January 2016

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Janice Hamrick poses with the Loch Ness monster in Scotland.

JANICE HAMRICK BUILDS CHARACTER JAN. 10

The Craft of Creating Interesting Characters

Need some tips on building character? (The fictional kind, that is, not your own.) Join Janice Hamrick for a fun and interactive session about the elements of creating rich and memorable characters.

Janice Hamrick is the author of the Jocelyn Shore mysteries and winner of the Mystery Writers of America/Minotaur Books First Crime Novel award. She recently took a year’s sabbatical to live in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she spent her time researching her next mystery series. (It is true that a great deal of that research took place inside pubs, but an author must be willing to make sacrifices for her art.)

We want to know if they have good Mexican food in Scotland. We can discuss that on January 10 across the street from the library at La Mancha after the meeting.1450720_740208342659353_1304365167_n

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Janice Hamrick talks about building characters at BookPeople.

 

MANNING WOLFE TALKS LAW FEB. 14

Legal Issues for Authors

Have you ever wondered if someone could steal your manuscript?  Have you ever badmouthed someone in your book and wondered if they could sue you?  Have you ever wondered if it’s safe to say your character drank a Coke or a Lone Star Beer? These are the questions that Manning Wolfe will cuss and discuss.  She’ll also provide information on copyright, use of photos, ISBN’s, tax obligations, and more.  Lots of handouts will be given to allow a more in depth study, and as a reminder of the tips she gives in her talk.

Don’t get caught with your proverbial pants down! Come out and learn the nuts and bolts of legal issues for authors! Hope to see you there!

Spend Valentine’s afternoon with Sisters in Crime and go out for Mexican food across the street after the meeting. You’ll love it.

 

NEW BOOKS BY MEMBERS OF SISTERS IN CRIME: HEART OF TEXAS CHAPTER

Dollar Signs: Texas Lady Lawyer vs. Boots King

 

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Manning Wolfe

Manning Wolfe is an author and attorney residing in Austin, Texas. After many years of storytelling, Manning has written a legal thriller series involving a Texas attorney based in Austin. The first in the series, Dollar Signs: Texas Lady Lawyer vs. Boots King was the winner of the 2014 Writer’s League of Texas Manuscript Contest. A graduate of Rice University and the University of Texas School of Law, Wolfe specializes in business law. Visit her website www.manningwolfe.com

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Francine Paino

Two Wolves Dancing

Two Wolves Dancing, a new novel by Francine Paino, crosses mystery, suspense and thriller genres. It is a chilling tale of past events haunting the present, resulting in a classic battle of good and evil. With an M.A. in History from the American Military University, Ms. Paino combines two of her passions, ballet and American Civil War history in this tale of revenge, murder and a search for the legendary Confederate gold. Go to her website at francinepaino.com

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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. http://library.austintexas.gov/yarborough-branch