Lured by Mystery,

Hooked on Writing.

Looking for advice, classes,

camaraderie?

Come on in.

The water's fine.

About Us

  • Lured by Mystery, Hooked on Writing, we are the Guppy Chapter of Sisters in Crime.

  • We may begin as “the Great Unpublished,” but we remain as colleagues, friends, and resources in the world of crime fiction.

  • Looking for advice, classes, or camaraderie? You can find it all here.

  • Come on in. The water’s fine!

  • Do you:

    write crime fiction -- short stories or novels -- particularly cozies, traditionals, police procedurals, private investigators, paranormals, supernaturals, capers, romances, suspenses, or thrillers?

  • Do you:

    have questions about craft, procedure, publishing (traditional or independent), or marketing?

  • Do you:

    want a class, critique group, beta readers, or unconditional encouragement?

  • Our members do, too! And, we welcome you to join our online chapter. We’re a diverse group that wants to make new connections and expand our growing network, which already is 500 plus and international in scope.

  • We provide an active list serv, bimonthly newsletter (First Draft), online classes, opportunities for small

    group interaction, and possibilities for publication in our anthologies.

  • If you’re a member of Sisters in Crime National, consider joining our chapter.

    We have a lot of good fish in this sea!

meet our

Steering Committee

our-team
James M. Jackson

President

Karen Duxbury

Treasurer

Cori Lynn Arnold

Website Liaison

Lourdes Venard

Newsletter Editor

Debra H. Goldstein

Member-At-Large

Elaine Will Sparber

Member-At-Large

Elaine Douts

Member-At-Large

Jane Gorman

Member-At-Large

Paula Gail Benson

Member-At-Large

Susan Van Kirk

Member-At-Large

Michele Drier

Guppy Advisor

our

Members
648

our

Newsletters (Each Year)
6

our

Classes (Each Year)
15

our

Anthologies
4