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 Speed City Sisters in Crime.
Upcoming in 2021
Saturday July 24 Meeting
11:00 a.m. business meeting
12:00 noon - Speakers
Derby Rotten Scoundrels! on A Retreat to Move Forward
Jeanette C. Pope, Elaine Munsch and Lynn Slaughter from our sister organization - Louisville's Derby Rotten Scoundrels - will talk about their writing, their organization, and how a retreat has helped them move forward.
Register for this online event on Eventbrite at this link
Jeanette C. Pope was born and raised in the Westend of Louisville, Kentucky. She received two Master's Degrees in Special Education with an emphasis on Learning and Behavior Disorders from the University of Louisville. She has taught elementary education for twenty-seven years and some middle school tutoring in the summer. Her first experience with the public interacting with her writing was when she won a playwriting contest sponsored by Jefferson Community College. Not only did she win the contest, the play, It’s in the Bag, was produced by the drama department of the school. In 2017 her first book, Double Triangles – a mystery, romance- thriller- was published. The sequel, Desperate Angles, will be released in July of this year. Although a young-adult book is in the works, the most exciting time in her writing adventures was working with The Derby Rotten Scoundrel on the play, Iced at the Easy, based on her idea.
Jeanette is married, has two successful children and two amazing granddaughters.
Elaine Munsch, a native of Cleveland, OH, has divided her adult life between Ohio and Kentucky. She graduated from Nazareth College of Kentucky located outside of Bardstown and not far from her maternal grandfather’s home in Balltown, KY. She attended The Ohio State University doing work for a Masters in English Literature. In 1972, she embarked on her life-long passion, that of bookselling. In 1995 she moved from Cleveland to Louisville to open the first Barnes & Noble in Kentucky. She set up a mystery reading group, taught classes in the mystery genre for the Veritas Society and joined the local chapter of Sisters in Crime.
With Susan Bell, she co-edited Mystery with a Splash of Bourbon, an anthology of bourbon related stories.
Partially retired now, she writes the Dash Hammond series set on the shores of Lake Erie.
Lynn Slaughter joined Sisters in Crime and her local chapter, Derby Rotten Scoundrels, shortly after completing her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in 2016. She turned to writing young adult romantic mysteries following a long career as a professional dancer and dance educator. She’s the author of It Should Have Been You, a Silver Falchion finalist; While I Danced, an EPIC finalist; and the newly released Leisha’s Song. Her short story, “Missed Cue,” appears in Malice Domestic’s 2020 anthology, Murder Most Theatrical. The mother of two grown sons and besotted grandmother of five, she lives in Louisville, Kentucky where she is at work on her next novel.
Friday August 6th
Coming in late summer!