This week, Sisters in Crime is being offered simultaneously online and in-person from 2:00 to 3:30pm.

Click here to join the program online, or come to Laura’s Library to join us in-person.

If you’re having difficulties, please refer to Zoom’s support information. Westbank Library is unable to provide tech assistance during the program. Please contact if you would like to schedule tech help or if you would like additional information regarding this library program.

Sisters in Crime: The Sisters in Crime Online Community & Getting the Most Out of Your Membership 

Chapter liaison Kim Giarratano will discuss the hidden gems of the Sisters in Crime national programming such as the webinar archives, podcasts, SinC-ups, write-ins, and DEIJ-B work (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, & Belonging). She will also do a demonstration of the new Sisters in Crime Online Community on the Tradewing platform so that members can join groups and connect with SinC members across chapters.

Kimberly Giarratano is an author of mysteries for teens and adults. Her debut novel, Grunge Gods and Graveyards, won the 2015 Silver Falchion Award for Best YA at Killer Nashville. A former librarian, she is currently an instructor at a SUNY Orange County Community College and a reviewer for BookPage. She is also the chapter liaison for Sisters in Crime. Born in New York and raised in New Jersey, Kim and her husband moved to the Poconos to raise their three kids amid black bears and wild turkeys. While she doesn’t miss the Jersey traffic, she does miss a good bagel and lox. Visit her website at

Sisters in Crime was founded in 1986 to represent and advocate for women crime writers. We celebrate and honor this history with our name while we continue to work for all who share our commitment to and love for a vibrant, inclusive community. Sisters in Crime welcomes anyone as a Sibling who loves crime fiction: all genders, all genres, all stages of writing, all ages, writing for all ages, and all readers.

Please read these ground rules ahead of the conversation:

  • Please keep your camera on for the discussion and provide your name.
  • Mute if there is background noise.
  • Respect the privacy of others by not reporting what you hear in this conversation with any specificity or attribution.
  • Be respectful and listen when others are speaking.
  • Allow everyone’s voice to be heard that wants to