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. 


On Sunday, Sept. 26, at 3:00 p.m. PT, join us for an agents panel with Vicky Bijur and Elizabeth Kracht.

Vicky Bijur represents fiction and non-fiction and has served as president of the Association of Authors’ Representatives, now the AALA (https://aalitagents.org) .  She started her agency in 1988 after working at Oxford University Press.  Many of the books she represents have been on the NY Times bestseller list, and four have been turned into feature films:  Still Alice with Julianne Moore; The Man Who Knew Infinity with Dev Patel; Drive with Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan; Every Secret Thing with Diane Lane.

 Elizabeth Kracht is a literary agent with Kimberley Cameron & Associates and the author of The Author’s Checklist: An Agent’s Guide to Developing and Editing Your Manuscript. She also works as a freelance developmental editor coaching authors. Elizabeth represents both literary and commercial fiction as well as nonfiction, and brings to the agency experience as a former acquisitions editor, freelance publicist, and writer. In fiction, she represents thrillers, mysteries, literary, commercial, women’s, and historical. In nonfiction, she is interested in finding true crime, investigative journalism, narrative/creative nonfiction, prescriptive, voice- or adventure-driven memoir, high concept, science, spirituality, sexuality, self-help, and pet stories. Elizabeth is not looking for children’s, poetry or short story collections, screenplays, and previously published works. Elizabeth represents Patricia Santos Marcantonio (Felicity Carrol Series); Special Agent and two-time Bronze Star Medal recipient Tj Turner (Lincoln’s Bodyguard Series); former Prison Administrator James L’Etoile (Detective Penley Series); retired FBI agent Art Kerns (Hayden Stone Series); James Scarantino (Denise Aragon Series); and Mia Thompson (Sapphire Dubois Series) among others.

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


If you have questions that are not answered on this website, please contact us at sistersincrimeoc@gmail.com.


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: http://www.sistersincrime.org

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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