Sunday, December 03, 2006

The Season Kickoff

And they’re off … the holiday festivities that is. Today was the annual Holiday Party and Prepublished Authors Showcase of the Los Angeles Chapter of Sisters In Crime (of which I'm president). For me it kicks off the Christmas season.

It was a wonderful event organized by our VP, Diana James, and executed by the entire board with assistance from many members. I have been in Sisters In Crime for eight years now and this year’s Los Angeles Holiday Party was the best attended yet with about 70 people coming together to eat, drink, socialize, and listen to their fellow members read from unpublished manuscripts. In addition, for the second year, the chapter also collected toys for needy children.

It’s events like this that make me proud to be part of Sisters In Crime, an organization of men and women dedicated to the genre of mystery writing. Writing isn’t just about putting words to paper, deadlines, and sales figures; it’s also about sharing, mentoring, and building steps for others to follow.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

1 comment:

Kate Thornton said...

The party was spectacular, Sue Ann did a terrific job, and the book signing was a lot of fun. We had a few literary celebrities in the room (Naomi Hirahara was there!) and live music, tables laden with food and drink and good California wine.

The L.A. Chapter knows how to live - thanks for the swell party, Sue Ann!