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Monday, January 19, 2015

Special Program for San Joaquin Sisters in Crime

Will Kill for a Story 
The Mystery Blog of San Joaquin Sisters in Crime

Saturday February 7, 2015
10:00 A.M.   
(SJ-SinC requests that you come 10 minutes early so the meeting can be started at 10:00.)


This is a special day for San Joaquin Sisters in Crime.

Our speakers will be Catriona McPherson (President of Sisters in Crime National) and Simon Wood (Publicity Chair for Sisters in Crime National): A talk at 10:00 a.m. followed by lunch..

Lunch is free to members (one time only). $20 for guests.

The 10:00 program will be at Yosemite Falls Cafe,on Ashlan in Fresno, our usual place. Please try to arrive early.

RSVP by Wednesday before the meeting, February 4.
If you can, we highly encourage you to email your reservation instead of phoning it in, thanks.
Please EMAIL TO  Please put your name and lunch choice in the subject line! Lunch choices are: Mountain Climber Sandwich, Patty-Melt Burger, Greek SAlad. 

IF YOU CAN NOT EMAIL Please call 559-431-0360 AND LEAVE VOICEMAIL with your name.
Dial carefully, there will be no greeting announcing SJ-SinC


Catriona is the author of a series of preposterous mysteries set in Scotland in the 1920s and featuring the gently-born sleuth Dandy Gilver. The series has won a Macavity, two Left Coast Crime awards and an Agatha and are currently under option at the BBC. The latest is A DEADLY MEASURE OF BRIMSTONE.

She also writes a strand of slightly darker (not difficult) contemporary suspense. The first - AS SHE LEFT IT - was one of Kirkus’s top 20 mystery/thrillers of 2013, won the 2014 IndieFab Gold for mystery, was a finalist for and Anthony and a Left Coast Crime award. The follow up – THE DAY SHE DIED – was longlisted for the Kirkus Book Of The Year.

Catriona was born in Scotland in 1965 but moved to northern California in 2010. In previous lives, she worked as an incompetent bank clerk, a passable library assistant and a useless and miserable university professor but is now a full-time writer and the current president of Sisters in Crime.

Simon Wood is a California transplant from England. He's a former competitive racecar driver, a licensed pilot, an endurance cyclist and an occasional PI. He shares his world with his American wife, Julie. Their lives are dominated by a longhaired dachshund and four cats. He's the Anthony Award winning author of Working Stiffs, Accidents Waiting to Happen, Paying the Piper, Terminated, Asking For Trouble, We All Fall Down and the Aidy Westlake series. His next thriller is THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY due out Feb. '15. He also writes horror under the pen name of Simon Janus. Curious people can learn more at

Monday, January 12, 2015

Introduction of Will Kill for a Story Blog

Will Kill for a Story
The Mystery Blog of San Joaquin Sisters in Crime

The purpose of Sisters in Crime is to "combat discrimination against women in the mystery field, educate publishers and the general public as to inequities in the treatment of female authors, raise the level of awareness of their contribution to the field, and promote the professional advancement of women who write mysteries."

The San Joaquin Sisters in Crime Chapter was born in January of 1995 when Karen Besecker gathered 19 women together at the Red Lobster in Fresno, CA to discuss starting a chapter of Sisters in Crime. Six of those 19 are still active members of this chapter'


The San Joaquin Sisters in Crime Chapter meets the first Saturday of the month.

 Yosemite Falls Cafe
4278 W. Ashlan Ave. Fresno, CA.

Cost: Members - $15;  Non-members - $20

Lunch is included

Reservations required.

Watch this blog for the announcement of February's special meeting!