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Faith Amid Doubt

Austin Mystery Writers

Ever have doubts about your capabilities? I think we all have. (Except for maybe a few oblivious people out there.) But doubt and fear are normal reactions when it comes to how we feel about our own artistic expression, including writing.

The older I get, the more I see how things are connected. We draw upon previous experiences to prepare us for new ones. In this case, since I’m fairly new to writing, I often find myself comparing writing to making music. I’ve been singing since I was eight, playing piano since the age of nine, and playing in band since junior high. So I have a lot of experiences to draw from. (I won’t tell you how many years. Let’s just say it’s many decades!)

Now I’m not an excellent musician. I’m good at sight-reading choral music and the technical aspects of music. (That was the only way I…

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May 2015

HOTSHOTS! Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas monthly newsletter

Back to Back May 17 and May 23

Two Exciting Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas chapter

events for May Mystery Month

Barbara Burnett Smith aspiring writers event, Yarborough Library, May 17

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Anthony and Macavity Award-winner Jan Grape will receive the 2015 Sage Award from W.D. Smith of the Barbara Burnett Smith Mentoring Authors Foundation on May 17 at the Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas chapter’s May meeting.

Mystery authors Karen MacInerney and Susan Rogers Cooper will be guest speakers and Jan Grape will give the keynote speech. Jessie Winter (mentor Susan Rogers Cooper) and Tresha Barger (mentor Russ Hall) will be honored as aspiring writers.

Karen-MacInerney-214x300 (1)SUSAN ROGERS COOPERThe May 17 meeting will start at 2:15 pm at the Yarborough branch of the Austin Public Library in Austin.


Three Looks at Crime Fiction, BookPeople, May 23

img_2570[1]BookPeople picLike to read mysteries? Like to write mysteries?

Come to the free…

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The Wickeds Do Malice

The Wickeds

Malice Domestic is a great conference, and most of the Wickeds will be there! We are THRILLED that two of our own are nominated for Agatha awards (Edith for Best Short Story and Sherry for Best First Novel). We will be on social media all weekend, so make sure to follow us on Facebook or on Twitter.

Here’s our schedule, but we’ll also be around all weekend. Please stop any one of us and say hello! We love meeting people in 3-D. If you see our Fan of Honor, please pose with her as well.


10:00-11:45—Malice Go Round. Liz will be representing the Wickeds at this fun event! Haverford Baccarat

1:00-1:50—New Kids on the Block: Our Agatha Best First Novel Nominees panel—Sherry—Waterford/Lalique

5:00-5:30—Opening Ceremonies—Waterford/Lalique room Sherry and Edith will get their certificates–we wouldn’t miss that!

7:30—Charity auction. The Wickeds have a basket in the Silent Auction.



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