About QCS

Welcome! Queen City Suspects is the Charlotte chapter of the international mystery writing organization, Sisters in Crime.

We are readers, writers, publishers, booksellers, and librarians bound by our love for the mystery genre and our support of mystery writers.

We welcome everyone who supports our mission to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition, and professional development of women crime writers in the Charlotte area of North Carolina.​

We meet on the first Monday of every month and currently are meeting virtually via Zoom. Our meetings include casual chats, goal setting, progress check-ins, writing tips, as well as guest speakers. We also stay connected via email and a private Facebook page. Our chapter is always on the lookout for guest speakers to educate our members on writing craft, criminal process and law, and anything related to mysteries, thrillers, and more. Email jacy@jacysellers.com if you’d like to be a guest speaker for an upcoming meeting.

Your chapter officers for 2020-2022 include:
President: Jennifer “Jacy” Sellers
Secretary: Dahlia Rose
Treasurer: Carrie Kunder

Left to right: Carrie Kunder, Jacy Sellers, Dahlia Rose

Meet our members:

2022 Chapter Calendar

  • Monthly Write-Ins with Sisters in Crime. Join national the first day of every month for a chat and a write-in! Register here.

QCS Sisters in Crime Monthly Zoom Meetings

Join using this link for all 2022 meetings: QCS Monthly Zoom Meetings
        July 11 – 7:00 PM EST (guest author: Kate White)
        August 1 – 7:00 PM EST
        September 12 – 7:00 PM EST
        October 3 – 7:00 PM EST
        November 7 – 7:00 PM EST
        December 5 – 7:00 PM EST

Sisters in Crime chapter events. Join other chapter events! Visit the Sisters in Crime event calendar for details.

2022 Events

  • SleuthFest in-person, July 7-10, 2022, Boca Raton, Florida, presented by the Mystery Writers of America Florida Chapter sleuthfest.com
  • Killer Nashville in-person, Aug. 18-21, 2022, Franklin TN killernashville.com
  • Bouchercon in-person, Sept. 8-11, 2022, Minneapolis, MN bouchercon2022.com
  • Multiverse Fandom Convention in-person, Oct. 14-16, 2022, Atlanta, GA multiversecon.org

About Sisters in Crime

MISSION: Sisters in Crime was founded in 1986 to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers.

CORE VALUES: ADVOCACY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, COMMUNITY

VISION: Sisters in Crime sets standards for itself, its members, and the crime writing community. Through advocacy, programming and leadership, SinC empowers and supports all crime writers regardless of genre or place on their career trajectory.

Sisters in Crime Code of Conduct

Current National Bylaws

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