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Sisters in Crime-Central Jersey

Invites you to a

"Heroes & Villains" Costume Party

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Reader's Group 10:00 a.m.:

Chance of a Ghost by E.J. Copperman

Business Meeting 10:30 a.m.

Guest Speaker 11:45 a.m.:

Author Michele Seigfried

"Creating Memorable Characters"

Seigfried is an award-winning novelist, children's book author/illustrator, and public speaker. Her Jersey Shore Mystery Series includes Red Tape and Tax Cut; a third book, Community Affairs, is due out in February 2015. For her novels, Seigfried draws upon 15 years of experience as a municipal clerk.  She is a member of Sisters in Crime, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and the New Jersey Author's Network.


In addition to hearing Seigfried's presentation, all attending this Halloween-season meeting are invited to get into character for a "Heroes & Villains" costume party.

Unleash you inner literary champion or evildoer--are you really Scarlet O'Hara? Katniss Everdeen? Bellatrix Lestrange?

Non-members are welcome to participate.

A prize will be awarded for the best costume.

Those staying may bring a lunch or chip in for pizza; coffee and tea will be provided.

Everyone Welcomed!





New members & guests are always welcomed!

Please join us!


Meetings are held monthly at the

Jamesburg Center

139 Stevens Avenue

Jamesburg, NJ 08831


IT'S NO 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.

Field Trips

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.


"The 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


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