We are NOT alone!

There are lots of us. And we have clubs.

Well, maybe not clubs exactly, but there are lots of mystery related organizations out there just waiting for you to join.

Sisters in Crime (isn't that the greatest name?) is an organization of mystery readers and writers whose purpose is to combat discrimination against women in the mystery field and raise the level of awareness of their contribution to the field. That's the official purpose; unofficially this group is fun, helpful, busy, and more than ready to welcome you and likely to put you to work. Meet your favorite authors and labor beside them putting up booths at book fairs, receive the quarterly newsletter and the Books in Print Catalog, join a special interest group. To be a member of a local chapter you must be a member of national (dues $25.00 per calendar year). Write to

Beth Wasson, SinC Exec. Secty.
P.O. Box 442124
Lawrence, KS 66044-8933

Mystery Readers International is "an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of mystery readers." For $24.00 dues per calendar year you receive a quarterly journal (each journal has a specific theme with articles written by some of your favorite authors), an opportunity to join (or create) a local chapter or reading group AND you become eligible to vote for the winner of the MACAVITY Award, presented annually by MRI, for Best Novel, Best First, Best Critical/Biographical, and Best Short Story. Write to

Janet Rudolph
Mystery Readers International
P.O. Box 8116
Berkeley, CA 94707

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