We’re a mystery lovers group …

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We meet monthly – usually on the third Saturday – from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in sunny Tucson, Arizona. (see MEETINGS for more details) to have lunch, network and hear informative guest speakers share with us about the creative writing process, and about the inner workings of crime-related areas, such as the CSI or FBI or Border Patrol

Both men and women are welcome to join us! Our members are authors, writers, readers & fans of mystery fiction, librarians, editors, publishers, literary agents, book reviewers and booksellers – all who have a passion for reading and writing crime, suspense, thriller and mystery fiction books.

… encouraging the creative spirit of our members

 

  • OCTOBER 18 MEETING

    GUEST SPEAKER – SHARON ARTHUR MOORE

    Sharon Arthur Moore

    Sharon Arthur Moore

    TOPIC: The Plot Thickens When Well-Mixed.  Mystery writing is among the hardest genres to write. This session will demonstrate the plotting and planning that Moore uses to write cozy mysteries. Participants will have an opportunity to interactively apply some of her strategies to their own work-in-progress, including character journaling, story treatment, 10 key scenes, planning grids, and more.

    About the speaker:  After 39 years as an educator, Sharon Arthur Moore “transitioned” to the life of full-time fiction writer.  She writes cozy culinary mysteries, women’s fiction, historical fiction, short stories, and plays as Sharon Arthur Moore, and she also writes paranormals under the pen name River Glynn, and publishes erotic romance under the pen name Angelica French.

    She publishes her culinary mysteries with Oak Tree Press. The first book in her culinary mystery, Mission Impastable, was published by Oak Tree Press in January, 2014; the cozy mystery series features personal chef, Alli, and friend and business partner, Gina. Moore expects to release book two, Prime Rib and Punishment, in late 2014. Other planned titles are: Ancient Grease, Potluck, Cooks in the Can, and Tequila Mockingbird.

    An intrepid cook, game-player, and miniatures lover, Moore has lived in every region of the country except the Pacific Northwest and loves every single one of them. Her current favorite region is the desert Southwest.  She is married to the most extraordinary man and claims four children, one daughter-in-law, a grandson, and Maudie, a yellow lab.

    Crime Speaker to be announced.