Sisters in Crime-Central Jersey
Our Next Meeting
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Readers' Group Discusses:
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Business Meeting 10:30 a.m.
Guest Speaker/Program 11:45 a.m.
Daria Ludas & Chelle Martin
"Short and Sweet--Writing the Short Story"
Published authors Daria Ludas and Chelle Martin will talk about keeping things "Short and Sweet--Writing
the Short Story" during the April 25 meeting of Sisters in Crime-Central Jersey. Like a novel, a short story must have
a beginning, a middle, and an end. What other similarities do the two forms have, and how do they differ? What do you
need to know to write a good, publishable short story? The ladies will offer writing prompts and exercises, as well as info
on upcoming anthologies and an exciting writing contest! Brown bag lunch is recommended.
Daria Ludas, of Jamesburg,
honed her skills in the writing program at Middlesex County Colleg and became a multi-published short story author. She and
her Florida writing partner nancy Quatrano (writing as Lynn Kathleen), also placed first in the Unpublished Novel category
of the 2014 Florida Writers Association wriiting contest.
Chelle Martin's work has appeared in many Sisters in Crime chapter
anthologies. Her newist story will appear in the forthcoming Fish or Cut Bait anthology from the Sisters in Crime Guppies.
Martin, who lives in South Amboy, was the only non-Canadian winner in the 2013 Northwest Ontario Writers Workshop writing
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***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