Meetings and Events

Please check out our new website at:
for chapter information and current updates on
meetings, events, and members.
Sisters In Crime/Hawaii is always eager to host guest speakers at our monthly meetings, where everyone is welcome. If you, or someone you know, is interested in speaking at one of our monthly meetings in 2016, please send an email to:
Mahalo and Aloha 

Upcoming Scheduled Meetings and Events
Monthly Meetings 6-8 p.m. (open to the public)
Upcoming Meetings and Events:

Sisters in Crime/Hawai'i meetings
3rd Wednesday of Month 6-8 pm
Makiki Community Library at Ke'eaumoku and Wilder
(Makiki District Park)    
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April 14-15, 2017
SinC/Hawaii President Vicki Whelan-White has arranged an author book signing reading/discussion at
KISSATEN on Piikoi (across from AMC)
Sisters in Crime - Here is the current schedule for our book signing on April 14 and 15, 2017.


SinC Member




Read Blurb


David BrownFri9-920Yourself & books written2-3 minMemoirs9:20-9:30
Katherine NohrFri945-1005Yourself & books written2-3 minNovel: Land Sharks1005-1015
Kent ReinkerFri1030-1050Yourself & books written2-3 minNovel: Stretch genre1050-11
Open Chat-all authorsFri11-1120funny story about yourself3-4 questionsStories about being an author 
Vicki WhiteFri1140-12Yourself & books written2-3 minCookie Crumbs12-1210
Gail BaugnietFri1210-1230Yourself & books written2-3 minResearching a Series1230-1240

SinC Member




Read Blurb


Lizbeth HartzSat9-920Yourself & books written2-3 minTrue Crime - keep safe9:20-9:30
Laurie HananSat945-1005Yourself & books written2-3 minRainbow Connection1005-1015
Open Chat-all authorsSat1030-1050funny story about yourself3-4 questionsStories about being an author 
Dawn CaseySat11-1120Yourself & books written2-3 minResearch Child Fiction: HX1120-1130
Jenny Delos SantosSat1140-12Yourself & books written2-3 minMemoirs12-1210

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April 19, 2017
Monthly Sisters-in-Crime Meeting
at Makiki Community Library
1527 Keeaumoku Street, Honolulu.

What I learned at Left Coast Crime Conference - Honolulu Havoc in March
Carol Catanzariti set the agenda for the discussion with this ambitious schedule:

The speakers and their topics are as follows:

TOPIC: Riveting Suspense 
Presenter: Larry Mild
TOPIC: Creating Characters Beyond the Author's Culture
Presenter: Dawn Casey 

TOPIC: Police Forensics
Presenter: Vicki Whytes

Topic: Plotting
Presenter: Kent Reinker (A.K. Gunn)

Topic: Publishing
Presenter: Kent Reinker
TOPIC: Short Stories
Presenter: Carol Catanzariti
TOPIC: Specialized Police Work
Presenter: Gail Baugniet

TOPIC: Romance and Crime Collide
Presenters: Lizbeth Hartz
TOPIC: Writing about Hawaii
Presenter: Laurie Hanan

TOPIC: YA and Middle-Grade Novels
Presenter: Laurie Hanan
TOPIC: Anatomy of Violence
Presenters: Rose Mary Thompson and Rosemary Mild

TOPIC: Marketplace
Presenter: Dennis Keating

Presenter: Gay Gale: How it went: responses from attendees
Presenter: Michael Little: Overall impressions of an attendee

Secretary, Jenny Delos Santos

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No Sisters in Crime/Hawaii meeting at Makiki Library
for March, 2017
Plan to attend:
Left Coast Crime Conference
Hilton Hawaiian Village
March 15-20, 2017
Daily passes available
See all details at LCC website:
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February 15, 2017
Our monthly meeting will be held
from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15,
at Makiki Community Library.
Guest speaker is Quincy Solano, co-founder of Clever Wolf Media.
Topic: Social Media.

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January 18, 2017
Guest Speaker - Author Katharine M. Nohr, Esq.
Speaker Topics:
Writing Legal Mysteries (Land Sharks and Freewheel) and Practicing Law in Hawai'i

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December 21, 2016
Guest Speaker - Author Susan McIntire
Topic: Creating Successful Writing Habits for the New Year
Twitter bio for @susanjmcintire: Author | Mentor | Speaker | Entrepreneur | USC Journalism/
South Carolina Honors College Alumna | Writer inspiration w/a Hawaiian flair.

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Election of SinC/Hawaii Chapter Officers for 2017-2018


Personal Introductions:

sharing accomplishments of 2016 and goals for 2017


Discussion of the future of Sisters in Crime



Officer qualifications are as follows:

Adopted 2/1/09
Article VI
SECTION 3. Qualifications for Officers and Position Responsibilities
(a) The President shall be the first executive officer of SinC/HI, and shall preside at membership meetings and call and preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors. The President sets goals and responsibilities; serves as ad hoc member of committees; polls Board of Directors members on major decisions; keeps members informed; serves as group spokesperson; and performs such other duties as the Board of Directors may from time to time determine.
(b) The Vice President assists or substitutes for the President, and shall plan and implement, with the President’s support, the program agenda for each membership meeting.
(c) The Secretary shall record the minutes of each Board of Directors meeting and distribute those minutes to each member of the Board of Directors in a timely manner; shall keep minutes of the membership meetings, summarize the guest speaker’s presentation and distribute the minutes to each member in a timely manner; shall handle correspondence in coordination with the President; and perform such other duties as may be directed by the Board of Directors.
(d) The Treasurer shall receive all moneys of SinC/HI, and shall deposit the same as directed by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall make disbursements from these funds as authorized by the Board of Directors; shall keep accurate financial accounts; maintain a checking account and an up-to-date membership roster; and shall prepare and submit, when requested by the Board of Directors, a complete financial statement.
Nominees for 2017-2018 term are:
                              President:              Vicki White
                              Vice President:      Rose Mary Thompson
                              Secretary:              Jenny Delos Santos
                              Treasurer:              Laurie Hanan
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November 19, 2016
Hawaii Fiction Writer's Meeting
Annual Holiday Luncheon

1.) 10:00 Meeting at Aina Haina Library
Guest Speaker: Gay Coburn Gale
Rio Olympics and Bouchercon

2.) Location of Luncheon at 11:30:
Kahala Assaggio Restaurant
If you plan to attend the luncheon, please notify me at

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October 19, 2016

Guest Speaker Leslee Ellenson

 is a Government Contract Administrator,

published author of works of fiction,

and a professional wedding photographer.

 Speaking Topic: 

Her trip to RWA with emphasis on
various methods of indie publishing
with Q & A session

Second portion of meeting:
Nominations for SinC/Hawaii 2017-2018 Chapter Officers

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SEPTEMBER 17 and 18, 2016
Saturday Noon to 4pm
Sunday Noon to 3pm
Sisters in Crime/Hawaii participation

Sisters in Crime/Hawaii members will hold round-table discussions focused on the art and craft of writing.

Everyone is welcome to join in the discussions, to listen, participate, and ask questions.

Discussion topics will range from:

Writing the First Draft;

Researching a Story Setting or Background;

Memoir -vs- Based on True Story;

and Writing From Experience.

All questions are welcome.

SinC/Hawaii authors will display their published works for sale and book signing.

The Makiki Community Library
Celebrates its 40th Anniversary!


We are celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Makiki Community Library on September 17th and 18th (Sat. and Sun.) from 12:00 to 4:00. Come and join us in the following activities:

  • A big used book sale, including a variety of children's books, vintage books, DVDs and records. Get your free book coupon to use at the book sale when you come to check-out books, before the anniversary weekend.
  • The Sisters in Crime will be hosting round table discussions with local authors on Sat. until 4:00 and Sun. until 3:00. The public is welcome to participate.
  • The Fairy Grandmother will bring magic and fun to the keiki on Sunday at 3:00.
  • And oh . . . enjoy some refreshments!

For more information call (808) 536-7766.

Makiki Community Library Hours
Wednesdays 2-6 pm
Saturdays 12-4 pm
Sundays 12-4 pm

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AUGUST, 2016

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August 17, 2016
6-8 pm 

Guest Speaker - Maureen A. Finn 

former employee of

Chicago's Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

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August 20, 2016

SinC/Hawaii attends

Hawaii Fiction Writers meeting

Good news!  from Michael Little of Hawaii Fictions Writers:

Craig Howes, UH professor and director of the Center for Biographical Research at UH Manoa,

has accepted our invitation to speak to Hawaii Fiction Writers on

Saturday, August 20 (10 a.m. to noon)

at the Aina Haina Library

Hope to see you there.  Bring a writer friend!

Craig's topic:  

How do you turn personal experience or factual material into fiction? There are huge debates about this at the moment, with people talking at length about "biofiction," which is sort of the equivalent of a film's claim to be "based on a true story." And more and more, you're hearing novelists and short story writers saying things in interviews like--"Of course, my work is based on my own experience--but I add unicorns and alien lovers." And of course, in other cases, short stories and novels draw extensively on historical or contemporary events--DeLillo, Martin Amis, Hilary Mantel, etc. etc.--but place fictional characters at the center. (It used to be called "historical fiction") Iʻve actually written about this, and talked about what constitutes a "fictobiographical pact" with the reader.
Should be another fascinating Craig Howes talk.  Yea!!!  
Michael Little

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July, 2016

Summer Break

Meetings resume in August

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June 15, 2016 

Guest Speaker and newest member of Sisters in Crime/Hawaii 

Emma Raveling

Emma was born in Japan and raised in Honolulu, she attended Columbia University and the Juilliard School of Music. A former concert pianist and an avid traveler, she currently resides in Hawaii with her husband and German shepherd. 

Emma  writes a wide variety of fiction for young adults and adults. She is always at work on the next book.

"Career Paths and Genre Choices"

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

6-8 pm Makiki Community Library

***NOTE: Date change for this month***

Meet and Greet new SinC/Hawaii members

All-members Round Table

discussion of current

Works-in-Progress and special projects-in-the-works.

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Sat. April 30 and Sun. May 1, 2016
Hawaii Book and Music Festival
Grounds of Honolulu Hale 
Sister in Crime/Hawaii will have a booth at the festival to talk about and offer information concerning
Sisters In Crime/Hawaii,
our diverse taste in genres for writing and reading,
and to answer any questions and to discuss our stories.

We will have on display our published works for sale.
Also, you can participate in drawings and other events
throughout the weekend.

Participants and Genres
of published books and work-in-progress:

Laurie Hanan
The Louise Golden Mysteries and Young Adult

Rosemary & Larry Mild

Multiple mystery series and Memoirs

Dawn Casey
Children's Christmas Story and Historical Fiction

Jenny Delos Santos
Personal Memoir

Gail M Baugniet
Pepper Bibeau Mystery Series and Poetry

Lizbeth Hartz
Angel Hero, Inspired by a True Story
(Mystery, True Crime, Paranormal)

Vicki White 
with husband Don White writing as DV Whytes
Travel Mysteries and Inspirational

Kent Reinker writing as Alain Gunn and A K Gunn
Suspense, Sci-fi, and Political 

Please stop by to say Aloha!
And pick up a free SWAG baggie


Wednesday, April 20, 2016
6-8 pm
Makiki Community Library
Guest Speaker:
Author A.J. Llewellyn
Topic: Writer's Block - but not the kind everyone thinks of...
Q&A and Discussion to follow


 Wednesday, March 16, 2016
6-8 pm
Makiki Community Library
Guest Speakers:
Lourdes and Dave Venard
The Business of Writing and the Writing Business
Lourdes and Dave give speeches around the country
about editing and writing.
We are lucky to have them living so near now, on Maui!

Here is a recent interview with Lourdes:


Saturday, February 20, 2016 10:30 - Noon
Readings at Kapolei Library
arranged by Hawaii Fiction Writers President Michael Little
Mystery-themed Readings by authors:
Rosemary & Larry Mild
Laurie Hanan
Kent Reinker
Gail M Baugniet
Michael Little (moderator and participant)


Wednesday, February 17, 2016
6-8 pm
Makiki Community Library
Guest Speaker: Author Laurie Hanan
Writing a Novella for Kindle World
(See spotlight interview on this site's blog page)
Kent Reinker is arranging a Skype interview with
Toby Neal
Best-selling author of the Lei Crime Series
(Kindle World of Lei Crime)


January 20, 2016
Guest Speaker: Gay Gale
Left Coast Crime 2017 Honolulu Havoc
Learn everything about the upcoming conference and talk to Gay about signing up for a volunteer position. Many SinC members around the country are already discussing the conference and look forward to meeting the local members while they're here!


December 16, 2015

Holiday gather of SinC/Hawaii members
for fun and word games and prizes galore!
Always nice to end the year with a laugh and a hug


November 21, 2015

Holiday Luncheon at Ryan's Ward Center 12:30

following Hawaii Fiction Writer's meeting at

Aina Haina Library 10-12:00

Guest Speaker: Mary Lou Sanelli

From Michael Little, Hawaii Fiction Writers:
On November 21, from 10 to noon at Aina Haina Library, we are delighted to have writer/speaker/dancer Mary Lou Sanelli visiting as our guest speaker.  Followed by lunch at Ryan's Grill in Ward Centre at 12:30 (please reply to RSVP for the lunch, if you haven't already)
Here's a recent review of Mary Lou Sanelli's latest book, A Woman Writing:   
In these wonderfully wise writings, Mary Lou Sanelli once again relies on her literary voice and candid sense of humor to explore all the realities true to anyone who has thought of making writing a part of her or his life. In a conversational style that entirely reflects her nature, she relates the comedy and the heartbreak of the writing life: how little it has to do with literary circles and clout and how much it has to do with limitless uncertainty, publishing anxiety, finding a way to make the process of writing, of life, one's joy, rather than relying on any outcome and the importance of viewing each let-down along the way as a triumph. Most compelling is how these writings, chronologically collected, grow and twine on the page right in front of the reader, allowing us to relish each piece like a long conversation with a trusted friend. 

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October 21, 2015
Opening Speaker: Rosemary Mild
will do a reading of 2 personal essays and where they were published, followed by a Q&A about writing and submitting essays for publication.

Then, learn how Toastmasters can be beneficial to you as a writer. Have you always wanted to attend a Toastmasters meeting but found the idea a bit intimidating?
Join us for a Sisters-In-Crime/Hawai'i Toastmasters meeting and experience the process!

6-8 pm Wednesday October 21, 2015

Agenda of Toastmasters Meeting/Sisters in Crime/HI
(2nd hour)

Meeting Called to Order: Toastmaster Gail Baugniet
Pledge of Allegiance
Inspirational Thought of the Day: Dawn Casey
Word of the Day/Grammarian: TBA
Table Topics Master: Laurie Hanan
Introduction of Speakers (by Toastmaster)
Jenny Delos Santos
Rose Mary Thompson 
Gail Baugniet
Closing Comments

September 16, 2015
6-8 pm.
Makiki Community Library
Four of our SinC/Hawaii members****, published authors with distinct backgrounds and unique writing styles, 
will offer their views on eclectic topics and share insight into
their writing styles and research methods. 
Jenny Delos Santos
Rose Mary Thompson
Vicki White
Lizbeth Hartz

Guest Speaker for
August 19, 2015
Author of Murder Leaves Its Mark
Murder Casts A Shadow 

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. 

Victoria is also a founding member of Sisters in Crime/Hawai'i


July 24, 2015

Comic Con Sci-Fi at Hawai'i Convention Center

Panel Discussions by:

Kent Reinker, Greg Field, and Laurie Hanan

Creating a Character From Scratch

5-6:30 pm Friday

Letting your imagination fly - Controlling the chaos of plot development

7:30-9pm Friday


July 15, 2015
Panel Discussion:
"Manuscript to Marketplace"
Authors share their experiences in the publishing process
Q&A to follow


June Meeting of Sisters in Crime/Hawaii
 (a writers group of sisters and misters).

 Guest Speaker: Rachel Funk Heller, author of

A Writer’s Coloring Book

A Whole Brain Approach to Writing and Storytelling

Wed. June 17, 2015 6-8pm at The Makiki Community Library main floor. FREE Everyone welcome.


Hawaii Book and Music Festival
May 2-3, 2015

Saturday & Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Honolulu Hale grounds


HPD tour of Police Museum and Lab
April 21, 2015
Luncheon with author A.J. Llewellyn
at Aunty Pasto's
See blog post for photographs


Makiki Community Library
Used Book Sale
Saturday, March 28, 2015 9-4
Sunday, March 29, 2015 Noon-4


February 18, 2015
HPD evidence specialist Toy Stech
6-8 pm
Makiki Community Library

Special Author Event
Villages of Kapolei Recreation Center Conference Room
February 26 at 6:30 p.m.

See blog post for full details


Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Monthly Meeting
Guest Speaker
Author John Madinger
"Opium Smuggling in Old Hawai'i"

Pictures from Mr. Madinger's files



Author Readings at Assassios

Sunday, January 11, 2015
Social Gathering and Author Reading
with Patricia Morin, Laurie Hanan, Kent Reinker,
and Carol Catanzariti
Assassios Restaurant Kahala

December 17, 2014
6-8 PM
Makiki Community Library

 SinC/Hawaii meeting:

Special Guest Speaker: Author Michael Little

Hitchcock movies, history and their relationship to writing novels

If you have time before December 17, you might want to watch a couple of Hitchcock classic films.  All of his films illustrate the film techniques that writers can learn from, and we will be taking some of our examples from these four:
North by Northwest,
Dial M for Murder,
Rear Window, and



Monthly Meeting Wednesday, November 19, 2014
6 - 8 PM
The Makiki Community Library

Bring pen and paper, and a fired-up imagination
 for some fun and laughs.

Contests, Prizes, Snacks

November, 2014
November 19, 2014 meeting (No scheduled meeting at Makiki Library)
November Annual
RWA and SinC/Hawaii holiday luncheon
Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time: Noon to 2 pm
Location: Kahala Assaggio Restaurant
October, 2014

October 25, 2014

Kapolei Library
Writers’ Panel Discussion on Short Story Writing
SinC/Hawaii Members/Participants:
Laurie Hanan, Kent Reinker, Doris Chu,
Greg Field, Dawn Casey, Gail Baugniet

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014

Time: 10:30 to 12:30
Everyone is welcome to attend!
Q&A to follow panel discussion

October 15 meeting:
Have fun flexing  your writing muscles with a Halloween theme:
Write a short story (200 words or a 2-minute reading) sort of flash fiction style, 
to share at the meeting.
Wear a mask if you feel adventurous and bring a Trick-or-Treat snack to share.

Prizes for obscure undisclosed categories unrelated to the art of writing! 


September, 2014

Makiki Library Taste of Books Auction and Luncheon
Parish of St. Clements: 1515 Wilder

Tickets are $25.00 for standing room

Date: Tuesday September 23

Time: 6-9 pm


Wednesday, September 17, 2014
General Meeting with updates of ongoing projects
Discussion on Forms of Publishing


Wednesday, August 20, 2014
6-8 pm
The Makiki Community Library Ke'eaumoku Street (Makiki District Park)
Our speaker, member Gay Gale, will tell us all the details
Left Coast Crime, Honolulu 2017
Other business:
Meet and Greet new members
How to get your published book(s) displayed on the "Local Authors" shelf at Makiki Library
Future panel presentations at libraries by SinC/Hawaii members
Makiki Library Taste of Books for September (details in attached flyer)
Annual holiday luncheon
And more ...

June 18, 2014
Scheduled Guest Speaker:
Rose Mary Thompson
World War I

Rose Mary Thompson, author of the short story “War, Love, Food, and Trust” published in MYSTERY IN PARADISE 13 Tales of Suspense, 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.


July 23, 2014
Special Guest Speaker
William Bernhardt

Author of over 20 novels, including Primary Justice, Murder One, Capitol Betrayal, and Nemesis The Final Case of Eliot Ness. He is one of the country's most popular writing instructors, teaching at various conferences throughout the year. The first five of his "Red Sneakers Writers Book Series" books are available in eBook format on Amazon. A former trial attorney, Mr. Bernhardt has received several awards for his public service.


Thriller Writer Douglas Corleone

Douglas Corleone is the author of contemporary crime novels published by St. Martin's Minotaur. His debut novel ONE MAN'S PARADISE, introducing hotshot defense attorney Kevin Corvelli, was a finalist for the 2010 Shamus Award for Best First Novel and winner of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award.

His first international thriller, titled GOOD AS GONE and featuring former U.S. Marshal Simon Fisk, will be released on August 20, 2013.

The release date for his sequel, PAYOFF, is August 19, 2014

A former New York City criminal defense attorney, Douglas Corleone now resides in the Hawaiian Islands where he is at work on his next novel. Visit the author online at


Hawaii Book and Music Festival May 3 and 4, 2014
Sisters in Crime/Hawaii booth.
Readings from Mystery in Paradise anthology
by participating authors Saturday 10:30-11:30


Makiki Library
Easter Egg Hunt and Used Book Sale Next Weekend!
Saturday April 12, 2014
Sisters in Crime/Hawaii will have a table in the Mystery section of the library
Saturday 9-4 and Sunday 11-4
to promote our local group and talk to library patrons.
Copies of MYSTERY IN PARADISE 13 Tales of Suspense will be on display
and available for purchase.

Join Makiki Community Library to kick-start your Easter festivities! Families can enjoy an egg hunt and Easter Bunny photo time in the park on Saturday 9:00-11:00 a.m. Book sale inside the Library happening on both Saturday and Sunday. Don't miss out the fun!

April 16, 2014 Guest Speaker:

Kent Reinker, MD, is a retired U.S. Army colonel, medical school professor, and scientist. He has published two novels (under the name Alain Gunn), with four others completed and awaiting publications. He has also authored forty-eight scientific publications, over twenty short stories, and numerous articles in newspapers or journals.

He has lived in Hawaii since coming from the mainland for military service in 1970. He was educated at Yale University, where he earned a BS in physics, and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where he received an MD degree.

The topic of his talk on Wednesday is GENETICS.
Kent's latest novel, IF PIGS COULD CRY, deals heavily with genetics. 


SinC/HI Monthly Meeting:
March, 2014
on Law Enforcement
Gail Baugniet
February, 2014
Skype interview:
With Maui author Toby Neal
 Toby was raised on Kauai in Hawaii and make the Islands home after living elsewhere for “stretches of exile” to pursue education. She enjoys a lot of outdoor activities including bodyboarding, scuba diving, photography and hiking as well as writing.  
She is a mental health therapist, and her psychology background has helped add depth to the characters in her Lei Crime Series.


January 15, 2013
Wednesday evening 
Guest Speaker A.J. Llewellyn
A.J. Llewellyn lives in California, but dreams of living in Hawaii. Frequent trips to the islands, bags of Kona coffee in the fridge and a healthy collection of Hawaiian records keep this writer refueled.
A.J’s passion for the islands led to writing a play about Queen Lili’uokalani, plus a novel about the overthrow of her kingdom written in diary form from her maid’s point of view.

SinC/HI Monthly Meeting:

October 16, 2013
Wednesday evening
Members Meet & Greet to present published works and discuss WiPs (Works in Progress)
Special Event
Hawaii Public Radio Fund Raiser held from October 16-24 - Sisters in Crime/Hawaii volunteers to man the phones as a group one day and promote SinC/HI.

SinC/HI Monthly Meeting:

September 25, 2013
Wednesday evening

Larry Mild will conduct a workshop on “Writing about a character from a single point of view.”
Larry and Rosemary Mild are the authors of the Paco and Molly Mystery Series, along with other mystery novels available at
Larry, devious plotter , and Rosemary, conjuror of compelling characters, coauthored the Hawaiian thriller Cry Ohana  and two mystery novel series: Death Goes Postal and Death Takes a Mistress; and the Paco and Molly Mysteries: Locks and Cream Cheese, Hot Grudge Sunday, and Boston Scream Pie. The Milds’ eight short stories featuring a soft-boiled detective appeared on-line in Mysterical-E. In 2014 look for their story “Seeing Red” in Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays.
August, 2013
Discussion of plans to compile and publish an anthology of mystery short-stories set in Hawaii.


SinC/HI Monthly Meeting:
July 17, 2013
Wednesday evening
Special Guest Speaker Robert Cravalho:
Robert Cravalho recently retired from the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) after 29 years of service to our community. While a detective assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division, he was a member of the HPD’s Hostage Negotiation Team. The knowledge and experience he gained as a negotiator has skilled him in managing conflict.

SinC/HI Monthly Meeting: 
June 19, 2013
Wednesday 6-8 pm

Greeting and Introductions

Three-part discussion of SinC/Hawaii events:
1. Hawaii Book & Music Festival SinC/Hawaii booth
2. SinC/Hawaii Anthology - Committee formation & planning
3. SinC/Hawaii participation in HPR fundraiser
Member Sharing of WIP (Work-in-Progress):
Read an excerpt of writing project
Share information about a current project

(approximate reading time per person: 5 minutes)

Open discussion of presentations

Special Event
May 18-19, 2013
Hawaii Book and Music Festival
on the grounds of Honolulu Hale in Honolulu

Photo by Gail Baugniet

Sisters in Crime/Hawaii Chapter will have a booth at the festival
With information about us,
 and about the International organization of Sisters in Crime
Books for sale by Members of SinC/Hawaii including authors
Laurie Hanan
Gail Baugniet
Dawn Casey
Gene Parola
Ray Pace


On Sat. May 18, 2013
we are holding a panel discussion
"Why Do Men Join Sisters in Crime"
Author Pavilion Mauka
1 - 2 pm

SinC/HI Monthly Meeting:
April 17, 2013
Special Guest Speaker Douglas Corleone:
Douglas Corleone is the author of contemporary crime novels published by St. Martin's Minotaur. His debut novel ONE MAN'S PARADISE, introducing hotshot defense attorney Kevin Corvelli, was a finalist for the 2010 Shamus Award for Best First Novel and winner of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award.

His first international thriller, titled GOOD AS GONE and featuring former U.S. Marshal Simon Fisk, will be released on August 20, 2013.

A former New York City criminal defense attorney, Douglas Corleone now resides in the Hawaiian Islands where he is at work on his next novel. Visit the author online at


Wednesday March 20, 2013

SinC/Hawaii Member Guest Speaker:  

Julia Pace, RN at Queens Medical Center

Topic: Security in Marin County Hospital

For the Writing Exercise portion of our meeting, we will focus on character description, using the examples we read at last month’s meeting as a basis for our discussion. (Our exercise for last month was to choose a character from a current work, completed story, or an old favorite story you’ve read, and then write one or two paragraphs to describe this character.)


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Special Guest Speaker:
Hillary Moses, professor of Forensic Sciences at Chaminade University.

Hillary will hold a discussion of forensics and crime scene investigations,
and offer a demonstration on fingerprinting.

If you want to participate in the fingerprint demonstration, Hillary asks that you
please wear dark-colored clothes.
Writers' Workshop Exercise:
Exercise (optional assignment) to bring to the next meeting:
Write a description of a main character (protagonist).
1. Choose the character from:
a. A story you're currently working on.
b. A story you've completed in the past.
c. An old favorite story you've read.
2. Write at least one paragraph—not more than two.

SinC/Hawaii Member Event:
Saturday, February 9, 2013
10:00-11:30 a.m.
SinC/Hawaii member Dr. Gene Parola is guiding a tour of
Manoa Heritage Center grounds and heiau
For further information, email:


SinC/HI Monthly Meeting:
Wednesday January 16, 2013
The Makiki Community Library
1527 Ke'eaumoku Street (Makiki District Park)
6:00 - 8:00 pm.
The meeting will open with:
A Round Robin account  by each member
of a current project which excites the speaker and may include:
a first draft of a novel; 
editing and formatting a previously written work;
 a special work-or-hobby-related project;
or travel plans for work or vacation.
Authors Rosemary & Larry Mild
Rosemary and Larry will give a 25-minute slide lecture
"Creating Characters Readers Love and Hate."
At the end of class, they will have a handout for attendees.

SinC/HI Monthly Meeting:
Wednesday December 19, 2012
The Makiki Community Library
1527 Ke'eaumoku Street (Makiki District Park)
6:00 - 8:00 pm.
December is Sisters in Crime/Hawaii Readers' Month
The theme of this meeting is "Hooked by a Book"
Activities include a short workshop by Rosemary and Larry Mild about hooking the reader; discussions on what hooks a reader; and an "All In Fun" contest involving
opening lines from novels of all genres that have the reader "Hooked by a Book."