Virtual Writing Workshops

These workshops are available free of charge to Orange County chapter members, as well as members of Sisters in Crime worldwide. There are a number of seats available to writers interested in Sisters in Crime, but haven’t joined yet. Write to 

Saturday, April 10 – For members only (of all chapters).      
9:00 a.m. PT/12:00 p.m. ET … “Mastering the Muddle in the Middle”

Join us for an hour and a half workshop with Hank Phillippi Ryan and learn how to master the muddle in the middle of your novel.

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN is the USA Today bestselling author of 12 thrillers, winning the most prestigious awards in the genre: five Agathas, four Anthonys, and the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. She is also on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s WHDH-TV, with 37 EMMYs and dozens more journalism honors. Book critics call her “a master of suspense,” “a superb and gifted storyteller,” and she’s the only author to have won the Agatha in four categories: Best First, Best Novel, Best Short Story and Best Non-Fiction. Her 2019 standalone, THE MURDER LIST, won the Anthony Award for Best Novel, and is an Agatha, Macavity and Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee. International bestseller A.J. Finn says, “exciting, explosive, relentless,” and the Library Journal starred review calls it “A must-read.” Hank’s newest novel is the chilling psychological standalone THE FIRST TO LIE, now nominated for the prestigious Mary Higgins Clark Award. The Publishers Weekly starred review says “Stellar…Ryan could win a sixth Agatha with this one.” and bestseller Sarah Pekkanen says “Book clubs will gobble it up.”

Hank is a founder of MWA University and National Sisters in Crime past president. Visit Hank at, Twitter @HankPRyan, Instagram @hankpryan and on Facebook at HankPhillippiRyanAuthor

Members: Register by emailing Include your full name and say which chapter you belong to (chapter name, city and state.

Non-members: Cost for the workshop is $10. Please use the PayPal link below. You will receive login info within a few days of registering. No refunds. Hope to see you there!


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