2017-2018 Members of Sisters (and Misters) in Crime/Hawaii and SinC, Inc.

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Members of the Hawaii Chapter
Sisters in Crime, Inc. (International Organization)
SinC/Hawaii include Sisters and Misters in Crime

Welcome to Sister In Crime/Hawaii, a fun-loving group of readers and writers actively involved in the business of reading and writing. While many of us are proud authors of one or more books, we all continue to learn about the ever-changing business of writing, publishing, and marketing our work. Individually, we write in a variety of genres, including Mystery, Sci-Fi,  Poetry, Children's Stories, Memoirs, True Crime, and Historical Non-Fiction.

Current Officers (2017-2018) and Members 

Vicki Whelan-White (D.V. Whytes) (President)
Don and Vicki White, writing as D.V. Whytes, have published Love Beyond Measure; Prism Poison; Cookie Crumbs, Green Eyes and Murder; and a series of prose called Divine Dusting. 
Vicki grew up in Austin, MN, where Spam originated, then moved to Hawaii where Spam is eaten eight times more than anywhere else. She specialized in trauma radiology before transferring into management. Recently she was elected as the President for Sisters in Crime, Hawaii. 
Don was born and raised in Norfolk, VA. He has a Masters in Counseling, taught US history for 11th graders and is also a licensed General Contractor. whyteontherock.com

Rose Mary Thompson (Vice President)

Rose Mary has been researching, writing, and speaking about women’s roles in wartime (with emphasis on women in World War 1) for decades. An Air Force officer during the Vietnam Era, she served as a WAF squadron commander in Southeast Asia. 

New to Hawaii, she has turned to fiction in her retirement. She is currently working on a novel about a Southern California feminist family in World War I. Her short story, “War, Love, Food, and Trust,” appears in the anthology, MYSTERY IN PARADISE 13 Tales of Suspense. 

Jenny Duhaylonsod Delos Santos (Secretary)

Jenny is the author of an upcoming Memoir entitled Falling Perfectly Without Trying. She is an active member in District 49 Toastmasters as well as Sisters in Crime/Hawaii, Marcy's Law and Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She has been speaking at various events, including a domestic violence conference, Institute of Human Services support group for women and a special project for television and YouTube - "A Journey of Triumph."

Jenny currently works at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser as an editorial clerk and has been there for the past 13 years. 

Laurie Hanan  (Treasurer)

Laurie is the author of the Louise Golden Mystery series which is set in Hawaii, and includes Almost Paradise, How Far is Heaven?,  Another Day in Paradise, and Stairway to Heaven.

Laurie grew up in the picturesque islands of the South Pacific. Her father pioneered air travel to many of the tiny islands, and Laurie often accompanied him on his flights. She moved to Seattle to study photography and dance at the University of Washington. While there, she discovered an interest in Jewish Studies, Hebrew, and Middle Eastern dance. She moved to Israel to pursue these subjects, earning her keep by working in the cotton fields of the Jezreel Valley.

Laurie moved to London, then lived in several European countries, before returning to Israel. It was on this second trip to Israel that she met the love of her life. They eloped and were married in Cyprus. Laurie and her husband spent time exploring the Far East, before settling in Hawaii.

Laurie had a career with the Postal Service, and raised three children. She retired in 2006 and started writing her Louise Golden mystery series. She also promotes animal rights and rescue, and practices yoga, meditation, and qi gong. Laurie currently lives on Oahu with her husband, two youngest children, a Westie and an alley cat. Visit Laurie at: Laurie’s Amazon Author Page


Gail M Baugniet (Immediate Past President)

Gail is the author of five Pepper Bibeau mysteries, a book of linking poetry entitled Another New Beginning, and short stories in mystery anthologies set in Hawaii, Mysteries in Paradise and Paradise Passion Mystery

After working as a police officer on the mainland and a dispatcher on O'ahu, Gail now writes full time at her home in Honolulu. She is currently working on her next mystery, short stories, and a genealogical novel.

You can visit Gail's blog site for further information about her novels, author interviews, and life in Hawaii. All of her books are available for purchase at Amazon: Gail’s Books at Amazon  
Dawn Casey (Past Vice President; Past President)

Dawn is the author of the children's illustrated Christmas book
The Hawaiian Christmas Tree
published under the name Dawn Adrienne

You-Tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg4GJNRxVVk



Rosemary and Larry Mild (Current and Founding Members; Rosemary: Past Secretary)
Rosemary and Larry are award-winning co-authors who write cozy mysteries, short stories, adventure/thrillers, articles, and essays. They write the Paco and Molly series, which includes Boston Scream Pie, Hot Grudge Sunday, and Locks and Cream Cheese.

Visit Rosemary and Larry's Web site to learn more about their books, including reviews and sample chapters, plus their teaching schedule, conference presentations, book signings, and personal


Kent Reinker (Member)

Publishing under the names Alain Gunn and A K Gunn, Kent has been writing since high school, and has worked in a wide diversity of styles, including newspaper articles, short stories, novels, and academic publications.

He has been writing fiction for decades but only recently began publishing his work. Three novels are published under the name Alain Gunn: A Tale of Two Planets, Red Exodus, and If Pigs Could Cry. A mystery, The Honey Bee, was published in 2014, and The Death of Aloha was published in 2016, under A K Gunn.

Doris Chu (Member)

Doris has been a professional writer for fifty years starting as a journalist, and writing short stories, and seven non-fiction books. She produced twenty-four commercially-released musicals on CD, is listed in Wikipedia under Original Cast Records as Doris Yeko. 

Working for the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, when in finance she assisted in raising one million dollars for the Metro (subway and bus) system. She received an award for the Los Angeles Convention Center project, which built new office, restaurant, and apartments in downtown Los Angeles. Doris is retired from U.S. intelligence.
Carol Catanzariti (Member)

Carol Catanzariti writes poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Her work appeared in Evergreen Magazine, The Lyric, Colorado Woman, Hawaii Review, HAPA, Hawaii Pacific Review, Honolulu Magazine, Honolulu Poetry on the Bus, The Honolulu Advertiser among others. 

She co-authored a poetry chapbook, Seeking an Answer, published by Finishing Line Press. Hawaii Pacific Review chose her poem “Age Old Understanding” as one of the best of the decade (2000-2010). She co-edited “Sunset Inn: Tales of the North Shore,” an anthology by Hawaii Writers; won first place in the National League of American Pen Women Lorin Tarr Gill poetry competition; and first place in the children’s short story contest in the Honolulu Advertiser. Her poems were the editors’ choice for best poetry in Issue 108 of Bamboo Ridge.

Sunset Inn: Tales From the North Shore is an anthology of short stories set in Hawai'i.

A.J. Llewellyn (Member)
A.J. Llewellyn is the author of over 250 erotic romance novels. An early obsession with Robinson Crusoe led to a lifelong love affair with islands, particularly Hawaii and Easter Island.
Being marooned once on Wedding Cake Island in Australia cured her of a passion for fishing, but led to a plotline for a novel. A.J.’s friends live in fear because even the smallest details of their lives usually wind up in her stories. A.J. has a desire to paint, draw, juggle, work for the FBI, walk a tightrope with an elephant, be a chess champion, a steeplejack, master chef, and a world-class surfer. She can’t do any of these things so she writes about them instead.
A.J. started life as a journalist and boxing columnist, and still enjoys interrogating, er, interviewing people to find out what makes them tick.


Gay Coburn Gale (Member)

Gay has been enthralled by mysteries since she read Hound of the Baskervilles as a child but it wasn’t until 50 years later at Bouchercon 2010 in San Francisco that she “found her people”, a thousand fans – both readers and writers – who loved mysteries.  Retiring from the paycheck world after five careers and 31 address changes, Gay moved to Honolulu in 2013 with the goal of completing her first mystery novel.  But writing a good mystery isn’t as easy as it might seem.
Chairing Left Coast Crime – Honolulu Havoc in March 2017 meant Gay’s novel was on the shelf for two years but “Choices” brought her back to the discipline of writing and created momentum to resurrect her primary project.  A trip in August 2016 to the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro served as a 32 year testament to her love of elite sport performance and travel and cemented the notion of getting back to that early goal.  Look for ‘LA-84’, the first in the Summer Olympics Series on shelves at Christmas.
You can always recognize Gay by her companion and best friend Koa, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, who is a Diabetic Alert Dog that has saved her life five times.


Shauna Jones (Member)

Shauna Jones has a degree in history and professional journalism experience. Her work has appeared
in the Hawaiian Church Chronicle, several newsletters, and The Breakup Queen. Shauna is the Hawai’i State representative for the International Women Writers Guide. 

She has been co-leading a weekly writing group since 200, and enjoys writing romantic suspense and historical romances. Shauna’s literary book group meets monthly at Coffee Talk in Kaimuki where members discuss a broad range of genres. 

Shauna’s short story The Stolen Fiancee, prompted by a display on the Royal Hawaiian Hotel opening ceremony and hall dance, appears in SUNSET INN Tales from the North Shore.


Patricia Morin (Founding Member)


Besides writing short stories, novels, and plays, Patricia is a psychotherapist and life coach with Masters in both Counseling Psychology and Clinical Social Work. the inner complexities of the human mind play a strong part in her writing work. She has won awards for her short stories and has been published in numerous anthologies.

Top Publications Ltd., Dallas TX, published her first short story collection, Mystery Montage, in 2010 and her second collection in the series, Crime Montage, in 2012. In Mystery Montage, the story "Homeless" was a finalist for a Derringer and an Anthony Award, while "Pa and the Pigeon Man" was nominated for a Pushcart Award. In 2012, h
er play, "The Gatekeeper," a twenty-minute humor-fantasy play, won first place and Critics Choice awards at the Fringe of Marin CA Playwright Contest. The play also won for Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress.
Visit Patricia at her website for further information. 


Deborah Turrell Atkinson (Founding President 2007)

Debby writes the Storm Kayama series set in Hawaii, including Primitive Secrets, The Green Room, and Fire Prayer. Her novels feature Hawaiian culture and myths.

Visit Debby's Web site for more information about her books, new publications, and the Hawaiian legends she uses in her stories. Learn more about the writing life on her blog, Type M for Murder. 


Victoria Kneubuhl (Founding Member)

Victoria is the author of Murder Casts a Shadow, a mystery novel set in 1934 Honolulu. For a synopsis and purchase information, see the University of Hawaii Press site.

Victoria is also an acclaimed playwrite. She was the Distinguished Writer in Residence at UH Manoa for Fall 2007. She was named one of the Extraordinary Women of Hawaii in 2001 by the Foundation for Hawaii Women’s History and the native Hawaiian Library of ALU LIKE, Inc. In 1994, she was honored with the hawaii Award for Literature, and she received the Elliot Cades Award for Literature in 2006. She has written ten documentary scripts for television and is a producer/writer for the documentary series Biography Hawaii.


Rochelle Weidner (Founding Member)

Rochelle’s stories and poems have appeared in Ghoulish Intent, Crime and Suspense, Gravity, 2River View, Snakeskin, and other literary magazines.  She received an Honorable Mention in the FMAM Fire to Fly 2003 short story contest. Crime Suspense ezine included "The Oracle of 22nd Street" in Ten for Ten, a short story anthology.

Learn more about Rochelle and her cat, Max, on her Web site.



Members of the Hawaii Chapter


Sisters in Crime, Inc.

Active Members of Sisters in Crime, Inc. 
in Honolulu O'ahu

ATKINSON, Deborah T.
CHU, Doris
GALE, Gay C.
HANAN, Laurie
JONES, Shauna
MILD, Rosemary and Larry
REINKER, Kent (A K Gunn; Alain Gunn)
STOKER, Storm S.
VENARD, Lourdes
WEIDNER, C. Rochelle
WHITE, Vicki (D.V. Whytes)

Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii

GRACE, Veryl A.

listed with address in United States

MORIN, Patricia - CA

Associate Members 
Sisters in Crime/Hawaii


HARTZ, Lizbeth
ISHIMI, Leslie
KAZMA, Ramona

Friends of SinC/Hawaii

BROWN, David
BURGER, Harold
FINN, Maureen
HOWES, Craig
JONES, David
LITTLE, Michael
NEAL, Toby


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