FEBRUARY 2016

MANNING WOLFE “HEARTS” LAW FEB. 14

Dollar SignsAustin author and attorney Manning Wolfe will show you how to love the law on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, at the Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas chapter at 2:15 p.m. at the Yarborough Library in Austin at 2200 Hancock Dr. Come out and learn the nuts and bolts of legal issues for authors.

There will be hearts, valentines, swag bags, books to give away and other goodies so we’ll have a Valentine’s Day that’s both legal and fun. Hard to imagine, eh?

Spend Valentine’s afternoon with Sisters in Crime and go out for Mexican food across the street at La Mancha with Manning Wolfe after the meeting. You’ll “heart” it.

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR RHYS BOWEN MARCH 13

Rhys Bowen in yellowWe are in for a rare treat on March 13 when Rhys Bowen, award-winning author, will speak to us courtesy of a grant from the Sisters in Crime national organization. She will have a talk and book signing at BookPeople at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 12. She will be our speaker at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 13 at the Yarborough Library. Let’s all show her a warm Texas welcome and attend the book signing and meeting. There may be other activities as well.

To find out more about Rhys Bowen, New York Times best-selling author of the Royal Spyness and Molly Murphy mystery series, go to http://rhysbowen.com

MYSTERY/DIVERSITY BOOK FESTIVAL APRIL 16-17

Hopeton Hay of KAZI FM’s Book Review, Scott Montgomery of BookPeople, the City of Pflugerville, and Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas chapter are planning a brand new book festival in our area, to be held April 16-17 at the Pflugerville Public Library. I will keep you updated on its progress. It should be a lot of fun for writers and readers, with several panels, a keynote speaker, book signings and book selling. Stay tuned for more.

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

Helen Currie Fosters Ghost booksGhost Letter, Helen Currie Foster’s new book in her “Ghost” series has just been released. Ghost Letter, Ghost Dog, and Ghost Cave are available at independent bookstores as well as on Amazon and Kindle.

“The third installment in the Alice MacDonald Greer novels treats readers to another thrilling chase through Texas Hill Country as Alice seeks to establish her client, nonagenarian Alejandro Navarro, as son and heir to the late Alex Drinkman – a World War I pilot and scion of a wealthy oil family. But the high stakes effort to recover Alex’s land, with its fabled spring, swiftly makes Alice and Alejandro targets of the Drinkman family’s considerable power—plunging Alice into a world of antique rifles, spy technology, and corrupt politics.”

trail of threads

David Ciambrone’s latest novel, Trail of Threads, is available through Kobo, CRC Press, Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

“When Virginia and Terry tromp through the jungle to locate the source of the Confederate gold supply and the fabled Mayan temple of gold, they must outsmart a corrupt undercover U.S. DEA agent, face a dangerous and violent drug lord, handle a very real Mayan curse, and fight unfriendly natives all of whom want them dead.”

 

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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