The world of criminal law and trials has its own rules of procedure and behavior. Lawyers and law enforcement interact on a regular basis, generating stories of triumph, sorrow, conflict and – romance.

What are those rules, and how can you use them in your writing?


Are you in the midst of writing a new novel? Or maybe you considered writing a memoir, short story or poem, but thought, 'It’s not for me, too late, no skill, can’t think of what to say.' Then this April meeting is for you. Marilyn and I will talk about our different a...

Dr. Eric Hickey is always a favorite speaker at S.J. Sisters in Crime. Saturday his topic was necrophilia. Here are some interesting facts we learned.

  • It’s a fairly common crime though it is usually only reported as a sex crime.

  • Necrophilia killers are a differ...

Years ago, when San Joaquin Sisters in Crime was young, Kim Anderson made phone call after phone call searching for speakers. She came across Dr. Eric Hickey who was on the staff at CSU Fresno. He was invited to speak at a chapter meeting.  In the following years, he g...

Best advice from author Simon Wood at Saturday's meeting?“You can’t set out to write a best seller. Readers will either resonate with it or not.”

For our next meeting, Saturday, February 4, 10 a.m. we are delighted to once again welcome one of our favorites, Simon Wood. He has just released a third stand alone novel with a female protagonist.

He will speak on writing for female 'heroes', changes in the publishing...

Join us on January 7, 2016 when our speaker will be David Kulczyk,

a fringe history maven.  

His topic? California’s Deadliest Women:  Dangerous Dames and Murderous Moms, which also happens to be the title of his newest nonfiction book.  

Think t...

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