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We’ve got a growing roster of terrific speakers, all award-winning and/or best-selling SinC members, and through this program, SinC National provides them to chapters as teachers, presenters, or seminar leaders.

Best of all, it’s free! SinC National will pay each speaker for the appearance, including all travel and hotel expenses. Speakers will make their own travel arrangements (of course, it would be lovely if the host chapter provided local transportation to and from the airport and the event, but that detail should be worked out with the guest speaker).

During the application period, chapters will select several possible speakers for their event, and SinC will try to provide top choices when we can. We will begin accepting applications for speaker matches for 2020 on April 1, 2019 at 12 noon EST and close on April 7, 2019 at midnight ESTApplications will queued in the order in which they are received. Early applications will not be accepted. Any chapters who were not assigned a speaker for 2019 -- even those who have had previous speakers through the Bureau -- may apply.

Here’s how it works: Chapter presidents or programming chairs may click here for an application (this link is disabled at this time as the period for applications as closed).  Choose FIVE authors you’d be interested in hosting (you may also submit specific dates, but the more open your schedule, the more likely you are to receive one of your first choices).

We will coordinate with the speakers and match one who is available (if none of your first choices are available, we will work with you to make another choice that serves your chapter’s needs). Once a chapter and speaker are matched, we’ll connect you and your speaker so you can work out logistics together. We have 24 speaker slots available for 2020. Applications are processed in the order that they are received: once all slots are filled, applications will then go into the queue for 2021 in the order that they are received.

Specific scheduling will be arranged by the chapter and the speaker. Any changes in dates will be handled on the chapter level. If you have questions, please let us know! SinC National is eager to provide your chapter with the unique expertise and exceptional knowledge of these wonderful authors.

Our final roster of speakers will be available January 2019.

Questions? Contact Tina Whittle, Speakers Bureau Coordinator or Christine Goff, Education Liaison.


Would you like to be considered for the Sisters in Crime Speakers Bureau?

 If you are a national best-selling or major award-winning author, a professional editor or agent, or an experienced presenter of seminars in your field of expertise, we would love to hear from you.

If you fulfill those qualifications and would like to be considered, please submit an online application form (note -- while we accept applications year-round, consideration for the 2019 roster is closed). We will announce our slate for 2020 in December 2018 -- chapters will submit in April 2019. Contact Tina Whittle, Speakers Bureau Coordinator or Christine Goff, Education Liaison for further questions. Please remember that this is not an opportunity for book promotion, but an educational opportunity for chapters.

We hope this will be a way for knowledgeable and successful sisters to share their exceptional expertise with other members.



PAST information

Speakers Available (last updated August 1, 2017 - To Be Updated Further):  

Short biographies of all our speakers are available here, or click on individual names below.


2019 (Pending):
New Orleans

Chapters Scheduled for 2018:

  1. Palmetto
  2. Kansas--Border Crimes
  3. Colorado
  4. Florida Gulf Coast
  5. Partners in Crime -- San Diego
  6. Atlanta
  7. Sacramento
  8. Cleveland
  9. Canada West
  10. Pittsburgh
  11. Croak and Dagger -- Albuquerque
  12. Orange County

Chapters Approved for 2017

  1.  Upstate South Carolina
  2. Toronto
  3. Central VA
  4. Los Angeles
  5. New England
  6. Central NJ
  7. Low Country
  8. Puget Sound
  9. Indianapolis
  10. Iowa






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