Sisters in Crime Central Jersey
139 Stevens Ave., Jamesburg, NJ 08831-0274

Publicity Contact: Feb.28, 2020
E. F. Watkins (609) 395-6851


National bestselling and award-winning author L.A. Chandlar will give a workshop called “Fight to Keep Creativity Alive” during the March 28 meeting of Sisters in Crime Central Jersey, at the Jamesburg Senior Center, 139 Stevens Ave., Jamesburg. Her 11 a.m. talk will be the centerpiece of the group’s spring fundraising tea. Admission is by $10 donation and all are welcome.

Chandlar says, “We will debunk the myths of creativity (‘I’m not that creative…There’s not enough time…I’ll do it someday…’), figure out what makes us uniquely tick, how to get out of a stalled writing situation, and how to make time to create when life is always busy.”

Chandlar is the national best-selling author of the Art Deco Mystery Series, featuring Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and set in 1930s New York City. The first of these books, The Silver Gun (2017), was followed by The Gold Pawn. The third, The Pearl Dagger (2019), won Suspense Magazine’s Crimson Scribe award, as book of the year. It has also been nominated for the GANYC Apple Award, a Lefty Award and an Agatha Award. Chandlar has resided in New York City for 18 years.

Her program will follow SinCCJ’s 10 a.m. business meeting. After Chandlar speaks, members and guests can sample a variety of lunch offerings and take part in drawings for prizes. Tea, coffee and other beverages also will be available. For more information on the day’s agenda, visit or email

SinCCJ is a chapter of national Sisters in Crime, which 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.

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