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Nominees for the Board (2019-2020)
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Being a member of the Sisters in Crime national board is both an honor and a responsibility. Board members set the strategic vision for the organization in support of the more than 50 individual chapters and approximately 4,000 members of Sisters in Crime. Board members identify and discuss issues of importance to the organization and devise, improve, and maintain programs as solutions. They carefully steward the financial and human resources of Sisters in Crime to support the future of the organization and women in crime fiction. The time commitment includes management of assigned projects and committee activity, as well as a full day of meetings at Bouchercon annually and monthly participation through emailed reports to the board and a group phone call. 

You can find the full slate of volunteer nominees and more detailed information about them below.


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The deadline for voting is September 10, 2019 - 11:59 pm ET



Lori Rader-Day


Lori Rader-Day is the Edgar Award-nominated and Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning author of Under a Dark Sky, The Day I Died, Little Pretty Things, and The Black Hour. The Lucky One will be published by William Morrow in February 2020. She lives in Chicago, where she co-chairs the mystery conference Murder and Mayhem in Chicago. She is a member of the Chicagoland, Speed City, and Michigan chapters of Sisters in Crime.

Vice President

S.G. Wong


S.G. Wong is a member of The Writers Union of Canada and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta, and also Past President of Sisters in Crime—Canada West, having served as Vice President and then President during the chapter’s creation and charter. An Arthur Ellis Awards finalist and a Whistler Independent Book Awards nominee, a mentor, speaker, and community organizer, she’s been involved with literary and genre organizations, conferences, festivals, and workshops across Canada.


Faye Snowden


Faye Snowden is the author of four mysteries with the latest, A Killing Fire making its debut in August. She has published short stories and poems in various literary journals and small presses. Though writing is her first love, Faye has been in the information technology industry 25+ years serving in both highly technical and leadership roles throughout her career. Faye works and writes from her home in Northern California.

Treasurer (Appointed Position, Non-Voting)

Jacki York


Jacki York is a CPA with a background in auditing nonprofits. She currently serves as the volunteer treasurer for her local library. She has completed and reviewed 990’s in professional and volunteer capacities, is a certified internal auditor (CIA), and a certified fraud examiner (CFE).

Chapter Liaison

Alec Peche


Alec Peche is the California author of twelve books. Nine releases in the Jill Quint, MD, Forensic Pathologist series are about a part-time PI, part-time vintner. There are three books in the Damian Green series about a modern-day MacGyver. Both series are soft-boiled mysteries. Alec lives in Northern California with her rescue dog and cat and enjoys wine, skiing, and making excuses for not writing.

Education Liaison and Education Program Coordinator

Chris Goff

Chris Goff is the award-winning, Anthony-nominated author of eight novels—six in the birdwatcher’s mystery series and two recent thrillers featuring Diplomatic Security Service agent Raisa Jordan working in international hot spots. A former journalist, Chris has served on several local, regional and national boards, including Mystery Writers of America. She currently sits on the Executive Council of International Association of Crime Writers.

Publicity Liaison

Vanessa Lillie


Vanessa Lillie’s debut thriller, Little Voices (Thomas & Mercer), is set in Providence, Rhode Island, which she calls home with her husband and dinosaur-aficionado son. Originally from Oklahoma, she spent ten years working in publicity and communications for several national education nonprofits before devoting more time to her son and her books. Smitten with the smallest state, she enjoys organizing book events around town.

Library Liaison

Shari Randall


Shari Randall is the author of the Lobster Shack Mystery series from St. Martin's Press. Her debut, Curses, Boiled Again, won an Agatha Award for Best First Novel. A former editor and librarian, she loves travel, antiques, mermaids, and all things New England. She and her husband, a retired Coast Guard officer, have two globe-trotting daughters and live on Connecticut shoreline.

Monitoring Project Liaison

Debra Goldstein


Judge Debra H. Goldstein writes Kensington’s Sarah Blair mystery series (One Taste Too Many, Two Bites Too Many). She also wrote Should Have Played Poker and IPPY winning Maze in Blue. Her short stories, including Anthony and Agatha nominated “The Night They Burned Ms. Dixie’s Place,” have appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies. Debra serves on the national boards of SinC and MWA, and is president of SEMWA and past president of SinC’s Guppy Chapter.

Web Liaison

Barbara Ross


Barbara Ross is the author of the Maine Clambake Mysteries and the Jane Darrowfield Mysteries. Her books have been nominated for multiple Agatha Awards for Best Contemporary Novel and have won the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction. Barbara has served as a past president of Sisters in Crime New England, co-chair of the New England Crime Bake, and as an editor of the Best New England Crime Stories series. In her former life she was chief operating officer of two successful start-ups in educational technology. Barbara lives in Portland, Maine.

Grants Coordinator & Authors Coalition Representative

Stephanie Gayle


Stephanie Gayle is the author of the Thomas Lynch mystery series, which starts with Idyll Threats. A member of Sisters in Crime since 2014, she's delighted to be part of an organization devoted to equality. A graduate of Smith College, Stephanie works at MIT doing finance stuff for "people too smart to do basic math."

Membership Development Liaison

Tracee de Hahn


Tracee de Hahn is the author of Swiss Vendetta and A Well-Timed Murder, both set in Switzerland. Her work is inspired by her background in architecture and history and her years living overseas. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers.

Member at Large

Kellye Garrett


Kellye Garrett’s first novel, Hollywood Homicide, about a semi-famous, mega-broke black actress won the Anthony, Agatha, and Lefty for best first novel. The second, Hollywood Ending, was featured on the TODAY show’s Best Summer Reads of 2019 and was nominated for Anthony and Lefty awards. Prior to writing books, Kellye spent eight years working in Hollywood, including a stint writing for Cold Case. She now works for a leading media company.

Immediate Past President

Sherry Harris


Sherry Harris is the Agatha Award nominated author of the Sarah Winston Garage Sale mystery series and the upcoming Chloe Jackson Sand Dollar Saloon mystery series set in the panhandle of Florida. She is the current President of Sisters in Crime. In her spare time Sherry loves reading and is a patent holding inventor. Sherry, her husband, and guard dog Lily are living in northern Virginia until they figure out where they want to move to next.



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