Welcome to Speed City Sisters in Crime
Speed City Sisters in Crime is the Indiana chapter of the world-wide mystery/crime writers' association Sisters in Crime. The Speed City chapter was founded in 2005. Find out more about our organization.
Saturday October 24 Meeting
11:00 a.m. business meeting
12:00 noon - Speaker Nina Sadowsky
Cliff Hangers, Twists and Pacing
A New York City native, Nina R. Sadowsky is an entertainment lawyer who has worked as a film and television producer and writer for most of her career.
Her debut thriller, Just Fall, was published by Ballantine in March 2016. Her second novel, The Burial Society, was published in 2018, and is the first of a series, with The Empty Bed released January 28th, 2020. Her fourth novel Convince Me, will be out in August 2020. Her books have been translated into German, Spanish, Italian, French, Japanese, Turkish and Serbian. Both published novels are in development for television.
She has written numerous original screenplays and adaptations and done rewrites for such companies as The Walt Disney Company, Working Title Films, and Lifetime Television.
Sadowsky also wrote, directed and produced the short film, “The First Year’s A Bitch,” a darkly funny take on the first year of marriage, starring Christine Taylor and John Livingston, which was featured in numerous film festivals, and which won the award for best editing at the New York Short Film Festival.
Sadowsky is a member of International Thrillers Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, the Humanitas’ Prize’s Woolfpack, (an organization of women writers, directors, producers and showrunners) and Creative Future’s Leadership Committee. She also serves as Director of Educational outreach for The Humanitas Prize and co-leads the Woolfpack sponsored screenwriting lab at Hedgebrook.
Nina Sadowsky is author of Convince Me, The Empty Bed, The Burial Society, and Just Fall
Read more about Nina at: www.ninasadowsky.com
Indiana Playwrights Circle November meeting will be a conversation with four writers from the Speed City Sisters in Crime, Indiana Chapter (Crystal Rhodes, MB Dabney, Lillie Evans, and Janet Williams—thank you, Ramona Henderson, also a member of SCSIC, for suggesting the topic!), in addition to our own Andrew Black, to share some of their experiences and approaches to writing a mystery and how the process might apply to the writing of a mystery play.
People at Indiana Playwrights Circle and in the theatre community at large who are interested in learning more about writing a mystery play should find the discussion revealing and helpful.
We will begin at 4 PM CST / 5 PM EST on Sunday, November 1.
Click the link to register for the event and to be sent the zoom link.
Saturday November 28 Meeting
11:00 a.m. business meeting
12:00 noon - Speaker Les Roberts
Getting Away with Murder
Renowned, prolific mystery and suspense author LES ROBERTS will be our special guest speaker in November, coming to us from his living room in Cleveland, Ohio. His program topic will be “Getting Away with Murder,” a subject all mystery authors are interested in perfecting. Joining LES will be our own renowned member, RUSS EBERHART, who will facilitate the program and tell stories about his special friendship with Les.
LES is the author of 6 mystery novels in the Saxon series set in Los Angeles and 19 featuring Cleveland detective Milan Jacovich, 6 other books of fiction, and his autobiography. Les came to mystery writing after a 24-year career in Hollywood, where he was the first producer and head writer of the Hollywood Squares and wrote for the the Lucy Show, the Andy Griffith Show, the Jackie Gleason Show, and the Man from U.N.C.L.E., among others. He has been a professional actor, a singer, a jazz musician, and a teacher. Past president of both the Private Eye Writers of America and the American Crime Writer's League, Les received the Cleveland Arts Prize in 2002 and the Sherwood Anderson Literary Award in 2003. His first Saxon novel, “An Infinite Number of Monkeys,” won the very first “First Private Eye Novel Contest.” A native of Chicago, he has lived in Northeast Ohio since 1990.
See Les Robert's page on Good Reads
Checkout the guidelines for Speed City Sisters in Crime's 8th anthology, coming in October 2021. All Speed City Indiana Chapter members are eligible to submit stories to this spooky Halloween themed edition.
Murder 20/20 Authors interviewed by Black Dog Books
Interview with Authors Janet Williams and Stephen Terrell from Speed City Sisters in Crime
Interview with Authors B.K. Hart and Ross Carley from Speed City Sisters in Crime
Interview with Authors Tony Perona and Ramona Henderson from Speed City Sisters in Crime
Interview with Authors Lillie Evans and Jon Burroughs from Speed City Sisters in Crime
Jon Burroughs as James Whitcomb Riley
Speed City Author Jon Burroughs transformed into James Whitcomb Riley for the Hoosier Poet's annual birthday celebration on Saturday, October 3rd. Burroughs created four original poems for the celebration and did a one man show as Riley talking about the poet's life through anecdotes and poems. The Greenfield Daily Reporter covered the kick-off to the annual event on Saturday, which took place at the Riley Boyhood Home & Museum in Greenfield, Indiana.
This year's festival is simpler and socially-distanced, emphasizing local businesses and the history of Indiana's famed writer.
Writing True Crime: Q&A with Janis Thornton
Journalist and romance writer Cathy Shouse interviews Speed City Sisters in Crime member Janis Thornton about her exciting new book No Place Like Murder. A modern retelling of 20 sensational true crimes, No Place Like Murder reveals the inside details behind nefarious acts that shocked the Midwest between 1869 and 1950.
Released in September from Speed City's own Janis Thornton:
No Place Like Murder
True Crime in the Midwest
A modern retelling of 20 sensational true crimes, No Place Like Murder reveals the inside details behind nefarious acts that shocked the Midwest between 1869 and 1950. The stories chronicle the misdeeds, examining the perpetrators' mindsets, motives, lives, apprehensions, and trials, as well as what became of them long after.
An enthralling and chilling collection, No Place Like Murder is sure to thrill true crime lovers.
Murder 20/20 Is here!