SISTERS IN CRIME MISSION STATEMENT: To promote the professional development and advancement of women crime writers to achieve equality in the industry.

This site is dedicated to promoting our local mystery writers in Orange County, and adjacent California regions.

Do you love reading a good mystery novel? Do you write mysteries? We meet on the fourth Sunday of every month to learn about, and discuss, all things about crime fiction. 

Our next meeting is on Sunday, October 25, and our guest speaker will be Laurie Stevens

Laurie Stevens, Author of "In Twilight's Hush"

Laurie Stevens is the author of the Gabriel McRay series. Her new book, In Twilight’s Hush, came out recently. The books have won twelve awards, among them Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 and a Random House Editors’ Book of the Month. International Thriller Writers claims she’s “cracked the code” in regards to writing psychological suspense, while Suspense Magazine says Laurie is “the leader of the pack” when it comes to writing thrillers.

Laurie co-edited the 2019 Sisters in Crime anthology, Fatally Haunted, and her short stories appear in two other SinC/LA collections. She lives near the setting of her books, the Santa Monica Mountains, with her husband, two snakes, and a cat.

The meeting will begin October 25, 2020

2:00 pm Reader’s Forum
“Spirited Away: Paranormal Mysteries,” moderated by Pat Broeske

3:00 Laurie Stevens will talk about her new book and inserting paranormal in an otherwise non-paranormal series.

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Due to COVID-19, Ladies of Intrigue will not be taking place in 2020. Check back for more information.

Membership is open to all who have an interest in mysteries. This includes, but is not limited to, authors pursuing a career in crime and mystery writing, booksellers, publishers, librarians, editors, fans and readers.

Membership Dues and Forms 

You must join the National organization to be eligible for membership in the Orange County chapter.

National dues are $40 per year, ACTIVE* and $50 per year, PROFESSIONAL**

To join national Sisters in Crime, please visit the national Sisters in Crime Website:

Orange County dues are $25 per year.

To join Sisters in Crime Orange County, please print send the completed Orange County Sisters in Crime form on our membership page and a check for $25 payable to Sisters in Crime, O.C. or join online by filling out the following form and pay using PayPal.

Meeting place (when we can again meet in person):

Irvine Ranch Water District*
15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, CA 92618-3102

The usual meeting location is in the Community Room, on the far left side of the parking lot when you enter the complex from Sand Canyon Avenue.

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*Disclaimer: Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause nor activities of organizations which use the District’s meeting rooms that are made available as a public service

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