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Award-winning novelist Elizabeth Zelvin visits Charlotte. Her books are Death Will Get You Sober, Death Will Help you Leave him, and coming soon, Death Will Extend Your Vacation.

Author and editor Ellis Vidler kicking back at the beach. Her 2002 release, Haunting Refrain is now on Kindle, and her current novel, The Peeper, written with ex-cop Jim Christopher, can be ordered on Amazon. Her latest is a romantic suspense, Cold Comfort.

Best selling author of thrillers Jeffrey Deaver, at SkillBuild in High Point, NC.The newest in his prolific body of work is Carte Blanche.

Three-time Shamus Award nominee and ITW award winner Rick Helms talks about his books. The latest is Thunder Moon.

Financial fraud investigator, Mike O'Shea was a return visitor to our chapter. His investigations have been conducted not only in the U.S. but in England, France, Germany, Italy, and China. He can come back any time.

Malice panel with Sandra Parshall, Stephanie Jaye Evans, Maggie Barbieri, and Edith Maxwell. 


Malice panel with Alan Orloff, Donna Andrews, Brad Parks, Helen Smith, and Nancy G. West, balancing humor and murder. Lots of humor in this one.




Manning the Sisters in Crime table with members Julie Hennrikus, Martha Reed, and old friend Elaine Douts.



Cozy writers and one noir author. Nora McFarland, Jeff Cohen, guest

of honor, Kathy Lynn Emerson, Con Lehane, and Tracy Weber. I told Lehane later that I kind of felt sorry or him, but he had a good time.



Katherine Johnson, Annette Dashofy, Jim Jackson, Jenny Milchman, and KM Rockwood. Sorry I missed this panel.




Lunch with Sasscer Hill, Hank Phillipi Ryan, and Gigi Pandian.


Karen Pullen showing the Carolina Crimes anthology, which she edited and in which I have a short story, my first ever.


At Lowcountry Sisters in Crime with Maggie Toussaint and Jim Jackson


The Ladies Who Lunch. Ellis Vidler, Cindy Blackburn, Me, Kathleen Delaney, and Linda Lovely.









Lynda Fitzgerald speaking at our Sisters in Crime    meeting. She's the author of If Truth Be Told and Of Words and Music, followed by LIVE Ringer and LIVE Ammo.

Sisters in Crime guest speaker, book reviewer Ann Patterson, talks about what keeps her turning the pages.  


Former detective and author Lee Lofland, at SkillBuild, High Point, NC. His book is Police Procedure and Investigation

Author Vicki Lane signs a book for SinC member, Wima Reitz. Vicki's newest release iVicki's newest in her Elizabeth Goodweather series is Under the Skin.

I drove to Charlotte to meet Avery Aames, author of The Long Quiche Goodbye and Lost and Fondue. It was a pleasure to meet her after "knowing" her for years online.





Kaye George, winner of the first Cadaver award, bestowed by KB Inglee, and deservedly so.

Cheerful Cherley Grogg and me at Malice Domestic.

The ladies who lunch, with Ellis Vidler, Linda Lovely, and Cindy Blackburn. 

Smoozing with buddies Lynda Sasscer Hill and Edgar winner of the Mary Higgins Clark award, Jenny Milchman. We really didn't coordinate the black and white outfits.

Loved meeting Gloria Alden, the only person to buy one of my books.

My brush with greatness. At Malice Domestic with Michael Connelly 


Writer's Police Academy volunteers, 2014. Me, Robin Weaver, Ashantay Peters,    Ellis Vidler, Linda Lovely, and Howard Lewis.



Guest speaker Carla Damron chats with Linda Lovely and Me. Carla's books are Keeping Silent, Spider Blue, and her new release, Death in Zooville. Linda's newest release is Dear Killer.

Award winning author Sasscer Hill plays host to me in Maryland. Her horse-racing mystery, Full Mortality will be followed by Racing from Death.

Editor and author Chris Roerdan at SkillBuild, High Point, NC. Her books are Don't Murder Your Mystery and Don't Sabotage Your Submissions.

Deputy Coroner, Tom Selfridge, is an expert in the fields of fingerprinting, blood spatter, and forensic crime scene investigation. He held our group captive with his answers to all our questions. I hope he comes again.

Novelist A.J. Hartley inspired our Sisters in Crime Group with his animated presentation. His books include New York Times bestsellers Mask of Atreus and On The Fifth Day. His current novel, Act of Will, is a YA fantasy.


Two of my favorite people, Jim and Joyce Lavene, at Malice Domestic 

The ladies of Malice: Elaine Will Sparber, Rochelle Staab, Leslie Budewitz, Marilyn Levinson, Lourdes Venard, and my roommate, Michele Drier. Drier and Iyer, what a team!


Malice panel with buddy, Kaye Wilkinson Barley, Connie Archer, Jessie Crockett, Daryl Wood Gerber, and Mary Ellen Hughes.

Guppy lunch with Lynda Sasscer Hill, Hank Phillipi Ryan, and Sandy Parshall. All lovely ladies.

James M. Jackson (hi, Jim) and the second of his Seamus McCree Mystery novels.


Hollywood Sisters in Crime. L to R with Ellen Byerrum, Lynda Sasscer Hill, Cindy Blackburn, Lorena Peter, Peg Brantley, Danna Dennis Wilberg, Cindy Sample, Robin Burcell, Hank Phillippi Ryan and Simon Wood at Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City.


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