Diane Vallere Author small (2)Diane Vallere, national vice president of Sisters in Crime, will be the guest speaker at our Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas chapter meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 14 at the Yarborough branch of the Austin Public Library at 2200 Hancock Dr. in Austin.

Vallere’s newest mystery is Silk Stalkings. She is on a book tour and we are fortunate to have her as our guest presenter.

Please make sure you have August 14 penciled in your date books. Vallere will talk about how to write mysteries.

Afterward, we will adjourn to La Mancha (across the street from the library) to celebrate her visit. Please join us.


Diane Vallere's new book Silk Stalkings

Sisters Need Volunteers for Texas Book Festival

Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas chapter needs volunteers to run the display table at the Texas Book Festival, November 5 – 6. We need published authors in our chapter to step up and sell their books.

Please click on the link below to find out how to help our chapter.


Laura Oles is Killer Nashville Finalist


Laura Oles’ new mystery novel, Daughters of Bad Men, will be published by Red Adept. She has also been nominated as a Claymore Award finalist for the upcoming Killer Nashville conference (August 18 – 21).  Oles is a member of Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas chapter and Austin Mystery Writers. Congratulations, Laura.


Noreen Cedeno Finalist at ETWG

The East Texas Writers Guild is pleased to announce that For the Children’s Sake, a novel by Noreen Cedeno, was named a finalist in the Mystery/Thriller category of published books in its annual First Chapter Contest. Noreen Cedeno is a member of Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas chapter. Congratulations, Noreen.


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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