2015-2016 Sisters In Crime Members

Members of the Hawaii Chapter
Sisters in Crime, Inc. (International Organization)
 and 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 (2015-2016) and Members 

Gail M Baugniet (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 (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: Current 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

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


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)
Carol Catanzariti (Member)

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

A.J. Llewellyn (Member)

Gay Coburn Gale (Member)

Shauna Jones (Member)

Emma Raveling (Member)




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. 
listed with Hawaii address on 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

listed with Hawaii address in 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
WHITE, Vicki (D.V. Whytes)

Friends of SinC/Hawaii

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


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