About Us

Mystery by the Sea is a local chapter of the national organization Sisters in Crime (SinC). Serving the Tidewater and Eastern Shore areas of Virginia, as well as the Inner Banks of North Carolina, we adhere to the national SinC mission statement, which is: “To promote the professional development and advancement of women crime writers and to achieve equality in the industry.”

Our membership spans the entire breadth of the mystery-writing spectrum, from multi-published authors to MFA students to people just thinking about writing, and includes both females and males (known as “misters”). We welcome anyone with a passion for the written word.

Membership to Mystery by the Sea is open to anyone with an interest in writing and who is a member of the national organization of Sisters in Crime. Dues are $20 per year. For more information, contact Teresa at tinge@cox.net.

About Sisters in Crime 

Sisters in Crime (SinC) is an international organization founded in 1986 to promote the professional development and advancement of women writing crime fiction.

Today SinC is made up of more than 3,000 members in 48 chapters worldwide – authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers, librarians and others who love mysteries.

There are local chapters, a national listserve discussion group, and member discounts for writing workshops and special events. Thier motto:

SinC into a Good Mystery!

To learn more about Sisters in Crime or to join the group, go to http://www.sistersincrime.org.

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