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

If you love mystery fiction as much as we do, join us. Readers and writers make up our Orange County, California, chapter.  We meet on the fourth Sunday of every month (except for December) to learn about, and discuss, all things crime fiction. 

OC SinC Speakers April 25, 2021 at 3:00 PM

3-3:45 Readers Forum led by Pat Broeske

4:00 p.m. PT

A Conversation with Literary Agents

Lori Galvin was a book editor before joining Aevitas Creative Management as agent in 2015. Her book deals include Cambria Brockman’s debut thriller Tell Me Everything (Ballantine ‘19; Netflix has optioned film rights), Holly Watt’s CWA Steel Dagger award-winning To the Lions (Dutton ’19), and Sister in Crime member Wanda M. Morris’s debut All Her Little Secrets (William Morrow, ‘21).

Paula Munier is a literary agent and USA Today bestselling author whose roots in the mystery writing community run deep. As senior literary agent and director of storytelling for Talcott Notch Literary, she specializes in crime fiction, representing many great crime writers. She’s the author of the Mercy Carr series: A Borrowing of Bones won the Dogwise Book of the Year Award and was nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award; Blind Search also won a DWAA award. The Hiding Place, the latest in the series, debuted in March 2021. Paula’s also written three popular books on writing. She’s an active member of MWA, SinC, and ITW. She served as president of the New England chapter of MWA for four terms and has served on the committee for the New England Crime Bake for more than a decade. She lives in New England with her family, three rescue dogs, and a rescue cat. Find out more at  and

Michelle Richter joined Fuse Literary in 2014 from St. Martin’s Press, where she worked on a variety of fiction and nonfiction.  She has a Master’s degree in Publishing from Pace University, where she is an adjunct lecturer. Michelle’s clients have won or been shortlisted for such awards as the Edgar, Mary Higgins Clark, Strand Critics, Anthony, Agatha, Lefty, ITW Thriller, Macavity, Barry, Derringer, IPPY, and International Book Award. She is a member of Sisters in Crime.


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Membership is open to sisters and misters 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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