The Next Meeting of
Sisters in Crime-Central Jersey
will be held on
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Tell us what you've been reading!
Suggest future titles!
short refreshment break
Henry Kennedy on
"Romancing the Stone for Profits and Publicity"
"In today's challenging environment,
how can the jeweler cut advertising costs and still make bigger sales, faster? How can the jeweler stand
out from the competition by gaining greater name recognition in his community and in the industry? By Romancing the Stone,
telling the unknown side of the stone's story, the jeweler can romance the media to increase her exposure
while cutting advertising costs. Advertising and editorial coverage involve different values. Advertising often incites the
adversary mode in each of us. However, carefully placed media marketing creates and packages ideas that will be interesting
to reporters and exciting to audiences, producing measurable results in coverage and profits.
What does all this have to do with
writing, you may ask? Mr.
Kennedy says his methods can be adapted for any business, including writing! (Just replace "jeweler" with "writer" and "stone" with "book" in the above passage--you'll see!)
Afternoon Critique Group
(Bring three copies of three pages of your current work...and your lunch!)
***SCHEDULES, PROGRAMS, PRESENTATIONS,
AND SPEAKERS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE***
& guests are always welcomed!
Meetings are held monthly at the
139 Stevens Avenue
Jamesburg, NJ 08831
MYSTERY! We cordially invite you to join the group of mystery enthusiasts that make up the Sisters in Crime-Central Jersey
Chapter. We consist of writers and readers united by the vision of achieving Sisters in Crime's purpose by providing
programs, newsletters, and support for members in New Jersey.
Our monthly meetings start with a short business meeting for all members, followed by a program focusing
on an area of interest in the mystery field. We’ve hosted multi-published, award-winning mystery and suspense authors,
weapons experts, and police detectives. In addition we have a monthy reader's group that meets before the meeting AND
a monthly writer's critique group that gets together after the speaker/program. Contact us for details.
Our monthly newsletter, Clued In, focuses on the
mystery field and features news, upcoming conference information, articles on writing, market updates, and more.
New writers are encouraged to submit articles. The
deadline is always one week after the monthly meeting.
We also run field trips and have
visited the Monmouth County Correctional Center and the State Police Museum. We have also taken trips to the past -- the Lindbergh
Trial Re-enactment in Flemington and the Hall-Mills Trial Re-enactment in Somerville.
purpose of Sisters in Crime is 'to combat discrimination against women in the mystery field, educate publishers and the general
public as to the inequities in the treatment of female authors, raise the level of awareness of their contribution to the
field, and promote the professional advancement of women who write mysteries.'"
Membership dues are payable in January and cost $25 with an email or
snail mail newsletter. Dues are prorated to $12.50 from July to December. All Central Jersey members must also join the National Sisters in Crime Organization.
For more information on Sisters in Crime - Central
Jersey, or on upcoming meetings, feel free to contact us via Email:
Rebecca Mears, President
or write to us at:
Sisters In Crime - Central Jersey
PO Box 244
Jamesburg, NJ 08831-0274