Join us for a special virtual showcase featuring eleven Sisters in Crime authors! Each author will read for five minutes, followed by a few questions from the moderator, Robin Stuart. Don't miss this unique chance to hear from a broad collective of authors writing in the mystery and thriller genres!
M. M. Chouinard
M.M. Chouinard's first fiction story was published in her local paper when she was eight, and she fell in love with Agatha Christie novels not long after. While pursuing a Ph.D in psychology and helping to found the first U.S. research university of the new millenium, the stories kept rattling around inside her skull, demanding to come out. For sanity's sake, she released them. Her latest thriller is Her Daughter's Cry.
Linda Howe Steiger
Linda Howe Steiger is an Oakland-based teacher and author of the Morgan Kendall series, the latest of which is Terroir.
Susan Kuchinskas is a journalist writing about technology and business and the author of three previous books: Chimera Catalyst, the first book in the Finder series. Going Mobile: A Guide to Real-time Mobile Applications That Work, and The Chemistry of Connection: How the Oxytocin Response Can Help You Find Trust, Intimacy and Love. Her latest is the second in the Finder series, Singularity Syndrome.
Deb McCaskey is a former newspaper editor and author of stories featuring the people and movies of Hollywood’s Golden Age, spotlighting America’s Kid Sister, Frankie Franklin. Deb lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their independent-minded rescue dog, Mrs. Hudson. Her latest mystery in the Frankie Franklin series is Stardusted.
Ann Parker is a science writer by day and fiction writer at night. Her award-winning Silver Rush mystery series features Inez Stannert, a woman with a mysterious past, a complicated present, and an uncertain future, the latest of which is Mortal Music.
Priscilla Royal writes the Prioress Eleanor/Brother Thomas thirteenth century English mystery series. The Twice-Hanged Man is her fifteenth book. She can be found at plays, ruled by cats, and reading biographies of other crazy writers or fiction of greater and lesser violence.
Cindy Sample is the author of a national bestselling mystery series featuring single soccer mom, Laurel McKay, set in the California Gold Country, the latest of which is Dying for a Double. Cindy is a five-time finalist for the Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery and a two-time finalist for the Silver Falchion award for best traditional mystery.
Joseph Schneider lives with his wife and two children in California. His professional affiliations include The Magic Castle and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. One Day You'll Burn is his debut novel.
Kelli Stanley is the critically acclaimed and multiple-award winning bestselling author of the Miranda Corbie literary noir series set in 1940 San Francisco, including City of Dragons, City of Secrets, City of Ghosts, and City of Sharks. Her other works include historical mysteries set in Roman Britain and numerous short stories and essays. A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist, her proudest achievements have been her inclusion as a literary heir of Dashiell Hammett by his granddaughter in Publisher's Weekly, and her founding of Nasty Woman Press on November 9th, 2016. Her next novel is set in 1985 in Humboldt County, California. She is featured in the anthology Shattering Glass, the first in a series of remarkable anthologies published by a most unique publisher: Nasty Woman Press, a non-profit, 501(c)(4) founded to help fund other non-profits threatened by the rise of autocracy and the ongoing war against civil and human rights. A scintillating mixture of top-flight fiction from bestselling authors in multiple genres, fascinating articles, and thought-provoking essays, conversations, and interviews, Shattering Glass takes as its broad theme the empowerment of women, with all profits from the book donated to Planned Parenthood.
CJ Verburg is an award-winning playwright and theater director, editor of two international literature collections, and the author of two crime-fiction series. Her friendship with artist Edward Gorey inspired her multimedia memoir Edward Gorey On Stage, her award-winning play Spin, or Twilight of the Bohemians, and her Edgar Rowdey Cape Cod mystery novels, starting with Croaked and Zapped. Coming soon: Scalped, or The Toastrack Enigma. CJ's Cory Goodwin mystery novels star the international-journalist daughter of NY detective Archie Goodwin and include the world's first multimedia mystery, the Paris rock-&-roll adventure Another Number for the Road. Coming up in Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine #30 is CJ’s first Holmes and Watson story, “Scandal at the Savoy: The Monocle Murder.” She also has stories in two recent anthologies: “Birdbrain” in Sisters in Crime NorCal’s Fault Lines, and “Peccata Mundy” in Seascape: Best New England Crime Stories of 2019, released November 2019.