Meetings in 2021 are taking place over Zoom on the third Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noonish. Join us for an upcoming meeting:

June – Sharon Cathcart

July – Sharon Cathcart and Thena MacArthur

August – BoucherCon month!

September – Lori Rader-Day presents her strategies and methods for kicking writer’s block to the curb. She is the author of the crime fiction novels Death at Greenway, The Lucky One, Under a Dark Sky, The Day I Died, Little Pretty Things, and The Black Hour. Her books have won the Mary Higgins Clark Award and three Anthony Awards, and have been nominated for several other crime fiction awards, including the Edgar Award from Mystery Writers of America. She is also a past recipient of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana Author Award. Rader-Day is co-chair of the crime fiction readers’ conference Murder and Mayhem in Chicago and a former national president of Sisters in Crime, a 4,000-member writers’ and readers’ association. Rader-Day has previously taught at Ball State University, Roosevelt University, Yale University, Midwest Writers Workshop, and StoryStudio Chicago, among others. She received an MA in creative nonfiction from Ball State University and an MFA in creative writing from Roosevelt University.

October – Joint all-day event with SinC Northern California about publicity and promotion, from what-actually-works, to must-do’s, and some how-to’s as well.

November – National Novel Writing Month, with a write-in hosted by Victoria Kazarian.

Register in advance for our meetings: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

See you there!

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. Register by email