women authors

The Killer Weekend (London)

Killer Women Want to write a crime novel? Got an idea but unsure how to progress it? Like to know more about how to get published? Keen to pitch your idea to top editors and agents? Enjoy a weekend of practical workshops, exclusive masterclasses and pitch sessions given by top crime writers, publishers and agents,

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Sensational seconds

Authors Emma Viskic, Anna Snoekstra and J M Green discuss how to triumph over ‘second novel syndrome’ and much much more with Maggie Baron. To be followed by the AGM. And Fire Came Down (Bonnier Publishing) Emma Viskic’s second novel, again features Caleb Zelic, a deaf private detective. When a young woman is killed after

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Crime writing as therapy

Karen M. Davis: If I had been asked ten years ago if I would ever write a book, I would have laughed and said that I didn’t have the inclination or the know-how. However, I’ve learned that real life is unpredictable and truly stranger than fiction. I started writing as therapy and unexpectedly found an

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Secretive Swan Island: Q&A with Dorothy Johnston

Dorothy spoke to Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, about her latest novel,The Swan Island Connection (For Pity Sake, 2017).  Dorothy, thanks for this second novel in your Sea-Change Mystery series set in regional Victoria. Like its predecessor, Through A Camel’s Eye, it features Senior Constable Chris Blackie and Constable Anthea Merritt.  Your novel

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Launch of Dark Matters: A Novel by Susan Hawthorne

You are all invited to the launch of Dark Matters:A Novel (Spinifex Press) by Susan Hawthorne. Launcher: Marion Campbell How do we pass on stories hidden by shame and resistance to shame? Collected Works, 1/37 Swanston Street, Melbourne 6 for 6.30pm Wednesday 18 October

Open invitation: Launch of Jane Harper’s, Force of Nature

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Sandi Wallace and Sue Williams in line-up of 2017 Coal Creek Literary Festival

Rural crime writers (and Sisters in Crime members) Sue Williams and Sandi Wallace are among a cast of ten authors talking about their books and writing at this year’s Coal Creek Literary Festival. At 11.30-12.15pm, Sue and Sandi will be chatting about their latest releases—the second books in their respective series—and penning crime stories. Sandi

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Emma Viskic & Angela Savage stories feature in Deadlier 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women

Stories by two Sisters in Crime members, Emma Viskic and Angela Savage, were selected by Sophie Hannah for the new collection, Deadlier 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women. They are the only Australians an star alongside such luminaries as Agatha Christie, Daphne du Maurier, Val McDermid and Margaret Atwood. Emma and Angela are both mystified as

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Dangerous deceptions and delusions

Authors Sulari Gentill, Megan Goldin and Carolyn Morwood debate unreliable narrators, the blurring of truth and fiction, and much much more with Robyn Walton. Crossing the Lines (Pantera Press), Sulari Gentill’s new stand-alone murder mystery, explores what happens when the imagined becomes better than reality. Madeleine d’Leon is fixated on the story of Edward ‘Ned’

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Become a Partner in Crime for the 24th Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Sisters in Crime Australia is appealing to members and supporters to donate towards its 24th Scarlet Stiletto Awards Short-Story Competition celebrations. “Back in 1994, Sisters in Crime believed the Scarlet Stiletto would be a dagger with a difference – and so it has proved,” says national co-convener Michaela Lobb. “To date, 3084 stories have been

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