Sisters in Crime-Central Jersey
everyone a healthy, happy New Year!
Please join us for another mysterious year!
Our Next Meeting
Saturday, January 24, 2015
THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED
DUE TO IMPENDING SNOW STORM
FEBRUARY DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
Business Meeting 10:30 a.m.
Guest Speaker/Program 11:45 a.m.
Vice-president of SinC-CJ
"Understand the Sociopath"
Baumann, like all Sisters in Crime members, loves reading and writing
murder mysteries. She says, "I have a fascination with motivation. Why do some people kill, while others will think
about it but never cross the line from fantasizing to action" She started researching sociopathy and has accumulated
a fair amount of information that she will share in her talk.
"Most people think of sociopaths or psychopaths as serial killers, but that is not the reality," Baumann explains.
"Sociopaths are not necessarily killers, not even neccessarily criminals. They are, however, people who are not
able to feel real empathy for any other living being and do not have a conscience. Sociopaths exist at all levels of society
and most are able to blend in quite well--estimates of the percentage of people who are sociopaths range from 1 to 4 percent
of the population. I will discuss what sociopathy is, the neurological differences, the behavior patterns, and how/why sociopaths
are so successful at conning people."
***IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, MEETINGS MAY BE CANCELLED.
UPDATES WILL BE POSTED AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR
***SCHEDULES, PROGRAMS, PRESENTATIONS, AND SPEAKERS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE***
& guests are always welcomed!
Meetings are held monthly at the
139 Stevens Avenue
Jamesburg, NJ 08831
MYSTERY! We cordially invite you to join the group of mystery enthusiasts that make up the Sisters in Crime-Central Jersey
Chapter. We consist of writers and readers united by the vision of achieving Sisters in Crime's purpose by providing
programs, newsletters, and support for members in New Jersey.
Our monthly meetings start with a short business meeting for all members, followed by a program focusing
on an area of interest in the mystery field. We’ve hosted multi-published, award-winning mystery and suspense authors,
weapons experts, and police detectives. In addition we have a monthy reader's group that meets before the meeting AND
a monthly writer's critique group that gets together after the speaker/program. Contact us for details.
Our monthly newsletter, Clued In, focuses on the
mystery field and features news, upcoming conference information, articles on writing, market updates, and more.
New writers are encouraged to submit articles. The
deadline is always one week after the monthly meeting.
We also run field trips and have
visited the Monmouth County Correctional Center and the State Police Museum. We have also taken trips to the past -- the Lindbergh
Trial Re-enactment in Flemington and the Hall-Mills Trial Re-enactment in Somerville.
purpose of Sisters in Crime is 'to combat discrimination against women in the mystery field, educate publishers and the general
public as to the inequities in the treatment of female authors, raise the level of awareness of their contribution to the
field, and promote the professional advancement of women who write mysteries.'"
Membership dues are payable in January and cost $25 with an email or
snail mail newsletter. Dues are prorated to $12.50 from July to December. All Central Jersey members must also join the National Sisters in Crime Organization.
For more information on Sisters in Crime - Central
Jersey, or on upcoming meetings, feel free to contact us via Email:
Rebecca Mears, President
or write to us at:
Sisters In Crime - Central Jersey
PO Box 244
Jamesburg, NJ 08831-0274