Speed City Sisters in Crime meets monthly on the fourth Saturday of each month from January to November. There is a critique group meeting at 10:00, followed by the regular business meeting at 11:30 and a guest speaker at 12:30. Lunch after the guest speaker is at a rotating list of restaurants after the meeting.
10:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:30
12:30 - 1:30
4th Saturdays of the month
March 28 - Cancelled
April 25 - Postponed
October 31 (1 week later due to Magna)
No meeting in December
June 27 Online Meeting
11:00 a.m. business meeting online via Zoom
12:00 noon - Speaker K.B. Laugheed online via Zoom
Self Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing
Join Hoosier author K.B. Laugheed on Zoom on June 27 as she meets with members of the Indiana chapter of Sisters in Crime to discuss the arduous world of book publishing. Laugheed will discuss her personal experiences with self-publishing versus having a book published by Penguin, the world's largest book publisher. Each publishing option offers various pros and cons all authors should be aware of before signing on the dotted line. Laugheed will also discuss the research she had to do in order to write her historical novels, explaining how fact and fiction intersect in her stories.
K.B. Laugheed was born and raised near the site of the 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe. She received an MA in English from the University of Dayton, with a concentration in Native American literature. She taught writing at Ivy Tech College for twelve years and worked as a writer/editor at a small-town newspaper for twenty-three years. Through both careers, she worked as a freelance writer, publishing numerous articles in national periodicals, and she also wrote and directed a series of plays for community theater. She published her debut novel, The Spirit Keeper, in 2013 (Plume), and the sequel, The Gift of the Seer, in 2019. Laugheed is an organic gardener, a master naturalist, and an ardent spokesperson for the planet Earth. She belongs to far too many cats.
Online Store: https://kblaugheed.square.site/
Website : http://www.kblaugheed.com/
Facebook: K.B. Laugheed
The Spirit Keeper is the story of a seventeen-year-old girl who was rescued from a frontier massacre by strange Indians in 1747 eastern Pennsylvania only to find herself chosen as the "Spirit Keeper" of a dying Indian Seer.
The Gift of the Seer is the story of Indian captive Katie O'Toole, who must pretend to be the "Spirit Keeper" of a dead Indian Seer in order to preserve his people from annihilation. This is the conclusion of the saga begun in The Spirit Keeper (Plume 2013).