August 2015

Kit Frazier on August 9

KIT FRAZIER 2Kit Frazier presents: Dangerous Instincts: Cultivating Sources in Law Enforcement at the Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas meeting at 2 p.m., Sunday, August 9, at the Yarborough branch of the Austin Public Library. She is the author of the Austin-based, Cauley MacKinnon mystery series, including Scoop and Dead Copy.

It will be an interactive, illustrated chat about how to approach, convince and gain the trust of local and federal law enforcement. Learn the secrets of how to get the real techniques, facts and stories (and a few that made it into award-winning fiction).

Novelist Kit Frazier comes from a long line of hardheaded, trailblazing Texas women.  Named for her great, great grandmother, Kit Hockaday, who saved her husband from Civil War bushwhackers – twice – Kit hopes to add to her family’s tradition of unconventional women.

“My mother was a police woman, my grandmother a ‘medicine woman’ and my great, great grandmother could shoot the beak off a chicken. So I turned to what my family knows best – murder, mayhem and more malevolent men than you can shake a stick at.”

Murder on Wheels Launch, 7 p.m., August 11

Please join Austin Mystery Writers at BookPeople

Gale Albright, Valerie Chandler, Kaye George,
Scott Montgomery, Laura Oles, and Kathy Waller
& Earl Staggs and Reavis Wortham as they celebrate the launch of their first crime fiction anthology

11 Tales of Crime on the Move

“Eleven stories put the pedal to the floor and never let up! Whether by bus, car, tractor, or bike, you’ll be carried along at a breakneck pace by the talented Austin Mystery Writers. These eight authors transport you from an eighteenth-century sailing ship to the open roads of modern Texas, from Alice’s Wonderland to a schoolbus yard in the suburbs of Dallas. Grab your book, hold on to your hat, and come along for the ride!”

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
7:00 p.m.

BookPeople Bookstore
6th Street and Lamar, Austin, Texas

Gale Albright, Valerie Chandler, Kaye George, Laura Oles and Kathy Waller are also members of Sisters in Crime.

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Anna Castle on September 13

castle_72dpiOn September 13, at 2 p.m., Anna Castle will conduct a fun, informative workshop on formatting and blurb writing at the Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas meeting at the Yarborough Library . Bring your notebooks. Bring your pencils. Bring your questions.

Anna Castle is also making great progress toward getting our Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas booth ready for the Texas Book Festival, October 17-18. We have received a grant from national Sisters in Crime to defray book fair expenses. This is exciting news. Bring your questions to the meeting.

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Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at 2:00 p.m. at the Yarborough branch of the Austin Public Library, 2200 Hancock Drive. All meetings are free and open to the public.