Saturday, February 15, 2020

Planning for 2020

Join us to help plan our meetings for 2020 so we're sure to cover the areas you're specifically interested in. If you'd like to share your expertise at one of our meetings or if you have a friend, family member, or colleague who would like to do so, please contact Mary Feliz at mc feliz @ gmail(dot)com (Note: no spaces in the gmail address. Use a period instead of [dot].) It is very important that all our members attend this meeting to help brainstorm the strong programming that will help our group and our members thrive!

LIFT A SISTER will follow the organizational part of the meeting. If you need help with part of the pesky process of publishing a book, from initial idea to ongoing marketing of a published work, we're here to help. Got a pitch that needs a polish? A plot twist that isn't unfolding the way you'd like? Something else? Let us know and we'll give you a hand.

San Jose Public Library
Cambrian Branch
1780 Hillsdale Avenue
San Jose, CA  95124

10:30 am –12:30 pm


Saturday, March 21, 2020

Write it Right with Police Chief (ret.) Bruce Cummings

A fabulous resource for crime writers, Bruce Cummings' law enforcement career spans four decades. He began his career in the turbulent 1960s as a rookie officer in San Carlos and finished up leading a department as Chief in Morgan Hill. During that period he served in the US Army at the Presidio, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Fort Bragg, and UC San Francisco. His sons are a police officer and a paramedic. Bruce will talk about what writers get wrong when it comes to police officers, and how we can get it right. He'll also discuss how policing has changed in the past half-century and where it's headed in the future. Bring your questions and curiosity!

San Jose Public Library
Cambrian Branch
1780 Hillsdale Avenue
San Jose, CA  95124

10:30 am –12:30 pm


Saturday, April 18, 2020

Shelley Adina: Killer Back-Cover Copy

Your book's cover gets your reader's attention. Then they read the back-cover copy—where you can clinch that sale. Multipublished, award-winning author Shelley Adina will break down the back-cover blurb, from shoutline to hook. Whether traditionally or indie published, authors need this skill. Our goal for this meeting is to leave with a finished, workshopped blurb for an upcoming book.

The Pavilion at Redwood Estates
21450 Madrone Drive
Redwood Estates, CA

10:30am – 12:30 p.m.

SinC NorCal, Mystery Writers of America, and Romance Writers of America members, sisters, misters, and all kinds of folx are welcome at all Coastal Cruisers meetings.

To reduce the use of single-use cups, we encourage you to bring along your favorite mug or a bottle of water.