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Sisters in Crime's Indie Authors Tell All

Sisters in Crime's Indie Authors Tell All

Join us for a panel talk of local crime writers, all of whom are indie authors.

Come hear small press and self-published authors talk about why they chose indie/self-publishing, how they did it, and what they learned. With special thanks to the Northern California chapter of Sisters in Crime, a national organization which promotes the advancement, recognition, and professional development of women crime writers. 


Before she became a writer, Patricia Dusenbury was an economist and the author of numerous dry publications. She is hoping to atone by writing mystery stories that people read for pleasure. Her first novel, A Perfect Victim, won the 2015 Eppie for best mystery. Secrets, Lies & Homicide (2016) and A House of Her Own (2017) were finalists. Patricia lives in San Francisco and belongs to the NorCal chapter of Sisters in Crime. PatriciaDusenbury.com

Nancy Ellen Hird loves all things Scottish—except haggis. She says she tried it once and she doesn’t need to experience it again. Not ever. She also loves mysteries. Her recent novel We All Get a Clue is the second book in her mystery series for young people ages 10 to 13. It will probably surprise no one that it is set in Edinburgh, a city where she has been a frequent visitor. www.nancyellenhird.com

Susan Kuchinskas is the author of the science fiction/detective novel Chimera Catalyst and its upcoming sequel, Singularity Syndrome, as well as The Chemistry of Connection: How the Oxytocin Response Can Help You Find Trust, Intimacy and Love. She is published by Pandamoon, an independent, Amazon-native press, and she’ll discuss this new model, its advantages and disadvantages.

Ana Manwaring is the author of the thrillers, Set Up and The Hydra Effect. She’s worked for a PI, consulted brujos, and out-run gun totin’ maniacs on lonely Mexican highways—the inspiration for The JadeAnne Stone Mexico Adventures. Ana founded JAM Manuscript Consulting and teaches creative writing. She blogs at anamanwaring.com

See the event flyer for more information.

Saturday, October 12, 2019
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Virginia Bennett Room
Dublin Library
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The Library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. For assistance, please contact your library or accessibility@aclibrary.org.  Events subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

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