20 February Cozy CRIT-ters Meeting Notes

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

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Meeting Notes:

Saturday Critique virtual meeting via Zoom. Seven people attended: Anne S. (read the 4th submission of her Sam Gordon Mystery), Dianne L. (read chapters 1–3 of FOREVER AFTER), Karen W., Rose C., Sharon N., Sherry C., and Tonya A.

Attendance & Reading Schedule

  • Karen W.
  • Sherry C.
  • Lisa W.
  • Rose C.
  • Julie B.
  • Tonya A.
  • Sharon N.
  • Shari H.
  • Dianne L.
  • Anne S.
  • 02/20 — March 03
  • 02/20 — March 03
  • 01/16 — March 20
  • 02/20 — March 20
  • 7/18
  • 02/20
  • 02/20
  • 02/03
  • 02/20
  • 02/20

News and Notes:

Just announced! Sherry C. is the Dorothy Cannell Scholarship 2021 Winner—an award given by Sisters in Crime.

Karen W. is giving a Pub Shop with Diana Pardee for the Southern California Writers Association on How to Build Your Email List and Newsletter, this Wednesday, February 24th at 4:00 p.m. Sign Up!

Karen W. sent the first book in her new cozy mystery series, TEA IS FOR TROUBLE, to the editor.

Rose C. sent the first book in the Bizzy Devlin Mystery series, BURIED IN THE SAND, to the editor. (Pen Name: TJ Costello)

Sherry C. is in the query trenches with her cozy mystery TIME’S UP FOR FATHER TIME. She received a request for a Full Manuscript, which has since ended with a kind “…step aside to make room for another agent….” (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.
  • 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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