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.



Sunday, September 22, 2 p.m at the Irvine Ranch Water District*
15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Irvine, CA 92618-3102

2:00 pm Writers/readers discussion group lead by Jill Amadio
3:00 pm Panel Discussion:
Small Press vs Self Published

Trying to decide whether a small publisher or self-publishing is best? Come listen to several of our very own published Sisters in Crime members who have the experience that will help you choose which is best for you. Joining us on the panel will be SinC members Dianne DeMille, Donna Kolling Lear, Jack Martin, Karen Sue Walker and Cynthia Weitz. Learn the pros and cons from those who know


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:

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

Check us out on Facebook:

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.


Orange County Sisters in Crime 6th Annual

Ladies of Intrigue


Headliners: J.A. Jance & Laurie King  

Panelists include Barbara DeMarco Barrett, Greta Boris, Steph Cha, Mary Anna Evans, Rachel Howzell Hall, Kaira Rouda, Laurie Stevens, Betty Webb, and others TBA

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Mesa Verde Country Club

 3000 Clubhouse Rd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

Program 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Registration $65.00   

         LADIES OF INTRIGUE Tickets via Eventbrite   



Registration Form:       

LOI Registration Form 2019