Category Archives: Sisters in Crime

In Memoriam: Gale Albright

  Posted by Kathy Waller Gale Albright, 2016 president of Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas chapter, a member of Austin Mystery Writers and the Writers’ League of Texas, an author, and our dear friend, died on November 19. Gale … Continue reading

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Bouchercon 2016: New Orleans

For those who love to read mysteries as well as write them, Bouchercon is where you will find your people– and they will most likely be hanging out in the hotel bar. The 47th Bouchercon World Mystery Convention found its … Continue reading

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Interview With AMW Member, V.P. Chandler

  This is the last installment of the AMW member interviews. Who did I leave out? Me! So some of my fellow members have asked me questions. I must admit, I was a little nervous. Ask me anything! I’ll give … Continue reading

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Mystery Workshop At Book People

Last Saturday I attended a writer’s workshop at Book People, sponsored by Mystery People and the Austin chapter of Sisters In Crime. I honestly didn’t think I’d learn much new. But I was wrong. *Note- Between classes we had drawings … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mystery Author P. D. James

Who’s your favorite mystery author? A Sister in Crime recently posed that question. I told her my favorite mystery author is– Agatha Christie / Donna Leon / Josephine Tey / Margery Allingham / Ngaio Marsh / Ruth Rendell / Mary … Continue reading

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When Books Were Love

by Gale Albright Aunt Marjorie Nell was a big fan of mine. That’s why I figure she may have embellished stories about my alleged brilliance when I was a tot. She taught me to read when I was just three … Continue reading

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A Good Time Was Had by All

By Gale Albright There was much happiness on display at the tenth annual Barbara Burnett Smith Aspiring Writers Event (BBSAWE) on May 18 at Recycled Reads in Austin. People were talking, laughing, eating, exchanging e-mail addresses and phone numbers, eating, … Continue reading

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The Halls of Mystery

by Gale Albright The April 13 Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas program will feature “The Halls of Mystery” with authors Joan Upton Hall and Russ Hall. They will present mini-workshops on everything you ever wanted to know about writing. … Continue reading

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Who Was Barbara Burnett Smith?

By Gale Albright According to author Bill Crider in his post of February 20, 2005: Barbara Burnett Smith died in an accident in San Antonio Saturday night. Barbara and her husband were there to rescue a dog, and when they … Continue reading

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