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


DROP EVERYTHING! Sisters in Crime Orange is BAAAAACK…

       All new programs

       All new speakers

       All new locations

Join us Sunday May 22 for our first in person meeting since the pandemic! Partake of the free snacks and drinks (of course, donations are welcome) hobnob with other mystery/ thriller writers and readers, and enjoy the literary stylings of our featured author, August Norman– all while soaking up book vibes at the fantastic Book Carnival in Orange!

When:     Sunday, May 22nd

Time:        3:00 pm

Where:    Book Carnival

                   348 South Tustin Street

                   Orange, California 

   714 538-3210


Members & Guests are welcome. Signed books available!

Originally from central Indiana, thriller and mystery author August Norman has called Los Angeles home for two decades, writing for and/or appearing in movies, television, stage productions, web series, and even commercial advertising. COME AND GET ME, August’s debut thriller featuring investigative journalist Caitlin Bergman, was released in 2019 by Crooked Lane Books, and SINS OF THE MOTHER, the second in the series, was voted one of the best thrillers of 2020 by Suspense Magazine. August is an active member of the Mystery Writers of America, the International Thriller Writers, the Sisters in Crime, and the Blackbird Writers – and regularly attends the Santa Barbara Writers Conference.

Members & Guests are welcome. Signed books are available!

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Our Sunday meetings are always free to the public, but donations are always welcome. Any amount helps.

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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. 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.

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