Looking to share your story ideas?  Have you always wanted to learn more about writing, but didn’t know where to start?  Are you a fan of crime fiction hoping to interact with like-minded readers?

If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, come check us out!PSIC-box-print

The Mary Roberts Rinehart Chapter meets at various locations in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan area.  Meetings are either during the week or on weekends, depending on the event.

For instance, we have studied accident and crime scene investigation with a member of the PA State Police, mastered outlining as an important creative writing tool, caught the scoop on the insider intricacies of Hollywood screenwriting and learned how to develop a gritty police procedural with a master of the craft. Another point of pride is that we have had five sister members with published novels and each year is looking better.
Chapter meetings are free and open to the public and we invite you to try before you buy. Other membership benefits include:

  • Networking with mystery readers and writers
  • Online workshops
  • Sharing information and encouragement
  • Participation in an active online Yahoo community
  • Supporting fellow members at book signings and other events
  • Monthly book club and topic discussions

Annual chapter dues are $25. Chapter members are also required to belong to our parent organization, Sisters in Crime. National dues are $50/year for a professional membership and $40/year for an active membership, payable directly to them. Visit for more information.

To Become a Member

To start your membership with the Pittsburgh Chapter of Sisters in Crime, please contact us at   One of the officers will respond and give you any further information you may need.  To pay your annual membership dues, please do one of the following:

1.  Email us at to get information on paying by check through the U.S. Postal Service

2.  Click below on the ‘Pay Now’ Button to be directed to PayPal, an online secure way to instantly pay the membership dues (or send a payment to from Paypal).  In the box above it, be sure to enter your preferred name and email address so that we can add you to the Yahoo Group.

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We Look Forward to Meeting You!