November 2014

Terry Shames talks about professionalism

Terry ShamesMystery author Terry Shames will speak about professionalism at the meeting of Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas Chapter at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 9, 2014. She will tell about her determination to be professional, how professionalism paid off for her in finding a publisher, and how it continues to pay off now that is she published.

Terry Shames writes the Samuel Craddock series, set in the fictitious small town of Jarrett Creek, Texas. She grew up in Texas and has abiding affection for the small town where her grandparents lived, the model for Jarrett Creek. Her first novel, A Killing at Cotton Hill was nominated for the Left Coast Crime award for best mystery of 2013, the Strand Magazine Critics Award, and a Macavity Award for Best First Novel of 2013. MysteryPeople named it one of the five two debut mysteries of 2013.

Her second novel, The Last Death of Jack Harbin came out in January. MysteryPeople dubbed it one of the top ten mysteries of 2013. Her third novel, Dead Broke in Jarrett Creek came out October, 2014.

Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter, meets on the second Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. at Recycled Reads. The address is 5335 Burnet Road, Austin.

Meetings are free and open to all. For more information, check out the Sisters in Crime website at


 Austin Jewish Book Fair Hosts the Kellermansjohn and jess kellerman

Bestselling authors Jonathan, Jesse and Faye Kellerman come to Austin for a thrilling evening, Thursday, November 6, at 7 PM, as part of the Austin Jewish Book Fair.faye kellerman

Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas chapter is helping to sponsor a reception in the Kellermans’ honor. SINC members MUST PRE-REGISTER for the November 6 Kellerman Event at the Jewish Community Center.

Here’s the link: —

Scroll down to the Kellerman section.  REGISTER as a MEMBER at the $5.00 ticket price.

Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman’s book, THE GOLEM OF HOLLYWOOD, follows an L.A. detective on an important investigation that leads him to Prague, where he runs headlong into the legend of the Golem, a mud-creature supposedly conjured up by a sixteenth-century rabbi to protect the Jews said to be asleep. The legend has endured through the ages, but the Golem is dormant no longer.

Faye Kellerman’s MURDER 101 pokes into the hallowed halls of academia to find a killer. Decker and his newest partner, a young Harvard educated buck named Tyler McAdams are suddenly drawn deep into a web of dark secrets, cold case crimes, international intrigue, and ruthless people who kill for sport.

The talk will be at the Jewish Community Center (JCC), located on the Dell Jewish Community Campus in Northwest Austin at 7300 Hart Lane.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

If you have questions for Jonathan, Faye, or Jesse Kellerman, particularly related to their latest books, send them as soon as possible to Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas Vice President Kathy Waller at

She will send them to Linda Cox at the Jewish Community Center/Jewish Book Fair before the event so the moderator can prepare.

There will also be a question-and-answer session during the talk.

Jan Grape

Jan Grape

Our own Sister in Crime Jan Grape will moderate the event.what doesnt kill you

Anthony and Macavity Award-winner Jan Grape’s first mystery novel Austin City Blue was nominated for best first novel Bouchercon 2002. Dark Blue Death is the second in her Zoe Barrow mystery series set in Austin about a female police officer. Found Dead in Texas is Jan’s first short story collection.  She wrote a stand-alone called What Doesn’t Kill You.

It’s That Time Again

The 2015 $20.00 HoTxSinC dues need to be renewed January 1, 2015.  You may
send them to:

Sarah Ann Robertson, Membership/Treasurer
Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter
13000 Hymeadow Drive #210
Austin, Texas 78729



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