Welcome to our EVENTS page, where you will find information related to author awards and nominations, recent releases, appearances, and other related news.  If you are a current member of DVSinC, please submit details about your latest book or short-story release, awards, appearances, panels, or workshops to our Webmistress at info@dvsinc.org.  Submissions should be in final form and not require editing.  If you wish to include a photograph, please submit the photo as a jpeg file.

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

2015:

October 2015: Donna Huston Murray’s novel, What Doesn’t Kill You (formerly titled Cured . . . But Not Out of Danger) received an Honorable Mention for genre fiction from the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards and was included in the Smashwords Bouchercon thumb-drive promotion.

Author-member Jane Kelly‘s novel, Missing You in Atlantic City (Plexus Publishing 2014), has won the Silver Medal in the Mid-Atlantic Best Regional Fiction Division of the 2015 Independent Publisher Awards.

2014:

January 2014: Caroline (Charles) Todd’s novel, A Matter of Honor, has been nominated for an Agatha Award in the Best Historical category.

January 2014: J.J. Murphy‘s novel, A Friendly Game of Murder, has been nominated for an Agatha Award in the Best Historical category.

May 2014: A Winner!  Caroline (Charles) Todd‘s novel, A Matter of Honor, won the Agatha Award for Best Historical Novel!

Lisa Regan’s second novel, Aberration, has received 4 nominations in the eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards for 2014: Best Novel, Best Thriller, Best Villain, and the I’ve Been Shamylaned Award!

Author-member, Lisa Regan‘s, novel, Aberration, won Best Twist in the 2014 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent Book Awards.

2013:

March 2013: Author-member KB Inglee’s short story, “Weaver’s Trade,” won second place in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Contest.

Lisa Regan‘s debut novel, Finding Claire Fletcher,  won Best Heroine in the 2013 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards.  It was runner-up for Best Novel.  Digital Book Today selected it as one of the Best Kindle Books of 2013, and in December 2013, it reached number 1 on Amazon’s Kidnapping Crime Fiction Bestseller List.

AUTHOR APPEARANCES

2017:

Sunday, October 22, 1:30-2:30 pm 

Join author-member Matty Dalrymple at Chester County Library Exton for “The Indy Author: Practical Advice to Achieve your Creative Goals.”

Saturday, October 3, 1-2 pm

Join author-members Sandra Carey Cody, Augustus Cileone, Jane Gorman, Jane Kelly, Elena Santangelo, and Jane Shaw for Howdunit: Mystery Writers Talk, at the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell St., Norristown, PA.

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 1-5 pm
Join author-member Matty Dalrymple and others for MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR IN PRINCETON, at Solley Theater, Arts Council at Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ. Matty and 10 other regional mystery authors (whose novels cover multiple mystery genres) will “Entertain, Educate, and Elucidate on creating the perfect ‘Who-Dunnit.’” Tickets are $10 per person (proceeds dedicated to Arts Council at Princeton). Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mysterious-affair-in-princeton-tickets-37450639872. Free beverages are provided throughout the event by sponsor Mystery Writers of America-NY. (Also sponsored by Central NJ Chapter of SinC.)

Friday, July 21, at 5:30-7:30 PM: 

Please join suspense and thriller author-member Matty Dalrymple and others at the West Chester Public Library, 415 N Church St, West Chester, PA, for “Happy Hour on the Terrace with Local Authors.” Enjoy the cash wine/beer bar and free food while you talk to the authors and peruse their books. They’ll have copies for sale and signing. $5 suggested donation. Must be 21 or older to attend, please.

Saturday, July 22, at 2:30-3:30 PM: 

Please join Chester County author-member Matty Dalrymple at the Henrietta Hankin Branch Library, 215 Windgate Drive, Chester Springs, PA, for “The Sense of Place: Suspense and Thrills in Chester County.” Matty takes you behind the scenes of her locally-based suspense and thriller novels, THE SENSE OF DEATH, THE SENSE OF RECKONING, and ROCK PAPER SCISSORS. Setting can be as much a character as the humans who inhabit it, and Matty will discuss the research she did and the choices she made in matching setting to the needs of the plot. Chester County residents will recognize many of the settings of scenes from the novels, and can guess at those whose “names have been changed to protect the innocent.”

Saturday, June 24, at 2 PM – 4 PM: Join Author-member Matty Dalrymple at The Doylestown Bookshop, 16 S Main St, Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901. She will take you behind the scenes of her locally-based thriller novel ROCK PAPER SCISSORS. Setting can be as much a character as the humans who inhabit it, and Matty will discuss the research she did and the choices she made in matching setting to the needs of the plot. A brief talk will be followed by a book signing.

Saturday, April 29, at 10am: Indy author-member Matty Dalrymple will be presenting a talk on “A Guide to Self-Publishing” at NERDCON at the Exton Branch of the Chester County (PA) Library. Curious how this arm of the publishing world works? Stop by to find out (and to learn why she prefers “independent publishing” to “self-publishing”).

Sunday, January 8, 2017, at 4:00 pm: Join author-members Matty Dalrymple and Jane Kelly (along with 2 additional authors) for Kennett Brewing Company’s first Drunken Poets Society author event. They will be discussing and reading from their books, which will be paired with KBC beers and local cheeses–an informal meet-and-greet and book signing will follow. Click Tickets Available on https://www.facebook.com/events/684205898423868/ to make your reservation.

2016:

Sunday, October 2, 2016, at 3:00 pm: Join author-member / suspense novelist Matty Dalrymple and award-winning author and journalist Bruce Mowday at the Galer Estate Winery, 700 Folly Hill Road, Kennett Square, PA, where they will discuss how writers use research in the creation of fiction and non-fiction works.

Sunday, September 25: Author-member Matty Dalrymple will be signing copies of her mystery books, “The Sense of Death” and “The Sense of Reckoning,” at the Wellington Square Bookshop from 10 to 11:30AM.  Joining Matty is fellow Delaware Valley Sister in Crime member Jane Kelly, author of the Meg Daniels Mystery Series.

January 5, 2016, 7:00 p.m.: Author-member, Donna Huston Murray, will speak about “Traditional vs. DIY publishing” at the Ludington Library, 5 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.

Saturday, January 9, 2016: Author-member Matty Dalrymple will be appearing at Hockessin Book Shelf, 7179 Lancaster Pike (Route 41), Hockessin, DE, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Monday, February 29, 2016: Author-member Matty Dalrymple will be speaking about “Independent Publishing for the Entrepreneurial Author” at the Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville, PA, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Sunday, June 5, 2016: Author-member Matty Dalrymple will be appearing at a “Beer and Books” Meet-and-Greet at Kildare’s Irish Pub, 18 W. Gay Street, West Chester, PA, from 12-2 p.m.

Thursday, June 23, 2016: Author-member Matty Dalrymple will be appearing at an author event and wine-and-book pairing at The Vineyard at Hershey, 598 Schoolhouse Road, Middletown, PA, from 6-8 p.m.

Saturday, July 23, 2016, 11:30 a.m.: Author-members KB Inglee, Jane Kelly, and Elena Santangelo will talk about “Writing in Time” at the July 23 meeting of the Central Jersey Chapter of Sisters in Crime. They will discuss the ways authors immerse themselves in bygone years to create the characters, settings, and language of other times. Central Jersey Sisters in Crime meets at the Jamesburg Senior Center, 139 Stevens Avenue, Jamesburg, NJ 08831.  KB, Jane, and Elena are scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, October 2, 2016: Author-member Matty Dalrymple will be appearing at a Talk with Bruce Mowday (“Keeping it Real: Research in Fiction and Non-fiction”) and post-talk mingle at Galer Estate Winery, 700 Folly Hill Road, Kennett Square, PA, from 3-5 p.m.

Thursday, October 27, 2016: Author-member Matty Dalrymple will be appearing at a Talk with Sean Cox (“Fact and Fiction: The Fire of ’47″) and post-talk book signing at Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor, ME, at 7 p.m.

2015:

November 21, 2015, 2:00 p.m.: Author-member, Donna Huston Murray, will speak about “Writing Mysteries” at the Tredyffrin Library, 582 Upper Gulph Road, Strafford, PA 19087.

Sunday, November 29, 2015: Author-member Matty Dalrymple will be appearing at Cheskos’ Christmas at Stonewalled, 1025 South Concord Road, West Chester, PA (across from Oakbourne Mansion) from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m.

December 3, 2015, 7:00 p.m.: Author-member, Donna Huston Murray, will speak about “Writing Mysteries” at the Ludington Library, 5 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.

2014:

On March 1, 2014, at the Chester County Book Company, a panel of five Delaware Valley Sisters in Crime authors (June Gondi, Kathleen Heady, KB Inglee, Suzanne Jacobs, and Jane Shaw) discussed the stories they have had published in the chapter’s recently released anthology, Death Knell V. These very different writers told where they get their ideas, why they choose to write mysteries, why they love to read them, and how they go about writing them. Stay tuned for more panels featuring our authors and the fascinating world of mystery-writing!

Author-member J.J. Murphy will take part in the panel entitled “The Art of Creating a Memorable Character” at Murder As You Like It Conference, in Mechanicsburg, PA, on September 20, 2014.

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 3:00 p.m.: Author-member Jane Kelly will speak at the Collingswood Book Festival in Collingswood, NJ,  in the Special Events Tent.

October 18, 2014, 3:00 p.m.: Author-member Jane Kelly will appear at the Atlantic City Public Library.

Friday, November 14, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.: Author-member Jane Kelly will appear at the Ocean County Public Library, 126 Beachwood Blvd., Beechwood, NJ 08722 (Registration Required).

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 1:00-3:00 pm: Author-member Treva Hall Melvin will appear at the Devon Barnes & Noble, 150 West Swedesford Road, Wayne, PA 19333.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 4:00-6:30 pm: Author-member Treva Hall Melvin will appear at the Rittenhouse Square Barnes & Noble, 1805 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, for a coffee chat (4-5 pm), a sign and read (5:30-6:30 pm), and a get-together at the Irish Pub (15th and Walnut) afterward.

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 1:00-3:00 pm: Author-member Treva Hall Melvin will appear at the Chester County Book Store, 967 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA 19380.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 5:00-8:00 pm: Author-member Treva Hall Melvin will appear at the African American Museum of Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

2013:

Friday, January 4, 2013, 7:00 P.M.: Please join us at the Doylestown Bookshop, 16 S. Main Street, Doylestown, PA, where author J. J. Murphy will be reading and signing copies of A Friendly Game of Murder, An Algonquin Round Table Mystery, the latest release in the Agatha Award-nominated series.  J. J. Murphy has been a life-long Dorothy Parker fan and is the author of two previous Algonquin Round Table Mysteries: Murder Your Darlings and You Might as Well Die.

Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7:00 P.M.: J.J. Murphy will be reading and signing copies of A Friendly Game of Murder, An Algonquin Round Table Mystery, the latest release in the Agatha Award-nominated series, at Barnes & Noble (Valley Forge) in the Valley Fair shopping center, 150 W. Swedesford Road, Devon PA 19333.

Saturday, February 9, 2013, 7:00 P.M.: Augustus Cileone will be doing a book reading and signing on Saturday, February 9 at 7:00 P.M. at Musehouse in Chestnut Hill.  It will be for his latest book, Feast or Famine.  It’s a novel which depicts what happens when the tension between the Catholic Church’s restrictions on self-indulgence and the Italian desire for food, gambling, physical passion, and expensive (although tacky) material things encounters the social upheaval of the late 1960′s and early 1970′s.  There will be complimentary cannoli.  Musehouse is a center for the literary arts.  Workshops and writers’ events are posted at www.musehousecenter.com.  It is located at 7924 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 1 p.m.  Join us as we welcome local author J.J. Murphy, writer of the series, “Algonquin Round Table Mysteries.” Murphy’s books feature the witty Dorothy Parker as a detective, as well as other well-known characters from the 1920s. His latest book, A Friendly Game of Murder, will be available for sale after the event.

2012:

December 6, 2012, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Join Delaware Valley Sisters in Crime author, Lisa Regan, for the release of her suspense novel, Finding Claire Fletcher.  Lisa will appear at Applebee’s, in the Andorra Shopping Center in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, 8601 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128.  Please come, and join in the celebration.

December 15, 2012, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.:  Delaware Valley Sisters in Crime author, Donna Huston Murray will be signing the first of her new suspense series, CURED (…but not out of danger), at the Valley Forge Barnes and Noble in the Valley Fair shopping center, 150 West Swedesford Road, Devon, PA 19333.  Please join her!

 

RECENT RELEASES 

2017:

February 2017: Author-member KB Inglee’s short story, “Women’s Work,” was accepted for publication by Wildside Press and will be released soon in an anthology titled Day of the Dark.

KB Inglee’s short story, “The Hand of an Angry God,” will be published by Wildside Press in April 2017 in an anthology titled Mystery Most Historical, Malice Domestic.

2016:

November 2015: Author-member Donna Huston-Murray‘s latest Lauren Beck crime novel, Guilt Trip, is now available for pre-order at Amazon (at a reduced price). The official publication date is 2/1/16.

April 2016: Author-member KB Inglee‘s The Case Book of Emily Lawrence, an anthology of short historical mysteries, is now available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Wildside Press.

2015:

July 2015: Matty Dalrymple’s novel, The Sense of Death, is now available in audiobook format.

September 2015: KB Inglee’s short story, “Coverture,” was accepted for publication in the 2016 Malice Domestic Anthology.

October 23, 2015: Author-member Matty Dalrymple‘s second Ann Kinnear Suspense Novel, The Sense of Reckoning, was released in October 2015.

Author-member, Gus Cileone‘s novel, Out of the Picture, is available in Kindle and Nook formats.

Author-member KB Inglee‘s short story, “The Devil’s Quote,” has been published in the historic mysteries anthology, And All Our Yesterdays, Darkhouse Books.

Author-member Matty Dalrymple‘s novel, The Sense of Death, is available in audiobook format from Amazon and Audible.

Sandra Carey Cody‘s Jennie Connors mystery, Consider the Lilly, is now available on both Kindle and Nook.

Kathleen Heady‘s second book in her Gate House series, entitled Lydia’s Story, is now available in print as well as on Kindle and Nook.

2014:

Released in January 2014: South Philly Fiction, containing Augustus Cileone’s short story, First Death,” the tale of a grown man looking back with nostalgia and humor on his first encounter with death, his grandmother’s funeral.

Lisa Regan’s third novel, Hold Still, was self-published in March 2014 and acquired 2 months later by Thomas & Mercer/Amazon for its 2014 publication list. The company has also granted Lisa an option for publication of her next book.

July 2014: Author-member Cindy Callaghan’s latest book, Lucky Me, has been released by Simon & Schuster and is available anywhere books are sold! Lucky Me, as well as Cindy’s first two books, Just Add Magic and Lost in London, is written for “tweens.”

The latest Bess Crawford mystery, An Unwilling Accomplice, (written by Charles Todd, the writing team composed of author-member Caroline Stafford and her son) was released for sale on August 12, 2014.

November 2014: Author-member Treva Hall Melvin’s first novel, Mr. Samuel’s Penny, a tragedy seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old girl in post-Civil-War North Carolina, is available in paperback and e-book formats from Ingram Wholesale.

Released in November 2014: Elena Santangelos novel, Double Cross, a Christmas mystery set in West Texas (and the third in her Twins Mystery Series), is now available in paperback as well as Kindle and Nook.

Released in August 2014: Elena Santangelo’s short-story collection titled Short Cuts to Mayhem is now available in paperback.

Jane Kelly’s novel, Missing You in Atlantic City, is now available in e-book format on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and Kobo.

2013:

March 2013: Congratulations to author-member KB Inglee.  KB Inglee’s short story, “Weaver’s Trade,” has won second place in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Contest and will be published in the May 2013 edition of Bethlehem Writers Roundtable.

October 2013: Two new releases by Donna Huston-Murray: Dying for a Vacation, a new classic mystery set in a French chateau, and A Score to Settle, the 5th Ginger Barnes cozy about football and family. Find both ebooks at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

2012:

J.J. Murphy‘s A Friendly Game of Murder, An Algonquin Round Table Mystery, (Mass Market Paperback) was released December 2012.

Released October 2012: Donna Huston Murray‘s CURED…but not out of danger, A Lauren Beck Crime Novel, available in paperback or e-book at Amazon, B&N, and all e-formats at Smashwords. Also, Murray’s first four Ginger Barnes Main Line mysteries are now e-books on Amazon and B&N. No Bones About It (#4) is available in paperback, as well.