SISTERS IN CRIME MISSION: We promote the professional development and advancement of women crime writers for 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 May 23, 2021

3:00 p.m.   Greta Boris/Megan Haskell workshop

Discover Your Author Personality – What’s the best path to publication for your latest project? The answer lies in your unique personality. Take our 5 minute personality quiz, discover where you land on the author spectrum, then we’ll go in-depth about what that means for your publishing journey.  

4:00 p.m. Topic: “Can We Talk? Authors Tell All About Indie vs. Traditional Publishing”

Greta Boris is the USA Today Bestselling author of the 7 Deadly Sins Series from Fawkes Press. Ordinary women. Unexpected Evil. Taut psychological suspense novels that expose the dark side of sunny Southern California. Her books have been called atmospheric and un-put-down-able. 

Gayle Carline is the award-winning author of the Peri Minneopa Mystery series, as well as a weekly columnist for the North County News-Tribune. When she’s not writing, she teaches workshops at conferences about writing and publishing. Gayle lives in southern California with her husband and four-legged menagerie.

Megan Haskell is the award-winning author of The Sanyare Chronicles, a fast-paced dark fantasy adventure featuring a kick-ass heroine, snarky carnivorous pixies, and a quest across nine faerie realms. Sanyare: The Last Descendant (Book 1) received a Readers’ Favorite Bronze Award and was a finalist in the 2017 IAN Book of the Year Awards, and Sanyare: The Rebel Apprentice (Book 3)was named a finalist in the 2018 Book Excellence Awards.

Karen Walker is an author, virtual assistant, and coach. Writing as Karen Sue Walker, she’s published the Bridal Shop Cozy Mysteries and will soon release the Haunted Tearoom Cozy Mysteries. She assists new and established authors with newsletter writing, productivity coaching, and guiding first timers through self publishing, helping them avoid pitfalls and make the most of their releases.

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We welcome sisters and misters with an interest in the mystery genre, including authors pursuing a career in crime and mystery writing, booksellers, publishers, librarians, editors, agents, and fans.

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.

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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