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 Membership Page.

Special Event – Argylle Movie Party

Argylle Movie Event Special Member Benefit Regency Theater Directors Cut Cinema Sisters in Crime Orange County Blood Orange

A fun event for our Members and their guests. We’ve brokered special pricing for the viewing, including a snack tray!

Members $12.00 each, Guests $16.00 each.

When: Thursday, February 22nd, 2024 – Meet in front of the theater at 6:00 p.m. Showtime is 6:50 p.m.

Where: Regency Theater Directors Cut Cinema – 25471 Rancho Niguel Rd., Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

R.S.V.P. to: sistersincrimeoc@gmail.com

Be sure to check the Current 2024 Members page to verify your membership. All members in good standing are listed. If you don’t see your name, visit the Membership page and join or renew. If you think your name should be listed and it’s not, please email us at sistersincrimeoc@gmail.com.

Payment Options: Pay in advance through PayPal by Wednesday, Feb 21st, or bring cash to the theater.

Watch the Argylle Official Trailer…

Next Meeting:

Note: The previously scheduled January program, Story Structure with Steve Jackson, has been postponed. We look forward to having Steve join us at the March 2024 meeting.

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

Sisters in Crime Orange County

The Blood Orange


Mary Castillo

How She Become an Audiobook Narrator, and How It Impacted Her Writing

25-FEB-2024 @ 3:00 p.m. @ Book Carnival in Orange, CA

Mary Castillo, audiobook narrator, author, how to start narrating audiobooks, how narrating audio books impacted her writing, audio books, audiobooks, narration


Celebrate the season of love with Sisters in Crime OC Blood Orange Chapter and out why audiobooks are the fastest growing segment of the bookselling market today! February 25, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. at Book Carnival in Orange.

Enjoy delicious snacks, drinks, giveaways, as sought-after audiobook narrator, Mary Castillo, discusses what you need to know about audio books, why and how she became an audiobook narrator and how it changed her own writing!

Sunday, Feb 25th @ 3pm

Who:    Mary Castillo

What: How She Become an Audiobook Narrator, and How It Impacted Her Writing

When:   Sunday, February 25th

Time:     3:00 p.m.

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

Mary Castillo, audiobook narrator, writer, author, narration, audio books, audiobooks, audio book

Mary Castillo writes and narrates paranormal mystery and romance novels and audiobooks. She started her writing career publishing chick lit romances with Latina heroines.

 Her Dori O. Paranormal Mystery series, Lost in the Light, was nominated for the Daphne du Maurier Award in Paranormal Mystery and winner of the Orange County Chapter of RWA’s Book Cover contest.

Mary has also won numerous awards for audiobook narration including, but not limited to, the ABR Listener’s Choice Award in Mystery.

Sisters in Crime Meetings are open to the public.

Donations graciously accepted! Any amount helps to keep amazing programing, events, and more coming your way.

For information about Sisters in Crime OC and how to join our chapter, please visit the Membership Page.

If you have questions not answered on this website, please get in touch with us at sistersincrimeoc@gmail.com.