Private Eye Anji MaCuk

anji-macukAnji MaCuk, owner and operator of She Spies Private Eye, Inc., will be guest speaker at Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas chapter at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Yarborough branch of the Austin Public Library at 2200 Hancock Drive in Austin.

Her experience as a probation officer, along with her degree in criminal justice, led Anji to the Austin Police Department (APD) where she was hired as a Background Investigator. It was during her time with the APD that her love of investigation led her to the realization that she wanted to become an independent private investigator.

Anji, not one to be dissuaded by risks, took the leap and decided to pursue her career as a private investigator. She apprenticed with another well-established private investigator for a year, and then in 2003 opened up She Spies Private Eye, Inc., which has been flourishing ever since.

anji-macuk-150x150Anji has an undeniable love for child custody cases and is exceptionally interested in helping the children that are frequently caught in the middle of ugly divorce settlements or court cases. This no doubt stems from her previous involvement as a JPO and the fact that she is a very proud mother of four children.

According to Anji, being a good private investigator requires more than just experience and skills. It also requires a true passion for investigation, a personal interest in each client’s case, and a fierce tenacity. This is precisely what has fueled Anji’s success as well as the success of She Spies Private Eye, Inc.

Program about Short Fiction Nov. 20

On November 20, Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas chapter will meet at the Yarborough Library at 2 p.m. Please note that we will be meeting on the third Sunday of the month instead of the second Sunday because of a library scheduling conflict.

We will present a program about short fiction: crime fiction anthologies, short stories, markets for short story submission in the mystery vein. There will be readings from short stories and tales of personal experiences with writing short fiction. Crime novels get the most attention, but short crime fiction is an art form, first established by Edgar Allan Poe.

Officer Nominations

Sisters in Crime Members: If you want to nominate someone for a 2017 officer position, you may nominate them from the floor at the end of the meeting on Oct. 9. The nominee must be a member in good standing with both local and national SINC dues paid up.

If you have not yet paid your 2016 dues, please pay them before 2017.

If you have lapsed in your Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas membership, please reapply to be a member, pay your local dues, and join the national Sisters in Crime.

Please contact Gale Albright with any questions/concerns at

Texas Book Festival Nov. 5-6

Please note that the Texas Book Festival will run from Nov. 5-6. Our Sisters in Crime: Heart of Texas chapter will have a display table there to showcase our local chapter authors. Come on by and buy a book.

More information to come.

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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.