Member News

April 2023

Daisy BatemanJanet Dawson, and Steve Hockensmith will participate in a moderated panel at the Alameda Free Library on Sunday May 21, 2-3 PM. We will take questions from the audience and be available after the program for meet and greet and to sign copies of our books.
Michael Cooper – With the upcoming Chanticleer International Book Awards (CIBA) conference at end of April, my third novel, Wages of Empire, is a finalist for 2023 CIBA awards in both the Rossetti Young Adult Fiction and the Hemingway Wartime Historical Fiction categories.

Vinnie Hansen – My short story, “Killer on the Loose,” was published in One More Thing To Worry About, a Crimeucopia anthology from Murderous Ink Press. (March 2023).

James L’Etoile – I will be joining Sisters in Crime Central Virginia, along with Mark Begin and Jeffrey James Higgins, talking about moving from Crime Fighter to Crime Fiction. It’s a virtual event on April 13 at 7 PM Eastern. You can register here.
I am also attending Malice Domestic in Bethesda, MD and will appear on the Small-Town Cops panel with Marcy McCreary, Sarah Bewley, Dana King, and Justin Kiska on Saturday afternoon on April 29 at 1 PM.

Laurie R. King’s Back to the Garden is a nominee in the Mystery/Thriller category for the L. A. Times Festival of the Book prize. Winners will be announced on Friday, May 5, followed by a weekend of panels, performances, and exhibits at the USC campus. Details are here.

Ann Parker – My novel The Secret in the Wall won the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Traditional Novel, and is a finalist for the Foreword INDIE Award for Best Mystery (winners in the various INDIE categories will be announced mid-June).

Susan Shea – My new book, Murder Visits a French Village, is available here.

Lisa Towles – My 2021 thriller, Ninety-Five, is now a FINALIST in the Chanticleer International Book Award’s CLUE Award for Mystery Suspense and Thriller. Link here.
And I have two books coming out this year: 
Salt Island, Book 2 of my thriller series, June 7, 2023 (Preorder here), and
Terror Bay, a new standalone thriller, November 29, 2023, both through Indies United.

Laura Jensen Walker – My Agatha-nominated “fearlessly funny” Murder Most Sweet and its sequel, Deadly Delights, will be released in paperback versions by Harlequin in the coming months.