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Sisters in Crime Orange County

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

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

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

Map for Irvine Ranch Water District

*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



Sunday, October 1, 2017

Orange County Sisters in Crime presents the 4th annual LADIES OF INTRIGUE event to be held on Sunday, October 1, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana-Orange County Airport, 201 East MacArthur Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92705.

Our 2017 Headliners

Marcia Clark

Marcia Clark is the author of seven bestselling legal thrillers. Her most recent series includes Blood Defense, Moral Defense, and Snap Judgement (pub date: August 29, 2017) featuring criminal defense attorney Samantha Brinkman. A practicing criminal lawyer since 1979, She joined the L.A. District Attorney’s office in 1981, where she served as prosecutor for the trials of Robert Bardo, convicted of killing actress Rebecca Schaeffer, and most notably, O.J. Simpson. She recently re-released her 1997 #1 New York Times bestselling book on the trial, Without a Doubt, as an e-book.

Wendy Corsi Staub

Wendy Corsi Straub (aka Wendy Markham) is The New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of more than eighty novels and has a Hallmark movie based on her books that will debut this Fall. Renowned for tales of suspense, she has twice been nominated for the Simon & Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award and is the recipient of the prestigious RITA Award. She lives in the New York area with her husband and their two children.

Host: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, local author and KUCI-FM show host

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett’s first book, Pen on Fire: A Busy Woman’s Guide to Igniting the Writer Within, made the Los Angeles Times best-seller list and received an American Society of Journalists and Authors Outstanding Book Award. She has a story in Orange County Noir and USA Noir, published by Akashic. She’s host of Writers on Writing, KUCI-FM, Wednesday mornings at 9

Panelist will include: Jill Amadio, Greta Boris, Carola Dunn, Naomi Hirahara, Sybil Johnson, Elizabeth Little, Nadine Nettmann, Kaira Rouda, Alexandra Sokoloff, Jeri Westerson, Patricia Wynn and Pamela Samuels Young.

Readers, fans and mystery lovers alike don’t want to miss this day-long conference talking to and listening to featured female authors from the mystery-crime genre.

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