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Past Programs and Events


  • Virginia State Forensics Tour

  • Author Panel: Ellen Byrum and Meredith Cole

  • Forensic Psychology with Dr. Evan Nelson


  • Author Discussion with Donna Andrews

  • Poe Museum Tour

  • Meriah Crawford, PI Part 1

  • Tour of the VA State Police Headquarters

  • Arson Investigation with Chesterfield Fire Department

  • Author Discussion with John Lamb

  • The Virginia Literary Festival 


  • Triple Threat Author Panel with Meredith Cole, Mary Burton, and Ellery Adams

  • Social Media Marketing with John DeMott and Jeb Hoge

  • Meriah Crawford , PI Part 2

  • Sisters Day at the Gun Range

  • Police Spokespersons with Cynthia Price and Gene Lepley

  • FBI Agent Kathryn Land

  • Author Discussion with Debbi Mack


  • The Craft of Writing with Mary Burton and Vivian Lawry

  • Short Story Writing with Art Taylor and Leone Cirporin

  • Law Enforcement Panel with Police and FBI

  • Skype with Author Deborah Koonts

  • Author Panel with Marliss Melin, Christine Trent, and Kit Wilkinson

  • Tour of the FBI Offices in Richmond

  • Author Discussion with Laurin Wittig


  • VIFM Anthology Launch at the Library of Virginia

  • VIFM at the Virginia Festival of the Book

  • Skype with Rhys Bowen

  • Tour of the Library of Virginia

  • Terrorism Presentation with Allen Norton

  • SIBA 2014 in Norfolk, VA

  • The Plot Doctor, Carolyn Greene

  • The Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival









  • Piedmont Search and Rescue Presentation

  • Mysterypalooza

  • Woody Funeral Home Presentation and Tour

  • Dr. Bradley Harper, Pathologist

  • SinC-CV Anthology Planning Meeting

  • Bail Bondsmen with Free Bird Bail Bonds

  • Author Event with VRW – Jane Friedman

  • Murder at the Library

  • Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival

  • Kilmarnock Author Fest

  • Human Trafficking

  • An Afternoon with 2 Medical Examiners

  • Mystery Holiday Party with Amy Lilly


  • Editing Dos and Don'ts with Mary Burton and Mary Miley

  • Evidence Search and Recovery with Special Agent Overholt of the VSP

  • Storytelling with Author Wendy H. Jones

  • Chapter Social

  • Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer with Sue Coletta

  • Make it Worse - Adding Tension to Your Story with Ralph Walker

  • An Author's BFF How Authors Can Work With Their Local Indie Bookstore

  • From Page to Screen An Author's Film Rights Journey with Adam Meyer


  • Skype with a Literary Agent

  • VIFM at RavenCon

  • Lethal Ladies Presentation at Chop Suey Books

  • Social Media Workshop with Rachel Thompson

  • Rhonda Pleasants, Mortician

  • Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival

  • Skype with Publicist Joan Schulhafer

  • Bouchercon in Raleigh, NC

  • Murder at the Library









  • Murder at the Library

  • Crime and Local Politics with the Henrico Commonwealth's Attorney

  • Mysterypalooza

  • All-Henrico Reads

  • Mystery Plotting with Elaine Viets

  • Lethal Ladies Anthology Launch Party with Lynn Cahoon, Mary Burton, and Barb Goffman

  • How Authors and Libraries Can Work Together

  • Hot off the Press with Cynthia Price

  • What Hollywood Gets Wrong









  • After-Holiday Party 

  • Spice up Your Writing with Mary Burton, Tracey Livesay, Avery Flynn, and Lisa Dyson

  • Public Speaking for Authors with Josh Pachter

  • From Crime Fighter to Crime Fiction with Mark Bergin, James L'Etoile, and Jeffrey James Higgins

  • Life in the Fast Lane and a Traffic Stop with CCPD

  • Don't Sweat the Swag with Dana Claire

  • Membership Has Its Privileges with Kim Giarratano

  • Key Ingredients to Short Stories - Ask the Editors with Josh Pachter, K. L. Murphy, Barb Goffman, and Michael Bracken

  • Fall Meet and Mingle

  • Curious Copyright Facts with Author and Podcaster David Newhoff

  • Self-defense for Authors Workshop









  • VIFM 2 Anthology Launch at Libbie Mill Library 

  • Crime on Campus Panel

  • Author Discussion with Jeanne Adams

  • Psychology and Self-Defense Presentation with Fiona Quinn

  • K9 Alert Presentation with Rika

  • Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival

  • Fredericksburg Author Panel with Riverside Writers

  • Author Panel at Fall for the Book

  • Art Taylor – Short Story Workshop

  • Tour of St. Mary’s Forensics

  • SinC-CV Table at Virginia Festival of the Book

  • Murder at the Library


  • Holiday Party & Conference Roundtable

  • State of the Mystery Publishing Market with Literary Agent Paige Wheeler

  • Murder and Mayhem Online Conference

  • SmashWords Online Training

  • Virtual Happy Hour with SinC President Lori Rader-Day

  • Dos & Don'ts of Working with Book Reviewers, Dru Ann Love and Kristopher Zgorski

  • Guns 101 Virtual Demo with Dennis Lilly, Range Safety and Firing Officer

  • Guns 101 Part B with Dennis Lilly

  • Using Art to Solve Crime & Don't Lie to Me with Carrie Stuart Parks

  • Building an Author Platform with Nikki Terpilowksi

  • Writing Suspense 101 with Art Taylor and Tara Laskowski

  • Holiday Party with John Price - Folk Lore and Crime Fiction


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  • Author Discussion with Jenny Milchman

  • RVA Lit Crawl

  • Specialized Law Enforcement Panel

  • RPD Shoot/Don’t Shoot Simulator

  • Book Marketing 101

  • Mysterypalooza

  • Plotting Party

  • Richmond City Jail Tour

  • Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival

  • Murder at the Library


  • Mastering Amazon Data and Trends with Alex Newton

  • Crack Team with Det. Kyle Walker - Narcotics Investigations with HCPD

  • Taglines, Loglines, and Pitches, Oh My! with M. M. Finck

  • Implicit Bias with Harvey Powers

  • #Bookstagram Workshop with Sonica Soares.

  • DNA Doe Project with Dr. Margaret Press

  • Arson Investigation with Lt. Justin Finan, Henrico County

  • Caught Red Handed Smart Water CSI

  • Basic Crime Scene Investigation with Jeffrey Dwyer, VA Department of Forensics


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