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  The purpose of Sisters in Crime is to "combat discrimination against women in the mystery field, educate publishers and the general public as to inequities in the treatment of female authors, raise the level of awareness of their contribution to the field, and promote the professional advancement of women who write mysteries."





The San Joaquin Sisters in Crime chapter meets the first Saturday of the month.



 Yosemite Falls Cafe

4278 W. Ashlan Ave. Fresno, CA.

Freeway close at Ashlan and SR 99

Cost: Members - $15;  Non-members - $20

Lunch is included










Saturday November 1, 2014

10:30 A.M.   

(SJ-SinC requests that you come 10 minutes early so the meeting can be started at 10:30.)




Author of



Adam Plantinga holds a B.A. in English with a second major in criminology/law studies from Marquette University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude in 1995. Plantinga’s short story “Untitled” was included in the anthology 25 and Under: Fiction and Washington Post book critic George Garrett called it his candidate for the best story in the book. He has written thirteen nonfiction articles on various aspects of police work for the literary magazine The Cresset, published by the Valparaiso University Press. Plantinga was a City of Milwaukee police officer from 2001 to 2008, including time spent as a field training officer. He is currently a sergeant with the San Francisco Police Department. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife and daughters. 400 Things Cops Know is his first book. 

"Truly excellent, and much more than a list -- this reads like a mix of hard-boiled autobiography and streetwise poetry. Certain to be one of my books of the year". --Lee Child 

San Joaquin chapter of Sisters in Crime meets the first Saturday of the month at Yosemite Falls Restaurant (which is located at Ashlan & Freeway 99.)  10:30 AM.  Price includes lecture & lunch.

For further information see website or call Jean at 559-260-7516


RSVP by Wednesday before the
meeting - Please leave your first
and last name & lunch choice.




Lunch is a choice of:

BBQ Burger

Turkey Deluxe sandwich

Greek salad



Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Call 559-431-0360 or e-mail



RSVP by Wednesday before the meeting

If you can, we highly encourage you to email your reservation instead of phoning it in, thanks.

Please EMAIL TO  Please put your name and lunch choice in the subject line!

IF YOU CAN NOT EMAIL Please call 559-431-0360 AND LEAVE VOICEMAIL with your name & choice of lunch.

Dial carefully, there will be no greeting announcing SJ-SinC






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Contact us:
San Joaquin Chapter Sisters-in-Crime, PO Box 3885, Pinedale, CA 93650