2021 Events


Upcoming Board 2021 Meetings: 6/29, 7/27, 8/31, 9/28, 10/26, 11/30, 12/28. All members are welcome to attend. Check upcoming MI-SinC newsletters for locations and/or how to attend via Zoom.

MI-SinC Critique Group: MONTHLY
Our members-only critique group is held on the third Saturday of every month. Those familiar with critiquing other’s work, as well as critique newbies, are welcome. 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: Paused until Fall. In the meantime, we’re investigating in-person meeting venues such as the DIA.

Anthology Committee: Kickoff was in April, but if you’d like to participate, send an email to BobbiBlake@outlook.com

Deconstructing Mysteries Want to figure out how the pros build their characters, set their scenes, use dialog and engage their readers? Details for next session coming soon!

July 24, 2021 – Increase your wordcount Want to increase your daily wordcount but not sure how? Join Molly Lerma, one of MI-SinC’s most prolific writers, for strategies on watching those numbers grow! Location or Zoom details TBD

October 2, 2021 – Jane Cleland author of “Mastering Suspense Structure and Plot” and award winning author of the Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery series will present a seminar on plotting and outlining. Details TBD

October 21 Writing Retreat: Details are still being worked out for this two or three day retreat on Burt Lake. Space is limited so as soon as it’s announced, be ready to sign up. More info will be available by July.

Potential events in the planning stage: Social Media Tips, Writing Historical Fiction,


Volunteer Opportunity:

We’re looking for someone to keep the Michigan Sisters in Crime website updated with notifications such as events and member news. Data for these updates will provided by the MI-SinC board, typically monthly. You will also coordinate with the outside website administrator as necessary. This position requires less than two hours/month. Knowledge of WordPress is desirable, but not necessary. If interested, please send an email to michigansinc@gmail.com



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."


CONGRATULATIONS to Penni Jones’ on her new novel! Suicide Souls was published in 2021 by Pandamoon Publishing.

Death is not always final…

Available at: https://www.amazon.com/Suicide-Souls-Penni-Jones-ebook/dp/B08L5R4D58

CONGRATULALTIONS to Barb Rebbeck! Her suspense novel, The Girl from the USO was published by The Wild Rose Press on 12/9/20. It is the first selection for USO book clubs in 8 states by the Midwest USO Director, Elizabeth Hazlett.  Here’s a link to The Girl from the USO on Amazon

The Girl from the USO – Kindle edition by Rebbeck, Barbara. Romance Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

CONGRATULATIONS 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/

CONGRATULATIONS to Cindy Harrison on her recently released novel Jane in St. Pete! It’s the first book of Cindy’s new series and published by Wild Rose Press in 2020.

Get it here: https://www.amazon.com/Jane-St-Pete-Mystery-Book-ebook/dp/B08JTW7CQS



Lakota Grace

Elizabeth Heitner

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