This year under chapter prez Catherine Maiorisi there was a change of venue to midtown's Les Sans Culottes restaurant on Second Avenue and 57th Street where the group took over an upstairs room on Tuesday night
With so many events and meetings - most of which have excellent guests and speakers so it's hard to chat - it's sometimes difficult to just connect with other members and catch up! To find out what they're reading and writing.
I had a blast reconnecting with members Hilary Davidson, Laura Joh Rowland, Cathi Stoler, Pearl Wolf, Liz Zelvin, Laura Curtis(Kramarsky), Clare Toohey, Peggy Ehrhart, Pam Aherne and others.
Hilary's new book, Evil in All of Its Disguises (great title!) comes out next March, Liz has a new novella, Cathi just started a new novel - so great to hear what everyone is up to! That's one of the terrific things about Sisters in Crime - the camaraderie. Both nationally and in the individual chapters.
That's Clare and Laura, two of the genre's hardest-working Women of Mystery. And Liz, wearing the scarf she scored in our holiday gift grab bag. (I got a very cool calendar which was too shiny to photograph well...)
What a great night! I'm loving my Sisters in Crime and wish us all a happy and successful 2013!