06 October Cozy CRIT-ters Meeting Notes

06 October Meeting Notes and News for Cozy CRIT-ters—a critique group for cozy mystery authors. #CozyCRITters #cozymystery #CozyMysteryCritiqueGroup

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Meeting Notes:

Wednesday Critique virtual meeting via Zoom. Four people attended: Anne S., Karen W. (read part one of THE RELUCTANT BOOKSELLER), Shari H., and Sherry C. (read chapter 3, partial of THE CRAZED CUCKOO).

Attendance & Reading Schedule

  • Rose C.
  • Martina D.
  • Anne S
  • Shari H.
  • Dianne L.
  • Lisa W.
  • Sherry C.
  • Karen W.
  • 09/18 – Saturday, October 16
  • 09/01 – Saturday, October 16
  • 10/06
  • 10/06
  • 09/18
  • 09/18
  • 10/06
  • 10/06

News and Notes:

Big congratulations to Karen and Martina! Their stories (TEA IS FOR TROUBLE, by Karen Sue Walker, and PUMPKINS & PREMONITIONS, by Martina Dalton) will be published in the 20 Books anthology, ONCE UPON A HALLOWEEN: A Wicked and Wild Cozy Anthology. On Pre-order NOW! Release date: October 18.

Shari Hearn is being interviewed by the NaNoWriMo team—FROM NANO TO NOVEL. We’ll post a link as soon as it is available. WooHoo, Shari!

Rose’s second book in the Bizzy Devlin Mystery series, THE MYSTERY OF THE BROKEN SEA GLASS, launches on October 15. Congrats!

Sherry C. submitted two short stories (BAGPIPES, HAGGIS, AND BURNS, and THE SOZZLED FLAPPER) for the Malice Domestic 17 Anthology.

Sherry C. is in the query trenches with her cozy mystery TIME’S UP FOR FATHER TIME. (Pen Name: Abigail Leigh Reed).

Author readings are scheduled at the Saturday meetings.

Official Saturday topic discussions have been put on hold until we can meet again in person, but that doesn’t prohibit the spur-of-the-moment discussions.

Events Announcements:

  • Cozy CRIT-ters Writing Sprints: every Friday at 5:00 p.m. PT, via Zoom. Contact Sherry or Karen for a Zoom link.
  • Plotting Parties! Join in the fun and brainstorming sessions on the 2nd Tuesdays of each month at 4:00 p.m. PT. Contact Karen W. for the Zoom link.
  • SCWA Happy Hour: every Friday at 4:30 p.m. PT, via Zoom. Visit the SCWA website for more information.

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