Morning and Afternoon Speaker:  

 Details Every Writer Needs to Know About Hiding (Fictional) Bodies

 Stephen Chaffee, a retired U S Forest Service Law Enforcement officer, has hiked the Arizona Trail from Mexico to Utah. He retired after twenty years of service in the Olympic National Park on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state after stints in urban historic sites including Independence National Historic Park in Philadelphia, PA.  Stephen will share his extensive knowledge of the Arizona wilderness, sky islands, abandoned mines and other handy places to set a mystery. Chaffee is also a poet and man of letters who will share his insights into the sensory experiences of solitary, wild places as a law officer and lover of nature.

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Morning and Afternoon Sessions:

THE ART, SCIENCE and PSYCHOLOGY of FENCING, AXE THROWING and ARCHERY for WRITERS

Libby Garry is a native of Connecticut, where she first took up fencing in high school and continued at the University of Connecticut. She is a nationally ranked veteran fencer who will “show and tell” us about fencing equipment and weapons; she will discuss the mindset of individuals who know they can defend themselves, with or without a sword, bow and arrow or axe.

Ms. Garry is also an artist, writer, and photographer who considers Tucson her home, although she is a resident of Las Vegas and teaches fencing at her local club.

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Tucson Sisters in Crime March 16, 2019 Meeting

SATURDAY, March 16, 2019 Program

10 a.m. – 2p.m.

Tucson Sisters in Crime meet the third Saturday of each month at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E Broadway Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona.

Meeting includes morning coffee/tea and a tasty full buffet lunch. 

Please make a reservation on the bar at the top of the home page

First Time Guest:   $15.00 (Top bar, website reservation, chose Pay at the door) 

Returning Guests: $30.00 (website reservation: Chose Guest)

 Members: $25.00 (website reservations please)

 

Morning and afternoon speaker:

FACTS and FICTIONS EVERY WRITER NEEDS to KNOW about LOCKS

Sixx the Locksmith is a third generation Tucsonan who enjoys helping others and solving puzzles, which is why he likes being a locksmith. He will “show and tell” how locks of all sorts work, using a transparent model of a typical mechanical lock, and demonstrate how handcuffs really can be opened without a key. He will discuss the ways locks can be overridden, whether lock picks work as advertised on TV dramas, and ways to enter a locked room or building without a key or picking the lock.

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SATURDAY, February 16, 2019 Program

10 a.m. – 2p.m.

Tucson Sisters in Crime meet the third Saturday of each month at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E Broadway Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona.

Meeting includes morning coffee/tea and a tasty full buffet lunch. 

First Time Guest:   $15.00 (pay at the door) 

Returning Guests: $30.00

 Members: $25.00

Morning Speakers:   Firearms Facts for Mystery Writers — get it right!

Doug MacKinlay, owner, and Kevin Kingsley, gunsmith at Diamondback Shooting Sports, will explain how guns are manufactured and why forensic scientists are sometimes unable to identify firearms using ballistic evidence found at crime scenes.

Doug MacKinlay has many years of experience in the shooting sports industry,

 

Afternoon Speaker:   Best Practices for Author Websites and Effective Social Media Use

 

Jane Ryder, owner of Ryder Author Resources, has been a writer all her life and has worked with books and authors for almost as long—as a typist, proofreader, librarian, editor, project manager, consultant and occasional therapist. Since founding Ryder Author resources in 2016, she has built on her knowledge and learned even more about book production, promotion, marketing, social media, and website design, among other things. Her goal is to help authors in whatever ways they need, from occasional email blasts to monthly social media management, and keep authors informed about best practices in the publishing industry. Jane is an outgoing introvert, which means she loves making connections with people but needs to balance people time with plenty of alone time.

 

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Our Morning Speaker...

"Bringing History to Life Through Fiction."

Pam De Voe will discuss the balance between accuracy and creativity when you, as an author, must first discern which historical and cultural elements are critical to your writing and, second, how to find them in the rich treasure troves available to us for research. In January's discussion, P. A, De Voe will break down the process and show you how to prepare your story when writing about another country, culture, and time period, avoiding errors of stereotyping and cultural appropriation.

 

Biography: Dr. De Voe writes contemporary cozy mysteries and international, historical mysteries set in China's Ming Dynasty. Her novel Trapped was nominated for the 2017 Agatha Award for Best Middle Grade/Young Adult Book. Her book Warned won the 2016 Silver Falchion Award for Best International Fiction.

Dr. De Voe is an anthropologist who holds a Ph.D in Asian studies and a specialty in China. She has authored several stories featuring the Ming Dynasty: the Mei-hua Trilogy, Hidden, Warned and Trapped. .

She is Past President of the Greater St. Louis Chapter of Sisters in Crime, and, in addition to the Mei-hua trilogy, has written A Tangled Yarn, The Crate Beyond and Deadly Relations. No Way to Die, a Ming Dynasty Mystery is scheduled for release in February, 2019.

 

Our Afternoon Speaker...

 

Kristi Jenkins, Writer and Editor

 

Kristi Jenkins is a writer and editor who has helped authors and businesses with everything from web site design to social media management. She served as Tucson's liaison for National Novel Writing Month, and has a long history of helping authors conquer their internet fears. In this afternoon's presentation, she'll show you how to create a simple author web site, put your best foot forward with social media, and avoid the common pitfalls of the writing life online.

The title of her talk is "Building an Author Website and Social Media Best Practices."

 

MEETING TIME & DATE
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019.  We look forward to having you join us!


MEETING LOCATION  


Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, Arizona


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The hotel is wheelchair accessible. Ample parking is available.

 

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