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2019-2020--Current President

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.


2018-2019

Sherry Harris

Burke, VA

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.


2017-2018

Kendel Lynn

Frisco, TX


2016-2017

Diane Vallere

Los Angeles, CA


2015-2016

Leslie Budewitz

Bigfork, MT 


2014-2015

Catriona McPherson

Winters, CA


2013-2014

Laura DiSilverio

Colorado Springs, CO


2012-2013

Hank Phillippi Ryan

West Newton, MA


2011-2012

Frankie Y. Bailey

Albany, NY


2010-2011

Cathy Pickens

Charlotte, NC


2009-2010

Marcia Talley

Edgewater, MD


2008-2009

J.C. Lane

Ottawa, OH


2007-2008

Lucy Burdette

Madison, CT


2006-2007

Rochelle Majer Krich

Los Angeles, CA


2005-2006

Libby Fischer Hellmann

Northbrook, IL


2004-2005

Patricia Houck Sprinkle

Mableton, GA


2003-2004

Kate Grilley

Christiansted, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands


2002-2003

Kate Clark Flora

Concord, MA


2001-2002

Joanna Carl/Eve Sandstrom

Lawton, OK


2000-2001

Claire McNab

Los Angeles, CA


1999-2000

Barbara Burnett Smith

Austin, TX


1998-1999

Medora Sale

Toronto, Ontario, CA


1997-1998

Sue Henry

Anchorage, AK


1996-1997

Annette Meyers

New York, NY


1995-1996

Elaine Raco Chase

1995-1996


1994-1995

Barbara D'Amato

Chicago, IL


1993-1994

Linda Grant

Berkeley, CA


1992-1993

P.M. Carlson

Ithaca, NY


1991-1992

Carolyn Hart

Nichols Hills, OK


1990-1991

Susan Dunlap

Albany, CA


1989-1990

Margaret Maron

Willow Spring, NC


1988-1989

Nancy Pickard

Merriam, KS


1987-1988

Sara Paretsky

Chicago, IL


1986-1987 (initial steering committee)

Dorothy Salisbury Davis

Palisades, NY

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