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.

Four For Forty Contest 2016 has been cancelled due to a ruling from National Sisters in Crime.

*****Next Meeting*****

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 7-9 p.m. at Thornhill Library




May 18th

Elaine Abramson

Elaine is an award-winning author who also writes under the pen

name “E.S. Abramson. She recently received a “From Fat to

Fabulous Day” proclamation from Mayor Richard Berry in

Albuquerque, NM and a “From Fat to Fabulous Week”

proclamation from Mayor Javier Gonzales of Santa Fe, NM. She’s

also received 10 (!) other proclamations from the state of Texas

and the city of Fort Worth for her art, stories, and children’s

cartoon characters. Her From Fat to Fabulous: A Diet Guide for

Restaurant Lovers was nominated twice for a Pulitzer and a Nobel

Prize. Her 4th book in the From Fat to Fabulous: A Diet Guide for

Restaurant Lovers series is the due out this fall.

Title: Garnering Proclamations for You and Your Writing

Elaine will describe what it takes to get a proclamation and conduct a mini-workshop in

proclamation writing. Attendees are asked to bring pen and paper to practice writing their own




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 2016 meetings.  Unless otherwise noted on the website, our meetings are held

The third Wednesday of every month except August, starting at 6:45pm
Library meetings are free and open to the public. Check our meeting schedule for full information on the folloiwng topics to be presented at our meetings.
April 9, 2016 11 a.m. Historical Mystery Showcase with Fedora Amis and Claire Applewhite at the Carondelet Branch of the St. Louis Public Library. 6800 Michigan Ave, St. Louis, MO 63111
April 13, 2016-Critique group at Novel Neighbors in Webster Groves (6-8 p.m.)
April 20, 2016-Outline stories to boost production