Michigan Sisters/Misters in Crime
Kick Open the Doors 
February 24, 2018
We are a group of like-minded sister and misters wanting to improve the authenticity and quality of our writing.  Our genres include, but are not limited to:
  • Mysteries
  • Thrillers
  • Crime fiction
  • Cozy mysteries
  • Romantic suspense
  • True crime
The skills necessary to be a good writer crosses all genres and we welcome everyone.
​​What? Kick Open the Doors!
When? Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time? 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm; Registration begins at 12:30 pm
Price? Free 
Who? Members only - Join Us
Where? Clubhouse at Country Club Village
                   39554 Dun Rovin Drive
                   Northville, MI 48168
Registration?  goo.gl/EGsDJr

Kick Open the Doors at our first all-members board meeting, where you'll hear the latest on what's ahead for MI-SinC in 2018 and have the opportunity to participate in brainstorming its future and volunteering for roles in its development.

The brief meeting will be followed by a panel discussion where authors from every side of publishing, from national best sellers to successful indies, will discuss their experiences and answer questions.

Following the panel will be a fun social activity--Cafe Conversations, where various topics will be discussed for ten minutes among those seated at one of four tables. At the end of that time, you will move to a different table for a different discussion. Details will be provided at the session.

To wrap up the day, there will be refreshments and informal discussions--a great opportunity for you to meet other MI-SinC members.

NOTE: This is a members-only event. Join now on the Join Us page. 

A Message from Jan Rydzon, MISinC President 

In April 2017, Michigan Sisters in Crime became an official chapter of the national organization Sisters in Crime. It was a wonderful and busy year, planning and hosting events, and meeting
people interested in writing mysteries.

Our events included:
  • "Bad Guys & Gals" - a panel discussion with Judge Terrence Bronson, US Marshall (retired) Louis Stock, Pinkerton detective agency Dan Alarbe, and noted author, Sarah Zettel
  • Polygraph Seminar by Christopher Lanfear
  • Wayne County Jail Tour (MI SinC members only)
  • “Learn to Publish Your Book Before the New Year” by Cynthia Harrison
  • “5 Ways to Rock Social Media Without Losing Your Mind” by Sylvia Hubbard

Our first 2018 event, Kick Open the Doors, is MEMBERS ONLY and FREE. If you haven't joined MI-SinC yet, now is a good time—just click Join Us on our website MichiganSinC.org
and follow the instructions.

The event will be held in Northville on Saturday February 24 (more details and an Eventbrite registration link soon). It will include a panel discussion comprised of
authors who've used various publishing methods-- traditional, indie and small press, plus a non-published novelist who will share her methodology for finding an agent and her anticipated
direction for publishing.

Following will be Café Conversations (think speed dating) where various topics will be discussed at one of four tables for approx. 10 minutes, after which attendees will move to a new
table for a discussion on a different topic. (Again, more details on this soon).
To wrap up the day, refreshments will be served so attendees can meet and continue with informal discussions. This promises to be an interesting and educational session, with the
opportunity to meet other members.

New in 2018 
Members will be notified of upcoming MI-SinC board meetings and invited to attend. These will be followed by fun social events such as open mike an write-ins.
Michigan Sisters in Crime will also host other events for members and non-members. Typically, there will be a nominal charge for non-members, and a free or discounted charge for members.
Check back here often as details emerge.
MI-SinC Spotlight
New Releases from MI-SinC Authors

Sarah Zettel (writing as Deli James - Familiar Motives

Karen Dybris -  The Witch of Delray: Rose Veres & Detroit's Infamous 1930s Murder Mystery 

Debbie Chestnut - Haunted Anchr Bay Michigan

J Lee Burke - Blackrock Island

If you are a MI-SinC member and have a new release, please contact us at  michigansinc@gmail.com.