Chapter Meetings & Events

 May 6, 2014: 


Northland Public Library, 300 Cumberland Rd., Pgh. PA 15237

 Meeting Room #2

6:30PM – 8:00PM

The Three Most Important Characters in a Mystery

Fans, writers and mystery readers are invited to join us for this amazing opportunity to join in on a discussion with Author Nancy Martin regarding how to create believable characters who carry your story.  Participants will have the opportunity to share the most indelible series characters they know–their qualities, voices and how they function in a mystery.

About Author Nancy Martin:  Winner of the 2009 Lifetime Achievement award for mystery writing from Romantic Times magazine, Nancy Martin is the author of nearly fifty pop fiction novels in mystery, suspense, historical and romance genres. Nancy created The Blackbird Sisters in 2002—mysteries about three impoverished Main Line heiresses who adventure in couture and crime–as if “Agatha Christie had wandered onto the set of Sex and The City.” Nominated for the Agatha Award for Best First Mystery of 2002, HOW TO MURDER A MILLIONAIRE won the RT award for Best First Mystery and was a finalist for the Daphne DuMaurier Award. The 10th book in the series, LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF MURDER, was a 2012 Bookscan mystery bestseller. Nancy lives in Pittsburgh, has served on the board of Sisters in Crime and is a founding member of Pennwriters. Find Nancy on Facebook:

*This is a free event, open to the public.  Interested participants should RSVP to Diana Stavroulakis at

 June 15, 2014:


2:00-3:30 PM; Oakmont Martial Arts, 306 Hulton Rd., Oakmont, PA 15139

A practical, hands-on workshop on self-defense tactics, suitable for writing and use. Depending on interest, it will also include police tactics, such as handcuffing noncompliant suspects and baton tactics. More details to come, but suggestions welcome for special areas f interest. To ensure a sufficient number of instructors are present, we must have a headcount for this meeting, so please RSVP.


July 2014:


Details coming soon 

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