The Greater St. Louis Chapter of Sisters in Crime is dedicated to helping every writer achieve the dream of publication. It is a place for men and women to find camaraderie and encouragement. Our main goal is to create an active, non-competitive atmosphere for writers, readers, and other lovers of the mystery genre.


 7-9 p.m. at Sachs County Library, 1640 Burkhardt Place (just off Chesterfield Parkway West, south of I-64)
If agents and editors don't seem to warm up to your characters, it's time to add that human touch. Award winning romantic suspense author Claudia Shelton will help you learn how to develop your characters through their unwritten back story. Hear how you can discover their secrets, flaws, hopes and desires which make them all the more exciting. And romance? Adding a little romance might be just the spice that's missing in your story.

Learn more about Claudia Shelton and visit her on Facebook


About Chapter Meetings

Our meetings feature guest speakers who provide information on interesting topics. On those evenings where there is not a guest speaker or where the speaker finishes early, we have open readings, discussions on writing issues, networking, or a book discussion.  Past meetings have included presentations on marketing, how to conduct interviews, K-9 police, the world of indie publishing, and more.

We hope to see everyone at our Upcoming 2015 meetings.  Unless otherwise noted on the website, our meetings are held

The third Wednesday of every month except August, starting at 6:45pm
Sachs Library (exceptions listed below)
off Highway 40, west of Chesterfield Mall 
16400 Burkhardt Place
Meetings are free and open to the public. Check our meeting schedule to see what topics are being presented at the meetings.
May 20 - Private investigator, retired Marine and ex-cop, Ray Mileur brings us first hand knowledge of St. Louis Crime Stories
June 17 - Demystifying Modern Media 
July 15 - Members Only Literary Salon celebrating our contest winners at home of Fedora Amis