January 2015

Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas chapter will meet at the Yarborough branch of the Austin Public Library on Sunday, January 11, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. For more information, contact Joyce Arquette, Publicity, at 512-266-6543.

All meetings are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Mark Pryor in  January

3476-19 (cropped)Mark Pryor will be our first speaker of the new year.

Mark is a former newspaper reporter from England, and now a prosecutor with the Travis County District Attorney’s Office, in Austin, Texas.

He is the author of five novels in the Hugo Marston series, which are set in Paris, London, and Barcelona. The first, called The Bookseller, was a Library Journal Debut of the Month, and called “unputdownable” by Oprah.com. The sixth will be published in June of 2015, and his stand-alone psychological thriller, Hollow Man, will be released soon after, in September.

In addition to speaking about his background and his books, Mark will show some photos and video clips. He will also talk about the trials and tribulations of being an author–or, rather, about how lucky he is and how much he loves being an author.Final Books Image

Mark says he encourages questions and interruptions–“much more fun that way.”


George Wier in February

George WierGeorge Wier will be our guest speaker on Sunday, 2 p.m., Feb 8, at the Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas meeting at the Yarborough library in Austin. George is the prolific author of the Bill Travis mystery series at


George Wier is “comfortable fielding any question under the sun” and especially interested in answering questions about “collaborating, schedule, focus, dealing with life, spouses, traditional vs. Indie, writing on other genres, etc. Ask, ask, ask.”


Book News from Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas members

We have a bevy of new books on offer from our members. Take a look and read the book!

Dorothy Hyde Martin published her first novel, The Old Blue Hen’s Chickens. It is available on Amazon at


Patricia Wynn, formerly president of Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas chapter, has a new Blue Satan mystery available, the 5th in the series, Acts of Faith, which was released on November 1.

If anyone would like try out her series, set in early Georgian England, the links are:



Kathy and Bob Wernly just signed a six-book book contract with Random House for their Loveswept line. The first book comes out in June, 2015.bob-kathy-wernley-bobkat

They have a new website at TheThrillOfSuspense.com and people can sign up to get their newsletter. The newsletter has monthly giveaways and bonus chapters of their books.


Murder-by-Misrule-eBook-Cover-120x177Anna Castle’s debut historical mystery novel, Murder by Misrule, was selected as one of Kirkus Review’s Best Books of 2014, Indie category. Order it at


castle_72dpiShe also has a brand new novel in her Francis Bacon series available, Death by Disputation


Martha Carr’s thrillers, first and second in the Wallis Jones series, The List and The Keeper, are available at Amazon






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