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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.

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.


Education Liaison

Edwin Hill

Edwin Hill’s novels include Watch Her, The Missing Ones, and Little Comfort. He has been nominated for the Sue Grafton Memorial Award at the Edgar Awards and the Agatha Award. He has been featured in Us Magazine and received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal, and was recognized as one of “Six Crime Writers to Watch” in Mystery Scene magazine. He lives in Roslindale, Massachusetts with his partner Michael and his favorite reviewer, their lab Edith Ann, who likes his first drafts enough to eat them.

For a list of past presidents of Sisters in Crime by date, click here.

Volunteer Program Coordinators

Robin Agnew

We Love Bookstores Coordinator

Robin Agnew owned the Raven Award-winning bookstore Aunt Agatha’s Bookshop in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for 26 years with her husband Jamie. Robin was on the board of Kerrytown BookFest in Ann Arbor for 14 years, serving in many capacities including president. Robin writes a review blog at and the cozy column for Mystery Scene Magazine.

Frankie Y. Bailey

Frankie’s List Coordinator

Frankie Y. Bailey is a professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany (SUNY). Her research focuses on crime history, crime and mass media/popular culture, and material culture. She is the author of Out of the Woodpile: Black Characters in Crime and Detective Fiction (1991) and African American Mystery Writers (2008). Her mystery series features crime historian Lizzie Stuart. She also writes police procedurals featuring Detective Hannah McCabe. Frankie is a past executive vice president of MWA and a past president of SinC National.

Paula Benson

We Love Short Stories Coordinator

Paula Gail Benson’s short stories have appeared online in Kings River Life and the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable, and in the print anthologies Mystery Times Ten 2013; A Tall Ship, a Star, and Plunder; A Shaker of Margaritas: That Mysterious Woman; and Fish or Cut Bait: a Guppy Anthology. With Robert Dugoni, she co-authored “A Matter of Honor” in Killer Nashville Noir: Cold Blooded.

Valerie Burns

Education Grants Coordinator

V. M. (Valerie) Burns is the author of three mystery series; the Agatha nominated Mystery Bookshop Mystery Series, the Dog Club Mystery Series, and the RJ Franklin Mystery Series. She is a member of  Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Dog Writers Association of America, Thriller Writers International and is the secretary of Smoking Guns, the East Tennessee chapter of Sisters in Crime. She was born and raised in northwestern Indiana, but currently resides in Eastern Tennessee with her two poodles.

Susan Hammerman

We Love Libraries Coordinator

Susan Hammerman is an aspiring crime writer and has served as membership chair of Sisters in Crime Chicagoland from 2017 to 2019. As a former librarian, Susan loves libraries. She lives in Chicago with her husband and their massive collection of books.

Marcia Talley

SinC Links Editor

Marcia Talley is the Agatha and Anthony award-winning author of TANGLED ROOTS and sixteen previous novels featuring survivor and sleuth, Hannah Ives. She is editor/author of two collaborative serial novels, NAKED CAME THE PHOENIX and I’D KILL FOR THAT.  Her short stories appear in more than a dozen collections.  Marcia is past President of Sisters in Crime, a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the Crime Writers Association (U.K.)

Tina Whittle

Speakers Bureau Coordinator

Tina Whittle’s Tai Randolph mysteries—featuring intrepid gunshop owner Tai and her ex-SWAT partner Trey—have garnered starred reviews in Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal. A Derringer finalist and two-time nominee for Georgia Author of the Year, Tina enjoys boxing, reading tarot cards, and spending time with her family (one husband, one daughter, and one neurotic Maltese).



Julie Hennrikus

Acting Executive Director

Julie Hennrikus is the owner of Your Ladders. Julie is a former board member of Sisters in Crime and of Sisters in Crime New England. Her career has been in arts administration, most recently as the executive director of StageSource, a service organization for the New England theater community. Julie’s seven years running StageSource gave her a great deal of insight into the changes that membership organizations must make in order to remain relevant. At StageSource she tackled issues around accessibility, diversity, sexual harassment, and more. She also created support systems for a Gender Parity Task Force and the New England New Play Alliance. Under her leadership StageSource also took on an advocacy role. Julie is also a mystery author who attributes much of her success to Sisters in Crime.

Next Wave Group


Next Wave Group LLC, is a full-service association and organization management firm that specializes in using technology and interfacing systems to provide simple, cost-effective solutions. They have been doing association management since 1992, initially as a department within a sister firm, Bay Media, Inc. In 2000, Next Wave Group, LLC became a separate company. The firm has been operating virtually since 2006, using a network of team members all over the United States. Team members routinely work from home and systems are optimized for this model.

The president and CEO of Next Wave Group is Pat Troy, a Certified Association Executive. She also has a background in publishing and was a school/college librarian. Among her leadership roles, she has previously served on the Anne Arundel County (Maryland) Library Foundation Board as member and chair.

Photo: Vicky Leitch, SinC administrator at Next Wave Group

Molly Weston

inSinC Editor, Sisters in Crime's quarterly publication

Before retiring from UNC, Molly edited a magazine for North Carolina’s early child care professionals. She has reviewed and lectured on the mystery genre for nearly 25 years and was stunned and delighted to receive the MWA Raven Award in 2012. She just celebrated her 10th anniversary editing and doing the layout for inSinC.

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