Sisters in Crime – Central Jersey
139 Stevens Ave.
Jamesburg, NJ 08831-0274
Publicity Contact: Nov. 23, 2019
E. F. Watkins (609) 395-6851
SINCCJ DEC. 7 MEETING TO FEATURE
AUTHOR BRUCE ROBERT COFFIN AND HOLIDAY PARTY
Sisters in Crime Central Jersey will host a chat, via Skype, with bestselling author Bruce Robert Coffin on Dec. 7 at the Jamesburg Senior Center, 139 Stevens Ave., Jamesburg. The day’s agenda also will include the group’s business meeting and a Holiday Party. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Coffin, who lives in Maine, writes the Detective Byron mystery series. A former detective sergeant himself, with more than 27 years in law enforcement, he supervised all homicide and violent crime investigations for Maine’s largest city. Following the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, Coffin spent four years investigating counter-terrorism cases for the FBI, earning the Director’s Award, the highest award a non-agent can receive.
His most recent novel, “Beyond the Truth,” won Killer Nashville’s Silver Falchion Award for Best Procedural. It also was a finalist for both the Agatha Award, as Best Contemporary Novel, and for the Maine Literary Award, as Best Crime Fiction. His short fiction appears in several anthologies, including Best American Mystery Stories 2016. Coffin is a member of International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. He is a regular contributor to Murder Books blogs.
Coffin’s 10 a.m. program will be followed by SinCCJ’s business meeting and an informal Holiday Party, during which visitors and newcomers can mingle with SinCCJ members and learn about the group. For more information on the day’s agenda, visit www.sistersincrimenj.org or email Eilwatkins@aol.com.
SinCCJ is a chapter of national Sisters in Crime, a group that supports women mystery writers and recently marked its 30th Anniversary. Sisters in Crime combats discrimination against women in the mystery field, educates publishers and the general public as to inequities in the treatment of female authors, raises the level of awareness of their contributions to the field, and promotes the professional advancement of women who write mysteries. It is open to members of all genders.