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Writes of Passage: Adventures on the Writer's Journey, edited by Hank Phillippi Ryan

UPDATED! (5/4/2105) Winner of the Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction

UPDATED! (10/11/2015) Anthony Award for Best Critical or Non-Fiction Work

The path of a writing career can be rocky and twisty and full of dead ends. But it’s also well traveled--and in WRITES OF PASSAGE, 59 mystery authors offer the secrets that helped them navigate their succedss. When you’re in need of an author’s roadmap, “pick up this book,” as Hank Phillippi Ryan says in the introduction. “Open it to any page. The sisters of SinC have shared their personal journeys—and they have many tales to tell.” These tales reveal the “Writes of Passage” every author encounters, and Sisters in Crime hopes these beautifully told experiences will guide you along your way.

Contributing Authors: Susan M. Boyer, Leslie Budewitz, Luisa Buehler, Lucy Burdette/Roberta Isleib, JoAnna Carl/Eve K. Sandstrom, Joelle Charbonneau, Judy Clemens, Meredith Cole, Sheila Connolly, Deborah Coonts, Barbara D’Amato, Maddi Davidson, Krista Davis, Laura DiSilverio, Hallie Ephron, Kim Fay, Kate Flora, Kaye George, Daryl Wood Gerber/Avery Aames, Barb Goffman, Patricia Gussin, J.A. Hennrikus, Naomi Hirahara, Norma Huss, Polly Iyer, Tammy Kaehler, Laurie R. King, Harley Jane Kozak, Deborah J Ledford, Kylie Logan, Alice Loweecey, Gail Lukasik, Nancy Martin, Sujata Massey, Edith Maxwell, Catriona McPherson, Jenny Milchman, Liz Mugavero, Carla Neggers, Clare O’Donohue, Susan Oleksi, Gigi Pandian, Sandra Parshall, Cathy Pickens, Linda Rodriguez, Chris Roerden, Barbara Ross, Lori Roy, Terry Shames. June Shaw, Clea Simon, Patricia Smiley, Patricia Sprinkle, Rochelle Staab, Kelli Stanley, Diane Vallere, Elaine Viets, Sharon Wildwind

  $31.95 (msrp) Hardback — ISBN-13: 9781941962220

  $15.95 (msrp) Trade Paperback — ISBN-13: 9781941962190

  $2.99 (msrp) ebook — ISBN-13: 9781941962206

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Shameless Promotion for Brazen Hussies, edited by Roberta Isleib

Congratulations! You've just sold your first book. Then you get the big question: How do you plan to promote it?

Worry no more. In this revised version of Shameless Promotion for Brazen Hussies, 28 members of Sisters in Crime share their expertise and experience on the subject of book promotion from book tours, bookstore visits, library events, blogs, group blogs, blog tours, television, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, website development, e-book marketing, and more.

You’ll find a little of everything here. If one kind of promotion doesn’t suit your personality or your budget, another should.

Contributing Authors: Rhys Bowen, Ann Charles, Krista Davis, Hallie Ephron, Kate Flora, Dani Greer, Beth Groundwater, Ellen Hart, Rosemary Harris, Libby Hellmann, Julie Hennrikus, April Henry, Roberta Isleib, Stacy Juba, Vicki Lane, Debbi Mack, Nancy Martin, Sandra Parshall, Cathy Pickens, Jacquie Rogers, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Triss Stein, Penny Warner, Jeri Westerson, Molly Weston, Elaine Viets

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Breaking & Entering, edited by Marcia Talley

Sisters in Crime is pleased to announce the release of Breaking and Entering: the Road to Success.

Contributing Authors: Donna Andrews, Patricia Canterbury, Sheila Connolly, Peggy Ehrhart, Lynda Fitzgerald, Kendel Flaum, Ellen Geiger, Kay George, Lee Goldberg, L.C. Hayden, Carolyn Hart, Gay Toltl Kinman, Toni L.P. Kelner, William Kent Krueger, Margaret Maron, Marja McGraw, Maryann Miller, Radine Trees Nehring, P.J. Parrish/K. Nichols, Sandra Parshall, Cathy Pickens, Cynthia Riggs Chris Roerden, Toni Plummer, Debra C. Thomas, Joyce Tremel, Elaine Viets

The trade paper edition ($11.99) is available at

Or, send your name, address and email address, along with a check for $14.99 ($11.99 plus $3.00 postage and handling) to:

Sisters in Crime
P. O. Box 442124
Lawrence, KS 66044-8933

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Mystery Book Consumer in the Digital Age (2010)

On January 11, 2010 Sisters in Crime released the results of a collaborative study on the mystery book buyer. The study, the first of its kind, was designed to provide an overview of the mystery/crime fiction book-buying landscape, with information on who buys mystery books, what they buy, where they buy their books and why they buy them. The survey is based on publishing industry data gathered by R.R. Bowker’s book sales analysis division, PubTrack.

A full report on the research, titled “The Mystery Book Consumer in the Digital Age,” is available for download for free.



Other Publications of Interest  

Non-fiction books written by Sisters in Crime members.

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