Murder We Write

If you are just starting your first mystery or think you’ll someday write a mystery … a reader who enjoys mystery or an already published author … a librarian or bookseller … publisher or publicist or other specialist … we’d love to have you join us. All our members belong to at least one of these categories.

At our monthly meetings, you’ll find the answers to questions, encouragement you’ve been seeking, and support you need. Here on our website, you’ll find information about our meetings and events, member and author websites and information about their books.

You’ll also find links to our parent organization, Sisters In Crime. Every member gains access to loads of valuable resources and links to the latest industry information and news, global support, on-line critique groups through the Guppies Chapter for the Great UnPublished, and other resources to make your reading and writing more enjoyable and profitable.

Again, Welcome!

Joyce Lavene, Chapter President.

Our Programs:

We offer free writing/reading related programs the THIRD Sunday of each month at the High Point Public Library, 901 N. Main Street, High Point, NC 27262, from 2-4 pm. Need driving directions?  Prior to our program, our members meet for lunch at a local restaurant where we share ideas, talk writing and reading, and take care of chapter business.  Email us for more information at:

Please visit our Programs page for more information about our upcoming meetings. 

8 Responses to Murder We Write

  1. Portia McCracken says:

    I’m a member of SinC; do I need to join this chapter separately?

  2. Lynn says:


    If you’d like to be a part of our chapter, we’d love to have you. You can attend up to three meetings before joining. Our annual dues our $15.00. We’d love to have you!

  3. The advantage of being able to join chapters separately, in addition to joining national, is that there’s no limit to the number of chapters you can choose to affiliate with. For example, in addition to this Triad chapter (which meets not far from where I live), I am still a member of the Chicagoland Chapter to keep updated on my former chapter and long-time friends. When the SinC chapter started 1 year ago in the Triangle, I joined it to show my support and to also keep informed. And when I was invited to join the online Guppies chapter after my own books were published, I stayed a member b/c I could offer occasional help as well as discover the latest books being published from first-time mystery writers. All this (plus much more) and I still spend less money each year than by belonging to any other national writers’ organization! By the way, joining the Triad chapter means you can be part of our pre-program group for lunch, where lots of insider info is shared. What fun!

  4. Portia McCracken says:

    Lynn and Chris, thank you both for your responses (which, I’m embarrassed to say, I only just saw).

    I’m really excited about getting involved in Murder We Write! I’m a member of another unaffiliated writers group, Women Writers of the Triad, which is based in Greensboro and has nearly 100 members throughout the Triad area (check us out at, and Perhaps these two creative groups of women can look forward to working together on some joint projects in the future.

  5. Teresa Inge says:


    Who is the president of your chapter? I have a question for the president.

    Thank you!

    Teresa Inge
    SinC President, Virginia Beach Chapter

  6. Lynn says:

    Joyce Lavene is our president

  7. Teresa Inge says:

    Hi Joyce.

    Can you send an email to me at or Facebook chat regarding a anthology question?


    Teresa Inge
    SinC President, Virginia Beach Chapter

  8. Debbie says:

    I am a beginner, how do I get my books on face book. How do I set up a website?

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