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Welcome!

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 the fourth Sunday of every month to learn about and discuss all things about crime fiction.

OUR NEXT MEETING

Sunday, April 28, 2pm at the Irvine Ranch Water District*
15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, CA 92618-3102

At 2 p.m. Discussion Time

Settings. Writers and Readers – Come prepared to discuss your favorites and why you think they are so good.

At 3 p.m. Guest Speaker Wendall Thomas

Since receiving her M.A. in English in 1986 from the University of North Carolina, Wendall Thomas has worked in Los Angeles as a casting director, director’s assistant, script reader, story editor, development executive, entertainment reporter, script consultant, and screenwriter, writing and developing projects for companies including Disney, Warner Brothers, Paramount, Universal, Showtime, PBS, RKO, A&E, NBC, Scottish Screen, and Australia’s Tojohage Productions. Her novel, Lost Luggage (Poisoned Pen Press), has been nominated for Lefty and Macavity Awards for Best Debut Mystery of 2017 and her short fiction has appeared in the LA crime anthologies Ladies Night (2015), Last Resort (2017) and the upcoming Murder A-Go-Gos (2019). Her second novel, Drowned Under, was published in March 2019. In addition to writing and consulting, she is in her twenty-second year as Adjunct Professor of  Screenwriting in the Graduate Film School at UCLA, has been a Star Speaker for the annual Los Angeles Screenwriting Expo, and runs the Living Room Lecture series. She has consulted for the Atelier du Cinéma Européen Producing Program in Paris, served as Writer’s Mentor for Screen South’s Good Foundations program 2005-2007, and directed the LA FEATURES writer’s mentorship program in the UK for 2007-2009. She also consults for Australia’s Film Victoria, Screen Australia, and the New Zealand Film Commission, and has directed Screen Queensland’s SQ PROJECTOR program for emerging feature filmmakers (2014-2016)  and their RE-TOLD diversity program (2017-2018).

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 duesare $40 per year, ACTIVE* and $50 per year, PROFESSIONAL**

To join national Sisters in Crime, please visit the national Sisters in Crime Website: http://www.sistersincrime.org

Orange County duesare $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:

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

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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.