CELEBRATING CHAPTER AUTHORS
At our July 10 meeting, several authors who are members of the Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter will be featured in a panel discussion on mystery writing.(Featured clockwise are Martha Carr, Noreen Cedeno, Francine Paino, and Doris Christian.)
Martha Carr is the author of five books and has written a weekly, nationally syndicated column on politics, faith, national interest topics and life in general. Her newest in the Wallis Jones series is The Keeper.
Noreen Cedeno is the author of short stories and novels. According to Noreen, “Most of my writing falls under the category of mystery fiction. Some…are mysteries set in the near future. Some are set in the present. Some are traditional mysteries. Others are closer to romantic suspense….all over the mystery genre map.”
Doris Christian (who writes as Sara Caudell) wrote poetry as a stress reliever and then discovered that her talent and passion was for writing. In 2002, she published her first novel. Now retired, after fifteen years in the medical field, she has time to write those “page turner stories.”
Francine Paino has spent most of her life in the ballet world. She worked with several schools and dance companies as a nurse. She believes that both format and informal education is ongoing through life, and she holds certificates of completion in Grant Writing and Constitution 101. To Live and Die for Dance is Ms. Paino’s first novel and winner of a 2011 Purple Dragonfly Book Award, as well as Honorary Mention in the Hollywood Book Festival and Millennium Book Contest.
Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter meets monthly on the second Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Yarborough Branch of the Austin Public Library, 2200 Hancock Drive, Austin.
Check out the Sisters in Crime website at http://sinc-heartoftexas.com