Sisters in Crime has been helping writers since 1986


Sisters in Crime is an international organization of writers, readers, booksellers, librarians, agents, editors, reviewers, and teachers. Sisters in Crime works to promote women and other underrepresented crime writers in the industry. Author Sara Paretsky founded SinC in 1986 along with other women mystery writers and enthusiasts. Sisters in Crime now has over 45 local chapters around the world.

Welcome to the Coastal Cruisers chapter!

We're based in the coastal and southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area, but in this age of Zoom, we welcome anyone who wants to join us. SinC NorCal, Mystery Writers of America, and Romance Writers of America members, sisters, misters, and all genders are welcome at our meetings. We write in a variety of genres, from traditional and cozy mystery, thriller, steampunk, historical, romance, urban and traditional fantasy, and even some sci-fi. We've found that this cross-pollination benefits us all. Why not come join us? Find out how to become a member, or join us for one of our monthly meetings.

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