chapter


Maryland

For Baltimore, Annapolis, the District of Columbia and its Virginia and Maryland suburbs: see the Chesapeake Chapter


Massachusetts

New England Chapter: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont
President: Julie Hennrikus
Email: jahennrikus@gmail.com

Membership: Lisa Haselton
Email: lisahaselton@gmail.com

Web site: www.sincne.org

Meetings are held throughout New England.


Minnesota

Twin Cities Sisters in Crime
President Rhonda Gilliland
Email: whipitupmn@comcast.net

Web site: twincitysinc.org

Meetings are held at Once Upon A Crime Mystery Bookstore, 604 W 26th St, Minneapolis MN 55405


Missouri

See the Border Crimes chapter


Greater St. Louis Chapter
President: M. Donna Ross
Email: Victorianwhodunit@att.net

Membership: Carol Ellerman
Email: ellerman@htc.net

Web site: www.sistersincrimestl.org

Meetings held the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Sach's Branch St. Louis County Library, 16400 Burkhardt Place Chesterfield MO 63017


New Hampshire

For Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, see the New England Chapter


New Jersey

See the Delaware Valley Chapter listed under Pennsylvania.


Central New Jersey
President: Rebecca R. Mears
Email: rebeccarussell@verizon.net

Membership: Gina Lindon
Email: ginatoml@verizon.net

Web site: sistersincrimenj.org

Meetings are held monthly at the Jamesburg Senior Citizen Center, 139 Stevens Ave, Jamesburg NJ 08831.


New Mexico

Croak & Dagger
President: Olin Bray, 7041 Prairie Ct NE, Albuquerque NM 87109
Email: ohbray@nmia.com

Web site: www.croak-and-dagger.com

Meetings are held monthly at the James Joseph Dwyer Memorial Substation, 12700 Montgomery Ave NE, Albuquerque NM (one block east of Tramway) - Police briefing room. 


New York

New York/Tri-State Chapter
President: Peggy Ehrhart
Email: pehrhart@sprynet.com

Web site: www.nysinc.org

Meetings are held monthly at the New York Public Library, Jefferson Market Branch, 425 Avenue of the Americas, New York NY 10011.


Mavens of Mayhem, Upper Hudson Chapter
President: Betsy Bittner
Email: bbitner1@nycap.rr.com
Web site: upperhudsonsinc.com

Meetings are held monthly at the Bethlehem Public Library, 451 Delaware Ave, Delmar NY 12054. See website for exceptions.


Long Island Sisters in Crime
President: Charlene Knadle
Email: cbknadle@cbknadle.com
Web site: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Long-Island-Sisters-in-Crime/189582631103143

Meetings are held monthly at Half Hollow Hills Community Library, 50 Vanderbuilt Pkwy, Dix Hills NY 11746


North Carolina

Murder We Write  - North Carolina Triad Chapter
President: Joyce Lavene, High Point NC 28107
Email: joyce@joyceandjimlavene.com

Membership: Chris Roerden
Email: croerden@aol.com

Web site: http://murderwewrite.org/

Free writers' programs are held at the High Point Public Library (1st floor conference room), 901 N. Main Street, High Point, NC, 27262 from 2-4pm on the 3rd Sunday of every month (except December); see our website for date whenever the 3rd Sunday falls on a holiday.

 


SinC in the Triangle
President: Karen Pullen, Raleigh NC 27617
Email: karen@karenpullen.com

Membership: Linda Johnson
Email: Linda@LindaJohnson.us

Web site: trianglesinc.com

Meetings are held monthly at Earth Fare in Brier Creek, 10341 Moncreiffe Rd, Raleigh NC 27617


Ohio

C.S.I.-Y'town Chapter

Chapter meets on the third Tuesday of the month at Mahoning County Libraries. 


SiCCO - Sisters in Crime Columbus Ohio
President: Patrick Stuart
Email: pstuart@columbus.rr.com

Membership: Carolyn Melvin
Email: cmelvin94@aol.com

Web site: www.siccowriters.org

We meet at various public libraries in the area (please check website for details).


NEO SinC: Northeast Ohio Sister's in Crime
President: Kim Hammond, Cleveland OH 44113
Email: kimmhammond@hotmail.com

www.facebook.com/NEOSinC

Meetings are held bi-monthly on the 4th Monday of the month from 7-9pm. The location varies. 


Oregon

Harriet Vane Chapter
President: Katy King, PO Box 2458, Portland OR 97208
Email: KatyKing01@hotmail.com

Membership: Arlene Sachitano
Email: aksach@comcast.net

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sisters-In-Crime-Portland-Chapter/133799829967241

Meetings are held the third Monday of the month except July, August and December. We generally meet at the Szechuan Chef at John's Landing but check with us as we sometimes go out on location. 


Pennsylvania

Delaware Valley Chapter
President: Sandra Carey Cody
Email: sandycody@verizon.net

Web site: http://www.dvsinc.org

Meetings held monthly at the Tredyffrin Public Library 582 Upper Gulph Rd, Stafford, PA.


Mary Roberts Rinehart Chapter (Pittsburgh)
President: Diana Stavroulakis
Email: DStavro@aol.com
Web site: www.pghsinc.com

Our website lists the times and locations of our monthly meetings, which vary.


Rhode Island

For Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, see the New England Chapter.


South Carolina

Upstate South Carolina Chapter
President: Howard Lewis, Seneca SC 29672
Email: howard-g-lewis@earthlink.net

Membership: Linda Lovely
Email: lindalovely@bellsouth.net

Web site: www.sincupstatesc.blogspot.com

Meetings are held at 6:15pm on the 1st Thursday of the month at The Runway Cafe, 21 Airport Road Ext, Greenville, SC 29607.

 


Tennessee

Middle Tennessee Chapter
President: Elizabeth Terrell, 2925 Fernbrook, Nashville TN 37214
Email: bethterrell@comcast.net

Web site: www.sinc-midtn.org

Meetings are held monthly at the Berry Hill Community Center, 698 Thompson Ln (corner of East Iris Drive), Nashville TN 37211.


Texas

Cowtown Crime Solvers
Barbara Ford, PO Box 100223, Fort Worth TX 76185
817-731-8551
Email: info@countrydaytravel.com

Meeting information: The Friends of the Fort Worth Library Book Store, 5332 Trail Lake Dr, Fort Worth TX 76133. Tel: 817-346-2255 (location: Granbury Rd and I-20). We meet on the 4th Sunday of the month at 4pm. In July, we have a potluck summer party and in December we have a potluck book exchange. Our meetings are a speaker format, with authors, police, coroners, forensic experts and other specialists in fields that relate to crime. We have an excellent email newsletter monthly. We welcome all visitors and new members, both readers and writers.

In addition to the meetings, we occasionally have extra activities such as sponsoring an out-of-town author and field trips. We sponsor a trip of mystery to Great Britain on a bi-annual basis. The trip is based on mystery books, authors and events and can be seen at www.countrydaytravel.com (click on "Mystery"). Most trips are co-sponsored with Murder by the Book in Houston. 


El Paso Chapter
Presidents: Marsha Labodda / Patsy Launspach
Email: labodda9@aol.com / pslaunspach@gmail.com

Meetings are held monthly:

  • 1st Tuesday of the month, 7pm: Eastside, Barnes and Noble, 9521 Viscount
  • 2nd Monday of the month, 7pm: Westside, Barnes and Noble, Sunland Mall

 


Heart of Texas Chapter
President: David Ciambrone Sc.D., FIOF
PO Box 170014, Austin TX 78717
Email: mysterywriter5@msn.com

Membership: Sarah Ann Robertson
Email: hotxsinc@yahoo.com

Web site: www.hotxsinc.org

Meetings are held on the second Sunday of the month at 2pm at the Westlake Barnes & Noble bookstore, located at the southeast corner of Loop 360 and Bee Cave Rd, in The Village at Westlake shopping center in Austin, Texas. 


SinC North Dallas
President: Kendel Lynn
Email: kendel@kendellynn.com

Web site: http://www.sistersincrimenorthdallas.com/

Join us one Sunday a month from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m at the Frisco Library, McCallum Room, 4th Floor, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. We are a newly formed chapter (May 2014) so do contact us for more details, as these may change with time.


Virginia

Central Virginia
President: Mary Miley Theobald
Email: mmtheobald@comcast.net

Web site: telltaleheartofvirginiasinc.org

Meetings are held at libraries in the Richmond, VA metro area.


Mystery by the Sea
President: Teresa Hewitt Inge

Email: tinge@cox.net

Membership: Maria Hudgins

Web site: http://mysterybythesea.wordpress.com/

Meetings are held at 6pm on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Greenbrier Library, 1214 Volvo Pkwy, Chesapeake VA 23320.


Vermont

For Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, see the New England Chapter


Washington

Puget Sound Chapter
Co-Presidents: Judy Morrison, 4900 80th St NE #59, Marysville WA 98270; 425-252-8028 (judithann1941@verizon.net);
Susan Schreyer, 13117 Bear Mtn Rd SE, Monroe WA 98272; 360-863-8607 (susan.schreyer@gmail.com);

Membership: Nan Robkin
Email: alhrobkin@aol.com

Web site: ps-sinc.wetpaint.com
Web Maven: Jeff Lowery

Meetings held on first Thursday of the month at 7pm, January through June, September through November. We meet at Third Place Books (in the Lake Forest Park Towne Centre), 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park WA. Call 206-366-3333 for directions. In July, in lieu of meeting, we have a picnic or pot luck; in December we have a holiday gathering. 


Wisconsin

Wisconsin Chapter
President: Gail Borger
Email: flowersnfauna@live.com

Web site: sistersincrimewisconsin.wordpress.com

Yahoo Listserve Group: groups.yahoo.com/group/WISinC

Meetings: location varies.


Canada

Toronto Chapter
President: Lesley Mang
Email:  lesmang@rogers.com

Membership: Helen Nelson
Email: helenlnelson@rogers.com

Web site: www.torontosistersincrime.ca

The chapter meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Northern District Branch of the Toronto Public Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd, Toronto ON M4R 1B9 Canada


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