Panel with E.A. Aymar, Alma Katsu, and Tara Laskowski

You are invited to a free special event on August 22 at 4pm.  As part of their Sizzling Summer Series, three chapters of Sisters in Crime are presenting a FLAVORS OF MYSTERY panel that gives you a taste of three authors’ different takes on the mystery genre.  With moderator Maddie Margarita, these authors will talk about how they write and the differences in their approaches in their latest books.  

The well-known E.A. Aymar has a recent thriller to discuss while Alma Katsu has her first spy novel, after a lifetime of work as an intelligence officer. Tara Laskowski’s debut novel is suspenseful and award-winning.  All of these authors bring different styles and approaches on what it takes to write crime fiction.

Join the Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego Sisters in Crime for a FREE event.  We welcome all members of the public interested in hearing these authors and maybe getting a chance to ask a question yourself.  The Zoom link is below.  Share the info with your friends.

Anthony Award-nominated E.A. Aymar’s most recent thriller, They’re Gone, was published in 2020 under his pseudonym E.A. Barres. He has a monthly column in the Washington Independent Review of Books, is a former member of the national board of the International Thriller Writers and an active member of Crime Writers of Color, the Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. He also runs the Noir at the Bar series for Washington, D.C., and has hosted and spoken at a variety of crime fiction, writing, and publishing events nationwide.

RED WIDOW is Alma Katsu’s first spy novel, the logical marriage of her love of storytelling with her 30+ year career in intelligence. As an intelligence officer, Ms. Katsu worked at several federal agencies as a senior analyst where she advised policymakers and military commanders on issues of national security. Ms. Katsu also writes novels that combine historical fiction with supernatural and horror elements. THE HUNGER (2018), a reimagining of the story of the Donner Party, was named one of NPR’s 100 favorite horror stories. 

Tara Laskowski’sdebut suspense novel One Night Gone won the Agatha Award, Macavity Award, and the Anthony Award. Her second novel, The Mother Next Door, will be published in October 2021. She also wrote two short story collections, Modern Manners for Your Inner Demons and Bystanders. She has won the Agatha Award and Thriller Award for her short fiction and was the longtime editor of the online flash fiction journal SmokeLong Quarterly. A graduate of Susquehanna University and George Mason University, Tara grew up in Pennsylvania and lives in Virginia. 

BOOK CARNIVAL and the chapters of SISTERS IN CRIME in Orange County, San Diego, and Los Angeles welcome you to the third and last of their Sizzling Summer Speaker Series themed The Many Flavors of Mystery featuring East Coast authors,E.A. Ayar, Alma Katsu, and Tara Laskowski.

Link to Purchase Books is on the Book Carnival event page: https://www.annesbookcarnival.com/events/

Sizzling Summer Program with Three Sisters in Crime Chapters

Topic: So Cal Sister’s in Crime Mystery Taster. What’s Your Favorite Flavor with Ed Aymar, Alma Katsu & Tara Laskowski  

Time: Aug 22, 2021 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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