Women of Law Enforcement — Luncheon for Crime Writers

Women in LEThe Orange County Sisters in Crime and the SoCal Mystery Writers of America will jointly present Women of Law Enforcement, at the Community Room of Irvine Ranch Water District on Sunday, August 23, 2015, at 1 p.m.

“Come meet the other sisters in crime.”


  • Debra Stark, Detective (retired) at Brea Police Department
  • Martha Trevino, head of security, Raytheon
  • Two officers with the Placentia Police Department

The public is invited, and an RSVP is required
The event includes a complimentary Southwestern buffet luncheon
RSVP to: secretary@ocsistersincrime.org
For more information visit: http://ocsistersincrime.org/meetings.htm

Orange County Sisters in Crime promotes the professional development and advancement of women crime writers to achieve equality in the industry. Its normal meeting location is at the Irvine Ranch Water District, in the Community Affairs meeting room.

Mystery Writers of America, Inc. (MWA) was established by mystery writers for the purpose of promoting and protecting the interests and welfare of mystery writers and to increase the esteem and literary recognition given to the genre. MWA is dedicated to promoting higher regard for crime writing and recognition and respect for those who write within the genre, providing scholarships, sponsoring literacy programs (MWA:Reads), symposia and conferences, presenting the Edgar® Awards, and conducting other activities to further a better appreciation and higher regard for crime writing. MWA also works to educate writers and those who aspire to write regarding their rights and interests, and to make writers and readers aware of matters which may affect crime writing through legislation, publishing industry practices, judicial decisions, or in other ways.

The Southern California (SoCal) Chapter of MWA covers members in California and Nevada below the 36th parallel, as well as all of Arizona and Hawaii. Its services include:

  • Regular meetings at which members can network and enjoy the company of other writers.
  • The March of Crime, a monthly newsletter full of publishing industry and market info, member updates, and chapter news. Email us to submit material.
  • An online mailing list through which any MWA member with Internet access can ask questions and trade information with others on a daily basis. Past messages are archived, and the service also includes a calendar, shared files, and a list of Internet bookmarks.
  • A library of members’ works, housed at California State University, Long Beach. Any member may donate submit or produced work in for inclusion.
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