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The San Joaquin Chapter of Sisters in Crime is dedicated to combating discrimination against women in the mystery field and promoting the professional advancement of women who write mysteries.

Their meetings are held 10 am the first Saturday of the month
at Yosemite Falls Cafe, on the west side of Highway 99:
4278 W. Ashlan Ave
Fresno, CA 93722


1. No need to reserve, you will have the whole Yosemite Falls lunch menu to choose from.
2. Please arrive by 9:45 and sit at your table until a server takes your lunch order. Then if you wish you can mingle and visit.
3. Each member will be given their own bill to pay at end of lunch. Food & drinks will be itemized separately so drinks are optional. Water will still be provided at the tables. Tip will be automatically added to the bill.
4. Note: there is good selection of senior lunches which are smaller portions and cheaper in cost. And most salads come in two sizes.
5. Visitors will be charged a $10 fee at the door.

Yosemite Falls Restaurant
On Ashlan, West side of 99

February program-
Penelope Childers retired from the Internal Revenue Service with no plans for her future. Never could she have imagined the turn of events that would lead to her writing career.
“Writing came to me quite accidentally. Days after I retired from my full-time career, I was asked to do some volunteer work for a nonprofit helping women coming out of jail and prison. Clients began to tell me their stories. I was shocked by the things I heard. After a year, I had the opportunity to make monthly visits to the world’s largest women’s prison located in Chowchilla, California. There I heard even more. My eyes and mind were opened to realities I had never dreamed existed. Eventually, I wrote down the stories with an eye on writing a book filled with some amazing testimonies.
“But then I met Debra Rush, a victim of sex trafficking. Debra founded Breaking the Chains www.btcfresno.org an organization devoted to rescuing and restoring women from the bondage of sex traffickers. She needed her memoir written and asked me to write it. Her story unfolded over the next five years. In the meantime, I wrote short stories that were published in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Guideposts, and Focus on the Family.”
Penelope is published in several magazines and Chicken Soup for the Soul. Her first completed collaborative project is A Cry of the Heart: Human Trafficking, One Survivor’s True Story. Penelope’s heart is writing stories that inspire, transform, and help readers heal from life’s trauma. She will share her writing journey and how she came to write the story for a survivor of human trafficking. She will give us her tips on writing and getting published.

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.) 10:00 AM.

Calling Writers of Tulare and Kings County!

Their meetings are free and take place on the third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m.

Upstairs in the Blue Room of the big library on Oak St., In Visalia

For more info check out their Facebook group.

Yosemite Romance Writers 2014 Speakers!

They meet 10:30 am on the third Saturday every month except November.
They are at Marie Callenders restaurant at: 3602 W. Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93711 (Between Marty & Brawley)
Meetings include lunch and are $20.00 members and $30.00 non-members.
Registration is done online at their website, and information about each speaker can be found there as well.

**Space and time are limited**

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