2020 Events


MI-SinC Critique Group: MONTHLY
Our members-only critique group is held on the third Saturday of every month. You don’t have to commit to attending or sharing your work every month, just when you can. A reminder email will be sent to you monthly. Questions? Send an email to michigansinc@gmail.com.

MI-SinC Online Writing Sprints: WEEKLY
We meet online every other Sunday from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., and challenge each other to get the most words down in 25 minutes. Pop in and say hello, and surprise yourself with how many words you manage to write.
The Zoom video chat room opens at 11:45 a.m.; to join CLICK HERE! Password: Sprints2020

MI-SinC Deconstructing Mysteries
Postponed until 2021

How to Get and Maintain Writer Motivation with Author and SinC President Lori Rader-Day
November 17, 7-8:30 p.m.: In this FREE members-only Zoom workshop, Lori will dish on how to get and maintain writer motivation, writing during hard times, and share lots of productivity tools. To register, click here. Registrants will be sent a Zoom link to access the seminar the day before the event.

December: Holiday Party: Stay tuned for details


Masked Murder, New England Crime Bake 2020!
November 7, 7-10 p.m.
This annual mystery love fest is going virtual, but the mission remains the same: Provide the opportunities you need to expand your knowledge of craft and commerce and to enjoy the special camaraderie that has distinguished this conference for nearly 20 years.
No matter what sub-genre you prefer or where you find yourself on your writer’s journey, there is something here for you. At Writing During the Pandemic Panel, a stellar group of writers will be asked to share their secrets and solutions to keeping the words flowing during good times and bad. And the book biz pros on  The Publishing Landscape: 2020 and Beyond will discuss the state of the business and debate the best emerging challenges and strategies targeted to carve out successes in a tough marketplace.
Plus: For a modest fee, you can sign up to have an agent or acquisitions editor review your query letter and/or the first page of your manuscript or have a crime author critique your first 20 pages.

Registration for the reviews and critiques is open now. Space is limited, so don’t delay. Information on attending the virtual November 7 event and panels is coming soon at crimebake.org.

January 2021: Contracts Beware! A Zoom workshop with author L.A. Chandler, a small press editor (TBD) and an agent (TBD)


Write-In in Detroit Institute of Arts’ beautiful and inspiring Kresge Court

Sylvia Hubbard presenting 5 Ways to Rock Social Media Without Losing Your Mind

An informative and entertaining afternoon with L.A. Chandlar, author of "The Art Deco Mystery Series."

Michigan Sisters (and Misters) in Crime tour the Wayne County Jail

Amazing afternoon session with Karen Dionne, author of "The Marsh King's Daughter."


CONGRATS to member Laura Wolfe! She recently signed a three-book deal with Bookouture (Hachette UK) for three standalone suspense/mystery novels. The first of the three novels, Two Widows, releases on August 27th. The second novel, She Lies Alone, will release in November of this year. They are both set in Michigan. The Amazon link is here: https://www.amazon.com/Two-Widows-totally-gripping-suspense-ebook/dp/B0896392QX/


Lakota Grace

Elizabeth Heitner

Elizabeth Meyette