Sisters in Crime is an organization of readers and writers. Our purpose is to combat discrimination against women in the mystery field, educate publishers and the general public as to the inequalities in the treatment of female authors, and raise the level of awareness of their contribution to the field.
Our guest speaker on Saturday, June 8, 2013, will be Brandon Massey, a supernateral thriller writer whose books have a generous dollop of otherworldly mystery. His topic will be inspriation and how to generate compelling ideas.
Though he grew up in a suburb north of Chicago, Massey now calls Atlanta home, and his 10 (so far) supernatural thrillers seem natural cousins to the Southern Gothic tradition. Although Massey self-published his first book, Thuderland, Kensington Publishing Corp. picked it up and published a revised edition in 2002. Since then, Massey has written many more, including Dark Corner, The Other Brother, Vicious, Cornered, and Don't Ever Tell. He has also published a collection of short stories, Twisted Tales, and several anthologies, which he also edited.
Tananarive Due, national bestselling author of The Living Blood and director of the writing program at Spelman College, said of Massey: "I've been waiting a long time for a writer like Brandon Massey." Find out more about Massey and his newest suspense thriller, Covenant, at brandonmassey.com.
The meeting will be held from 10 AM to 12 PM at the Smyrna library. Visitors are welcome to attend. For maps of the location, click here. (Maps provided by Google Maps.)