MISSION: Sisters in Crime was founded in 1986 to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition, and professional development of women crime writers. Please view our Code of Conduct.

Sisters in Crime Orange County – The Blood Orange welcomes everyone interested in or passionate about the mystery genre, including writers—published, aspiring, or pursuing careers—readers, booksellers, publishers, librarians, editors, agents, promoters, reviewers, and fans.

If you love mystery fiction as much as we do, join us. Mystery lovers of every kind make up our Orange County, California, chapter.  We meet on the fourth Sunday of the month (unless otherwise noted) to learn, discuss, and have fun with all things related to crime fiction. 

To join The Blood Orange, SISTERS IN CRIME ORANGE COUNTY, visit our Join / Renew Page.

Sizzling Summer Speaker Series 2024 California Sisters in Crime

Another summer of sizzling speakers is headed your way. Check out the upcoming programs.

MAY 11th @ 2 p.m. Pacific Time

Robert Dugoni with Carl VonderauRegister Now

Please NOTE: The May meeting is one week earlier to avoid Memorial Day weekend.

Next Meeting

Sisters in Crime Orange County - The Blood Orange - Orange County California CA

Sisters in Crime Orange County

The Blood Orange


Story Structure with Steve Jackson

Sisters in Crime Orange County – The Blood Orange

Sunday, 19 MAY 2024

3:00 p.m. @ Book Carnival in Orange, CA

Story Structure Steve Jackson Sisters Crime Orange County

“Story structure is one of the pillars of a successful story. Professional editors look for authors who understand story structure and can demonstrate it in their work.”

Steve Jackson

Struggling with your current WIP? Wonder if you have another book in you? Award-winning author, playwright, and screenwriter, Steven G. Jackson explains the elements of proper story structure and shares useful tools for aspiring writers and published authors. 

Steven G. Jackson is a recovering engineering director who ignored everyone’s good advice and became a full-time writer. His background isn’t his only distinguishing attribute. Amongst his publications and productions, you’ll find horror novels, mainstream thrillers, and comedies, utilizing all three halves of his brain. He is also a sought-after writing coach. And, if that wasn’t enough, he’s a fine dining aficionado and chef, and rates top restaurants around the globe. So, if you’re looking for unique thrills and chills, you’ve come to the right place.

The Details

What:   Steve Jackson on Story Structure

When:   Sunday, May 19th

Time:     3:00 PM

Where:    Book Carnival – 348 S. Tustin St., Orange, CA 92866

  • Sisters in Crime Meetings are open to the public. Your first two meetings are free; subsequent meetings are $5 each. Members are free.
  • Donations are graciously accepted! Any amount helps to keep amazing programing, events, and more coming your way.

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