Are you a published crime writer? An aspiring or about-to-be-published mystery novelist or true-crime writer? An avid reader and mystery-lover? Maybe you’re a librarian who loves to pass along your latest great mystery discovery to readers… Perhaps you’re a bookseller who loves hooking people into your cozy reading room with the tantalizing promise of a whodunit… Or a teacher, working with students on how to craft their first thrilling mystery…
Whoever you may be, welcome to Twin Cities Sisters in Crime, where you can find all sorts of information and resources for writers, readers, librarians, booksellers, and teachers.
We invite you to have a look at our latest brochure, check out all the news and discussion at our Facebook page or Facebook discussion group, and let us know if you’d like a visit from our Speaker’s Bureau, or if you’d like to get on the mailing list for Twin Cities Sisters in Crime information and events.
Looking for a killer program for your library or bookstore? Just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of Sisters in Crime authors, and we’ll help you and your audience SinC into a good mystery!
Our meetings are normally the first Tuesday of each month, from 7:00-8:30 pm at Once Upon A Crime, 604 West 26th Street in Minneapolis. Please check the calendar at right for specific months.
We often have a guest speaker at our regular meetings. We also host professional development meetings for crime writers, peer-to-peer workshops on topics like social media and marketing, field trips, and lots more.
Minnesota Library Wins “We Love Libraries” Lottery for January 2013
Follow up from Branch Librarian Katherine Morrow:
“A big Thank You for the $1,000 grant. We used the money to purchase mystery books for both children and adults. Our patrons are very excited with the new selections. We are still waiting for a few of the mysteries to arrive, but here are photos of our displays so far.”
Background from March 2013: A northern Minnesota library, Mille Lacs Lake Community Library in Isle, was just selected as the Sisters in Crime
“We Love Libraries” lottery winner for January. Notice that they just happened to use books by Minnesota Sisters in Crime members Erin Hart, Jesse Chandler, and Michael Stanley in their qualifying photo. Branch Librarian Katherine Morrow says they will use at least half of their $1,000 award to purchase new mystery titles for their library. A contingent of TC-SinC members including Chapter President Rhonda Gilliland, Vice-President Mickie Turk, and authors Christine Husom and Pam Leonard went to their library to present their check on April 17th to present their check.
Find out how your library can enter the national Sisters in Crime “We Love Libraries” Lottery, for a chance to win a $1,000 grant for book purchases.